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SPORTS - "Tremonton to host miniature bull riding finals"

TREMONTON - By Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, October 6, 2021

PMBR riders and volunteers are ready for the 2021 bull riding finals in Tremonton, October 7-9, at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds. Courtesy Photo

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 7-9, will mean bigtime fun and huge excitement for crowds at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds as PMBR rolls into town for its year-end finals.

Fifty of the top condensed contestants from around the country, including three female riders, will be at their best in the indoor arena. Riders from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming and North Dakota, and of course, Utah, will be showing off their skills during the three-day event, beginning each night at 7 p.m. Two local riders, Weston White of Garland and Kanyon Warr of Perry, will be among the pint-sized participants. Those two will be up each night during the Senior Show (12-14 years of age). Story continues below...

Weston White of Garland will be in the arena all three nights for the Senior Show. Courtesy Photo

Kanyon Warr of Perry will bring his A game to the Box Elder County Fairgrounds during the PMBR Finals. Courtesy Photo

The youngest participants are the Rookies riders eight years of age or younger. Juniors are those 9-11 years. After the seniors finish up on Saturday, the short go will feature all the top riders from the previous rounds and a champion in each age division will be crowned.

While the riders and the rough stock may be downscaled from regular bull riding, the desired outcome is still the same. Each rider is required to stay on board for eight seconds to earn a qualified score. Judges Camron Cook and Rowdy Cook, both of Tremonton, and Jerry Schneitner of St. Anthony, Idaho, will be looking for style and skill from both the riders and the bulls. The better the ride, the higher the score.

A good performance out of the bull adds to those numbers. Providing stock for this year’s finals will be Casperson Miniature Bulls of Bancroft, Idaho; Howl Rodeo Bulls out of Lander, Wyoming; and K8 Bucking Bulls from Killdeer, North Dakota. And making sure those animals don’t do any harm to their two-legged counterparts, bullfighters Wylie Casperson and Beau Harrell will be in the arena and pickup man Evan Wise will be horseback. Continued below...

Bullfighters Wylie Casperson and Beau Harrell will be on hand to keep the young riders safe in the arena.

Keeping the audience involved in the action will be well-known rodeo announcer, Monroe Magnuson of Castle Dale, the 2019 Rocky Mountain Pro Rodeo Association Announcer of the Year.

Monroe Magnuson of Castle Dale, Utah will be at the microphone, announcing all the action during the three-day PMBR event.

Tickets for each night performance are available at the door at $12 for adults, $5 for kids and free to those four and under.

Sandi Landon, who sits on the board for PMBR, said Tremonton was chosen this year to host the event because of the local understanding and acceptance of the cowboy way of life.

“We love the Tremonton community and how it embraces rodeo,” she said. “This is a healthy competition where you see brothers cheering each other on. At PMBR we are all about teaching kids for the future and not just for the now.”

The PMBR has also partnered with Evans’ Acres Mini Farm in Bothwell. All the contestants have been invited to the farm for a day of fun away from the rodeo arena on October 8, for their Annual Fall Festival. Continued below...

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The PMBR Facebook page shared a little of their excitement about being in Tremonton this week:

“2021 PMBR, here we come!!! Our contestants are cleaning their hats, folding their chaps, tightening their spurs and packing their gear bags to head to the Finals…experience the excitement of 50 top Miniature Bull Riders putting their hearts and souls into a sport they believe to achieve in. You don’t want to miss this, and our athletes are eager for your support…(These) young athletes are educated on the perseverance, determination and true brotherhood of being a cowboy both in and out of the arena. These kids are true heroes. Come out and support these young adults as they push limits and show true grit!!”

The PMBR is presented by John Adams Auto Group.


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