The 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast World Finals are finally upon us!
An “All-Star cast of the greatest Bull Riders and Bucking Bulls in the world” will be converging in Las Vegas, Nevada starting Wednesday, November 7 and bucking on through Sunday, November 11 – to determine who will take home a $1 Million Dollar Bonus; as well as the coveted $20,000 championship buckle.
The 2018 World Finals is a culmination of weekly tour events, which have been televised on CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network, and other networks around the globe. Currently, around 3 Million PBR Fans attend a live PBR event. During the 2018 season, the PBR turned 25, and will have awarded $11 Million in prize money, including the $1 Million Bonus – going to the World Champion Bull Rider.
Inside Story: Honesty, Integrity, and Hard Work Paves the Road to Success
The steadfast growth of the PBR as “America’s original extreme sport” wouldn’t be where it’s at now without the riders, bulls, stock contractors, the fans, and one other element: Sponsors.
In fact, the sport would not exist if it were not for the support from local businesses. And oftentimes, these sponsors come forward because a business owner connects with the sport of Bull Riding, on a personal level.
WSM Auctioneers is one such business; and John and Shelly Cadzow are those owners. For John, rodeo has been a long standing, family tradition. He understands the sport because he knows that it takes character and grit to succeed as a Professional Bull Rider.
He understands that the road leading to the PBR World Finals takes a daily commitment to meeting and exceeding personal goals; much as he has with his own company.
WSM Auctioneers, specializes in licensed auction services of equipment, vehicles, tools, and building material to individuals, corporations, and municipalities since 1971.
WSM have stayed at the top of their game because they’ve stuck to the standard set by the company’s founder, John’s father: The Standard of Fair and Honest Dealing, since day one.
John and Shelly Cadzow are putting their hard-earned money where their hearts are – with some of the athletes that have made PBR what it is today – a thriving and exciting sport. People that can truly be admired and respected – PBR Bull Riders Claudio Montanha, Jr (currently ranked #3 in the world), and Cody Nance (currently ranked #8 in the world).
The other PBR athletes that both John and Shelly admire are the bulls. They have become members of the Chad Berger Bucking Bulls Team – and own one of PBR’s top athletes – “Shelley’s Gangster”.
“Shelly and I are very excited to be a part of the Chad Berger Bucking Bulls team, while at the same time, having such a great bull that goes by the name of “Shelley’s Gangster”. My Company, WSM Auctioneers, is proud to be involved in the Western Industry and we look forward to a long-term family environment. In addition, we are proud to sponsor Professional Bull Riders, Cody Nance and Claudio Montanha Jr.”
The bull “Shelley’s Gangster” originally made his debut at the March 2016 Built Ford Tough PBR event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. J.B. Mauney rode the bull for an impressive 88.25 pts, with the bull marked at 43.
Since then, “Shelley’s Gangster” has matured; and with 16 outs in 2018, is still going strong. In fact, Jose Vitor Leme rode him for 89 pts, at the 2018 Albuquerque event, with the bull marked at 43.50! He must be getting better with age!
“Shelley’s Gangster” 2018 stats include 16 outs with an average of 43.45 score per out, and he’s only been ridden 37.50%.
Chad Berger Bucking Bulls, home of Chad Berger – 7X PBR Stock Contractor of the Year, has also carried on family business and tradition from Chad’s father’s original bucking bull breeding program, which started back in the ‘60’s. He and John Cadzow share a passion for continuing the legacy of honesty, integrity, and hard work.
CLN would like to officially welcome the Cadzow family into ours – the Western Industry Family.
It’ll be exciting to see if “Shelley’s Gangster” will be matched with either one of the WSM Auctioneers team members; and we are looking forward to watching “Shelley’s Gangster”, Claudio Mantanha, Jr, Cody Nance, and all of the other hard-working athletes during the PBR: 25th Unleash the Beast World Finals.