Cort Sheer wins 1st Battle of the Borders saddle bronc futurity at the BHSS
Cort Scheer of Elsmere, NE, takes the first championship title at the Battle of the Borders U.S. vs. Canada Saddle Bronc Futurity held during the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo®. Scheer turned in a total score of 165 on two rides. He secured his win in the short-go on Vold/Kling/Wageen stock contractor’s horse Stroker Ace with a score of 85.5. Tyrell Smith of Cascade, MT, landed in second place with a combined score of 159.2. He rode Power River’s 2x Horse of the Year Miss Congeniality for a score of 82.5 in the short-go, but it still wasn’t enough to overcome Scheer for the championship title.
Ryan Elshere of Quinn, SD, and Sterling Crawley of College Station, TX, were the only other riders to complete two rides.
Complete results from the event are:
• Spencer Wright – Milford, UT: No score on Sutton Rodeo’s Chuckulator
• Jesse Wright – Milford, UT: No score on Burch’s Rodeo Slash of Lunatic
• Tyrell Smith – Cascade, MT: 82.5 on Powder River’s Miss Congeniality (Total score of 159.2 on two rides)
• Jade Blackwell – Rapid City, SD: No score on Mosbrucker’s War and Peace
• Brady Nicholes – Hoytsville, UT: No score on Burns Rodeo’s Midnight Fantasy
• Louie Brunson – Interior, SD: No score on –C5’s Biff
• Ryan Elshere – Quinn, SD: 75 on Two Good’s Lady Luck (Total score of 146.5 on two rides)
• Cort Sheer – Elsmere, NE: 85.5 on Vold/Kling/Wageen’s Stroker Ace (Total score of 165 on two rides)
• Jake Wright – Milford, UT: No Score on Outlaw Buckers’ F Bomb
• Sterling Crawley – College Station, TX: 81.5 on Wyoykoski’s Mud Pie (Total score of 154 on two rides)
This is the first year for the “Battle of the Borders” event. It not only featured many of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Wrangler National Finals Rodeo equine stars, but 30 of today’s current top riders, including many who just competed in the Wrangler NFR. The event matched up stock contractors from the U.S. and Canada to settle bragging rights as to which country raises the best bucking stock.
Five contractors from both the U.S. and Canada had four horse teams each composed of three young colts aged 6 or under, plus one experienced bronc from their top string. The battle consisted of a long-go ride during which 30 top cowboys rode inexperienced colts. The top 10 riders by score from the long-go advanced to the short round and paired up with some of the best horses on the PRCA circuit including Sutton Rodeo’s Chuckulator, the 2012 PRCA Horse of the Year.
The winning horses earned a spot in the World Futurity Finale which is held in Las Vegas during the Wrangler NFR.
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