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Days of ’76 wraps up Centennial Year rodeo

Photo by Kristen Schurr Photography

Many finished out the Days of ’76 Rodeo 100th celebration on top, and some called it their last year in the dirt. In the centennial year, the Days of ’76 Rodeo paid out more $290-thousand dollars.

Texas cowboy, Chet Weitz, earned the All-Around Cowboy title and a purse of $3,817.

Cole Franks scored an 88-point ride on Harper & Morgan Rodeo Co’s Apollo. Photo by Kristen Schurr Photography.

In the Bareback riding, Cole Franks rode Harper & Morgan Rodeo Co’s Apollo to victory with an 88-point ride. The number 10 cowboy in the world worked for every point he earned on Apollo following an injury he sustained in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Short Go. Franks has reported he is our for 20-days with a hand injury.

Tyler Wade and Trey Yates tied for a win in the Team Roping with Jake Clay and Billie Jack Saebens. Teams tied with a total time for 9.1 seconds on two head, paying out $3,761 each.

CoBurn Bradshaw earned his name on the T.C. Holloway Bronze and a Champion title in the Saddle Bronc competition. Bradshaw scored an 89-point ride on Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic From Hell during the 100th Celebration, sitting him in 17th place in the PRCA World Standings.

CoBurn Bradshaw earned his name on the T.C Holloway Bronze for an 89-point ride during the 100th Days of ’76 Rodeo. Photo by Kristen Schurr Photography

In the tie-down, Blake Ash went 17.5 seconds on two head, earning him the champion purse.

Utah cowboy, Tyler Bingham, covered Dakota Rodeo’s Pookie Holler for an 88.5 ride, earning him first place in the Bull Riding.

Margo Crowther in the barrel racing, earned a purse of $4,621 with a total time of 17.35 seconds.

Days of ’76 Champion Barrel Racer, Margo Crowther. Photo by Kristen Schurr Photography

The 2022 Days of ’76 Celebration also marked the end of the trail for one PRCA Pick-Up Man. Tyler Robertson of Hermosa, South Dakota retired from his pick-up man position after 30-years on the job. Robertson has put on many miles in his career, as he started picking at 11-years-old. He is known to many in the Intermountain West as the best in the business, as he has lent a hand to many over the years of his career.

Days of ’76 Average Champions

Bareback RidingCole Franks$3,920
Steer WrestlingTyler Pearson$4,035
Team RopingTyler Wade & Trey Yates$3,761
Jake Clay & Billie Jack Saebens$3,761
Saddle BroncCoBurn Bradshaw$4,907
Tie-Down RopingBlake Ash$4,448
Barrel RacingMargo Crowther$4,621
Steer RopingJohn E. Bland$2,537
Bull RidingTyler Bingham$4,653

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