Barnes’ animal athletes selected for 2017 Great Lakes Circuit Finals

J2 FRANKIE SCOTT, LEADS THE HERD TO LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Representing the Rafter B Bar Ranch from Peterson, Iowa are bucking horses, bulls and saddle horses selected for the Great Lakes Circuit Finals (GLCF) November 9-11 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Among the Barnes PRCA Rodeo livestock selection is bareback horse J2 Frankie Scott, saddle bronc 3I9 Barry Crossin and bull Ralco’s Centrifuge.  Marty Barnes, the owner of Barnes PRCA Rodeo, gave credit to his animals, “We just manage the horses and bulls like athletes, making sure they are well cared for with plenty of feed and rest between competitions.  They are selected on their own merits by the circuit cowboys for their athletic ability to buck.”

Leading the Barnes’ bull herd to the finals is 221 Ralco’s Centrifuge. Wapello, Iowa fans witnessed Gumby Wren claim the highest-marked bull ride of the 2017 PRCA regular season on him with a 92-point score.   Rodeo fans in Merrill, Wisconsin observed his buckoff percentage increase to 64% during the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo in early June.  This fall he matched up with three-time World Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimzey at the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale.

J2 Frankie Scott, the bay mare is heading back to the GLCF again this year.  She won Wapello PRCA Rodeo in July and was the reserve champion bronc at Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo in June.  Her rodeo resume includes selection for the 2017 Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 2017 Ram National Circuit Finals in Kissimmee, Florida and the 2016 Great Lakes Circuit Finals in Louisville, Kentucky.

Saddle Bronc Horse 3I9 Barry Crossin’ won Minnesota’s oldest PRCA Rodeo at the 63rd annual Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo in Buffalo, Minn.  The bay gelding took Logan Allen to the pay window and also placed second in Cherokee, Iowa this season.  Allen, a Great Lakes Circuit Finals qualifier, could have a rematch if he draws Barry Crossin at the GLCF.

Barnes PRCA Rodeo continues to be in an elite class of Pro Rodeo Stock Contractors. They are one of only two firms across North America selected to provide livestock for every National Finals Rodeo, since its inception in 1959.

Photo Credit: J2 Frankie Scott at the 2017 RNCFR copyright PRCA/Ric Andersen