Monday, July 17, 2006

Coleman Wins In Calgary

Alberta, Canada’s Calgary Stampede, has always been one of the biggest rodeos in the world, with events ranging from tie down roping and steer wrestling, to saddle broncs and bull riding. This year, the Calgary Stampede upped the ante in each of the events, paying out a total of 1.6 million dollars, with $100,000.00 going to each event champion. The committee also invited up the cowboys of the PBR to compete for the top prizes. Ross Coleman (Molalla, OR) was the first cowboy in PBR history to take home a single ride paycheck of this magnitude when he was able to cover Jerry Nelson’s Copenhagen Tuff-E-Nuff in Columbus, OH, back in 2001 in the Mossy Oak Shoot Out Bonus ride. This past week he managed to remain the only bull rider to take home a $100,000.00 prize when he rode his eight bulls at the rodeo, including the three time Canadian Bull of the Year, Shiver & Shake from Kesler Rodeo Co for 92.5 points. With this win Coleman was able to cross the million-dollar mark for career earnings (making him ninth in career money earnings, he’s only 27) and now sits in tenth in the race for the World Title standings.

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