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Timed Event Championship Returns to Lazy E Arena
By Tourism Industry Partner
GUTHRIE, Okla., January 18, 2011 – The stage is set for one of the best battles ever to take place in a rodeo arena. The Timed Event Championship of the World (TEC) will return to the Fabulous Lazy E Arena on March 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2011 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The “Ironman Event of Pro Rodeo” will showcase a “Champion vs. Champion” format that includes a cast of Pro Rodeo all stars including 6-time TEC and 14-time PRCA World Champion Trevor Brazile and last year’s Champion – All-Around cowboy Josh Peek of Pueblo, Colorado.
The TEC annually features twenty of the world’s best cowboys in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) competing in pro rodeo’s most unique event that is often referred to as “The Ironman” — it is a true test of versatility and stamina. Each contestant is required to compete in all five timed events: tie-down roping, steer roping, heading, heeling and steer wrestling – over five rounds in three days. Each round of competition features excitement with the leaders changing after every run, with only seconds separating them. The champion isn’t determined until the last rope is thrown, the flag is dropped and the clock has stopped.
The TEC was developed by the Lazy E in 1985 to determine the best all-around timed event cowboy in the world — the man who could stand out in more than his specialty event, the man who could be consistent in all five timed events. The majority of today’s professional rodeo cowboys no longer compete in multiple events, but specialize in one, possibly two. This event attracts the biggest names in the rodeo industry that correlates into 45 World Championship titles, in addition to thousands of fans representing 48 states from across the country! Some of the Champions scheduled to compete for the $150,000.00 purse against the current “King of Rodeo” Trevor Brazile and the defending Champion - Josh Peek, include K.C. Jones, Kyle Lockett, Jimmie Cooper, Paul Tierney, Daniel Green, Russell Cardoza, Steve Duhon, Scott Snedecor and Ryan Jarrett.
Families will enjoy all of the activities planned for the performances. VIP ticket prices are $37…Box Seats $30…Reserved Bleachers $25…and General Admission $20. Children 10 and under FREE in general admission thanks to KWTV News 9. Group and multiple performance discounts are also available…call (800) 595-RIDE for complete details. A portion of the proceeds from the 2011 Timed Event Championship will be donated to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The Lazy E is proud to support this institution for western preservation!
Tickets are available at all ticketmaster outlets, www.lazye.com, calling Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000 or by calling the Lazy E Arena directly at (800) 595-RIDE.
In 2009, Peek was leading the Timed Event Championship with one run left. He took a 60-second time in the steer roping, the equivalent of a no-time at the TEC, and dropped to a fourth place finish. Last year, he was again leading the average with one run remaining. This time, the 30-year-old tied his steer down in 18.4 seconds to clinch the title of 2010 Timed Event Champion of the World with 315.2 on 25 runs. He was the 11th man to win the title in the 26 years of the TEC. Peek went to the lead in the third round on the 14th run of the weekend. However, on the 19th run a fast running draw led to a 27.5 in the steer wrestling. He would end the fourth go in second place. In the fifth round, Peek dropped to third. The team roping - heeling shuffled the deck as K.C. Jones of Burlington, Wyo., a four-time TEC Champion, dropped to third. Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, a six-time TEC Champion, moved to the lead in the average and Peek went to second after 23 head. In the steer wrestling, Brazile had a tough steer, suffering a 60-second time. So, Peek tossed his draw in 4.1 seconds for 296.8 on 24 and the lead, with one run remaining. Jones was second. In the steer roping, Jones was 18-seconds for 343.0 on 25. Peek needed to be 46.1 for the win and was 18.4. In addition to winning $50,000 for the average, Peek, a two-time PRCA Reserve All-Around World Champion, placed twice in the fast rounds and exited the Lazy E Arena with $58,000. Jones finished second in the average for $25,000, while Jo Jo Lemond was third at 358.3 seconds for $15,000. Brazile claimed fourth with 364.9 for $10,000 and fifth was Chance Kelton of Mayer, Ariz., 367.6 for $7,500. Kelton also had the fastest round with 48 seconds in the second go for and additional $10,000. Last year also witnessed something never before done at the TEC, as Jo Jo LeMond of Andrews, Texas, along with the assistance of World Champion Randon Adams, shattered the TEC team roping - heading record with a 4.5-second run. The previous record was a 5.1-second run by B.J. Campbell in 2002. LeMond also holds the TEC team roping-heeling record with a 4.9-second effort with Matt Sherwood in 2009.
The 2011 Timed Event Championship is sponsored by Ariat Boots, Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment, Pendleton Whiskey, Wrangler, Cross Bar Gallery, Ram Trucks, John Vance Motors, Coca-Cola, Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, Cinderella Horses.com, R.K. Black, Inc., Gist Silversmiths, Spin to Win Magazine, National Saddlery, Hot Heels, The Oklahoman, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, CSI Saddlepads, the Best Western Edmond, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Edmond.
The 2011 Timed Event Championship is a Lazy E Production. For more information on the Timed Event Championship or other Lazy E events, contact the Lazy E Arena, 9600 Lazy E Drive, Guthrie, OK 73044, (405) 282-RIDE, (800) 595-RIDE or visit www.lazye.com.
2011 Invited Contestants
1. JOSH PEEK Pueblo, Colorado
2. K.C. JONES Burlington, Wyoming
3. JO JO LEMOND Andrews, Texas
4. TREVOR BRAZILE Decatur, Texas
5. CHANCE KELTON Mayer, Arizona
6. BEAU FRANZEN Sidney, MT
7. KYLE LOCKETT Visalia, California
8. JIMMIE COOPER Monument, New Mexico
9. PAUL TIERNEY Oral, South Dakota
10. DANIEL GREEN Oakdale, California
11. RUSSELL CARDOZA Terrebonne, Oregon
12. CASH MYERS Athens, Texas
13. RHETT KENNEDY Chowchilla, California
14. STEVE DUHON Jasper, Texas
15. JIM ROSS COOPER Monument, New Mexico
16. BRYCE DAVIS Abilene, Texas
17. RYAN JARRETT Comanche, Oklahoma
18. SCOTT SNEDECOR Uvalde, Texas
19. CADE SWOR Chico, Texas
20. CURTIS CASSIDY Donalda, Alberta, Canada
What: TIMED EVENT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD
Where: The Lazy E Arena (Guthrie, Oklahoma)
When: March 4, 2011 / 12:00PM & 7:30PM
March 5, 2011 / 12:00PM & 7:30PM
March 6, 2011 / 1:00PM
Director of Events, Sponsorship & Marketing
Lazy E Arena LLC / Lazy E Productions / Express-Lazy E LLC
9600 Lazy E Drive, Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044
(800) 595-RIDE / (405) 282-RIDE / (405) 282-3785 fax