2022 CPRA at Dawson Creek

Cole Goodine Wins Two Events In Alberta, Edges Closer to Lifelong Goal

Cole Goodine Wins Two Events In Alberta, Edges Closer to Lifelong Goal

Second-generation talent Cole Goodine took another step toward achieving a lifelong goal, as he emerged victorious at a pair of CPRA stops in Alberta.

Aug 10, 2022 by Barb Poulsen
Cole Goodine Wins Two Events In Alberta, Edges Closer to Lifelong Goal

For Cole Goodine, there are a couple of boxes left to check.

While the Carbon, Alberta, bareback rider has been enjoying another solid season, he makes it clear that there are mountains yet to climb. 

"Yeah, winning the season leader title is a goal I've set for myself for a few years now," the 32-year-old admitted. "I've missed it by just a couple of dollars three different times. To be that close so many times, that's all I want right now."

The second-generation talent took another step toward achieving that goal over the weekend, as he emerged victorious at both CPRA stops - Regina's Pile 'O Bones Rodeo and the North Peace Stampede in Grimshaw, Alberta. 

The wins came courtesy of an 84.5-point ride on C5 Rodeo's Sesame Street for $2,605 at Regina and an 83-point effort on Duane Kesler Championship Rodeo's Easy Money for a 1-2 spilt with Wyatt Maines in Grimshaw to add another $1,081 to the weekend's haul. 

"I was pretty excited to draw that horse," Goodine said about riding Sesame Street. "I asked some of the boys about her, and they were excited, too. In fact, I was a little too excited, and I almost screwed her up in the chute. I nodded when she wasn't really standing right, but she was just so nice and so cool that it all worked out anyway."

In Grimshaw, it was a meeting of old friends, as Goodine and Easy Money renewed a long-running acquaintance. 

"I think I've had that horse more than anyone else in North America," Goodine said. "He's caught a few guys off guard over the years, but I'd say we get along pretty good."

Goodine entered the weekend $4,000 back of 2022 season leader, Ty Taypotat, but the dual successes pulled him to within a rock's throw of his longtime buddy. 

"Ty's riding really good right now, and that's probably why I'm riding good," Goodine said. "We push each other, and it's what makes a guy keep improving."

Despite a career that saw him win virtually every semi-pro association and qualify for every CFR since turning pro in 2014, the other box Goodine has yet to check is the one that comes with a buckle that says Canadian Champion.

"So many of my heroes have won Canadian titles," he acknowledged. "My dad's my hero, and he never got one, so it would be really cool to bring one home to the family."

Goodine also was quick to note that SMS Equipment Pro Tour Rodeos have played a big part in his season to date. 

"This is the first year I've really had much luck at the tour rodeos, and with the money you can win at those, it's really been nice standing-wise to be having that success."

Goodine admits that to being his own biggest critic. 

"I'm pretty critical of myself, but I think that's an important building block to improving. There's no such thing as a perfect ride, so you gotta keep pushing. I just want to keep my mind on the goal, have fun and do what I'm meant to do."

Record Ride In Regina

Claresholm Breakaway Roper, Shaya Biever, posted the fastest time of the 2022 season with a blistering 1.84 seconds at Regina's Pile 'O Bones Rodeo for the win and an $864 check. 

It was a big week for CPRA breakaway ropers, with the announcement that 12 of the competitors will qualify for the Canadian Finals Rodeo this fall, rather than six.

While Biever's not there yet, she'll be looking for a momentum boost from her spectacular Regina performance.

For complete unofficial results go to rodeocanada.com.

This week will see CPRA rodeo athletes heading back up north for the Field of Dreams Stampede in La Crete, Alberta, on Tuesday and Wednesday, then on to Dawson Creek, BC on Saturday and Sunday for another edition of the Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede - the next stop in the SMS Equipment Pro Rodeo Tour.

* The Dawson Creek Pro Tour event will be live streamed at FloRodeo.com.