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The Pendleton Whisky Day of Champions closed out the 107th California Rodeo Salinas with contestants receiving the coveted ‘Salinas’ buckles. The champions in each event are:

Bareback Riding –Clayton Biglow, Clements, CA

Saddle Bronc Riding – Brody Cress, Hillsdale, WY

Steer Wrestling – Dakota Eldridge, Elko, NV

Bull Riding – Trey Benton III, Rock Island, TX

Team Roping – Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, TX & Travis Graves, Jay, OK

Tie Down Roping – Ace Slone, Cuero, TX

WPRA Barrel Race – Timi Lickley, Jerome, ID

All Around Champion – Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, CA

Full event results, including track events, can be found here:

Over 15,400 people attended the show on Sunday; overall attendance numbers will be published in the next week after counting vouchers that were redeemed. In addition to being called our Day of Champions, Sunday was also Man Up Crusade day; fans were encouraged to wear purple to generate awareness for domestic violence. The Rodeo’s partner in the Man Up Crusade is the YWCA of Monterey County. They were selling tickets on the midway for a drawing to win a Man Up Crusade buckle and to generate funds for their programs.

The action was streamed live on the Wrangler Network,, and also broadcast via radio nationally on Sirius XM 147 Rural Radio and locally on KION 101.5 FM. Save the dates for the 108th California Rodeo Salinas July 19th through the 22nd.

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About California Rodeo Salinas

The 107th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 20th-23rd, 2017. The California Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

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