5/22/2010

Read the latest updates from Rodeo Attitude.

Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/rodeo-chucks/Photo+Gallery+Rodeo+down+under/3061595/story.html
Photo Gallery:  Rodeo down under
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/rodeo-chucks/Sears+stays+sidelines+following+second+surgery/3060828/story.html
Sears stays on sidelines following second surgery
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/rodeo-chucks/Easygoing+riders+raging+bulls/3041317/story.html
Easygoing riders, raging bulls

San Diego Union Tribune
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/may/22/no-bull-hes-tough/
High Octane Hurricane feared on riding circuit

Riverside Press Enterprise
http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_sbull22.119a3883.html
Rodeo Cowboy rides into Hollywood

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_fcec83a0-6560-11df-a4d4-001cc4c03286.html
Scoreboard:  Pro Rodeo

Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Horse+whisperer+talent+bull/3055812/story.html
Horse whisperer's eye for talent is no bull

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
http://lubbockonline.com/editorials/2010-05-22/lubbock-cooper-senior-carving-out-career-bull-riding-circuit
Lubbock-Cooper senior carving out career on bull-riding circuit

Helena Independent Record
http://helenair.com/sports/article_a793b824-656a-11df-8772-001cc4c03286.html
De Shon captures bullriding crown

Newnan Times-Herald
http://www.times-herald.com/local/Rodeo-continues-tonight-at-Coweta-fairgrounds-1138110
Rodeo continues tonight at Coweta fairgrounds

Salinas Californian
http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20100522/NEWS01/5220309
Animal welfare groups object to planned rodeo fundraiser for Santa Cruz Deputy Sheriff's Association

Abilene Reporter News
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2010/may/21/wilfongs-were-in-high-school-rodeo-finals/
Wilfongs were in high school rodeo finals

Columbia Basin Herald
http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/articles/2010/05/21/sports/doc4bf71275a788a599818425.txt
State high school rodeo finals next weekend

Yankton Press and Dakotan
http://yankton.net/articles/2010/05/22/neighbors/doc4bf77a818fb12585509406.txt
S.D. Rodeo Association to Begin Summer Season

Garden City Telegram
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/Hometown-Sports----Miss-Teen-Kansas-Rodeo-5-22-10
Hometown:  Miss Teen Rodeo has a memorable 2009

5/21/2010

See first results from recent PRCA events.

Read about bull rider Mike Moore being featured on "Athlete 360".

Read the latest udpates from Rodeo Attitude.

Read the latest update from Rodeo Canada.

Read the latest updates from World of Rodeo.

Everett Herald
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100521/ENT/705219959
Giddy-up for pro bull riding thrills in Everett

North County Times
http://www.nctimes.com/sports/community/article_686d47fa-3e5b-5399-8eda-8757fa6c60b9.html
Community Sports:  It's all another stunt for Temecula's Brown

Riverside Press Enterprise
http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_W_wbull21.e9a1f32.html
Area rider is getting stars in his eyes, and it's not from bull riding

Ada Evening News
http://adaeveningnews.com/local/x1414109965/Pre-Paid-Legal-title-sponsor-to-McCoy-Invite
Pre-Paid Legal title sponsor to McCoy Invite

ABC.net
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/21/2905522.htm?site=northqld&section=news
Riders saddle up for bull ride glory

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2010/may/20/world-champion-roper-ties-down-place-in-hof/?partner=yahoo_feeds
Brett Hoffman:  World Champion roper ties down place in Pendleton HoF

New Richmond News
http://www.newrichmond-news.com/event/article/id/29337/
Rodeo set to return for June run

Wauneta Nebraska
http://www.waunetanebraska.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1835:second-annual-chase-county-bullriding-challenge-set-for-saturday-june-12&catid=29:agbusiness&Itemid=53
Second annual Chase County Bullriding Challenge set for Saturday, June 12

Beckley Register-Herald
http://www.register-herald.com/todayssportsfront/x334299521/Bull-riding-Eight-seconds-of-pure-excitement
Bull riding: Eight seconds of pure excitement

Mackay Daily Mercury
http://www.dailymercury.com.au/story/2010/05/22/rodeo-riders-ready-to-thrill/
Rodeo riders ready to thrill

Read about Justin McBride's new album.  Read why Ty Murray still believes in growing bull riding one brick at a time.  Read about the upcoming PBR TPD event in Fort Pierce.  Read about JW Hart's upcoming TPD event.  Read about the PBR being honored by its Sports League of the Year nomination.

Read about planning ahead for the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame ceremonies.

Read the latest entry in Ryan Gray's blog.

Salinas Californian
http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20100521/NEWS01/5210330
Salinas police unveil 100th California Rodeo commemorative badge

Monterey Herald
http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_15132876?nclick_check=1
Salinas police officers cover cost of commemorative California Rodeo Salinas badges

KTEN
http://www.kten.com/Global/story.asp?S=12523293
PRCA Rodeo tonight, tomorrow at Ken Lance Arena

Cookeville Herald Citizen
http://www.herald-citizen.com/view/full_story/7550712/article-X-treme-Rodeo-Tour-rides-into-Cookeville?instance=latest_articles
X-treme Rodeo Tour rides into Cookeville

Platte County Record Times
http://www.pcrecordtimes.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=74&story_id=1682
Rodeo heads to Newcastle, Gillette

Gillette News Record
http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/articles/2010/05/21/news/today/news06.txt
Rockpile Museum needs rodeo items for new exhibit

Jacksboro Gazette-News
http://www.jacksboronewspapers.com/news/get-news.asp?id=13582&catid=1&cpg=get-news.asp
JC Sheriff's Posse Rodeo kicks off June 3

Payson Roundup
http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2010/may/21/junior-rodeo-returns-roots/
Junior Rodeo returns to roots

WIVB
http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/local/Girls-live-dream-of-competing-in-rodeos
Gils live dream of competing in rodeos

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/article/20100521/MVN03/5210333/1040/MVN
Queen and princess candidates wanted for 2010 Fair & Rodeo

Grass Valley Union
http://www.theunion.com/article/20100521/NEWS/100529963/1001&parentprofile=1053
Rider with Grass Valley roots wins rodeo prize

5/20/2010

Read NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson's thoughts on the PBR.  Read about Yellow Jacket Jr. being "just flat rank".

Read the latest updates from Rodeo Attitude.

Toowoomba Chronicle
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2010/05/21/goondiwindi-cowboy-prepares-challenge/
Goondiwindi cowboy ready for bulls

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
http://lubbockonline.com/columnists/2010-05-20/two-local-trophy-winners-likely-headed-nationals
Two local trophy winners likely headed for nationals

San Antonio Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2010/05/17/daily27.html
Education giving at San Antonio rodeo surpasses the $100 million mark

Salinas Californian
http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20100520/NEWS01/100520019/1002/Salinas+Police+to+sport+special+Rodeo+badges
Salinas Police to sport special Rodeo badges

Santa Maria Times
http://www.santamariatimes.com/news/local/article_395c4cbe-63d4-11df-b110-001cc4c03286.html
Rodeo Queen fundraising events

Victoria Times-Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/Ridin+ropin+Luxton+Rodeo/3050734/story.html
Ridin' and ropin' at Luxton Pro Rodeo

Caboolture Shire Herald
http://caboolture-shire-herald.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/mandy-rides-rodeo-dream-all-the-way-to-the-usa/
Mandy rides rodeo dream all the way to the USA

Santa Cruz Sentinel
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_15123366
County Fairgrounds considers October rodeo:  Animal welfare groups object to planned deputy sheriff's fundraiser


Hall family is a big part of Will Rogers Stampede history

 

CLAREMORE, Okla. - There's a lot of history in the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, and Dell Hall has seen his share.

Hall is the owner of Rafter H Rodeo Livestock Co., and he's been the stock contractor for the Claremore annual rodeo since 1975, his first year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

"Claremore was the first PRCA rodeo that my dad actually had on his own," said Shelley Hall, Dell's daughter and a key member of the stock-contracting firm. "He signed a contract with them the very first year he was a member of the PRCA. We have been here ever since."

And that means a lot to the locals in Rogers County, too.

"The first contract was written on a paper napkin at Dot's Cafe," said David Petty, chairman of the rodeo, which will have performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 28-Sunday, May 30.

Over the years, Rafter H has consistently had some of the best bucking animals in the region, if not the entire country. Two bulls, No. 105 and Skoal's King Kong, were named the best in the PRCA - 105 in 1981 and '84, and Skoal's King Kong in 1998 - and the horse Alibi was the saddle bronc riding horse of the year in 1983. Those are just the top of the list of honors for the Halls' animal athletes.

Headquartered in Tahlequah, Okla., Rafter H was formed in 1961. The 49 years since have seen Hall bucking beasts in some of the biggest rodeos in the country, including those that are voted by the cowboys to be part of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the year-ending championship that has taken place in Las Vegas since 1985.

            "He consistently has as even a pen of bucking stock as anybody in the business," Petty said. "It's an honor to have your stock at the NFR, and he consistently sends them there and to the Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo.

            "Dell's always done a good job for us in Claremore. He's always done what he said he was going to do."

That, it seems, is part of the package for people who hire Rafter H.

"To put on a good rodeo, you have to have a good crew - the people you have working for you and the people you are working with," Shelley Hall said. "Everyone has to be on the same page for your rodeo to be the best and to be successful.

"The goal is to put on the best rodeo you can to make people want to come back each year."

That method seems to work pretty well at the Will Rogers Stampede, now in its 64th year. The love of the rodeo has been passed along the generations.

"I think what's special about the Will Rogers Stampede is that it is a homecoming to all the rodeo and ranching people in the area," Shelley Hall said. "Every year, you see people you haven't seen in years, and they all gather at the rodeo to visit and see old friends. Lots of old cowboys that competed at the rodeo over the years show up to watch the bucking horses and bulls.

"Dad always wants to put on the very best rodeo he can at Claremore, because the people in the stands know a good rodeo when they see it."

 

-30-

5/19/2010

Read the latest updates from the WPRA.

Wise County Messenger
http://www.wcmessenger.com/sports/allsports_content/EkZukAEpuFwqkkhtTQ.php
Cowboys ride into Decatur

North West Star
http://www.northweststar.com.au/news/local/sport/other/boulia-cowboy-aiming-for-totle/1835287.aspx?src=rss
Boulia cowboy aiming for title

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/19/2903831.htm?site=southwestwa&section=news
Surfer's bull riding becomes reality

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_38502eac-630d-11df-b78c-001cc4c002e0.html
Scoreboard:  Bull Riding
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_990303ba-62f8-11df-b023-001cc4c03286.html
Miles City 17-year-old recovering from rodeo injury

Surrey Leader
http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/surreyleader/opinion/94206389.html
Letters:  Rodeo exploits, terrorizes animals

Strathmore Standard
http://www.strathmorestandard.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2585765
Riders prepare for local rodeo

Merritt Herald
http://www.bclocalnews.com/lifestyles/94211084.html
Merritt rides tall in high school rodeo

Morgan County Herald
http://www.mchnews.com/articles/2010/05/19/news/top_stories_and_breaking_news/doc4bf3dc2d883d4038582479.txt
Bull riding mania returns to Morgan County Fair

Read world-renowned surfer Laird Hamilton's thoughts on the PBR.

Read about bareback rider Steven Dent pocketing a Redding Rodeo paycheck.  Read about Cecil Jones being honored at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo.

CBS 4 Denver
http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/Wyoming.Department.of.2.1703715.html
Wyoming Health Department Drops Rodeo Ticket Plan

Newnan Times Herald
http://www.times-herald.com/local/Cattlemens-Rodeo-supports-local-cancer-assistance-group-1133399
Cattlemen's Rodeo supports local cancer assistance group

Greenwood Index Journal
http://www.indexjournal.com/articles/2010/05/18/sports/e051910%20rodeo.txt
Rodeo Man:  Amick says love of horses, children fuel him

Idaho Mountain Express
http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005131365
Lickley stays atop the rodeo circuit at Carey
http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005131378
Rodeo part worth cost

Osage County Herald-Chronicle
http://www.och-c.com/topstories/2010/0520/052010rodeo.html
Burlingame Rodeo Days this weekend

5/18/2010

See first results from recent PRCA events.

Read the latest updates from Rodeo Attitude.

Read the latest updates from the WPRA.

Payson Roundup
http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2010/may/18/rodeo-was-humdinger-spectators/
Rodeo was a "humdinger" for spectators
http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2010/may/18/30400-won-spring-rodeos-top-competitors/
$30,400 won by spring rodeo's top competitors

Brooks Bulletin
http://www.brooksbulletin.com/default.aspx?contentid=2855
Retired bull rider completes marathon

Vancouver Province
http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Easygoing+riders+raging+bulls/3041317/story.html
Easygoing riders, raging bulls

Read about those honored at the PBR Ring of Honor ceremony in Pueblo.  Read the final word about the Pueblo BFTS event.  Read the latest entry in the PBR blog.

Read about a PRCA sub-committee formed to promote the circuit system and the DNCFR.  Read about some legendary ropers heading to the Pendleton Hall of Fame.

Pueblo Chieftain
http://www.chieftain.com/opinion/editorials/article_63826b70-621e-11df-9606-001cc4c002e0.html
Wild and wonderful

Canadian Business
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/market_news/article.jsp?content=D9FPFMP80
Rodeo sponsorship brings Frontier Days rodeo perks for Wyoming Department of Health employees

Alamosa Valley Courier
http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=16725
Alamosa Round-Up rodeo gets PRCA nod

Athens News Courier
http://enewscourier.com/homepage/x712210742/28th-annual-Sheriffs-Rodeo-one-of-biggest-in-events-history
28th annual Sheriff's Rodeo one of biggest in event's history

Vancouver Province
http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Rodeo+boasts+Asian+theme/3041318/story.html
Rodeo boasts Asian theme

Gold Stream Gazette
http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/goldstreamgazette/news/93996904.html
Luxton rodeo:  a lifestyle, a passion

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/05/18/2197884/keller-sophomore-closes-in-on.html
Keller sophomore closes in on championship

Hot Springs Star
http://www.hotspringsstar.com/articles/2010/05/18/hot_springs/sports/doc4bf175711daa2766896576.txt
Tierney, Schroth win rodeo All-Aound

Jacksonville Daily Progress
http://jacksonvilleprogress.com/local/x712210932/LMC-rodeo-date-changed
LMC rodeo date changed

Carroll County News
http://www.carrollconews.com/calendar/event/11247.html
Shell Knob show focuses on rodeo

Santa Cruz IMC
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/05/17/18648182.php
Animal Welfare Activists Say, "Stop the Rodeo in Santa Cruz County!"

5/17/2010

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

See first results from recent PRCA events.

Read about the CBR season halfway through the year.

Read the latest updates from Rodeo Attitude.

Pueblo Chieftain
http://www.chieftain.com/sports/local/article_fd3bb1a2-6171-11df-b9f4-001cc4c002e0.html
Bulls and backflips

Cloverdale Reporter
http://www.bclocalnews.com/lifestyles/Cloverdale_Rodeo_Be_part_of_history.html
Cloverdale Rodeo:  Be part of history

Chadron Record
http://www.thechadronnews.com/articles/2010/05/17/chadron/sports/doc4be0683a1f7cc166793695.txt
CSC bareback rider wins at Wyoming, qualifies for nationals
http://www.thechadronnews.com/articles/2010/05/17/chadron/sports/doc4be994b8ad6d8456024465.txt
Chadron cowgirl claims consecutive All Around title at Burwell rodeo
http://www.thechadronnews.com/articles/2010/05/17/chadron/sports/doc4be06852c8e9b298590770.txt
Werdel earns All-Around at Hyannis

The Fence Post
http://www.thefencepost.com/article/20100517/NEWS/100519921/1032/RSS
Nebraska High School Rodeo Association for 5/15/10
http://www.thefencepost.com/article/20100517/NEWS/100519922/1032/RSS
Nebraska 4-D Barrel Racers Association for 5/15/10

Barriere Star Journal
http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_thompson_nicola/barrierestarjournal/community/93874554.html
Lynette Proulx; Valley girl turned bull rider

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/05/18/rolling-back-years-bull-riding/
Rolling back the years

See complete results from the Pueblo BFTS event.

Read more about Round Two of the Pueblo BFTS event.  Read about Tiffany Davis continuing to inspire those around her.  Read the PBR Press Release for the final day of the Pueblo BFTS event.  Read some behind the chutes information from the Pueblo BFTS event.

Read about the Redding Rodeo wrapping up.  Read about bareback rider Bud Munns who is also a pilot.

Amarillo Globe News
http://www.amarillo.com/stories/051710/mor_moresports1.shtml
Rodeo:  Former bull rider Sharp made it look easy

Redding Record Searchlight
http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/16/riding-on-dreams/
Riding on dreams:  Cottonwood competitors eye bids to National Finals

Las Vegas Review Journal
http://www.lvrj.com/sports/whitfield-has-nfr-in-mind-at-helldorado-93914464.html
Whitfield has NFR in mind at Helldorado
http://www.lvrj.com/sports/helldorado-days-prca-rodeo-93910704.html
Helldorado Days PRCA Rodeo Las Vegas

Southeast Missourian
http://www.semissourian.com/story/1635241.html
Gretchen Wilson now slated to play Sikeston rodeo
http://www.semissourian.com/story/1635235.html
Altenburg Ready to Rodeo

Prescott Daily Courier
http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=81147
Photo:  Heads up! - Arizona High School Rodeo

North Queensland Register
http://nqr.farmonline.com.au/news/state/agribusiness-and-general/general/isa-rodeo-history-snapped-up/1831862.aspx
Isa rodeo history snapped up

5/16/2010

See results from Round Two and the draw for Round Three of the Pueblo BFTS event.

Read about Stormy Wing taking the lead at the Pueblo BFTS event.

Read the latest updates from Rodeo Attitude.

ESPN
http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=5191259
Professional Bull Riders up for top league award

Pueblo Chieftain
http://www.chieftain.com/article_62e46daa-60aa-11df-8f8b-001cc4c002e0.html
Bull-riding greats honored
http://www.chieftain.com/sports/local/article_39df9382-60ad-11df-8365-001cc4c03286.html
Magic strikes for cowboy

North County Times
http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/attractions/article_d05cbb0a-600d-5898-a716-b8cc2fb2c5b3.html
Rodeo action, country dancing at inaugural Pala bull-riding event
http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/attractions/article_3365cbd0-3f5d-59e8-9292-bbf06de72337.html
Ramona Rodeo celebrates backcountry lifestyle

Redding Record Searchlight
http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/16/world-champions-find-success-redding-rodeo/
World Champions Find Success at Redding Rodeo
http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/15/ready-for-more/
Ready for more at Redding Rodeo
http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/15/i-love-a-parade/
Thousands enjoy Redding Rodeo parade

Oakland Tribune
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_15094269
Western spirit abounds at Rowell Ranch Rodeo

Denver Post
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_15095034
Tickets go on sale for Denver Post's Cheyenne Frontier Days train day

Big Spring Herald
http://www.bigspringherald.com/content/view/213913/81/
Make plans for rodeo parade entries

San Diego Union Bulletin
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/may/16/ramona-rodeo-marks-30-years-next-weekend/
Ramona Rodeo marks 30 years next weekend

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2010/may/15/roping-fiesta-joins-rodeo-hall-of-fame/
Rodeo:  Roping Fiesta joins rodeo hall of fame

Deseret News
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700032735/Eagle-Mountain-to-host-its-first-rodeo.html
Eagle Mountain to host its first rodeo

Houston Chronicle
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7007103.html
Rodeo favorite and veterinarian Tony Barcelona

Foster Folly News
http://www.fosterfollynews.com/news/2010May4RodeoInCottondale.php
1st Annual Southern Cattle Company Rodeo