Known as the oldest indoor pro rodeo in Canada, the Stavely Pro Rodeo leveled out three days of excellent crowds and top notch rodeo action. The results released from the May 10-12 rodeo, by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, highlight 17 year old Kyle Lucas, scoring his first pro rodeo win.
Lucas, is the son of 4 time Canadian Champion and Hall of Fame inductee ‘Smokin’ Joe Lucas. As mentioned in the CPRA’s press release, the Carstairs, Alberta roper contributed his win to the talent and experience of his dad’s mount Peewee. “We figured out he’d been to Stavely 11 times already, and probably knew the score better than me.” Lucas’s winning time of 8.3 seconds in the tie-down, claimed him a check for $1881- which successfully filled his permit member card.
The southern Alberta rodeo, made way for several other names to be listed higher in the Canadian Pro Rodeo standings. Kyle German and Scott Schiffner both posted 86‘s in the Bull Riding- German, on Big Stone’s Red Skin and Schiffner on Vold’s Power Slave.
In the barrels, the 2009 Barrel Racing Rookie of the Year, Adel Hansen, took top spot with a killer 13.675 second run. The weekend paycheck of $1979, now puts Hasen in third position just under Lauren Byrne, and BC’s 2011 CPRA Cowgirl of the Year, Gaylene Buff- who is holding top spot so far in the CPRA standings.
Other highlights mentioned over the three day rodeo by the CPRA include, “bareback rider Kevin Langevin (Bonnyville) who marked an 85 on Vold’s Sweeney Todd for $1456. Three time Canadian Champion, Kyle Bowers was second with 83.5 ($1195). In the saddle bronc riding, Ryan MacKenzie of Jordan Valley, Oregon rode Vold’s Easy To Love to 84 points and $1603. Canadians Layton Green and Delano Kjos split 2/3 with 81 points ($1174). The steer wrestling victor was Trace Nicholson (Taber) who ‘dogged’ his steer in 5.0 seconds for $2352. Cody Cassidy and Jessie Heggie split 2/3 with times of 5.1 seconds for $1878 each. Clint and Jeremy Buhler (Okotoks) were the best of the Team Ropers with a 5.0 for $2557. The steer riding winner was Lundbreck’s K’s Thomson with a 75 score ($407).”
Next on the rodeo trail for these competitors, are the towns of Luxton and Falkland. The May long weekend in BC, means rain or shine some of the best pro rodeo action of the year will play out over the Victoria Day holiday.