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Monday, February 27th, 2012



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2012 National Press Release


New for 2012 !!

Congratulations to Mike Dawson and Bryce Ward - Champions of the First Annual TEC Pro-Am
Pro-Am Results 2012

Timed Event Championship
Pro-Am Team Roping

Invited Timed Event Championship of the World Contestants

Current Listing as of February 24th, 2012 and Subject to Change


1. Kyle Lockett,

Visalia, California


2. Paul Tierney,
Oral, South Dakota

3. Lan. McClaugherty,
Tilden, Texas


4. Josh Peek,
Pueblo, Colorado


5. Russell Cardoza,
Terrebonne, Oregon


6. Jo Jo LeMond,
Andrews, Texas


7. Bryce Davis,
Abilene, Texas


8. Scott Snedecor,
Uvalde, Texas


9. Chance Kelton,
Mayer, Arizona


10. Clayton Hass,
Terrell, Texas


11. K.C. Jones,
Burlington, Wyoming


12. Daniel Green,
Oakdale, California


13. Jimmie Cooper,
Monument, New Mexico

14. Jim Ross Cooper,
Monument, New Mexico

15. Steve Duhon,
Jasper, Texas


16. Chad Masters,
Clarksville, Tennessee


17. Jess Tierney,
Hermosa, S. Dakota

18. Dean Gorsuch,
Gering, Nebraska


19. Broc Cresta,
Petaluma, California

20. Paul David Tierney, Oral, South Dakota


 

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K.C. JONES Ropes his 5th TEC Title!


5-Time Champion Pushes Career TEC Earnings to $445,500 - Photo by James Phifer.

TEC Coverage Provided by Ted Harbin and Bryan Painter

March 4, 2012 / Guthrie, Oklahoma – No multi-champion of the Timed Event Championship of the World had gone more than six years between titles.

          That is until Sunday.

          K.C. Jones, 44, who claimed his fourth TEC title in 2001, won the 2012 Timed Event with 360.6 seconds on 25 head at the Lazy E Arena. Jones is only the second cowboy in the 28-year history of the Timed Event to win five or more titles. Trevor Brazile, out this year with an injury, has won six times.

“Just thank God,” said Jones of Burlington, Wyo., who also has been a runner-up five times. “I’ve been fortunate and had a lot of people help me and worked hard at it and worked hard with my horses. It’s just great.”

After finishing second in 2010, Jones went penniless at the event a year ago in Guthrie. This time around though, he not only won the average for $50,000 but had the fourth and fifth fastest rounds to total $57,000 in three days. That runs his career TEC earnings to $445,500.

“The finances are great and that’s why we do it,” he said. “The money’s great, but I don’t know if we’d work quite this hard for the money, but we do this because we love it.”

At the Timed Event, each contestant has to compete in the team roping–heading, tie-down roping, team roping–heeling, steer wrestling and steer roping. The latest version of the “Ironman Event of Pro Rodeo” certainly was not without suspense.

Jones was 57.2 seconds ahead of the field after 14 runs. But after 24 head, his lead was 21.8 seconds over Russell Cardoza of Terrebonne, Ore., who was second in the average and Jones was 38.7 seconds ahead of Josh Peek of Pueblo, Colo., who was third. In the steer roping, Peek used two loops to go 28.0 for 400.0 seconds, while Cardoza was solid with a 20.9 for 376.0.

So Jones rode into the box needing to be 42.6 seconds or faster to win the Championship.

Jones said the late Clem McSpadden, “Voice of the Lazy E Arena,” often teased him about needing a good steer roping horse of his own. The cowboy trained one in recent years and was riding the horse he calls “Clem” to a steer roping run of 27.3 seconds Sunday to clinch the title.

In addition to his runner-up finish, Cardoza placed third and sixth in the fast rounds for earnings of $32,000. He is fourth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) heeling world standings with $20,495. The 25-year-old was never lower than ninth in the average at the TEC. Cardoza led after the sixth and seventh runs and then suffered a 60-second penalty (the equivalent of a no-time) in the tie-down roping of the second round. However, he worked his way back into contention.

Peek, 32, the 2010 Timed Event champion, finished third in the average for $15,000. The two-time PRCA reserve all-around World Champion, was never lower than fifth in the average after the first round, and he was second or third in the average after the last dozen runs. 

Daniel Green, 39, of Oakdale, Calif., the 2002 and 2008 TEC champion, was fourth in the average with 426.6 on 25 and posted the fastest round of the weekend with a 54.0 in the fourth-go to total $20,000.

“Everybody that was entered here knows it was the ‘Ironman’ here this year,” Jones said.

The contestants were 20 of the most established, versatile cowboys in the game, and they earned the right to be part of the by-invitation-only crowd to compete at the Lazy E, which developed the Timed Event Championship in 1985 to determine the best all-around timed-event cowboy in the world – the man who could stand out in more than his specialty event, the man who could be consistent in all five timed events.

Most of today’s ProRodeo cowboys focus on a single discipline, maybe two, but the Timed Event Championship allows each contestant the opportunity to spread his wings and fly in a different direction. It’s an outstanding test of all the skills that have made the sport of rodeo what it is today. It’s a challenge, and those who have walked away with the coveted Gist Gold Buckle and $50,000 carry the admiration of thousands of other great athletes who make up ProRodeo. They also carry the bragging rights to one of rodeo’s greatest accomplishments. The winner of each Timed Event Championship of the World is in a special class of competitor. It’s a small fraternity, and only the best are included.

The 2012 Timed Event Championship was sponsored by Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment, Pendleton Whisky, Wrangler, American Farmers and Ranchers Insurance, Cross Bar Gallery, Ram Trucks, John Vance Motors, Energy Force, R.K. Black Inc., Gist Silversmiths, Spin to Win Magazine, National Saddlery, Hot Heels, The Oklahoman, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, CSI Saddlepads, the Best Western Edmond, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Edmond.

The 2012 Timed Event Championship was a Lazy E Production.  For more information on the Timed Event Championship or other Lazy E events, contact the Lazy E Arena, 9600 Lazy E Drive, Guthrie, OK  73044, (405) 282-RIDE, (800) 595-RIDE or visit www.lazye.com.


FINAL RESULTS – Timed Event Championship 2012

 

AVERAGE: 1. K.C. Jones, Burlington, Wyo., 360.6 seconds on 25 runs, $50,000; Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 376.0, $25,000; 3. Josh Peek, 400, $15,000; 4. Daniel Green, Oakdale, Calif., 426.6, $10,000; 5. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D., 450.2, $7,500; 6. Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif., 481.0, $5,000; 7. Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., 482.0, $4,500; 8. Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tenn., 498.9, $3,000

 

FASTEST GO-ROUND: 1. Daniel Green, 54 seconds, $10,000; 2. Chad Masters, 57.6, $6,000; 3. Russell Cardoza, 58.6, $5,000; 4. K.C. Jones, 59.5, $4,000; 5. K.C. Jones, 60.4, $3,000; 6. Russell Cardoza, 61.5, $2,000.

 

OVERALL MONEY: 1. K.C. Jones, $57,000; 2. Russell Cardoza, $32,000; 3. Daniel Green, $20,000; 4. Josh Peek, $15,000; 5. Chad Masters, $9,000; 6. Jess Tierney, $7,500; 7. Kyle Lockett, $5,000; 8. Paul David Tierney, $4,500.


Jones Solid Heading into Final Round


4-Time TEC Champion Continues to Lead after Round 4 - Photo by James Phifer.

TEC Coverage Provided by Ted Harbin and Bryan Painter

March 3, 2012 / Guthrie, Oklahoma – The margin changed but the leader didn’t during the fourth round of the 2012 Timed Event Championship of the World on Saturday night before a sold out Lazy E Arena crowd.

K.C. Jones, 44, of Burlington, Wyo., goes into Sunday’s fifth and final round with an opportunity to become only the second cowboy in the Timed Event’s 28-year history to win the title five times or more. He leads the average with 273.9 on 20 head. Jones was the winner of “Ironman Event of Pro Rodeo” in 1993, ’96, ’99 and 2001. Trevor Brazile, out this year with an injury, has won six times.

But there are still a lot of horns and hooves to be roped, caught and wrapped Sunday.

Josh Peek of Pueblo, Colo., the 2010 champion, is 34.7 seconds behind Jones with 308.6 seconds, and Russell Cardoza of Terrebonne, Ore., is 40.6 seconds out of the lead with 314.5 seconds. Jess Tierney of Hermosa, S.D., is fourth with 320.2 and Kyle Lockett of Visalia, Calif., a two-time TEC champion, rounds out the top five at 384.1.

At the Timed Event, each of the 20 professional cowboys have to compete in the team roping–heading, tie-down roping, team roping–heeling, steer wrestling and steer roping for five rounds.

On Saturday night, the examples of true cowboy stamina were numerous.

Jones, who went into the fourth-go with a 55.2 lead on 15 runs, saw that reduced to 27.8 after 19 head. But he’s remained solid. He took the lead on the fourth run of the first-go then dropped back for a short period before returning to the top spot on seven head. Jones has led ever since. And while several others have struggled in the steer wrestling he is 29.2 on four bulldogging runs.

That event was also noteworthy for Peek. On Saturday night, in a run that could have easily ended in a 60-second time, the equivalent of a no-time, Peek gritted out a 7.7–second toss in the steer wrestling that kept him second in the average.

And in 20 runs so far at this year’s Timed Event, Cardoza has never been lower than ninth in the average. He’s held either second or third in the average after the last eight runs.

Also on Saturday night, Daniel Green of Oakdale, Calif., a two-time TEC champion, recorded the fastest round thus far of the weekend with 54.0 seconds on five head in the fourth go.

On Sunday, the cowboy with the best total time on 25 head will earn $50,000. Eight places are paid in that average. The cowboy with the fastest round at the end of five rounds will claim $10,000. Six places are paid in the fast rounds.

Three fans that have been to the Timed Event Championship in each of its 28 years were honored Saturday night with the Clem McSpadden Pioneer Award. Ed Cooper, Larry Powers and Gary and Ann Butler are members of “The 28-year Club.” The award began after McSpadden’s death in 2008. Other winners are Paul Tierney, Delmar Smith and E.K. Gaylord II.

 

RESULTS

AVERAGE LEADERS: 1. K.C. Jones, 273.9; 2. Josh Peek, 308.6; 3. Russell Cardoza, 314.5; 4. Jess Tierney, 320.2; 5. Kyle Lockett, 384.1; 6. Daniel Green, 396.6; 7. Paul D. Tierney, 412.6; 8. Chad Masters, 420.8; 9. Chance Kelton, 423.4; 10. Clayton Hass, 429.4; 11. Paul Tierney, 444.4; 12. Jim Ross Cooper, 472.3; 13. Dean Gorsuch, 487.1; 14. Jimmie Cooper, 502.8; 15. Scott Snedecor, 535.9; 16. Bryce Davis, 552.6; 17. JoJo LeMond, 554.3; 18. Landon McClaugherty, 582.6; 19. Steve Duhon, 656.8; 20. Broc Cresta, 848.4 (Injured)


ROUND 4: 1. Daniel Green, 54.0 seconds; 2. Jess Tierney, 63.2; 3. Josh Peek, 66.4; 4. Jimmie Cooper, 66.7; 5. Russel Cardoza, 76.1; 6. K.C. Jones, 90.7; 7. Dean Gorsuch, 94.7; 8. Paul David Tierney, 110.6; 9. Clayton Hass, 115.0; 10. Landon McClaugherty, 118.6; 11. Chad Masters, 126.5; 12. Bryce Davis, 128.6; 13. Paul Tierney, 129.5; 14. Kyle Lockett, 129.8; 15. Chance Kelton, 133.9; 16. Jim Ross Cooper, 140.7; 17. JoJo Lemond, 155.6; 18. Steve Duhon, 170.1; 19. Scott Snedecor, 199.8; 20. Broc Cresta, Injured.


FASTEST ROUND LEADERS: 1. Daniel Green, 54 seconds; 2. Masters, 57.6; 3. Russell Cardoza, 58.6; 4. K.C. Jones, 59.5; 5. K.C. Jones, 60.4; 6. Paul David Tierney, 61.9.


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Jones on Cruise Control after Round 3


4-Time TEC Champion Extends Lead after Round 3 - Photo by James Phifer.

TEC Coverage Provided by Ted Harbin and Bryan Painter

March 3, 2012 / Guthrie, Oklahoma – In 15 runs at the 2012 Timed Event Championship of the World, K.C. Jones of Burlington, Wyo., has had just two times longer than the 20-second mark.

Here’s why that’s impressive: At the Timed Event, a cowboy has to work both the heading and heeling of the team roping, tie-down calves, bulldog steers and finish off a round with steer roping. In all that, his slowest efforts through three rounds was a 24.1-second run in the first round of steer roping and a 23.5 in the second-go. Those aren’t slow, but rather smart runs as Jones is the only cowboy in the 20-man field with a time less than 200 seconds after Saturday afternoon’s third round.

Jones — the winner of Timed Event titles in 1993, ’96, ’99 and 2001  — leads the average with 183.2 second on 15 head. Russell Cardoza of Terrebone, Ore., is second with 238.4; Josh Peek, the 2010 Timed Event winner, is third at 24.22; Kyle Lockett of Visalia, Calif., who last year won his second TEC title, is fourth with 254.3; and Jess Tierney of Hermosa, S.D., at 257.0 on 15.

Jones, 44, led after four runs, dropped back for a short period and then re-gained the lead after seven head, the tie-down roping of the second round. He’s been atop the leader board ever since. He also has the third and fourth fastest rounds.

At the Timed Event, a 60-second penalty is given instead of a no-time. In the steer wrestling alone, there were 10 contestants with 60s in the third round. Among those was Lockett, who had been in second in the average for eight of the past nine runs. With that, Peek made his move. After hanging around in the third to fifth slots in the average for the previous eight runs, Peek clocked a 6.4 in the steer wrestling to move to second in the average with 216.9 on 14.

While there hase been 21 total 60s in bulldogging this year, Jones has totaled 20.1 on three steer wrestling runs.

But the shuffling wasn’t over after steer wrestling in the third go. Peek had a 25.3 in the steer roping. Cardoza then used a 19.3 to move to second in the average.

          In a close look, even though Cardoza had a 60 in the tie-down of the second round, he’s never been out of the top 10 in the average. And Peek has been no lower than seventh on the last 11 runs and no lower than fourth on the last six.

 

RESULTS

AVERAGE LEADERS: 1. K.C. Jones, 183.2 seconds; 2. Russell Cardoza, 238.4; 3. Josh Peek, 242.2; 4. Kyle Lockett, 254.3; 5. Jess Tierney, 257.0; 6. Chance Kelton, 289.5; 7. Daniel Green, 292.6; 8. Chad Masters, 294.3; 9. Paul David Tierney, 302.0; 10. Clayton Hass, 314.4; 11. Paul Tierney, 314.9; 12. Jim Ross Cooper, 331.6; 13. Scott Snedecor, 336.1; 14. Dean Gorsuch, 282.4; 15. JoJo LeMond, 398.7; 16. Bryce Davis, 424.0; 17. Jimmie Cooper, 436.1; 18. Landon McClaugherty, 464.0; 19. Steve Duhon, 486.7; 20. Broc Cresta, Out (Injured).


ROUND 3: 1. K.C. Jones, 60.4; 2. Paul Tierney, 67.0; 3. Russell Cardoza, 72.8; 4. Josh Peek, 85.5; 5. Jess Tierney, 93.4; 6. Chance Kelton, 94.7; 7. Daniel Green, 107.6; 8. Kyle Lockett, 120.7; 9. Chad Masters, 123.9; 10. Paul David Tierney, 126.3; 11. Landon McClaugherty, 135.5; 12. Bryce Davis, 138.4; 13. Jim Ross Cooper, 146.5; 14. Clayton Hass, 158.7; 15. Scott Snedecor, 161.0; 16. JoJo LeMond, 168.7; 17.  Dean Gorsuch, 189.1; 18. Jimmie Cooper, 190.2; 19. Steve Duhon, 208.3; Broc Cresta injured.


FASTEST ROUND LEADERS:
1. Chad Masters, 57.6; 2. Russell Cardoza, 58.6; 3. K.C. Jones, 59.5; 4. K.C. Jones, 60.4; 5. Paul David Tierney, 61.9; 6. Kyle Lockett, 62.2.


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K.C. Jones Leads after Round 2


4-Time TEC Champion Leads after Round 2 - Photo by James Phifer.

TEC Coverage Provided by Ted Harbin and Bryan Painter

March 2, 2012 / Guthrie, Oklahoma – K.C. Jones has been the mark of consistency in his rodeo career.

You don’t win Timed Event Championship titles without it. You also don’t carry the lead after two go-rounds of the unique contest, but Jones did that Friday in the first of three days of competition featuring 20 of the best all-around timed-event cowboys in ProRodeo. He roped and wrestled 10 head in 122.8 seconds, 10.8 seconds ahead of the No. 2 man, reigning and two-time champion Kyle Lockett of Visalia, Calif.

After one run, Jones was 12th in the 20-man field. However, Jones is a four-time champion of this event. He knows the TEC is a 25-head marathon, not a sprint ,and he demonstrated that Friday. After the second round of heeling, Jones was the only contestant still under 100 seconds with 97.8 on 8 head.

Jones, 44, of Burlington, Wyo., won Timed Event titles in 1993, ’96, ’99 and 2001. He’ll have to hold up through the remaining three go-rounds to see if he can be just the second man in the event’s history to have won five titles – Trevor Brazile, who owns six, is the other.

This unique event, which was developed 28 years ago by the Lazy E Arena, has cowboys competing in all five timed-event disciplines: team roping-heading, team roping-heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping. Jones not only handled his business solidly, but also he posted some of the fastest runs of the day.

As is always the case, there has been plenty of drama through the first two go-rounds. Russell Cardoza of Terrebonne, Ore., held the lead after the opening go-round Friday afternoon. He maintained the advantage heading into the seventh run of the competition, Friday night’s tie-down roping. But Cardoza suffered a 60-second penalty, which is equivalent to a no time. That put Cardoza behind the eight ball, but the two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier bounced back and sits sixth in the average race with 165.6 seconds on 10 runs.

In between are 2010 winner Josh Peek (156.7) of Pueblo, Colo., and Jess Tierney (163.6) of Hermosa, S.D. World champion header Chad Masters of Clarksville, Tenn., has the fastest round of the event so far, posting a 57.6-second run on Friday night. He is seventh in the average with 170.4.

The steer wrestling traditionally marks a rough spot in the road for some contestants, and that tradition held true on Friday’s opening day. There were 11 60-second penalties over the course of the first two rounds. However, Jones posted a cumulative total of 13.0 seconds in that span.

 

RESULTS

AVERAGE LEADERS: 1. K.C. Jones, 122.8 seconds; 2. Kyle Lockett, 133.6; 3. Clayton Hass, 155.7; 4. Josh Peek, 156.7; 5. Jess Tierney, 163.6; 6. Russell Cardoza, 165.6; 7. Chad Masters, 170.4; 8. Scott Snedecor, 175.1; 9. Paul David Tierney, 175.7; 10. Jim Ross Cooper, 184.1; 11. Daniel Green, 185.0; 12. Dean Gorsuch, 193.3; 13. Chance Kelton, 194.8; 15. Jimmie Cooper, 245.9; 16. Paul Tierney, 247.9; 17. Broc Cresta, 248.4; 18. Steve Duhon, 278.4; 19. Bryce Davis, 285.6; 20. Landon McClaugherty, 328.5.


ROUND 2: 1. Chad Masters, 57.6; 2. K.C. Jones, 59.5; 3. Paul David Tierney, 61.9; 4. Clayton Hass, 64.6; 5. Kyle Lockett, 71.4; 6. Broc Cresta, 79.7; 7. Chance Kelton, 81.5; 8. Josh Peek, 81.6; 9. Dean Gorsuch, 85.5; 10. Jess Tierney, 96.1; 11. Scott Snedecor, 97.1; 12. Daniel Green, 106.2; 13. Russell Cardoza, 107.0; 14. Jim Ross Cooper, 114.4; 15. Jimmie Cooper, 121.4; 16. JoJo LeMond, 123.1; 17. Paul Tierney, 124.9; 18. Landon McClaugherty, 124.9; 19. Steve Duhon, 127.3; 20. Bryce Davis, 147.7.


FASTEST ROUND LEADERS: 1. Chad Masters, 57.6; 2. Russell Cardoza, 58.6; 3. K.C. Jones, 59.5; 4. Paul David Tierney, 61.9; 5. Kyle Lockett, 62.2; 6. Clayton Hass, 63.3.


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Russell Cardoza Takes Early Lead

World's Greatest Roper Champion Leads after Round 1 - Photo by James Phifer.

TEC Coverage Provided by Ted Harbin and Bryan Painter

March 2, 2012 / Guthrie, OklahomaThe first-round leaderboard at the Timed Event Championship of the World is a lot like Oklahoma weather: There’s a pretty good chance it won’t look the same for very long.

Russell Cardoza of Terrebonne, Ore., and Kyle Lockett of Visalia, Calif., were ninth and 10th respectively after the first run of the 2012 Timed Event at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie. However, they are now first and second after the first round. Cardoza worked his first five head in 58.6 seconds, while Lockett clocked five runs in 62.2.

At the Timed Event, each of the 20 professional cowboys have to compete in the team roping–heading, tie-down roping, team roping–heeling, steer wrestling and steer roping for five rounds.

The storm of the first round came in steer wrestling, which featured eight broken barriers and six 60-second times, which are given instead of a no-time.

But Cardoza turfed his steer in 6.5 for 39.5 on four to move up to second behind K.C. Jones of Burlington, Wyo., who was 39.2 on four. Lockett stayed off the barrier in steer wrestling and had a solid 11.6 for 47.0 on four.

Cardoza, who is ranked fifth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association heeling world standings, tied his steer roping draw in 19.1 to lead after the first round with 58.6 on five runs. Lockett, who in 2011 won his second Timed Event title, had a 15.2 in steer roping and is second in the average after the first round with 62.2. In the last four years, Lockett has been no lower than second after the first go.

Jones, who was 12th after the first run of the day, heading, had a 24.1 in the steer roping. With that, the four-time TEC champion is third in the average after the first go with 63.3 on five head.

Jess Tierney of Hermosa, S.D., is fourth with 67.5 and Jim Ross Cooper of Monument, N.M., is fifth at 69.7.

 

RESULTS

1. Russell Cardoza, 58.6 seconds; 2. Kyle Lockett, 62.2; 3. K.C. Jones, 63.3; 4. Jess Tierney, 67.5; 5. Jim Ross Cooper, 69.7; 6. Josh Peek, 75.1; 7. Scott Snedecor, 78.0; 8. Daniel Green, 78.8; 9. Clayton Hass, 91.3; 10. JoJo LeMond, 106.9; 11. Dean Gorsuch, 107.8; 12. Chad Masters, 112.8; 13. Chance Kelton, 113.3; 14. Paul David Tierney, 113.8; 15. Paul Tierney, 123.8; 16. Jimmie Cooper, 124.5; 17. Bryce Davis, 137.9; 18. Steve Duhon, 151.1; 19. Broc Cresta, 168.7; 20. Landon McClaugherty, 201.6.


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Timed Event Championship of the World - 2012

When:         March 2, 2012  /  12:00PM & 7:30PM

                  March 3, 2012 / 12:00PM & 7:30PM

                  March 4, 2012 / 1:00PM

Where:        Lazy E Arena (Guthrie, Oklahoma)

 



TEC Breaking News and Notes .....

Gorsuch Excited about 2012 Timed Event

World Champion Bulldogger Eager to Test His Skills
in ‘Ironman Event of ProRodeo’

February 27, 2012 / Guthrie, Oklahoma – You can’t blame Dean Gorsuch for being a little anxious this week as he prepares to compete in the Timed Event Championship.

You see, it’s the first time the 32-year-old cowboy is part of the elite field for the unique event, which features some of the greatest timed-event contestants in ProRodeo as they battle through the challenges of all five disciplines: tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping-heading, team roping-heeling and steer roping.

“I’m really, really excited about it,” said Gorsuch, a two-time World Champion Steer Wrestler from Gearing, Neb. “I’ve watched it for a long time, and ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be part of it.”

The five rugged performances of the 2012 Timed Event Championship set for noon and 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2; noon and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3; and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The field consists of 20 outstanding all-around cowboys in the invitation-only championship that features a purse of $150,000, one-third of which will go to the man who has the best cumulative time at the conclusion of the three-day, five-round event.

“They asked me last year to be a part of it, but I just wasn’t very prepared,” said Gorsuch, who will be joined by a who’s who of rodeo greats: Kyle Lockett, Landon McClaugherty, Josh Peek, Russell Cardoza, JoJo LeMond, Bryce Davis, Scott Snedecor, Chance Kelton, Clayton Hass, K.C. Jones, Daniel Green, Jimmie Cooper, Jim Ross Cooper, Steve Duhon, Chad Masters, Broc Cresta, Paul Tierney, Jess Tierney and Paul David Teirney.

Those cowboys represent 11 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Championships and 16 Timed Event titles.

“I like to rope and do the other events, but like everybody, we all kind of specialize in something,” Gorsuch said. “I’m not trying to prove anything. I just like doing the other events. I love the bulldogging, and I feel like it’s the event for me.

“I’m honest with myself to know that there’s a reason I don’t enter the rodeos in the other events, but I think I can compete. You don’t enter to lose.”

The unique championship will pay out the top eight in the average and the top six in the fastest-round competition. Each round consists of contestants clocking times in each of the five events. That’s why it’s called the “Ironman Event of ProRodeo.”

“I’ve practiced at it, especially lately,” Gorsuch said. “I roped calves in high school, and I’ve team roped some, plus I’m excited about the people that are helping me.

“It’ll be fun, and it’ll definitely be a learning experience."

Families will enjoy all of the activities planned for the performances. Ticket prices are $37 for VIP, box seats $30, reserved bleachers $25 and general admission $20. Children 12 and under are free in general admission and VIP area. Group and multiple performance discounts are also available. Call (800) 595-RIDE for complete details. A portion of the proceeds from the 2012 Timed Event Championship will be donated to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Lazy E is proud to support this institution for western preservation! Tickets are available at all ticketmaster outlets, www.lazye.com, calling Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000 or by calling the Lazy E Arena directly at (800) 595-RIDE.

The 2012 Timed Event Championship is sponsored by Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment, Pendleton Whisky, Wrangler, American Farmers and Ranchers Insurance, Cross Bar Gallery, Ram Trucks, John Vance Motors, Energy Force, R.K. Black Inc., Gist Silversmiths, Spin to Win Magazine, National Saddlery, Hot Heels, The Oklahoman, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, CSI Saddlepads, the Best Western Edmond, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Edmond.



Light Shines on Rodeo’s Brightest Stars

The Biggest Names in the Sport Preparing for

2012 Timed Event Championship

 

         February 24, 2012 / Guthrie, Oklahoma – The greatest names in professional rodeo already have their sights set on the fabulous Lazy E Arena and the 2012 Timed Event Championship of the World – Mach 2nd thru 4th.

         This is much more than an exhibition of ProRodeo’s most versatile athletes; it’s a showcase of tremendous talent, outstanding horsemanship and cowboys who reach deep inside their souls to battle through the rigors of the most rugged test they will face all year. It’s one of the most unique events in the sport, and it’s called the “Ironman Event of ProRodeo” for a reason – it takes tremendous athleticism and a world-class heart to overcome the incredible challenges each of the 20 contestants face over three days of grueling competition.

         The Timed Event Championship is home to the greatest in the game, from the rising stars still in search of their first World Championship Gold Buckles to established title holders to legends, those men whose careers have embodied rodeo’s history so well that they have been inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. This is why distinguished champions Paul Tierney, Jimmie Cooper, K.C. Jones, Kyle Lockett, Daniel Green and Josh Peek return to the hallowed Lazy E ground each March.

It’s why Steve Duhon and Bryce Davis and Russell Cardoza test their skills in this fabulously wonderfully, fanatically unique format, which features each contestant competing in each timed-event discipline – tie-down roping, heading, heeling, steer roping and steer wrestling – during each of the five go-rounds that span over just three days.
         The contestants are 20 of the most established, versatile cowboys in the game, and they have earned the right to be part of the by-invitation-only crowd to compete at the Lazy E, which developed the Timed Event Championship in 1985 to determine the best all-around timed-event cowboy in the world – the man who could stand out in more than his specialty event, the man who could be consistent in all five timed events.

Most of today’s ProRodeo cowboys focus on a single discipline, maybe two, but the Timed Event Championship allows each contestant the opportunity to spread his wings and fly in a different direction. It’s where fans will see a 2-Time World Champion Steer Wrestler (Dean Gorsuch) rope, trip and tie a steer or a World Champion – Header (Chad Masters) bulldog a steer.

It’s an outstanding test of all the skills that have made the sport of rodeo what it is today. It’s a challenge, which is a drawing card for each of these world-class contestants; another factor that brings out the best in the business is the $150,000 purse, one-third of which goes to the contestant who has the best aggregate time over the five-round, 25-head competition.

Those who have walked away with the coveted Gist Gold Buckle and $50,000 carry the admiration of thousands of other great athletes who make up ProRodeo. They also carry the bragging rights to one of rodeo’s greatest accomplishments. The winner of each Timed Event Championship of the World is in a special class of competitor. It’s a small fraternity, and only the best are initiated each March.

Families will enjoy all of the activities planned for the performances. Ticket prices are $37 for VIP, box seats $30, reserved bleachers $25 and general admission $20. Children 12 and under are free in general admission and VIP area. Group and multiple performance discounts are also available. Call (800) 595-RIDE for complete details. A portion of the proceeds from the 2012 Timed Event Championship will be donated to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Lazy E is proud to support this institution for western preservation! Tickets are available at all ticketmaster outlets, www.lazye.com, calling Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000 or by calling the Lazy E Arena directly at (800) 595-RIDE. 

The 2012 Timed Event Championship is sponsored by American Farmers and Ranchers Insurance, Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment, Pendleton Whisky, Wrangler, Cross Bar Gallery, Ram Trucks, John Vance Motors, Coca-Cola, Energy Force, CinderellaHorses.com, R.K. Black Inc., Gist Silversmiths, Spin to Win Magazine, National Saddlery, Hot Heels, The Oklahoman, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, CSI Saddlepads, the Best Western Edmond, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Edmond.

The 2012 Timed Event Championship is a Lazy E Production.  For more information on the Timed Event Championship or other Lazy E events, contact the Lazy E Arena, 9600 Lazy E Drive, Guthrie, OK  73044, (405) 282-RIDE, (800) 595-RIDE or visit www.lazye.com.

 

Invited Timed Event Championship of the World Contestants

Current Listing as of February 24th, 2012 and Subject to Change

 

  1. Kyle Lockett, Visalia, California
  2. Paul Tierney, Oral, South Dakota
  3. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
  4. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colorado
  5. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Oregon
  6. Jo Jo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
  7. Bryce Davis, Abilene, Texas
  8. Scott Snedecor, Uvalde, Texas
  9. Chance Kelton, Mayer, Arizona
  10. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas
  11. K.C. Jones, Burlington, Wyoming
  12. Daniel Green, Oakdale, California
  13. Jimmie Cooper, Monument, New Mexico
  14. Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, New Mexico
  15. Steve Duhon, Jasper, Texas
  16. Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tennessee
  17. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, South Dakota
  18. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Nebraska
  19. Broc Cresta, Petaluma, California
  20. Paul David Tierney, Oral South Dakota


 

 


 


 

 
 
     

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