Weekend Round-Up: Clock Ticking, Sundell Recovering, WPCA World Champ

Wade Sundell - 2018 NFR

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The time of year that competitors below the bubble — or running low on rodeos left in their count — dread is here. There is just a month left in the rodeo season for competitors hoping to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and Canadian Finals Rodeo, meaning tensions are high, bodies and minds are road-weary, and the clock is ticking. 

Wade Sundell Recovering From Surgery After Lacerating Liver


The “Wild Man” Wade Sundell underwent surgery on August 24 after his bucking horse reared up in the chute, crushing Sundell and lacerating his liver. According to a PRCA press release, the reigning world champion was competing at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano, California, when Cervi Brother’s “Living The High Life” smashed Sundell in the chest. 

Sundell was assessed by the Justin Sportsmedicine Team before being taken to the hospital to undergo surgery that same evening. While the Wild Man has always been elusive on social media, his official “Fans Of Wade Sundell” fan page stated that their namesake was doing much better after surgery and would have an extended recovery ahead of him that would include multiple surgeries.

Clock Ticking On Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Season

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Today marks exactly one month until the end of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s season, and that means competitors still hoping to secure a spot for the 2019 Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer, Alberta, have just a short schedule of events left to get it done. 

RodeoLocationDatesPurse (Major Events)
Armstrong IPE & StampedeArmstrong, BCAug. 28-31$91,000
Finning Pro Tour FinalsArmstrong, BCSept. 1$96,000
Nicola Valley Pro RodeoMerritt, BCAug. 31 - Sept. 1$24,800
Medicine Lodge Fall Round UpMedicine Lodge, ABSept. 7$10,500
OldstoberfestOlds, ABSept. 13-14$32,000
Dallas Sunstrum Memorial Pro RodeoBrooks, ABSept. 20-21$21,008
Hanna Indoor Pro RodeoHanna, ABSept. 27-29$14,700

 

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True Cowboy: Haven Meged Isn’t Just An Arena Cowboy

Haven Meged may be qualifying for both his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and Canadian Finals Rodeo at the moment — both facts headline-worthy for the Montana cowboy who’s turned a lot of heads in 2019 — but last week the 21-year-old made headlines when you proved that he’s not just a cowboy inside the arena. 

On August 21, Meged won the Eastern Montana Fair Rodeo in Miles City, Montana (his hometown event); the next day, he was called in when a 4H calf had gotten loose from the fair and headed into town. 


Meged went from star arena cowboy to ranch hand as he ran the calf down outside the Holy Rosary Hospital, causing quite a stir as he and fellow cowboy Brady Williams roped and eventually loaded the calf in a trailer to be returned to the owner. 

Kurt Bensmiller Wins Fourth World Professional Chuckwagon Association World Title

'You Want To Break Records' - Bensmiller

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Bensmiller won his fourth world title at the association’s inaugural trip to the Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. He also topped off his world title by winning the $50,000 Winners Zone Dash on the final day of competition at the new track. 

Watch full replays of the Century Downs World Finals HERE.

2020 Pikes Peak Of Bust Rodeo Canceled

Bareback Rider at 2019 Pikes Peak Or Bust

In a tweet by the PPOBR account, the 2020 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo event has been canceled.

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National Little Britches Draws Explained

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The National Little Britches Association breaks down how the 2020 draws will work for this year's finals.

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2020 National Little Britches Finals Schedule

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Check out the full schedule for the 2020 National Little Britches Finals.

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BREAKING: CFR 47 Postponed

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The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA), Westerner Park and the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce made the difficult yet important decision to postpone this year’s Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR47) until 2021. 

We Stand With You

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The events of the last week have been tremendously painful to us all.

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BREAKING: PBR Set To Return To TV

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PUEBLO, Colo. - PBR events will resume for television on April 25-26 from the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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Who Will Leave Round One Of the 2019 NFR As The World Standings Leader?

Hailey Kinsel - 2018 NFR

There's a long 10 days ahead in Vegas, and the race for No. 1 could change in an instant, but we wanted to figure out just how instantly the lead could change in each of the world title races before round one kicks off tonight.

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BREAKING: PRCA Announces Creation Of Jr. Rodeo Association & New Jr. NFR

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The PRCA announced the creation of their Jr. Rodeo Association in a prorodeo.com press release today that will see the next generation of world champions spotlighted at their own Jr. NFR. Young rodeo athletes aged 8-19 are being offered the chance to compete at Jr. Rodeo Association events, learn from the pro’s at clinics, receive accident insurance, and more under the PRCA’s new youth initiative.

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NEW EVENTS ADDED: All In Barrels & Breakaway, World Series, LIVE With Lucia

2019 World Series No. 8 Champion - Lenox Bryon

Las Vegas, Nevada is taken over every December with cowboy hats, boots, and gold buckles. With many events going on around the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, we’re giving you a chance to get your fill of the team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping and talk show action going on in Vegas this year!

How Jeremy Buhler Went From World Series Winner To World Champion

Jeremy Buhler - 2016 National Finals Rodeo

In 2009 a pair of fairly-unknown brothers from Canada traveled to the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas, Nevada and proceeded to turn the heads of everyone in the team roping world by dominating what was, at the time, the largest-paying No. 13 roping in history. 

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