Posts tagged as: PRCA

Cresta Dead at 25

Broc Cresta

California has lost one of its brightest rodeo stars, Broc Cresta, who was found dead on July 28 in his mobile home at the Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, WY. Cresta, who was only 25, was a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo contender in the team roping category. Cresta’s cause of death was subsequently ruled […]

Cowboys Steer Clear

Luke Branquinho hoers in mid-air between his horse and a steer.

Ethen Thouvenell loves to win rodeos – but he especially loves to win them when he’s in his home state of California. The Napa  native turned in a 6.7-second effort to edge past Ty Gonsalves and Billy        Bugenig and win the Woodlake Lions Rodeo, May 12-13, earning $1,083. This vaults Thouvenell to the top of […]

Circuit Finals Rodeo to Oklahoma City

Graphically-enhanced image of a cowboy wrestling a steer.

The Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo takes place March 29-April 1 at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. With more than $525,000 in prize money, the event is one of pro rodeo’s richest. The RNCFR is the showcase event of the circuit season. Each of 12 PRCA circuits sends two cowboys to represent […]

Californians Make NFR Cut

Barrel racer Christina Richman made the cut. (Photo courtesy PRCA)

A herd of California rodeo pros have made it into the top 15 of their respective disciplines, making the cut for a coveted invitation to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, taking place in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center and South Point Hotel, Dec. 1-10. The top earner on […]

Adams’ Go Old-School in Salinas

Adams Bros., 2011 California Rodeo, Salinas

If some of the legends who have roped in the huge arena at the California Rodeo throughout its 101-year history were watching this year’s edition from above on July 24, the team roping winners made them proud and brought back fond memories of a bygone era. Team ropers and brothers Jay and Randon Adams from […]

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