It was a sea of pink at the Greeley Stampede Arena Monday as the PRCA Rodeo honored breast cancer awareness with its Banner Health-sponsored Tough Enough to Wear Pink day.
During the event, volunteers passed pink boots around the stands and collected donations that benefited the North Colorado Medical Center’s Mammography Fund. To date, the Stampede Foundation has donated more than $130,000 to the fund to help provide mammograms to local community members in need.
Monday’s scores in each event were mixed, with some athletes topping the leaderboards and other athletes progressing to the next rodeo with zero points to advance to Thursday’s finals.
The top participants on Monday were:
- Bareback Riding – Dean Thompson with a score of 86.5
- Steer Wrestling – Nick Guy with a time of 4.1 seconds
- Team Roping – Tyler Wade and Trey Yates with a time of 5.6
- Saddle Bronc Riding – Wyatt Casper with a score of 86
- Tie-Down Roping – Tom Crouse with a time of 8.0 seconds
- Breakaway – TiAda Gray with a time of 3.5 seconds
- Barrel Racing – Lake Mehalic with a time of 16.58
- Bull Riding — Chance Schott with a score of 84.5
Schott was the only qualifying ride in Monday’s bull riding at South Point Slammer. Jeff Askey of Athens, Texas had an amazing ride on Black Mamba but missed a qualifying ride by just 0.5 seconds.
TiAda Gray blew her competition out of the water with her 3.5 second performance in the barrel racing competition. Gray’s closest competitor was Coralee Spratt of Shoshoni, Wyoming, who originally had a 4.1 time but was disqualified for an illegal head rope. Spectators also saw a performance by Amberley Snyder of Tremonton, Utah, who is paralyzed from the waist down. Snyder’s finishing time was 21.99 seconds.
It was a rough day for steer wrestlers Rooster Yazzie of Coyote Canyon, NM and Skyler Wools of Sour Lake, Texas as their steers didn’t go down smoothly, causing the time on the clock to add up.
Missing jumps and broken barriers also contributed to the collection of no deco times, but Nick Guy of Sparta, Wisc. was able to nail a time of 4.1.
Between events, the Greeley Stampede honored their Wrangler of the Year, Kevin Carbaugh, for his 25 years of support and help at the event. During his time with the Greeley Stampede, Carbaugh has held a variety of roles and is a PRCA Gold Card member. Carbaugh received a custom belt buckle from Gist Silversmiths, an Otter Box cooler, a hat from Greeley Hat Works, and other items as a thank you from the Stampede organization.
The rodeo qualifying events continue Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. with Military Appreciation Night at the Greeley Stampede Arena.
For more information on the 100th Greeley Stampede or to purchase PRCA Rodeo tickets, visit www.greeleystampede.org.
https://www.greeleytribune.com/2022/06/28/prca-rodeo-day-4-sees-only-one-qualifying-bull-ride-fastest-time-so-far-in-barrel-racing-and-more-on-monday-at-the-100th-greeley-stampede/ PRCA Rodeo Day 4 sees just a qualifying bull ride, fastest barrel racing time yet and more on Monday at the 100th Greeley Stampede