Hometown cowboy tops PBR bull riding

The schedule is set, the entries are closed and Saturday night will feature some of the best bull riders in the nation at the Brady “Extravaganza” PBR bull riding. In a one-night performance, some of the same bull riders that are seen each week on the TNN television series will be in Brady competing for over $10,000 in prize money. Jim Sharp, a two-time PRCA World Champion Bull Rider and currently the 15th ranked rider on the Bud Light Tour will compete head-to-head with others like Cory Turnbow, the 14th ranked rider on the Bud Light Tour, Gilbert and Adam Carrillo, Royd Doyal and local favorite, Reed Corder, as well as numerous other professional riders. In all, 45 riders are on the contestant list from as far away as Louisiana, Kansas and New Mexico. “These are the same cowboys that are seen each week on television,” said Bad Company Rodeo event coordinator Casey Duggan. “Several of those top-ranked bull riders on the PBR circuit will be in Brady Saturday night. ‘In the past, beer concessions were provided, but at this bull riding, it will be BYOB with no glass containers,’ said Duggan. John’s Western Wear in Brady will be hosting an autograph session with Reed Corder and Royd Doyal Friday from 1-4 p.m. Kids interested in competing in the Mutton Bustin’ that will be held Saturday night will need to sign up at John’s during this time period as well. Only the first 12 entrants for the Mutton Bustin’ will be taken. For those who want to take part in the action, a team roping has been scheduled for Friday night and Sunday. The first roping books will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. The roping will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Friday roping will be three for $30’#3.5 with a 2.0 cap and entrants must have and show a current USTRC card. The second roping scheduled for Sunday will be an open draw pot, three head progressive after one, enter once, draw three roping. The fee will be $80 per roper and signups begin at 10 a.m. Books close at 10:30 a.m. and the roping begins at 11 a.m. All ropings are cash only and each must enter with a partner. “We have been getting calls from Sonora to San Angelo about this team roping,” said Duggan. “I expect this team roping to be one of the biggest we have ever had.” For this bull riding, no alcohol will be sold on the premises. Fans who wish may BYOB and coolers will be allowed in the stands. Event organizers remind everyone that no glass containers will be allowed. For additional information on times or tickets, contact Duggan at 456-1048 or the chamber at 597-3491.

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