The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is finishing up this weekend in Denver, Colorado and unless a contestant is in the finals there they are making the eight-hundred mile trek to Fort Worth. For on Friday, January 22nd the first performance of thirty begins of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Although the Stock Show has been open since Friday the 15th, the actual PRCA Rodeo doesn’t start until Friday night. It was presided by two nights of Ranch Hand Rodeo, two nights of Cowboys of Color and two nights of the Mexican Celebration rodeo.
Fort Worth is the home of the original indoor rodeo and has been bringing to its citizens and the people of the world an exciting two weeks of rodeo action since 1896. It was the first rodeo to introduce side-opening chutes for events like Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding and was the first to introduce to the world the sport of Bull Riding.
In this legendary show the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo will feature bareback bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, chuck wagon races and bull riding. It will also feature some surprises along the show with special featured acts and entertainment.
Here are the results of the Bull’s Night Out this week: Bull rider Corey Navarre came, saw, and conquered Tuesday night’s Bulls Night Out performance at the Will Rogers Coliseum, kicking off the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association portion of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
The Weatherford, Okla., cowboy set the bar high at the beginning of the competition
receiving 89.5 points on Silverado Rodeo Company’s bull Big Stud.
“He felt really good underneath me, I knew I had a good ride” Navarre said.
The top twelve moved into the final round with Navarre last to ride. Eleven rides and
eleven buck offs, Navarre sat down on his bull knowing he had already claimed the title
but he wanted to have that qualified ride.
“I knew I had won, but I wanted to finish strong, that final bull just beat me out,” said
The winner is determined by the highest score on two bulls. However, since no one
rode in the final round, Navarre earned the title with his first round ride.
Navarre is currently splitting the aggregate at the National Western Stock Show in
Denver and is scheduled to compete at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo February
Forty more bull riders are scheduled for the second performance of Bull’s Night,
Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.
The following are results from Tuesday night’s performance of Bull’s
Night Out presented by Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, January 19,
First Round: 1, Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla., 89.5 points on Silverado Rodeo
Company’s Big Stud, $1,354 2, Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., 89, $1,038. 3, Shawn Hogg,
Odessa, Texas, 88, $767. 4, Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas, 85.5, $496. 5, Bandy
Murphy, Morgan Mill, Texas, 85, $316. 6, Sean Case, Riverside, Calif., 84, $226. 7,
Sam WIlson, East Bernard, Texas, 83, $180. 8, Jarrod Craig, Hillsboro, Texas, 82.5,
Short Round: No qualified rides.
Overall Winners: (total on two) 1, Corey Navarre, Weatherford, Okla., 89.5 points,
$2,256 2, Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., 89, $1,730. 3, Shawn Hogg, Odessa, Texas, 88,
$1,278. 4, Howdy Cloud, Kountze, Texas, 85.5, $827. 5, Bandy Murphy, Morgan Mill,
Texas, 85, $526. 6, Sean Case, Riverside, Calif., 84, $376. 7, Sam Wilson, East
Bernard, Texas, 83, $301. 8, Jarrod Craig, Hillsboro, Texas, 82.5, $225.
For complete details of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo including Rodeo Tickets see their website – www.fwssr.com