Today’s guest is WPRA Rookie Barrel Racer Kalli McCall. The 2023 Resistol Rookie barrel race is a tight one this year. All year Kalli has been battling with Rainey Skelton and Victoria Procter to see who will be the top Rookie this year. A big win came for Kalli at the Rookie Roundup in Fort Worth ealier this year with her horse Mohawk. All summer long Kalli has been grinding away to acheive her goals. Kalli has brought on a new horse into her lineup named Dyna, who she will finish up the season with. Win or lose she has given it her all.
A long-standing barrel racing arena record broken, not once, but three times in two years at the Daddy of ‘Em All.
On Championship Sunday, Summer Kosel and her gelding, Apollo, broke their own 17.02-second record from the 2022 Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) with a smoking 16.97 run. However, Sue Smith and her mare, Centerfold, came in hot with a time of 16.89 seconds to take over the 2023 win and the record.
From Glenham, South Dakota, Kosel has earned more than $62,000 by attending just over 30 rodeos in the 2023 season. The wife and mother of four has only held her Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) membership since 2017, after her kids were old enough to peewee rodeo themselves; but her and Apollo have made waves in the barrel racing world the past three years.
Smith’s win and new arena record are proof of her exceptional horse training; but it’s not the first time her training has led to a CFD win, as the horse Andrea Busby won the legendary rodeo on in 2022 won more than $76,000 on the futurity scene with Smith. After being crowned champion in Cheyenne, Wyoming at 68 years old, Smith jumped from number 17 in the world standings to sixth with earnings of more than $89,000 in her most exciting rodeo season since 2009, when she finished fifth in the world.
Big things are happening for both CFD barrel racing winners and the horses carrying them to great heights, and an exceptional end to their seasons is expected for the two experienced horsewomen!
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In the world of professional rodeo, there’s a name that stands out as a symbol of tenacity and triumph—Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi. Hailing from Lampasas, Texas, and boasting two world championship titles (2007 and 2009), she is currently leading the world standings by a remarkable margin of over $35,000. With more than two decades of rodeo experience, Pozzi Tonozzi has made her mark, securing an impressive 16 qualifications for the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). The 2023 season has been a triumph for Pozzi Tonozzi, marked by significant victories at renowned rodeos such as the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo and the illustrious Calgary Stampede. Her exceptional partnership with the remarkable horse, Jets Top Gun, fondly known as Benny, has been the driving force behind her success. At the 2023 Reno Rodeo, she blazed through the arena to set a new record with a blistering 16.70-second run in the short round. Pozzi Tonozzi’s dominance continued at the Utah Days of ‘47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City, where she further extended her lead in the world standings with an astounding $17,688 win, crossing the $3 million threshold in her Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) career. Last year’s NFR showcased her prowess, with notable placements in four out of 10 rounds, including a tie for the win in the sixth round—her first NFR round victory since 2011. With her unmatched skill and determination, there’s no doubt she’ll be chasing a third NFR average title and a third world championship this year. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi continues to be an inspiration to aspiring cowgirls worldwide, showing that true grit and relentless effort can lead to triumph in the world of rodeo.
Get ready for an electrifying episode on ‘Where Rodeo Meets the Road’ as we sit down with the remarkable Victoria Proctor, a rising star in the world of rodeo. Join us as we dive into the captivating journey of this talented WPRA Rookie Barrel Racer, currently ranked 9th in the rookie standings. Victoria shares her inspiring story of determination and resilience, overcoming challenges to reach her current success. This exclusive interview is a must-listen for all rodeo enthusiasts, offering valuable insights and inspiration. Don’t forget to visit our website for more captivating articles and stunning photos showcasing the latest rodeo events and current news. Tune in now and keep the rodeo spirit alive!
Get ready to saddle up and tune in to the latest episode of ‘Where Rodeo Meets the Road’! In this week’s installment, we’re thrilled to have the unstoppable Hali Williams, ranked #1 Breakaway roper in the WPRA. Fresh off an incredible victory in Houston, Hali shares her secret to success—consistency and a day-by-day approach. As we gear up for the summer run, Hali’s excitement builds for her upcoming appearance in Reno at the end of June. Don’t miss this action-packed episode featuring Hali Williams, exclusively on ‘Where Rodeo Meets the Road.’ Join us and listen in for all the thrilling rodeo insights! Vegas, here we come!
Jackie Ganter Thank you Jackie for spending some time with us to talk about your exciting start to 2023. Jackie
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