The Pete Carr animal athletes were a major part of the big winning at the San Angelo Stock Show Rodeoâs Cinch Shootout on Saturday night.
Reigning PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year Dirty Jacket guided Jessy Davis to the winning 93-point ride. Spur Strap, a two-time selection to buck at the NFR, helped Jesse Wright to the saddle bronc riding title with an 87.
Meanwhile, Wes Stevenson finished second in bareback riding with a 92 on Good Time Charlie.
In the opening round, the top three bareback scores were all from Carr horses. Davis on Outa Sight and Stevenson on Scarletâs Web both posted 90s, while Tanner Aus was third with an 87 on Fancy Free.
Wright won the first round in bronc riding with a 90-point ride on Big Tex, while Sam Spreadborough was fourth on Cool Runnings. In bull riding, Ty Wallace rode Hermes for 88.5 to finish first in the opening round. Josh Koschel placed second with an 86.5 on Rattler, while Trevor Kastner qualified for the final-four on time; he bucked off near the 8-second whistle.
Tonightâs championship round of the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show will be a showcase of Pete Carr bucking stock.
The short go-round will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central time in the west Texas community and features the top 12 contestants from preliminary rounds. In the mix will be world champions and regular Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers.
Most of the roughstock cowboys will have an opportunity to win big money on Carr animals. In fact, there are 27 Carr horses and bulls. Of those, 15 have been selected to perform at the NFR.
There are some fantastic match-ups on tap, too, including:
Austin Foss-First Kiss
Brian Bain-Cool Change
Bobby Mote-Ladies Man
Bill Tutor-River Boat Annie
Tanner Aus-Betty Boop
SADDLE BRONC RIDING
Cody DeMoss-Gold Coast
Sam Spreadborough-Miss Congeniality
Cody Taton-Lori Darling
Bradley Harter-Sweet Maria
Howdy Cloud-Poker Face
Brennon Elred-Thunder Cat
Corey Maier-Half Nuts
Lon Danley-Hokey Pokey
Dalan Duncan-Missing Parts
It should be a fantastic show.
(NewsUSA) - Although home may be where the heart is, for older people, it may not be where they are able to stay.
This need (and recognition) to downsize, yet not wanting to because of the memories associated with the home (after all, it's where they have lived for decades and may have raised their families), can be a problem. It may also be impractical due to today's still sluggish housing market.
So, what to do? Instead, you might want to consider a stairlift to make your current home more practical.
While there are a whole host of reasons to install a stairlift, the most common is that someone has become too infirm to walk up and down the stairs because of age, illness or injury.
For Cornelius Rice, 80, of Wilkins, Pennsylvania, it took a nasty fall to admit he needed help from a stair lift to deal with his balance problem.
"[A stairlift] makes it convenient for me to get around, and makes it easy on the wife," Rice told the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette in an interview. "She doesn't have to take me here or there now, or be lifting me."
Unlike chair lifts of old, new models like those sold by Orlando-based Acorn Stairlifts are powered by two small 12-volt batteries under the seat or by regular house current. The chair and built-in footrest typically fold up when not in use, allowing for easy passage on the stairs. All lifts have sensors around the perimeter of the foot platform that will stop the lift when a sensor is triggered -- be it by a child's toy, a pet or a foot that has slipped off the platform.
For Tim McCool, VP of Sales and Marketing for Acorn, having a built in stairlift makes sense for the elderly.
"When I first started with Acorn Stairlifts over 10 years ago as a sales rep, one of my first customer interactions was with a woman suffering from ALS," said McCool. "She had to be carried up the stairs just to use the restroom. I talked with her for over an hour, and it's stuck with me all these years, and it's why I'm so committed to what we do to improve people's lives."
The biggest challenge, say experts, is getting older folks to admit they need one. Once installed, however, many find they wished they'd done it earlier, said one consultant, who added that older people sometimes don't want to spend the money on this kind of thing because then they have to admit they have a disability.
For more information, visit www.acornstairlifts.com.
KIMZEY IS READY FOR THE NEXT STEP AT KANSAS STAR CHUTE OUT
MULVANE, Kan. â In his first two decades on this earth, Sage Kimzey has made quite a name for himself in the world of bull riding.
He stamped his place in the sportâs history last season, winning two world championships: He secured the Championship Bull Riding title in July, and then completed 2014 with the gold buckle in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
âThose two championships, and being able to do it in my rookie year, just validated my career and what Iâve been able to do,â said Kimzey, 20, who will test his skills at the Kansas Star Chute Out, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane. âIt made me feel like all the work Iâve put in my whole life paid off.â
The young cowboy earned more than $400,000 last season between the CBR and the PRCA. He plans to add a little Kansas Star cash in late March.
âWith the CBR, you get the most exciting event in rodeo with bull riding,â said Kimzey, of Strong City, Okla. âRodeo is a true cowboy sport, and this will be an exciting two hours for everybody involved. Itâs a fun event to be part of, so Iâm looking forward to it.â
He will be one of five world champions in the mix, joining CBR titlists Cole Echols, Josh Barentine and Clayton Foltyn and 2012 PRCA champ Cody Teel. They will be matched with some of the top bulls in the game, including some from Arkansas City, Kan.-based contractor Brad Vogele, the 2010 CBR Stock Contractor of the Year.
âYouâll get to see the top 24 guys in the world and the top 24 bulls in the CBR matched up,â Kimzey said, who pointed to the opportunity to earn $20,000 in one night. âItâs a great show.â
Itâs a show that Kimzey plans to share with his family and friends, many of whom will make the trip to the Kansas Star Arena from western Oklahoma.
âItâs always great to ride close to home,â he said. âThe Kansas Star is a great facility that puts on a great event. Hopefully all the fans and my family will get to come out and enjoy it.â
Tickets start at $17 and are available at the Kansas Star Arena Box Office or at www.KansasStarArena.com.