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News and notes from the rodeo trail, July 31

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Dodge City (Kan.) Rodeo Roundup at 8 p.m. (CT), Aug. 5-6 ...

The Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame inducted 15 more members on July 29 in front of a full crowd at the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls. The inductees were Harry Charters, Katherine Pope, Jack Pope, "Bingo," Lisa Davis, John Davis, Harry Hamilton, Dean Oliver, Sue Ellen Smith, Larry Smith, Bev Stone, Gary Stone and Johnny Urrutia. Twelve of the inductees are from Idaho, and three are from Oregon. Charters, Katherine Pope, Jake Pope and "Bingo" were all inducted posthumously. It was the fifth annual induction ceremony. The induction was preceded by a July 28 introduction and fundraiser. The Hall of Fame Association teamed up with Saint Luke's to host a dinner fundraiser for cancer at Canyon Crest ...

PRCA saddle bronc rider and country up-and-comer Chancey Williams debuted the music video for his new song “Rodeo Cold Beer” exclusively for readers of The Boot on July 28. The video can be seen at this link, www.theboot.com/chancey-williams-rodeo-cold-beer-music-video/. Written by Williams and Trent Willmon – who is famous for his work with Brad Paisley, Little Big Town and more country hitmakers – “Rodeo Cold Beer” is packed with inspiration from Williams’ experiences as saddle bronc rider. “Rodeo Cold Beer” is also the title track of Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band’s sophomore album, released in May ...

Rodeo fans attending the Dick Stull Memorial PRCA Rodeo Aug. 10-11 in Sterling, Colo., during the Logan County Fair this year will have a special treat. The fair board's rodeo committee has booked Justin Rumford, one of the top rodeo clowns in the business, to lighten the mood during this year's rodeo. In 2016, Rumford was named PRCA Clown of the Year for the fifth-consecutive time (2012-16) ...

On July 28, 6-year-old Hatti Ewert, courtesy of Children's Western Wishes, was crowned rodeo princess for the night at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo in Deadwood. Hatti struggles with a rare disease called Myasenthia Gravis, which attacks her muscles and makes life a little difficult.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
            “It was amazing to win at Deadwood. This was like a hometown rodeo for me and I’m absolutely loving going down the road right now.”
            ­­­– Bareback rider Shane O’Connell of Rapid City, S.D., told the ProRodeo Sports News after winning the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo July 29.

 
 
 
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