Local report: Proctor wins Xtreme Bulls season title

September 4, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — J.W. Harris ruled the night, but Shane Proctor was good enough to claim the season title after Saturday night’s Xtreme Bulls Championship at the Ellensburg Rodeo. Harris had the top ride in both rounds Saturday to easily best Clayton Foltyn for the Ellensburg crown. Proctor, meanwhile, finished third overall, enough to clinch [...]

Rodeo: Montana’s Kruse shines

September 3, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG — Montana saddle bronc rider Jesse Kruse came into the Ellensburg Rodeo just a few hundred dollars shy of the all-important top 15 spots in the PRCA standings, but after Friday night he just might be moving on up. Kruse put together an 85-point ride on a Flying Five bronc called Wind Chimes to [...]

Some big names will miss rodeo

September 2, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — As usual, the best of the best in the rodeo world all want to be in the lineup of the Ellensburg Rodeo, either to help insure a big finish to the season or to clinch that coveted berth in December’s National Finals Rodeo. But, also as usual, this year’s 89th annual running [...]

Local heroes aplenty: Ellensburg will be well-represented at annual rodeo

August 30, 2011 by  

When the Ellensburg Rodeo returns to the Kittitas County Fairgrounds for its 89th performance this Friday through next Monday, as usual local fans will have some very hometown heroes to root for in the timed events.But this year it won’t only be the team-roping Minor brothers. The Minors, Header Riley and Heeler Brady, are poised [...]

Rodeo: Taking the ride

August 28, 2011 by  

Proctor goes from Grand Coulee to top of the pro rodeo bullriding world || YAKIMA, Wash. — Shane Proctor’s parents never wanted him to become a roughstock cowboy, even though that pursuit led him to what he is at the moment: the rodeo world’s hottest bull rider. The irony: Those bull-riding, bronc-busting cowboys who inspired [...]

Pro bull riders descend on Dome

February 4, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — For Cody Ford, competing in Saturday’s Wrangler PBR Classic at the SunDome will feel a little bit like a homecoming — and if it’s anything like his previous visits, it figures to be a lucrative one as well. “I’ve always had pretty good luck at the SunDome. That place always treats me [...]

Moxee’s Alires wins at State Fair Park

October 3, 2010 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Danny Alires came into this weekend’s Pro-West Rodeo finals running neck and neck with Jacob Stacy for the saddle bronc title, and Saturday he nosed ahead by capturing the event in newly named Frank Beard Arena at State Fair Park. Alires from Moxee won the event with scores of 80 both days [...]

Local Report: Mabton’s Allan shines at rodeo

October 2, 2010 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — On a night during which the Central Washington State Fair board named the fairgrounds’ rodeo arena in honor renowned Ellensburg stock contractor Frank Beard, Mabton’s Cheyenne Allan of Mabton stole a little thunder of her own in the opening performance of the Pro-West Rodeo finals. Allan topped season leader Pam Capper by [...]

Saddle bronc title on the line

October 1, 2010 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Danny Alires and Jacob Stacy have been playing tag atop the Pro-West Rodeo circuit saddle bronc standings now for a full season, and this weekend one of the two of them finally gets to be “it.” Going into the Pro-West finals today and Saturday at State Fair Park, barely $500 separates Alires, [...]

Local report: Rojas, Younker both win two races this weekend

September 6, 2010 by  

Owen Riddle took second on both Saturday and Sunday in the Super Late Model races at the Yakima Speedway to maintain his points lead with one race left in the season. Kelly Mann took first place in Saturday’s Super Late Model race, and Peter Harding finished first on Sunday. In the Bump to Pass series, [...]

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