Stockyards Championship Rodeo
January 6 & 7
Cowboys and cowgirls closed out the 2016 rodeo season, cashing in at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo Saturday night at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo Finals. Some of the biggest names in the sport of rodeo were on hand to compete for more than $35,000 in cash, plus Hy-O Silver custom trophy belt buckles to the event winners.
Current world champion all-around cowboy, Junior Noguira, caught the heels after Tyler Waters headed their steer to stop the clock at 3.72 to win the team roping. The win paid each man $3,286. Norguia is originally from Brazil and now makes his home in Burleson. He won the 2016 world all-around championship with more than $231,000 and was also runner-up in the world team roping heeling race. Lane Ivy and Buddy Hawkins from Amarillo won Friday night with a 5.24 to earn $513 each.
J.J. Hampton from Stephenville had an incredible year in the breakaway roping. She won more than $30,000 and the season championship in the United Professional Rodeo Association and the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. She closed the season out with a bang, winning Saturday night’s breakaway roping with a 2.32, winning $1,599. Martha Angelone from Weatherford won Friday night with an incredible 1.53. She also won second place Saturday night for a total weekend take of $1,513.
Mika Shackleford from Jacksboro lost the season championship by less than $18, but made up for it winning Saturday’s barrel racing with a 14.17, to win $2,317. Kim Desilet from Becancour, Quebec, won Friday night with a 14.5, winning $384.
Wyatt Muggli capped off his 2016 season winning Friday night’s tie-down roping with a 9.06, worth $349. He also won the Tesky’s custom saddle for being the high-money cowboy for the year and the season heading championship. Kyle Parris was the big winner for the weekend, winning Friday night with an 8.55, worth $2,373.
Dalton Chadwick from Trinidad, CO., won the ranch saddle bronc riding with 72 points, paying him $1,003. Bradley Taylor from Price, won the saddle bronc riding with 67 points, winning $849. While, Tyler Johnson from Athens won the bareback riding with 77 points, worth $616,
Brazillian bull rider, Ednei Caminhas rode Slam Dunk for 78 points to win $1,782 Saturday night, while Australian Ben Jones placed second with 77 points, winning $1,188. Dane Doggett won Friday night’s bull riding with 81 points, paying him $200.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo takes this weekend off to make way for the 8th annual Cowtown Classic, a PBR touring pro event. Also, this Sunday Cowtown Coliseum will host the Applebee’s Barrel Racing Saddle Series and Saturday the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show will have performances at 2:30 and 4:30.For more information on all of the Cowtown Coliseum events, visit www.StockyardsRodeo.com.
We want to thank some of our great sponsors who make the Stockyards Championship Rodeo possible every Friday and Saturday, such as Outlaw Conversions, Rios Interiors and Roger Williams Chrysler–Dodge–Jeep in Weatherford.