The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo was held June 2-4, 2017 – Sold Out Crowds!!!  Congratulations to the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Committee, along with their volunteers, sponsors, and contract personnel, for producing an outstanding rodeo and thank you to the Santa Maria Community!  What a weekend at the Elks Unocal Event Center!  The best PRCA Cowboys and WPRA Cowgirls gave audiences what they wanted; Non-stop rodeo action!  Thank you to the Santa Maria community for supporting your Santa Maria Elks Rodeo!  Thank you Rodeo Fans!

Congratulations to your 2017 Miss Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen – Madison Hall!  We wish you a fun-filled and memorable reign!

Editors Note:  The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo is part of the PRCA California Circuit.  The PRCA/WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo will be held October 13 (first performance) & October 14, 2017 (2nd and 3rd performance, and award ceremonies), at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, California.  The top 12 PRCA CA Circuit Cowboys and Cowgirls, in each event, will rope and ride for the Circuit Championships and Year End Championships at this event.  For more info, please visit website /Facebook (we would love for you to give us a “Like”).

In an interview with the Santa Maria Times, Elks representative, Johnna Clark, said the stands were sold out for every performance.  “Thousands of people chose to stand and just be at the rodeo even though they couldn’t see the rodeo.” Clark said. “We talk rodeo, but this is so much more than rodeo. It really is the biggest community celebration that we have here, and it’s so great to see everybody come out and enjoy and celebrate but, more importantly, to give back to their community.”  Additionally, fundraisers like the Rodeo Queen Contest and Cowboys Kickin’ Cancer “raised unprecedented amounts for their respective causes.  Congratulations!  For full article, please visit ( link ).

Congratulations to All-Around Cowboy, Jordan Ketscher; Bareback Riding Clayton Biglow; Steer Wrestling – Brad McGilchrist; Team Roping (tie) Luke Brown/Jake Long & Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira; Saddle Bronc Riding – Spencer Wright; Tie-Down Roping – Ryle Smith; Ladies Barrel Racing (tie) Tiany Schuster and Amberleigh Moore; Bull Riding – Shane Proctor.

(For full results of the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo – see below; Official results are courtesy of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association prorodeo.com and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.)

Santa Maria Elks Rodeo - June 2-4, 2017 - Average Winners

Santa Maria Elks Rodeo – June 2-4, 2017 – Average Winners

For all info/photographs of the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo, please visit their website and their Facebook.  For official PRCA Photographer photographs, please visit:

Matt Cohen ( website / Facebook   / Instagram)
Jay Davis ( website /   Facebook )

Final Results – Santa Maria Elks Rodeo

Congratulations to all !!

Santa Maria Elks Rodeo
SantaMaria, Calif., June 2-4

All-around cowboy: Jordan Ketscher, $1,909, tie-down roping and team roping.

Bareback riding: 1. Clayton Biglow, 87 points on Rosser Rodeo’s Gold Coast Jackie, $1,973; 2. Wyatt Denny, 84.5, $1,495; 3. Justin Miller, 80, $1,076; 4. Grant Denny, 79, $717; 5. Steven Peebles, 78.5, $418; 6. Kash Wilson, 77.5, $299.

Steer wrestling: 1. Brad McGilchrist, 5.4 seconds, $1,622; 2. Rudy Switzer, 6.1, $1,410; 3. (tie) Ty Mitchell and Paul Bianchi, 6.3, $1,093 each; 5. (tie) Ory James Lemmons and Blaine Jones, 7.5, $670 each; 7. Ross Mosher, 9.1, $353; 8. Ryle Smith, 9.6, $141.

Team roping: 1. (tie) Luke Brown/Jake Long and Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 5.9 seconds, $2,336 each; 3. Ryan Reed/Cody Pearson, 6.1, $1,847; 4. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 6.4, $1,521; 5. (tie) Andy Holcomb/C.J. DeForest Jr., Landon Gill/Dylan Dishion and Colton Campbell/Jordan Ketscher, 6.7, $869 each; 8. Tristan Ruffoni/Chance Ruffoni, 6.9, $217.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Spencer Wright, 82 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Sundown, $2,064; 2. Taos Muncy, 80.5, $1,583; 3. Cody Wright, 80, $1,170; 4. Jake Wright, 79, $757; 5. Joaquin Real, 77, $482; 6. (tie) Alex Wright, Ryder Wright, Tyrell J Smith and Quincy Crum, 75, $206 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Ryle Smith, 7.2 seconds, $1,708; 2. Hunter Herrin, 7.7, $1,485; 3. Caleb Smidt, 7.8, $1,262; 4. Jordan Ketscher, 7.9, $1,040; 5. Chant DeForest, 8.4, $817; 6. Shane Hanchey, 8.7, $594; 7. C.J. DeForest Jr., 9.2, $371; 8. Wes Lockard, 9.7, $149.

Barrel racing: 1. (tie) Tiany Schuster and Amberleigh Moore, 17.43 seconds, $2,075 each; 3. Dolli Lautaret, 17.49, $1,570; 4. Kris Gadbois, 17.59, $1,346; 5. Rachel Dice, 17.63, $1,121; 6. Shannon Shade, 17.64, $785; 7. Tillar Murray, 17.65, $561; 8. Nellie Miller, 17.68, $449; 9. Kathy Petska, 17.69, $392; 10. Jackie Ganter, 17.72, $336; 11. Sheena Robbins, 17.75, $280; 12. (tie) Lisa Lockhart and Mary Jo Camera, 17.77, $112 each.

Bull riding: * 1. Shane Proctor, 87.5 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Racketeer, $3,716; 2. Chase Dougherty, 74, $3,066; 3. Jesse Flores, 64, $2,508; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).

Total payoff: $71,767
Stock contractor: Flying U Rodeo (Website / Facebook)
Sub-contractor: Rosser Rodeo
Rodeo secretary: Cindy Rosser
Officials: Mike Jones, Bill Pacheco and Harry Rose Jr.
Timers: Donna Horne and Sharon Bernhard
Announcers: Wayne Brooks ( website ) and Bob Tallman ( website )
Specialty act: Manu Lataste
Bullfighters: Josh Daries and Aaron Hargo
Clown/barrelman: Robbie Hodges
Flankmen: Lukas Andersen and Tony Amaral
Chute bosses: Tony Amaral and Reno Rosser
Pickup men: Bronc Boehnlein, Cody Mora and Jake Twisselman
Photographers: Matt Cohen ( website / Facebook   / Instagram) and Jay Davis ( website /   Facebook )
Music director: Chuck Lopeman.

See you in October for the RAM PRCA CA Circuit Finals Rodeo ( website Facebook ) which will be held October 13th (one performance) and October 14th (two performances and awards ceremony), 2017 – in Lancaster, CA ( website/ Facebook ) – at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds ( website Facebook ).  Thank you for your support!  If you, or your business, are interested in sponsoring the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo, please contact Dawn Babers ( [email protected]). 

If you, or your business, are interested in sponsoring the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo, please contact Dawn Babers ( [email protected]).

2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo - October 13 & 14, 2017

2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo – October 13 & 14, 2017