The Biggest Names in Professional Rodeo Ready for This Year’s ‘Ironman’ Competition
The Lazy E Arena has been a showcase of rodeo’s greatest stars for nearly three decades.
The arena – which the late Clem McSpadden dubbed the Taj Mahal of the rodeo business – just gets better with age, and the 2013 Timed Event Championship is proof. This year’s field includes some of the greatest cowboys to have ever competed in ProRodeo, including 10 men who own a combined 47 gold buckles.
From first-timers like 2012 heeling champ Jade Corkill to veterans like 1980 all-around champ Paul Tierney, who owns four Timed Event titles, this year’s championship is chalk full of overwhelming rodeo talent. It’s a who’s who of the sport’s greatest stars, including 17-time world champion Trevor Brazile, who owns a record 10 all-around titles.
What makes the Timed Event Championship so special? It features today’s brightest stars, most of whom focus on one rodeo discipline; inside the Lazy E, though, they must tackle all five timed events: team roping-heading, team roping-heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping. None of the entrants competes in all five disciplines regularly throughout the season, which makes the three-day affair such talked-about festival.
The Timed Event Championship is a testament of a true cowboy. It takes a true hand to rope this well, this fast. It takes a true hand to grapple steers, much less the ones that will be featured inside the Lazy E. It takes a true hand to combine all the skills necessary to compete at the elite level.
“Everybody that was entered here knows it was the ‘Ironman’ here,” said K.C. Jones, the reigning and five-time champion from Burlington, Wyo.
This is where two-time world champion steer wrestler Dean Gorsuch will rope steers alongside two-time world champion header Chad Masters, who also will try to bulldog steers. This is more than stepping outside one’s comfort zone; the Timed Event Championship is about crushing that perspective in the most cowboy of ways.
If that weren’t enough, the men in the field will tackle all five disciplines five times in three days. It’s a rugged test for Pro Rodeo’s greatest players, who pay the $3,000 entry fee to compete in this invitation-only challenge.
From top timed-event cowboys like Josh Peek and Russell Cardoza to a World’s Greatest Roper like Daniel Green to multitaskers like Mike Outhier and Trell Etbauer – both of whom have won awards for excelling in timed events and riding broncs – the 2013 Timed Event Championship promises to be one of the best ever.
Families will enjoy all of the activities planned for the performances. Ticket prices are $37 for VIP, box seats $30, reserved bleachers $25 and general admission $20. Children 12 and under are free in general admission and VIP area. Group and multiple performance discounts are also available. Call (800) 595-RIDE for complete details. A portion of the proceeds from the 2013 Timed Event Championship will be donated to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Lazy E is proud to support this institution for western preservation! Tickets are available at all ticketmaster outlets, www.lazye.com, calling Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000 or by calling the Lazy E Arena directly at (800) 595-RIDE.
The 2012 Timed Event Championship is sponsored by Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment, Pendleton Whisky, Wrangler, American Farmers and Ranchers Insurance, Cross Bar Gallery, Ram Trucks, John Vance Motors, Energy Force, R.K. Black Inc., Gist Silversmiths, Spin to Win Magazine, National Saddlery, Hot Heels, The Oklahoman, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, CSI Saddlepads, the Best Western Edmond, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Edmond.
The 2012 Timed Event Championship is a Lazy E Production. For more information on the Timed Event Championship or other Lazy E events, contact the Lazy E Arena, 9600 Lazy E Drive, Guthrie, OK 73044, (405) 282-RIDE, (800) 595-RIDE or visit www.lazye.com.
Invited Timed Event Championship of the World Contestants
Current Listing as of January 28, 2013, and Subject to Change
- K.C. Jones, Burlington, Wyoming
- Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Oregon
- Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colorado
- Daniel Green, Oakdale, California
- Jess Tierney, Hermosa, South Dakota
- Kyle Lockett, Visalia, California
- Paul David Tierney, Oral, South Dakota.
- Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas
- Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tennessee
- Paul Tierney, Oral, South Dakota
- Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Nebraska
- Jimmie Cooper, Monument, New Mexico
- Jo Jo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
- Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
- Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
- Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nevada
- Mike Outhier, Utopia, Texas
- Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, California
- Trell Etbauer, Gruver, Texas
- Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Montana