2/19/2011

Read part three of the iron cowboys, steel bulls series.  Read the latest news from the Iron Cowboy II.  Read about a couple of PBR TPD events in Arkansas.  Read how Brad Boyd and Toby Floyd have teamed up to become  bucking bull powerhouse.

Read the latest entry in the PBR blog.

Read about contestants looking forward to the San Antonio Rodeo finals.

Read the latest updates from the Rank bull riding blog.

Read the latest updates from twisTEDrodeo.

Read the latest update from the WPRA.

Dallas Morning News
http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/more-sports/headlines/20110219-after-10-year-hiatus-australian-bull-rider-back-on-top.ece
After 10-year hiatus, Australian bull rider back on top

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/18/2861056/australian-making-up-for-lost.html
Australian making up for lost time on rodeo circuit
http://www.dfw.com/2011/02/17/411333/feel-bullish-check-out-the-pbr.html
Feel bullish?  Check out the PBR Dickies Iron Cowboy Invitational

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
http://lubbockonline.com/columnists/2011-02-18/hoffman-iron-cowboy-invitational-draws-some-countrys-top-bull-riders
Hoffman:  Iron Cowboy Invitational draws some of country's top bull riders

KAIT
http://www.kait8.com/Global/story.asp?S=14060000
Saddle up for PBR this weekend at the ASU Convo

KTHV
http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=144083&catid=2
PBR returns to North Little Rock

Ark Times
http://www.arktimes.com/RockCandy/archives/2011/02/18/saturday-to-do-pbr-touring-pro-division
Saturday-To-Do:  PBR Touring Pro Division

San Antonio Express News
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/
Stock Show and Rodeo article index
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Rodeo-police-a-melting-pot-of-officers-from-15-1018607.php
Rodeo police a melting pot of officers from 15 agencies
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Steer-wrestler-seizes-momentum-leading-into-rodeo-1019293.php
Steer wrestler seizes momentum leading into rodeo finals
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Utah-cowboy-shines-in-re-ride-1020981.php
Utah cowboy shines in re-ride
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Stock-Show-and-Rodeo-results-for-Feb-18-2011-1021035.php
Stock Show and Rodeo results for February 18, 2011
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/San-Antonio-Stock-Show-Rodeo-Results-for-1019362.php
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo:  Results for Thursday, February 17, 2011
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Overnight-Review-Martina-McBride-1021032.php
Overnight review:  Martina McBride
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Overnight-at-the-Rodeo-Blake-Shelton-1019434.php
Overnight at the rodeo:  Blake Shelton

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/rodeo/
Stock Show and Rodeo article index
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/18/event-kicks-off-with-crowd-pleasing-rides/
San Angelo Rodeo:  Defending bull-riding champ has good ride
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/18/Rodeoresults/
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo:  Rodeo results, 2/19
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/18/rodeoentries/
Rodeo Entries
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/17/dazzling-opener/
Dazzling opener
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/18/round-em-up-move-em-out-riding-tall-trail-riders/
Riding Tall:  Trail riders end journey in rodeo parade
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/18/san-angelo-stock-show-rodeo-santa-fe-trail-ride-ra/
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo:  Santa Fe Trail Ride raises money for San Angelo scholarships
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/17/the-sights-the-sounds-even-the-smell-rodeo-a/
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo:  The sights, the sounds...even the smell
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/17/a-day-at-the-fairground-sensory-overload/
A day at the fairground:  A reporter's perspective on the inaugural day of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/17/san-angelo-stock-show-rodeo-event-keeps-officials/
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo: Event keeps officials busy

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_2eb2c215-2b29-55c0-a16d-90056b2c4a21.html
Scoreboard:  Rodeo
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_8dd1b941-a27c-533c-a126-f5ff06a24691.html
NRA Finals tickets on sale
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_ea9fdcc2-1e1b-5e53-b22d-c2a617132aaa.html
Scoreboard:  Rodeo

Andalusia Star-News
http://www.andalusiastarnews.com/2011/02/19/civitans-to-kick-off-annual-rodeo/
Civitans to kick off annual rodeo

Arizona Daily Star
http://azstarnet.com/sports/article_698562ad-9a2d-5b2b-9257-52ac59a6b2e1.html
Grab your Stetson - rodeo starts today

KVOA
http://www.kvoa.com/news/expect-significant-road-closures-for-tucson-rodeo-parade/
Expect significant road closures for Tucson Rodeo Parade

KMSB
http://www.fox11az.com/news/local/Tucson-rodeo-facing-problems-116484308.html
Tucson Rodeo Parade facing transportation problems

North Platte Telegraph
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/02/18/news/40001421.txt
Clinic set for rodeo royalty hopefuls

Northwest Houston Community Impact
http://impactnews.com/northwest-houston/328-news/11581-area-interest-in-rodeo-continues
Area interest in rodeo continues

Delta Optimist
http://www.delta-optimist.com/travel/Rodeo+cash/2837007/story.html?id=2837007
Rodeo got cash

Montgomery Advertiser
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20110218/SPORTS/102180343/Rodeo-SLE-tickets-on-sale
Rodeo:  SLE tickets on sale

WNCF
http://www.wncftv.com/localnews/Rodeo-Coming-Back-To-Montgomery-116458508.html
Rodeo Coming Back to Montgomery

Kansas State Collegian
http://www.kstatecollegian.com/edge/rodeo-participants-fan-outfits-differ-1.2474154
Rodeo participants, fan outfits differ
http://www.kstatecollegian.com/news/rodeo-to-feature-nine-events-fundraise-for-k-state-club-1.2474151
Rodeo to feature nine events, fundraise for K-State club

KTKA
http://www.ktka.com/events/2011/feb/20/5815/
K-State Intercollegiate Rodeo

Hays Daily News
http://www.hdnews.net/Story/fhsurodeoaccident021811
FHSU Rodeo Club member injured in fall

Tampa Bay Online
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/feb/19/191237/teen-dies-after-being-thrown-from-bull/
Riverview teen dies after being thrown by rodeo bull

My Fox Tampa Bay
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/hillsborough/bull_riding_death_021911
Hillsborough teen dies in bull riding accident

Fremont Tribune
http://fremonttribune.com/news/local/article_f8682928-3b76-11e0-be32-001cc4c002e0.html
CVB hosting bull riding competition

Willows Journal
http://www.willows-journal.com/sports/camp-6133-roughstock-prorodeo.html
Free roughstock camp in Red Bluff

Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/2011/02/19/2970914/by-the-horns-southeast-states.html
Southeast States Bull Riders tour hits Manatee County Fairgrounds

2/17/2011

Read about Commissioner Karl Stressman addressing the topic of RodeoHouston.  Read about the champions of the recent Dixie National Rodeo.

See first results from recent PRCA events.

Read more about the McKennon Wimberly Relief Benefit and Bull Riding.

Read the latest update from twisTEDrodeo.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/16/2855443/bucking-the-system-over-a-bunch.html
Bucking the system overa bunch of bull

Dallas Voice
http://www.dallasvoice.com/yee-haw-bullriding-bucks-bucks-1065338.html
Yee, haw!  Bull-riding for bucks (and bucks) is harder than it looks

Kearney Hub
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/article_67a4a0c6-3aca-11e0-8962-001cc4c002e0.html
Omaha PBR invitational canceled; refunds offered

BC Local News
http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/116409964.html
Pozzobon second in nations capital

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/17/bachs-make-a-winning-team/
Brett Hoffman:  Bachs make a winning team

Hattiesburg American
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110217/ENTERTAINMENT/102170313/-greatest-show-Dirt-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p
"The Greatest Show on Dirt"

Chadron News
http://www.thechadronnews.com/articles/2011/02/17/chadron/happenings/doc4d519d18d5d86880133931.txt
CSC rodeo fundraiser set for February 19

See the draw for Rounds One through Four of the Iron Cowboy Invitational.

Read about the bull pen for Iron Cowboy II.

KVOA
http://www.kvoa.com/news/86th-annual-tucson-rodeo-kicks-off-saturday/
86th Annual Tucson Rodeo kicks off Saturday

Contra Costa Times
http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_17414473?nclick_check=1
Red Bluff Round-Up wins award from WPRA

AL.com
http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2011/02/championship_rodeo_returns_to.html
Championship rodeo returns to Montgomery March 10-12

Read the second part of the series about the PBR's iron cowboys versus its steel bulls.  Read the Oklahoma City stock report.  Read about the PBR invading Cowboy Country this weekend.

Read the latest entry in the PBR blog.

Read about Tuf Cooper finding his groove in San Antonio.

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/2011-02-17-pbr-cowboys-stadium_N.htm
Cowboys try new format, fiesty bulls at Cowboys Stadium

Huntsville Item
http://itemonline.com/sports/x1275139749/Rodeo-Insider-PBRs-Iron-Cowboy-to-be-crowned-in-Arlington
Rodeo Insider:  PBR's Iron Cowboy to be crowned in Arlington

San Antonio Express News
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/
Stock Show and Rodeo article index
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/After-bad-fall-Aussie-saddle-bronc-rider-has-1017406.php
After bad fall, Aussie saddle bronc rider has enjoyed great rise
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Overnight-at-the-Rodeo-Miranda-Lambert-shows-why-1017365.php
Overnight at the rodeo:  Miranda Lambert shows why she won Grammy
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/San-Antonio-Stock-Show-Rodeo-Results-for-1016854.php
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo:  Results for Wednesday, February 16, 2011

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/rodeo/
Stock Show and Rodeo article index
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/16/Rodeoperformers/
San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo:  Rodeo Performers, 2/17
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/17/our-opinion-stock-show-rodeo-return-us-to-our/
Our Opinion:  Stock show, rodeo return us to our roots

Arizona Daily Star
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/outdoors/article_46b16e9e-52f9-575f-b81e-0b5dcf6855b1.html
Hang on, the rodeo is coming to town
http://azstarnet.com/sports/article_909175c0-d8f6-5ccd-b566-365056947174.html
Greg Hansen:  Top cowboy rode off, now enjoys rural ranch

Explorer News
http://explorernews.com/el_sol/article_811721c2-3945-11e0-a7e4-001cc4c002e0.html
Tucson loves a parade

Alpine Avalanche
http://www.alpineavalanche.com/news/article_942c4c42-3aad-11e0-a413-001cc4c03286.html
New scholarship to aid Sul Ross rodeo participants

2/16/2011

Read about RodeoHouston and the PBR reaching a sanctioning agreement.

Read about the top contenders for World Champion Bull matching up in Arlington.  Read why Austin Meier's toughness should be an asset in Arlington.  Read about the matchup between iron cowboys and steel bulls.

Read about new names emerging at the top of the San Antonio leaderboard.

Read the latest updates from twisTEDrodeo.

Read the latest updates from the WPRA.

KXII
http://www.kxii.com/morningshow/headlines/PBR_Dickies_Iron_Cowboy_Invitational_116306399.html
PBR Dickies Iron Cowboy Invitational

San Antonio Express News
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/
Stock Show and Rodeo article index
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Canadian-rides-bulls-when-not-wrestling-steers-1015463.php
Canadian rides bulls when not wrestling news
http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/Stock-Show-Rodeois-a-bonanza-for-S-A-1015140.php
Stock Show & Rodeo is a bonanza for S.A.
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Stock-Show-and-Rodeo-results-for-Feb-15-2011-1015530.php
Stock Show and Rodeo results for February 15, 2011
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Rodeo-s-music-finale-1016733.php
Rodeo's music finale
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Overnight-review-Styx-1015516.php
Overnight review:  Styx
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Good-times-rollin-for-Shelton-1015060.php
Good times rollin' for Shelton

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/16/saddle-up-for-the-rodeo/
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo:  Saddle up for the rodeo

Explorer
http://explorernews.com/el_sol/article_20e34dae-3944-11e0-9308-001cc4c002e0.html
Cowboys ready to rodeo

KVOA
http://www.kvoa.com/news/rodeo-parade-takes-full-2-5-mile-route-next-week/
Rodeo Parade takes full 2.5-mile route next week

KSBY
http://www.ksby.com/news/sign-up-now-for-elks-rodeo-beard-a-reno-whisker-growing-contest/
Sign up now for Elks Rodeo Beard-A-Reno Whisker Growing Contest

Lynden Tribune
http://lyndentribune.com/custers-ashley-sutherland-is-miss-lynden-rodeo-p2239-1.htm
Custer's Ashley Sutherland is 2011 Miss Lynden Rodeo

The Fence Post
http://www.thefencepost.com/article/20110216/NEWS/110219961/1032&ParentProfile=1001
Coronation Celebration for Becky Grimm, Miss Rodeo Nebraska

KHOU
http://www.khou.com/news/health/Calorie-conundrum-Enjoying-your-favorite-Rodeo-treats-without-derailing-your-diet-116327454.html
Calorie conundrum:  Your favorite Rodeo treats vs. your waistline

BC Local News
http://www.bclocalnews.com/sports/116339414.html
Rodeo champs return to Cloverdale

Macon Sun
http://www.macon.com/2011/02/16/1451501/rodeo-rides-back-with-new-clown.html
Rodeo rides back with new clown

Bennfarrell
http://bennfarrell.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/i-will-blackout-when-i-ride-my-bull-expert-says/
I Will Blackout When I Ride My Bull Expert Says

WJTV
http://www2.wjtv.com/sports/2011/feb/15/art-bull-riding-ar-1468846/
The Art of Bull Riding

South Florida Sun Sentinel
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/davie/fl-bergeron-arena-folo-20110216,0,1731627.story
Davie to protect Bergeron Rodeo Grounds for 99 years

McNeese State University
http://www.mcneese.edu/news/news/rodeo2_15_11.asp
McNeese Men's Rodeo Team Finishes First at Trinity Rodeo, Women's Team Finishes Third

Arizona City Independent
http://trivalleycentral.com/articles/2011/02/16/arizona_city_independent/top_stories/doc4d5ac05a81340654539853.txt
Pinal has two rodeo festivals and they're happening almost simultaneously

Coolidge Examiner
http://www.trivalleycentral.com/articles/2011/02/16/coolidge_examiner/top_stories/doc4d5af20e4fe0f856537147.txt
Parade route back on track

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/article/20110216/FERNLEY03/102160373/1306/fernley
Fernley Junior Rodeo to meet March 3

Red Bluff Daily News
http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/ci_17403155
Rewarding rodeo at the Tehama District Fairground

2/15/2011

Read the final word from the Oklahoma City BFTS event.  Read why Cowboys Stadium will present a new challenge for the PBR.

Read about contestants preparing for the San Antonio semifinals.  Read some of the latest highlights from the rodeo trail.  Read about ProRodeo Live launching its 2011 coverage.

Read a recap of the 2011 CBR Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout.

Read the latest update from twisTEDrodeo.

Fort Worth Star Telegram
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/14/2848722/cowboys-stadium-draws-top-bull.html
Cowboys Stadium draws top bull riders

Simcoe
http://www.simcoe.com/sports/article/955038--whole-lot-of-bull
Whole lot of bull

San Antonio Express News
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo
Stock Show and Rodeo article index
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/She-s-after-a-first-yet-looks-ahead-1013657.php
She's after a first, yet looks ahead
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Stock-Show-and-Rodeo-results-for-Feb-14-2011-1013679.php
Stock Show and Rodeo results for February 14, 2011
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Overnight-review-Gary-Allan-1013684.php
Overnight review:  Gary Allan
http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/Rodeo-carries-sizable-economic-clout-1015140.php
Stock Show & Rodeo is a bonanza for S.A.

Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Sears+rides+backup+rodeo/4284661/story.html
Sears rides backup at rodeo

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/rodeo/
Stock Show and Rodeo article index
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/14/no-headline---rodeoresults/
Rodeo results, 2/15

Tucson Weekly
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/fiesta-de-los-vaqueros-rodeo/Event?oid=2513591
Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo

Dodge City Daily Globe
http://www.dodgeglobe.com/sports/x95292649/Elite-pro-rodeo-contestants-eager-to-return-to-Guymon
Elite pro rodeo contestants eager to return to Guymon

Fence Post
http://www.thefencepost.com/article/20110215/NEWS/110219962/1032&ParentProfile=1001
Lincoln's PRCA Rodeo was full of special events

Yuma Sun
http://www.yumasun.com/news/crowder-67675-arizona-plans.html
Crowder, Tillou royalty at rodeo

Santa Maria Times
http://www.santamariatimes.com/news/local/article_7ad4e1b0-38d6-11e0-b0e0-001cc4c03286.html
Big changes planned this year

Parker Chronicle
http://coloradocommunitynewspapers.com/articles/2011/02/15/parker_chronicle/sports/17_spts_benn_column_pk.txt
Preparing for a wild ride

9 News
http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=181610&catid=222
Former bull rider wore broken bones as badges

Anderson Valley Post
http://www.andersonvalleypost.com/news/2011/feb/15/rb-plans-special-rodeo/
R.B. plans special rodeo

Gonzales Inquirer
http://www.gonzalesinquirer.com/news/article_5100b838-38a3-11e0-b295-001cc4c03286.html
Inquirer official news source for Rodeo Challenge

Arizona Republic
http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/events/articles/2011/02/10/20110210road-runner-regional-rodeo-rawhide-chandler.html
2/18-20:  RoadRunner Regional Rodeo at Rawhide

2/14/2011

See the updated PBR 90-Point Club.  See updated PBR BFTS Points Standings.  See updated PBR Qualifier Standings.

See first results from recent PRCA events.

Read about Craig Jackson taking the early lead in the $10,000 Mahindra Tractors CBR Texas Swing.

Read the latest entry in the Rank bull riding blog.

Read the latest updates from twisTEDrodeo.

Oklahoman
http://newsok.com/brazil-continues-dominance/article/3540736
PBR:  Paulo Lima continues Brazilian dominance
http://www.newsok.com/article/3540682
PBR notebook:  Are Brazilians better bull riders?

KOTV
http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=14022903
Professional Bull Riders Buck Up OKC's Economy

Prince Albert Daily Herald
http://www.paherald.sk.ca/News/Local/2011-02-13/article-2233256/Byrne-carries-on-family-tradition-as-bullfighter/1
Byrne carries on family tradition as bullfighter

Jackson Clarion Ledger
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110214/NEWS/102140325/Some-kind-of-tough
Some kind of tough

WLBT
http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=14022106
Veterans honored at Dixie National Rodeo

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_9fd6e24c-3840-11e0-9461-001cc4c03286.html
Cody Nite Rodeo sees increased attendance in 2010
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_080a399e-2ae7-5c21-abcc-10f10a03f369.html
Scoreboard:  Rodeo

Clovis Independent
http://clovisindependent.com/2011/02/14/top-new-country-artist-easton-corbin-to-perform-april-22-at-the-clovis-rodeo/
Top New Country Artist Easton Corbin to Perform April 22 at Clovis Rodeo

MarketWire
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/TicketNetwork-Advisory-Affordable-Houston-Rodeo-Tickets-1395635.htm
TicketNetwork Advisory - Affordable Houston Rodeo Tickets

KLFY
http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=14025391
Tuff Hedeman's CBR Returns to Vegas April 2nd

Berks-Mont News
http://www.berksmontnews.com/articles/2011/02/14/hamburg_area_item/news/doc4d599eee99a27993736538.txt
IPRA bull riding rookie of the year as tough as they come

Fence Post
http://www.thefencepost.com/ARTICLE/20110214/NEWS/110219967/1032/RSS
Nebraska High School Rodeo Association for 2-12-11

Toowoomba Chronicle
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/02/15/toowoomba-rodeo-gatton-flood/
Rodeo spurs fund-raising efforts

See complete results from the Oklahoma City BFTS event.

Read the PBR Press Release for the Oklahoma City BFTS event.  Read more about Paulo Lima rising to the challenge in OKC.  Read some behind-the-chutes information from Oklahoma City.

Read the latest entry in the PBR blog.

Read about bareback riders stealing the spotlight in San Antonio.

San Antonio Express News
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/
Stock Show and Rodeo article index
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/String-of-successes-in-S-A-1012127.php
String of successes in S.A.
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Roper-Trevor-Brazile-is-the-cowboy-to-beat-1012689.php
Roper Trevor Brazile is the cowboy to beat
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Rodeo-results-for-Feb-13-2011-1012121.php
Rodeo results for February 13, 2011
http://blog.mysanantonio.com/the-music-beat/2011/02/no-bull-easton-corbins-the-real-deal/
No bull:  Easton Corbin's the real deal
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Overnight-review-Steel-Magnolia-1012125.php
Overnight review:  Steel Magnolia
http://www.mysanantonio.com/rodeo/article/Overnight-review-Ramon-Ayala-1012087.php
Overnight review:  Ramon Ayala

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/rodeo/
Stock Show and Rodeo article index

Arizona Republic
http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/2011/02/14/20110214tucson-rodeo-cowboy-celebration.html
Tucson Rodeo draws top names to February 19-27 event

Humble Tribune
http://ourtribune.com/article.php?id=11512
2011 Humble Rodeo proves a rocking success for Humble ISD


Elite ProRodeo contestants eager to return to Guymon

 

GUYMON, Okla. - Every elite athlete can point to their early development as a starting point to excellence.

For six of the qualifiers to last season's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, their foundation was laid in No Man's Land with their education at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. From world champions like Jeff Willert and Taos Muncy to veterans like Tana Poppino to up-and-coming stars like Seth Glause, Ardie Maier and Cort Scheer, their 2010 seasons were rewards for work that began around Goodwell, Okla., home of one of the premier collegiate rodeo programs in the country.

"It dang sure is a big deal to go to school there and to do well in rodeo," said Scheer, 24, of Elsmere, Neb., one of three saddle bronc riders to play on the sport's biggest stage. "When you look at the people who have gone to school there and done well in ProRodeo, it's a big deal."

So is the NFR, which takes the top 15 contestants in each event for the season-ending championship. Scheer had the best run of the Panhandle contingent, placing in seven of 10 go-rounds, winning the ninth round and pocketing more than $70,000 during his two-week stay in Las Vegas. All that catapulted Scheer to fourth in the world standings and earnings of better than $152,500.

But that's in the past, and the future is what's most important in ProRodeo. That's why the six NFR qualifiers are already looking forward to getting together the first weekend in May for a little Panhandle State reunion during the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena.

"That's just a great rodeo, and it's one everybody wants to win," said Muncy, world champion saddle bronc rider. "You always enjoy coming back for the rodeo, but you also want to win it."

Muncy knows all about that. He won the Guymon title in 2007, the year he won the college and world championships. This past season, he placed in three NFR go-rounds and walked away from the Thomas & Mack Center with $23,444. He finished the year ranked No. 9 with more than $122,000.

But he's not the only Panhandle State alumnus to have earned that coveted belt that goes to the Guymon champion. Last season, Poppino won the barrel racing crown for the first time in her storied career.

"It feels good to come to this rodeo and do this well," said Poppino, a three-time NFR qualifier. "This is a really tough place to win because there are so many great girls here. It's nice to be able to win this one.

"I ran at Guymon's rodeo while I was still in college and it was just a little rodeo, so it is great to finally win it."

In Las Vegas this past December, Poppino placed in both the first and second go-rounds, but that was it. She finished with $11,863 in NFR earnings, but it didn't take away from the phenomenal season that took her to the championship. Besides winning in Guymon, the Big Cabin, Okla., cowgirl also won in Fort Worth.

Wins at big rodeos like Guymon and Fort Worth are a key ingredient in remaining one of the elite contestants in their event. For Willert, the 2005 world champion bronc rider from Belvedere, S.D., big rodeos were instrumental in his qualifying for his sixth trip to the NFR. He won events in Greeley, Colo., and Tucson, Ariz., then finished the season No. 12 in the world standings.

Glause competed in ProRodeo's grand finale for the second time in his career. A bull rider from Rock Springs, Wyo., the 22-year-old Glause knows just how tough the NFR can be. He placed in just one go-round and left Las Vegas with just $3,672 in earnings. Still, he finished 15th in the world standings and has earned the respect of thousands of other bull riders who have never made it that far.

Until 2010, Maier was in that group, even though he's been considered one of the top bull riders in the game. Maier, of Timber Lake, S.D., parlayed wins in San Antonio; Fort Madison, Iowa; St. Paul, Ore.; and Union, Ore., into his first NFR qualification.

"That was the best year I've had," Maier said.

Maier rode just two bulls, but he won the final go-round. That's a pretty nice precursor to kick-starting the new year.

"I didn't have the greatest finals, but I thought it ended good," he said. "It felt good."

And that's the kind of feeling he hopes will carry him to a second straight trip to the NFR. He knows being consistent is important, just like it was a decade ago when he was part of the Panhandle State rodeo team.

"I always like going back to Guymon, because it's a great rodeo and you get to see a lot of friends," Maier said. "One of the years when I was going to school there, I placed in bareback riding in Guymon.

"I'd love to do good in Guymon. I've never won Guymon. I've ridden some bulls there but never did win it. It's sure one I'd like to win."

 

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2/13/2011

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