2011 Canadian Finals Rodeo is a Wrap

by Michelle on November 13, 2011

The 2011 installment of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s Finals concluded today with the 6th round in 5 days.  A total of $197,500 was paid out in 6 events.  Many of the cowboys and cowgirls earned more in the 5 days of rodeo than they did hauling all season.  The results found at the Canadian Finals Rodeo site don’t show the aggregate results and payout so it makes it a bit difficult to report on what was officially paid out.

We were able to catch a glimpse of the barrel racing payout thanks to LBR Director Randa Nugent.  Lisa Lockhart won the average and was .06 away from winning the hole deal according my my quick math.   Trula Churchill, won the last round when it counted most and added second place average money to her the $40,910,71 finals money and $27,092 year end money to win the Championship. Going into the last round, it was Trula, Lisa and Gaylene that were in the running.   Interestingly enough they placed 1,2,3 in the round and their total earnings for the year placed them the same.  Here’s a look:


www.RodeoCanada.com lists the other event winners as:


* BAREBACK – Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, AB
* STEER WRESTLING – Cody Cassidy, Donalda, AB
* TEAM ROPING HEADER – Levi Simpson, Claresholm, AB
TEAM ROPING HEELER – Tyrel Flewelling, Olds, AB
* SADDLE BRONC RIDING – Taos Muncy, Corona, NM
* TIE-DOWN ROPING – Tyson Durfey, Colbert, WA
* LADIES BARREL RACING – Trula Churchill, Valentine, NE
* BULL RIDING – Chad Besplug, Claresholm, AB
* HIGH POINT Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, AB

* ALL AROUND Kyle Thomson, Black Diamond, AB
* NOVICE BAREBACK – Coleman Watt, Hardisty, AB
* NOVICE SADDLE BRONC – Ky Marshall, Bowden, AB
* STEER RIDING Brian Symington, Asquith, SK
* BAREBACK HORSE – Tar Baby (Big Stone Rodeo)
* SADDLE BRONC HORSEBig Muddy (Big Stone Rodeo)
* BULL of the CFR VJV Slash (Vold Rodeo)

I encourage you to visit the RodeoCanada.com website and check out all the results pages.  There are some great Mike Copeman pictures capturing many great rides and runs at the 2011 CFR.

If you missed the barrel racing on Saturday night, here is a video – you can watch Lisa Lockhart make her arena record run:

Stay tuned for an interview with Trula Churchill, but in the meantime you can check out the interview Shayna did with her this summer after her Innisfail win.


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