Wrangler National Finals Rodeo over the last three decades as owner of Terry Walls Rodeo Company and Pro Rodeo Inc., died at his home in Goldthwaite, Texas, Nov. 9 due to complications from a non-malignant brain tumor. He was 70. Walls was a champion tie-down roper and steer wrestler in the American Junior Rodeo Association, as well as serving as president of that organization in the early 1960s. He then moved on to Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)
It’s not because he isn’t talented enough — he showed that in so many ways this week.
But the 23-year-old from Calgary suffered a devastating injury in July — a shattered ankle in nine different places that required surgery and has three plates and 10 screws holding it together.
But Hansen was going to do everything he could to make it back in time for the CFR. Now he’s the 2016 CFR bull riding champion.
“This was my first rodeo back. When I got hurt, I was riding the best I ever had,” said Hansen.
“Right after the surgery, they told me I wasn’t going to be able to ride the rest of the year, but I like to prove doctors wrong. Especially for an event like this. This was one I wasn’t going to miss.”
After getting bucked off in the opening go-round, Hansen caught fire the rest of the way, riding five straight bulls. He earned a 85.5 score on Sunday to beat reigning two-time CFR champion Dakota Buttar.
Tarleton State University’s Rodeo Hall of Fame celebrated the induction of five new members during its seventh annual steak dinner and auction Saturday, Nov. 12, in Stephenville.
Each honoree was presented with a bronze Rodeo Hall of Fame medallion by Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio and head rodeo coach Mark Eakin.
Held at City Hall at City Limits, the annual steak dinner and live and silent auctions benefits Tarleton Rodeo Program’s scholarship fund. This year’s auctions garnered approximately $13,000.
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Jake Vold has always believed that in order to be considered one of the great bareback riders in this country, you have to have won three Canadian titles — and after an impressive performance on Sunday afternoon, Vold can now put his name alongside the greats.
And, at 29, he’s just getting started.
Vold won his third straight CFR title and he took home the overall title, too.
With Caleb Bennett and Orin Larsen breathing down his neck, Vold came through with a 87.5 score on a horse named Reckless Margie.
“Reckless Margie is a phenomenal mare. Guys have won a lot of money on her. I’ve never got the chance to get on her, I only seen her live a couple of times before,” said Vold.