Jul 1, 2015

Rider with Cody ties wins Xtreme Bulls event for third time

Northwest College alum Shane Proctor hung on to claim the title at Tuesday night's Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls event.

The bulls found plenty of success they bucked off every single rider in the competition's second round — but Proctor earned the win with a 86.5-point score in the opening round. That bested seven other qualified rides. Proctor nearly held on for another eight seconds in round two, but got bucked off just 0.4 seconds before the buzzer.

Proctor also won the event in 2011. Cody News Co. file photo by Randal Horobik
As a news release from the event organizers put it, the win didn't come the way Proctor would have liked, but was a win nonetheless. He pocketed $4,355 as the champ of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event.

“It means the world to me to win in Cody,” the 30-year-old Proctor said in the release. “I rode in this arena a lot when I was at school in Powell. I have good luck here and it seems to get my summer off to a good start.”

His winning ride came on Frontier Rodeo's bull, The Whistle.

Proctor hails from Grand Coulee, Washington, and has another place in North Carolina, but he's also proud of his Wyoming ties, the news release said. He attended Northwest College in 2004-2005 and became a fixture at the Cody Nite Rodeo, competing in every event except steer wrestling. He also built log homes while in Cody country and did some substitute teaching.

“It means the world to me to win in Cody,” Shane Proctor said.

Proctor still has many friends and fans in the area and many cheered him on Tuesday night at Cody Stampede Park, the release said.

It was Proctor's third time winning Cody's Xtreme Bulls event, the other two coming in 2011 (when he went on to be world champion bull rider) and 2012.

Cody's Stampede Week continues through Saturday with other rodeo action. More information is available at www.codystampederodeo.com or on Facebook

Full results are below.

First Round:
1. Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 86.5 points, $1,648
2. Tag Elliott, 84, $1,245
3. Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn., 83, $920
4. Caleb Sanderson, Hallettsville, Texas, 81, $596
5. Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho, 75.5, $379
6. (tie) Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla., and Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo., 75 and $244 each

Final Round: 
No qualified rides

Overall Winners:
1. Proctor, 86.5, $2,707
2. Elliott, 84, $2,076
3. Askey, $1,534
4. Sanderson, 81, $993
5. Mason, 75.5, $532
6. (tie) Smith and Kastner, 75, $408 each

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