ProRodeoLive.com and Purple Cowboy Wines are raffling off a pair
of Gold Buckle seats for the Dec. 4 performance of the Wrangler
National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegasto help Clint Corey and his wife,
Diana, with the mounting costs of Diana’s cancer treatments. Clint,
a Central Kitsap grad and 1991 world bareback champion and Hall of
Fame cowboy, grew up in Silverdale and is now living in Oregon. His
parents, Coleta and Nick Corey, founded the annual Corey Day at the
Farm for special-needs children. They’ve been giving back for over
Now’s a good time to give back to the Coreys.
Each raffle ticket is $25. The winner gets the two tickets plus
airfare and lodging to Vegas. To participate, go to PayPal.com and
click on the “Send Money” link. You will be asked for an e-mail
address where you want the money directed; type in
firstname.lastname@example.org, add your e-mail address in the next box
and follow the instructions from there.
In happier rodeo news, Silverdale’s Randy Corley, is a finalist,
once again, for Pro Rodeo’s Announcer of the Year award. He’s a
10-time winner and anybody’s who’s attended a performance at the
local Kitsap Stampede knows why.
Robbie Hodges, the comedy act at this year’s Stampede, is also a
finalist. So is Haley Schneeberger, the efficient and likeable
rodeo secretary who tracks the results, gets the cowboys paid and
keeps everyone happy.
Here’s the list of 2011 Year-End Award nominees.
Announcer: Wayne Brooks, Lampasas, Texas; Randy
Corley, Silverdale, Wash.; Mike Mathis, Lufkin, Texas; Andy
Stewart, Collinston, La.; Bob Tallman, Poolville, Texas.
Bullfighters: Travis Adams, Gary, Texas; Kenny
Bergeron, Iota, La.; Clay Collins, Garland, Texas; Dusty Tuckness,
Meeteetse, Wyo.; Cory Wall, Burlington, Colo.
Clown: Rudy Burns, Smithdale, Miss.; John
Harrison, Soper, Okla.; Keith Isley, Goldston, N.C.; Troy Lerwill,
Payson, Utah; Cody Sosebee, Charleston, Ark.
Comedy act: Ash “Crash” Cooper, Senlac,
Saskatchewan; John Harrison, Soper, Okla.; Robbie Hodges, Buchanan,
Ga.; Keith Isley, Goldston, N.C.; Mark Swingler, Austin, Texas.
Dress Act: Tomas Garcilazo, Oak Hills, Calif.;
Jason Goodman, Mount Pleasant, Texas; Jennifer Welch Nicholson
(Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls), Exeter, Calif.; Jerry Wayne Olson,
Auburn, Neb.; John Payne, Shidler, Okla.
Secretary: Linda Alsbaugh, Alamosa, Colo.; Sunni
Deb Backstrom, Congress, Ariz.; Edie Longfellow, Hermiston, Ore.;
Mildred Farris, Addington, Okla.; Haley Schneeberger, Ponca City,
Stock Contractors: Beutler & Son Rodeo
Company, Elk City, Okla.; Classic Pro Rodeos, Waskom, Texas; Harry
Vold Rodeo Company, Avondale, Colo.; Sankey Rodeo Company, Joliet,
Mont.; Stace Smith Pro Rodeos, Athens, Texas.
Small Rodeo Committee: Athens (Texas) MDA Benefit
Rodeo, Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.), Elizabeth
(Colo.) Stampede Rodeo, Goliad County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Goliad,
Texas), Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo
Medium Rodeo Committee: Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo
(Abilene, Kan.), Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76, Rooftop Rodeo (Estes
Park, Colo.), Cattlemen’s Days (Gunnison, Colo.), Ogden (Utah)
Large Indoor Committee: Rodeo Austin (Texas),
National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver), Southwestern
Exposition & Livestock Show (Ft Worth, Texas), American Royal
Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.), San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show &
Large Outdoor Committee: Caldwell (Idaho) Night
Rodeo, Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo, Pendleton (Ore.)
Round-Up, California Rodeo Salinas, Rodeo of the Ozarks