The Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo will offer rodeo fans lots of variety.
Five rodeos are scheduled during the 23-day run at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum.
The Stock Show begins with the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The rodeo will feature working cowboys who compete in events, such as stock sorting and wild cow milking, that reflect their everyday work.
The Best of Mexico Celebración is scheduled for Sunday. The rodeo will feature famed Charro, Jerry Diaz, who is a renowned trick roper.
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The Cowboys of Color Rodeo is scheduled for Monday in conjunction with the Martin Luther King holiday. The multiracial rodeo features standard events such as bareback riding and tie-down roping.
The Stock Show Rodeo’s Bulls’ Night Out, Jan. 20-21, will feature the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s top bovine busters. The performances will feature 40 riders in each performance who are on the PRCA’s Xtreme Bull Riding tour.
The Stock Show’s second annual Super Shootout is Jan. 22. Like last year, the Shootout will feature the sport’s elite in the three standard bucking stock events (bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding) and two timed events (barrel racing and steer wrestling).
The Stock Show’s famed PRCA rodeo is scheduled for Jan. 23 through Feb. 7. The rodeo traditionally plays a significant role in helping competitors qualify for the December Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Alves riding tough
After finishing in the money in the first two regular-season tour stops on the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series, three-time world champion Silvano Alves, a Brazilian who lives in Decatur, is ranked No. 1 in the 2015 world title race.
Alves clinched the title at last weekend’s tour stop in the Chicago suburban city of Rosemont, Ill., after finishing as the only rider who stayed on all three bulls. Alves finished third at the season opener on Jan. 3 in Baltimore.
After all that, Alves is ranked No. 1 in the world title race with 770 points. Reese Cates, who won the Baltimore tour stop, is ranked No. 2 with 550. Matt Triplett, who finished second at the Rosemont show, is ranked No. 3 in the world race with 440.
Alves, the defending world champion, is attempting to win a record fourth PBR world title. He and Adriano Moraes, a former Keller resident, are tied at three apiece.
This weekend, the tour stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden is scheduled for Friday through Sunday. The event will be broadcasted on CBS (KTVT/11) at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The tour also stops at AT&T Stadium on Feb. 28 for the sixth annual Iron Cowboy. The PBR’s top riders also will compete in the RFD-TV The American, on March 1 at AT&T Stadium.
Three-time world champion Will Lowe of Canyon finished second in the bareback riding title race last weekend at the Sandhills Stock Show Rodeo in Odessa after turning in a score of 83 on a bronc named Sox, owned by the Beutler & Son Rodeo Co. Lowe earned $2,586.
Former National Finals Rodeo qualifier Austin Foss won the bareback riding title after turning in an 84 and he earned $3,373.
The other winners at the $249,100 rodeo were steer wrestlers Straws Milan and Hunter Cure (4.0 seconds each), team ropers Erich Rogers and Cory Petska (9.3 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy (82 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Money Maker), tie-down ropers Hunter Herrin, Jesse Clark and Jeremy Kempker (8.2 seconds each), steer roper Jason Evans (49.4 seconds on four head), barrel racer Kelly Tovar (15.20 seconds) and bull rider Brennon Eldred (86 points on D & H Cattle’s No. 1114).
Into the hall
American Quarter Horse Association president Johnny Trotter of Hereford is scheduled to be inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Thursday in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
The other inductees are country music singer Clay Walker, rodeo clown Leon Coffee, horse trainer and clinician Chris Cox and rodeo champion Larry Mahan.