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Burk shows he’s ready to make stretch run with win at Sheridan WYO Rodeo

SHERIDAN, WY – Blair Burk knows he’s got some ground to make up if he is going to reach the sport’s biggest stage again this December, and he showed at the July 14-17 Sheridan WYO Rodeo he may be ready to stage a stretch run.

Burk, who turns 37 next week, won the first round and the tie-down roping two-head average in 18.2 seconds at the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver event presented by Justin Boots.

He earned $4,662 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds and added another $4,334 on his way to finishing sixth in the California Rodeo Salinas average to move from 24th in last week’s PRCA World Standings to 15th.

“I pretty much needed this,” Burk said. “I didn’t have a very good Fourth of July week, and I hadn’t been drawing very well for a while. Maybe this will get me back on the right track to make the (Wrangler) National Finals Rodeo.”

Burk is aiming for his 15th Wrangler NFR qualification, which is just one less than his father Barry Burk, an inductee in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

The other Sheridan WYO Rodeo winners were three-time and reigning Bareback Riding World Champion Bobby Mote (84 points), steer wrestler Dane Hanna (8.8 seconds on two head), team ropers Spencer Mitchell and Broc Cresta (10.4 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Rusty Allen (89 points), steer roper Will McBride (54.1 seconds on four head), barrel racer Kenna Squires (34.31 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Cody Whitney (86 points).

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With the addition of a fourth performance this year, Sheridan shattered its attendance record with 18,447 spectators. The previous record was 15,919 set last year.

SHERIDAN, WY – Blair Burk knows he’s got some ground to make up if he is going to reach the sport’s biggest stage again this December, and he showed at the July 14-17 Sheridan WYO Rodeo he may be ready to stage a stretch run.

Burk, who turns 37 next week, won the first round and the tie-down roping two-head average in 18.2 seconds at the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Silver event presented by Justin Boots.

He earned $4,662 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds and added another $4,334 on his way to finishing sixth in the California Rodeo Salinas average to move from 24th in last week’s PRCA World Standings to 15th.

“I pretty much needed this,” Burk said. “I didn’t have a very good Fourth of July week, and I hadn’t been drawing very well for a while. Maybe this will get me back on the right track to make the (Wrangler) National Finals Rodeo.”

Burk is aiming for his 15th Wrangler NFR qualification, which is just one less than his father Barry Burk, an inductee in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

The other Sheridan WYO Rodeo winners were three-time and reigning Bareback Riding World Champion Bobby Mote (84 points), steer wrestler Dane Hanna (8.8 seconds on two head), team ropers Spencer Mitchell and Broc Cresta (10.4 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Rusty Allen (89 points), steer roper Will McBride (54.1 seconds on four head), barrel racer Kenna Squires (34.31 seconds on two runs) and bull rider Cody Whitney (86 points).

With the addition of a fourth performance this year, Sheridan shattered its attendance record with 18,447 spectators. The previous record was 15,919 set last year.

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