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Feb 08, 2017
Dirt quality is a major factor in the timed events, such as when Hunter Herrin set a tie-down roping arena record of 6.6 seconds during the 2016 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
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Feb 07, 2017
In the photo above, steer wrestler Byron Walker had a 4.9-second time to finish third in Round 10 of the 1981 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. Walker won his lone world championship that season, beating Roy Duvall by $15,551 to capture the gold buckle.
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Feb 06, 2017
The St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo announced Feb. 3 the hiring of its first general manager, Cindy Schonholtz. Schonholtz will assume the duties of general manager May 1 at the rodeo, which is billed as the Nation’s Greatest Fourth of July Rodeo.
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Feb 06, 2017
Team roper/tie-down roper Rhen Richard is recovering after surgery to reattach the thumb on his right (roping) hand after an accident in the practice pen.
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Feb 04, 2017
Steer wrestler Chason Floyd captured an emotional win at Rodeo Rapid City, two weeks after his grandmother passed away.
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Feb 04, 2017
Saddle bronc rider Jake Wright held down the fort by winning the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, for the second year in a row. The 27-year-old Milford, Utah, cowboy improved on his 2016 Fort Worth win by 4.5 points, riding for 255.5 points on three head, an arena record.
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Feb 03, 2017
All of the PRCA's officially announced rodeos can now be found on an interactive map. This map will give cowboys and rodeo fans a better idea of where the upcoming rodeos are located, and how to get there.
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Feb 02, 2017
The Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo has upped the ante with $20,000 in added money, moving the rodeo into the Gold Tour category in the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour.
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Feb 01, 2017
Steer wrestler Ty Erickson took the title at the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots event Feb. 1 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D.
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Jan 30, 2017
Residents, friends and rodeo fans rallied Jan. 24 at the Martin Community Center in Marshall, Mo., for an opportunity to meet and congratulate PRCA 2016 World Champion Bareback Rider Tim O'Connell.
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Jan 30, 2017
Earning his inaugural berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER is front and center on Cole Melancon's mind. The bull rider continued his quest for that goal with a strong weekend in Rapid City, S.D.
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Jan 23, 2017
A group of children with special needs were able to experience the world of rodeo Jan. 17 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. During the Exceptional Rodeo, each child was paired with a PRCA competitor and they competed in six adaptive rodeo events. Each child received a cowboy hat, a rope, T-shirt and trophy ...
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Jan 22, 2017
Tim O’Connell, the 2016 world champion bareback rider and WNFR average winner, kicked off 2017 by winning the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver with 255.5 points on three head, good for a total of $9,252.
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Jan 18, 2017
Sage Kimzey, who has won three consecutive PRCA bull riding world championships, captured the Xtreme Bulls Division 1 event in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 18 with 170 points in the two-head average, including an 83.5-point ride (above) on Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo’s Jukebox Hero in the short round.
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Jan 18, 2017
The PRCA and its sponsors held the draft for the 2017 Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots Jan. 13 at Coors Field in Denver. There were representatives from seven sponsors on hand – Wrangler, Justin Boots, Coors, RAM, Resistol, B&W Trailer Hitches and Polaris RANGER.
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Jan 18, 2017
ProRodeo Hall of Famer Dale Smith, who served three terms as president of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and won two team roping world championships – missing a third by a mere $13 – passed away Jan. 15. He was 88.
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Jan 15, 2017
Canadian tie-down roper Logan Hofer's 8.6-second time in the third round propelled him into claiming his first RAM Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo win with 28.3 seconds on three head.
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Jan 15, 2017
Bull rider Tyler McVay, who was competing in his first rodeo on his permit, won the SandHills Stock Show Rodeo in Odessa, Texas.
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Jan 14, 2017
Carmine Nastri, 56, won the tie-down roping average title at the RAM First Frontier Circuit Finals Rodeo. It is his 13th average title in the event, and 26th overall.
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Jan 11, 2017
Steve Fryar, who qualified for the 1980 National Finals Rodeo as a steer wrestler, passed away Jan. 10 in Big Spring, Texas. He was 63.
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