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05.30.2011
CBR #1 Cowboy Clayton Foltyn Takes all the Cash in Canada

NEITHER RAIN NOR CANUCK PLAY-OFFS KEEP CROWDS

FROM 65th CLOVERDALE RODEO

For Immediate Release (May 23, 2010)

Surrey, B.C. – It was a fun-filled May Long Weekend as the Cloverdale Rodeo and

Country Fair celebrated 65 years of family fun and cowboy and girl action. Crowds

giddied-up for the exciting sights and events and enjoyed fair weather Friday and

Monday while toughing it out in true cowfolk fashion rainy Saturday and Sunday.

ONE OF WORLD’S TOUGHEST COWBOYS WINS BIG AT CLOVERDALE

The 65th annual Rodeo showcased the world’s top cowboys and cowgirls in Canada’s

second richest pro rodeo payout, and offered up more than $360,000 in prize money.

Standout winner was Clayton Foltyn who finished first overall in bull riding. As the lone

competitor to stay on his animal during the full 8 second ride, Foltyn took home $50,000

in the final and $54,300 overall.

There was upset for the two BC competitors who made it through to the final round.

Despite a hard-fought effort, Merritt bull-rider Ty Pozzobon was unable to stay on his

animal for the required 8 seconds. Meanwhile, after taking a wide turn during ladies

barrel racing, Kamloops native Laura James finished second-to-last with a time of 15.59,

only .45s of a second away from the first place winner’s time.

“We were able to bring out a very strong field of competitors for our 65th annual rodeo,” said

Cloverdale Rodeo Chairperson Penny Smythe. “The high calibre of competitors helped

attract a good number of diehard fans and rodeo newbies, proving rain and Canuck playoffs

were no match for live Cloverdale action.

In total, more than 15,000 people turned out to see one of North America’s premier

pro rodeos during five performances held throughout the four-day event.

Attendance for afternoon rodeo performances was excellent. The sun was out for Monday

Finals, drawing an enthusiastic crowd to what proved to be the most exciting rodeo action of

the entire event,” Smythe added.

The Country Fair attracted long weekend crowds in excess of 77,000, up more

than 5000 visitors from last year.

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four-day event generated in excess of $5 million dollars, directly and through

economic spin-off, across the Lower Mainland.

Winners:

Bareback Riding

1) Tilden Hooper, Carthage, TX – 91 points ($20,000 Finals, $25,500 Total)

2) Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, AB – 88.5 points ($11,500 Finals, $15,071.42

Total)

3) Ryan Gray, Cheney, WA – 88 points ($7,500 Finals, $9,071.42 Total)

4) Steven Dent, Mullen, NE – 87.5 points ($5,000 Finals, $10,250 Total)

Saddle Bronc Riding

1) Tyrell Smith, Great Falls, MT – 92 points ($20,000 Finals, $22,000 Total)

2) Cody Wright, Milford, UT– 90 points ($11,500 Finals, $14,250 Total)

3) Wade Sundell, Boxholm, IO– 88 points ($7,500 Finals, $13,000 Total)

4) Cody Taton, Mud Butte, SD– 85 points ($4,250 Finals, $9,550 Total)

4) Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, MT- 85 points ($4,250 Finals, $7,750 Total)

Ladies Barrel Riding

1) Brittany Fleck, Mandin, ND – 15.14 seconds ($20,000 Finals, $23,250

Total)

2) Kelli Tolbert, Hinckley, UT – 15.20 seconds ($11,500 Finals, $18,500

Total)

3) Timi Likely, Twin Falls, ID – 15.23 seconds – ($7,500 Finals, $10,000

Total)

4) Sue Smith, Blackfoot, ID – 15.30 seconds, ($4,250 Finals, $8250 Total)

4) Ramona Nash, Drayton Valley, AB – 15.30 seconds ($4,250 Finals,

$6,750 Total)

Bull Riding

1) Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, TX – 85.5 points ($50,000 Finals, $54,300

Total)

About:

The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association is the non-profit organization that

manages the world famous Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair held every year on the

May long weekend (May 20 – 23, 2011) at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British

Columbia.

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Association is also responsible for the year-round management of the eight facilities

on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds that host over 1000 events annually, including trade

shows, concerts, festivals, sporting events, horse and dog shows, swap meets, flea

markets, weddings and meetings.

For more information on the Association and the 65th annual Cloverdale Rodeo and the

122nd Country Fair visit: www.cloverdalerodeo.com.


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