The Red Bluff Rodeo Shakes Up The PRCA World Standings

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Well it is simply amazing what one rodeo stop along the many miles of dirt roads and highways can change how the world title race looks going into the summer run in just over a month.  This year has shaped up to be one of the tightest races in recent memory and the Red Bluff Rodeo saw many things get even closer and make huge impacts to the leader board.  Along with all the excitement came some dramatic news regarding a certain reigning World Champion that will impact his chances of making it back to the WNFR to defend his title.


PRCA Bull Rider Wesley Silcox

Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association bull rider Wesley Silcox made quite the statement over the last week moving him from 5th in the world standings all the way up to 2nd.  This will be a man to keep your eye on throughout the year as he tries to make his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearance since 2011.  Although he has not made it to Las Vegas recently he is a seasoned veteran by qualifying for the big show from 2005-2008 and again in 2010.  he was able to make the statement by winning the Red Bluff Rodeo and placing second at the Lakeside Rodeo claiming over $9,000 this week!


PRCA Steer Wrestler Luke Branquinho

Reigning World Champion steer wrestler Luke Branquinho is not stranger to having the odds stacked against him early on in the season and making a dramatic comeback to qualify for the WNFR.  After last week this was a realization yet again as he will be sidelined with injury until, at least, the middle of May.  He hopes to make a comeback at the Redding Rodeo starting May 13th.  This talented superstar dislocated his left shoulder during his run at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Nevada and knew it wasn’t good before he even made it out of the arena

Branquinho is, unfortunately, getting pretty good at diagnosing his injuries and he did this by saying, “Everything got a little tight and I missed the steer and the steer stepped on my shoulder when I was on the ground.”  He went on to say,  “(Dr.) Tandy (Freeman) looked at the MRI and said there is a chance I may need surgery, but right now we are going to stick to rehab and see how that goes. I’m planning on being back for the Redding Rodeo and the Redding Rodeo Champions Challenge. If I’m not ready then, I will try and be ready for the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo and the Champions Challenge.”

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