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by Tracy Renck | Apr 15, 2019

PRCA Stat of the Week: $15,020

The amount of money J.W. Harris earned after winning the George Paul Memorial Division 1 Xtreme Bulls event last April in Del Rio, Texas. The 42nd annual George Paul Memorial event is April 26-27, and should shake up the Xtreme Bulls standings.


What to Watch For

Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, April 20, 2:30 p.m. (PT); April 21, 1:30 p.m. (PT)

Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas) ProRodeo Tour Rodeo, April 25-27, 7 p.m. (CT); April 28, 3 p.m., (CT).


George Paul Memorial Division 1 Xtreme Bulls, Del Rio, Texas, April 26-27, 8 p.m., (CT)


ProRodeo Live with Steve Kenyon

Central Ark PRCA Rodeo, El Paso, Ark., April 19-20, 7:30 p.m., (CT).


News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Bull riding is all Cody Rostockyj has known. However, after a serious injury scare recently, Rostockyj, who qualified for the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, is retiring from bull riding at the age of 29. “I was riding at the Waxahachie, Texas, rodeo a couple of weeks ago and I got hit in the head with a horn to the face,” said Rostockyj, who started his two-year term as bull riding representative on the PRCA Executive Council, April 1. “It didn’t look like a bad wreck at all, but it kind of stunned me and paralyzed me for two minutes. I came back to after a couple of minutes and was able to move my body again, but it was tingling from my neck to my toes. The tingling went away except for my arms and my hands. I went to the ER that night and I didn’t have a broken neck or back, but they wanted me to go see a neurologist, so I did. They did an MRI and told me I bruised my spine. "The way they explained it was that it was kind of like a concussion, once you get one, they can come more frequently and easier. The same thing with my back, that I might get hit again and nothing could happen or it could bruise it easier or I could get paralyzed.” That latter possibility was what led to Rostockyj walking away from the sport. Rostockyj joined the PRCA in October 2009 and earned $363,734. He was 45th in the April 8 PRCA | RAM World Standings with $11,486. Rostockyj will continue to keep close tabs on bull riding after being elected to serve as the bull riding representative on the PRCA Executive Council. “I wanted to do it and I was still going, and it would make it a lot easier,” Rostockyj said. "But now with me being retired, I can pay more attention to things and do an even better job."



Next Up

April 19           Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, begins

April 19           Central Ark PRCA Rodeo, El Paso, Ark., begins

April 19           Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial, Roswell, N.M., begins

April 20           Ron Ross Permit Steer Roping, Liberty, Texas, begins

April 20           Ron Ross Steer Roping, Liberty, begins            


2019 PRCA | RAM World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through April 15, 2019



Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas



Kaycee Feild, Genola, Utah



Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.



Ty Blasingame, Casper, Wyo.



Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.



Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah



Michael Otero, Weatherford, Texas



Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas



Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.






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