6/11/2011

Read about bull riding gaining on the popularity of soccer in Brazil.  Read about the PBR returning to Oklahoma and Texas for annual TPD events.

Read about Steve Woosley acing the Xtreme Bulls event in Union, Oregon.  Read about JoJo Lemond and Marty Becker setting an arena record at the Sisters Rodeo.  Read about the Xtreme Bulls Tour event launching the Reno Rodeo.

See early results from recent PRCA events.

Read about MMA helping the CBR's Stetson Lewis stay ready to ride.

Read the latest entry in the Rank bull riding blog.

Read the latest updates from twisTEDrodeo.

1 888 Press Release
http://www.1888pressrelease.com/two-time-pbr-world-champion-gets-energy-boost-chris-shivers-pr-309873.html
Two-Time PBR World Champion Gets Energy Boost - Chris Shivers to endorse Energy Pix

Garden City Telegram
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/Beef-Empire-Days-Rodeo---General-Lead-6-11-11
New faces grace leaderboard after Day 2 of BED PRCA Rodeo
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/Beef-Empire-Days-Rodeo-6-10-11
Fennell, Holmes get top rides at rodeo's opening night
http://www.gctelegram.com/news/BED-PRCA-rodeo-25th-anniversary
Beef Empire Days rodeo reaches 25th year
http://www.gctelegram.com/news/bed2011-rodeo-queen
Rodeo Royalty:  Beef Empire Days queen crowned
http://www.gctelegram.com/news/Bullfighter-Clown-06-10-2011
Landis still saving cowboys, making rodeo fans laugh
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/Sports-Source-6-10-11
From the horse's mouth
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/bed2011-video-prca-openingnight
Video:  Beef Empire Days 2011 - PRCA Rodeo Opening Night
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/GCCC-Rodeo-Nationals-06-11-11
GCCC rodeo team to compete at College National Finals in Wyoming

Great Falls Tribune
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110611/SPORTS/106110318
Raising the roof in Vaughn
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110610/ENTERTAINMENT05/106100313
Vaughn rodeo is this weekend

North Platte Telegraph
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/06/11/news/40001998.txt
Miss Rodeo America visits North Platte
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/06/11/news/40001997.txt
Can't stop Miss Rodeo

San Jose Mercury News
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18249939?nclick_check=1
Cowboy up at the Livermore Rodeo

San Leandro Patch
http://sanleandro.patch.com/articles/rodeo-kicks-off-in-livermore
Rodeo Kicks Off in Livermore

Danville Patch
http://danville.patch.com/articles/cowboys-and-cowgirls-team-up-with-lil-pardners
Cowboys and Cowgirls Team Up with "Lil' Pardners"

Cleburne Times Review
http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/johnsoncounty/x552315559/Huggins-new-announcer-at-rodeo
Huggins new announcer at rodeo

Bend Bulletin
http://www.bendbulletin.com/article/20110610/NEWS0107/306109999/
Ride 'em cowboy!  The Sisters Rodeo returns

KLTV
http://www.kltv.com/story/14885065/gladewater-rodeo-brings-international-competitors
Gladewater rodeo brings international competitors

Fargo In Forum
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/323085/
Horse virus won't affect rodeo

TMC.net
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2011/06/10/5566848.htm
Push is on to secure for Pro Rodeo 2011 Finals

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/jun/10/coleman-rodeo-planned/
Coleman rodeo planned

Greeley Tribune
http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20110609/NEWS/706099983/1002&parentprofile=1001490
Traditional Grover Rodeo to bring thousands

Brownwood News
http://www.brownwoodnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5449:2011-brown-county-rodeo-begins-photos-a-video-&catid=36:life&Itemid=59
2011 Brown County Rodeo Begins

Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Animal+rights+group+wants+royals+stay+away+from+Calgary+Stampede/4926962/story.html
Activists urge Will and Kate to spurn Stampede rodeo

Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Royals+urged+boycott+Calgary+Stampede+rodeo/4927708/story.html
Royals urged to boycott Calgary Stampede rodeo

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/sports/equestrian/rodeo/article_26889c3e-a632-5422-800f-08c2a78b798b.html
CNFR:  Gillette enters rodeo with hopes of top-5 finish
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_99399eb3-1747-5aba-a812-93e2a3eaa890.html
CNFR:  Central Wyoming looks past rough spring
http://trib.com/sports/article_766cac49-ea1e-5935-8e3b-0f7b62477e22.html
Strong finish earns Schrock a spot in CNFR
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_031b3a6c-0189-5c93-8624-9de055c5ded1.html
TVCC helps Hansen "pick up" a regional title
http://trib.com/sports/article_7afc3acc-eadd-5e49-8de4-4992a38903b5.html
Meiers fights through injuries to earn CNFR berth
http://trib.com/news/local/vmix_a16a67c8-9399-11e0-aada-001cc4c03286.html
CNFR 2011 Preview

Rapid City Journal
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/sports/local/article_108512d0-93d0-11e0-8cf0-001cc4c03286.html
Rodeo:  West River well represented at CNFR

Bismarck Tribune
http://www.bismarcktribune.com/sports/college/article_3832fa9e-93cc-11e0-874a-001cc4c03286.html
College Rodeo:  Knoll used to the road

Lahonton Valley News
http://www.lahontanvalleynews.com/article/20110610/SPORTS/110619984/1055&ParentProfile=1045
Corkill rides into national finals rodeo

Mitchelle Daily Republic
http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/53613/
Letcher native Tyrell Moody will compete at College National Finals Rodeo

Andalusia Star-News
http://www.andalusiastarnews.com/2011/06/11/officials-help-keep-rodeo-finals-in-andy/
Officials:  Help keep rodeo finals in Andy
http://www.andalusiastarnews.com/2011/06/10/local-rodeo-talent-heading-to-nationals/
Local rodeo talent heading to nationals

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/article/20110610/MVN05/106100358/SV-grad-Austin-Carrasco-compete-national-rodeo-title?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Mason%20Valley%20News|s
SV grad Austin Carrasco to compete for national rodeo title

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_27a4cef9-f5ef-5eb8-9e3a-d2fb6ece5f86.html
Scoreboard:  Prep rodeo

Salt Lake Tribune
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/51986087-77/rodeo-thacker-miller-nationals.html.csp
High school rodeo finals prove to be a wild ride

Deseret News
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700142973/High-school-rodeo-Little-brother-making-rodeo-family-proud.html
High school rodeo:  Little brother making rodeo family proud

Helena Independent Record
http://helenair.com/sports/high-school/article_f67b2b00-9329-11e0-bbfb-001cc4c002e0.html
Prep rodeo:  Nordahl wins state bull riding first go

Hollister Free Lance
http://hollisterfreelance.com/sports/276489-rodeo-locals-try-hand-at-state-finals-rodeo
Rodeo:  Locals try hand at state finals rodeo

Ogden Standard Examiner
http://www.standard.net/topics/sports/2011/06/09/locals-shine-state-high-school-rodeo-showcase
Locals shine at state high school rodeo showcase

Black Hills Pioneer
http://www.bhpioneer.com/sports/local_sports/article_40380c56-937d-11e0-befd-001cc4c002e0.html
Second regional rodeo this weekend

Carrol County Times
http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/sports/local/bull-rodeo-bringing-rip-roaring-time-to-ag-center/article_abf9206a-935f-11e0-8aef-001cc4c03286.html
Bull rodeo bringing "rip-roaring" time to Ag Center

AL.com
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/06/bucket_list_bull_riding_attemp.html
"Bucket List" bull riding attempt ends badly for Huntsville Public Works Director Terry Hatfield

6/9/2011

Read about the CBR supporting the Boot Campaign.

Read the latest updates from twisTEDrodeo.

Garden City Telegram
http://www.gctelegram.com/news/BED-garcia-6-9-11
Rodeo more than a hobby for Garcia
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/Beef-Empire-Days-Rodeo---Feature-6-9-11
Scott City's Miller living a dream on rodeo circuit
http://www.gctelegram.com/news/bythehorns-bed
By the horns

Silver City Sun News
http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_18235217
Rodeo queens

East Oregonian
http://www.eastoregonian.com/sports/brazile-setting-record-pace-again/article_e73f701e-92d0-11e0-84e5-001cc4c03286.html
Brazile Setting Record Pace Again

KLTV
http://www.kltv.com/story/14870244/gladewater-round-up-rodeo-starts-wednesday
Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo starts Wednesday

KTVQ
http://www.kltv.com/story/14870244/gladewater-round-up-rodeo-starts-wednesday
Harris has hot summer start

Amarillo Globe News
http://amarillo.com/news/news-columnist/2011-06-04/black-clowns-bullfighters-more-personnel
Black:  Clowns, bullfighters more than personnel

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011110608044
State experts:  Horse virus no longer threat in Nevada

Big Country Home Page
http://bigcountryhomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=379427
Brownwood Rodeo Kicks Off Tonight

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_55786ccd-a47d-5400-a64b-9426adf6d919.html
Casper College CNFR profiles:  Huxtable finds his rhythm
http://trib.com/sports/article_f42181e3-e0fb-5ea3-9ee6-0ee8ba21a67e.html
Krassin keeps same mindset for CNFR

Huntsville Item
http://itemonline.com/sports/x1677345339/RODEO-INSIDER-Bearkats-ride-into-CNFR-with-high-hopes
Rodeo Insider:  Bearkats ride into CNFR with high hopes

ABC 4
http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/Autism-cant-slow-down-Fremont-High-rodeo-star/zApKNRcbwkSvOrMKN3S7Nw.cspx
Autism can't slow down Fremont High rodeo star

Williams Lake Tribune
http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/williamslaketribune/sports/123492339.html
High school rodeo finals start today

Hondo Anvil Herald
http://www.hondoanvilherald.com/news1.htm
Tiedown roping raises $25,000+ for MS

Gary Crusader
http://www.chicagocrusader.com/news-detail.aspx?cityID=2&typeID=4&newsid=1063
Rodeo to highlight Juneteenth celebration

Read why the PBR CEO sees great things in store for South America.  Read LJ Jenkins' thoughts on the retirement of Voodoo Child.

Read the latest entry in the PBR blog.

Santa Ynez Valley Journal
http://www.santaynezvalleyjournal.com/archive/9/23/8469/
And they call the thing rodeo

The Awl
http://www.theawl.com/2011/06/the-end-of-the-rodeo-for-the-worlds-greatest-cowboy
The End of the Rodeo for the World's Greatest Cowboy

East Oregonian
http://www.eastoregonian.com/sports/t-wolves-run-in-full-pack-at-cnfr/article_63074546-92d1-11e0-b2b6-001cc4c03286.html
T-Wolves run in full pack at CNFR

Baldwin County Now
http://www.baldwincountynow.com/articles/2011/06/09/sports/doc4df0de6322a74168210440.txt
Robertsdale's Campbell heads to college rodeo finals

Butte County Post
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/buttecountypost/sports/article_fda7e3c8-92cf-11e0-b0e3-001cc4c002e0.html
Rodeo arenas, local riders ready for state HS finals

Craig Daily Press
http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2011/jun/09/moffat-county-fairgrounds-set-host-state-rodeo-fin/
Moffat County Fairgrounds to host state rodeo next week

Deseret News
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700142731/High-school-rodeo-Chad-Netto-shattering-myths-about-cowboys.html
High school rodeo:  Chad Netto shattering myths about cowboys

Paris Star
http://www.parisstaronline.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3163390
Hobby Expo follows successful rodeo

Hawley News Eagle
http://www.neagle.com/topstories/x832289195/Rodeo-planned-July-2-at-Malibu-Dude-Ranch
Rodeo planned July 2 at Malibu Dude Ranch

Hollister Free Lance
http://www.freelancenews.com/news/276481-county-rodeo-takes-precautions-as-event-plans-continue
County rodeo takes precautions as event plans continue

Shreveport Times
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20110609/NEWS01/106090313/59th-annual-Springhill-Rodeo-begins-today?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs
59th Annual Springhill Rodeo begins today


Top bareback riders hoping for Big Spring success

 

BIG SPRING, Texas - Bareback rider Justin McDaniel has been in the winner's circle plenty in his six-year ProRodeo career.

            Twice he's won the average at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and just three seasons ago he left the bright lights of Las Vegas with the most coveted piece of hardware in the sport, the world champion's gold buckle.

            And quite possibly the best regular-season paycheck McDaniel had in 2010 was at the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo, where he scored 76 points on Carr Pro Rodeo's Easy Does It to finish in a tie for second place behind Jared Smith. The $617 he earned last June was nothing compared to the $103,189 he won at the NFR, but it was just as important overall.

            "That was a big rodeo for me because it was the first one I'd won money on after my injury," said McDaniel, who missed the first half of season after having surgery to repair two herniated discs in his back. "I knew I was rusty, but it felt good to do well in Big Spring."

McDaniel is scheduled to return to Howard County for the 78th Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo, set this year for 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16-Saturday, June 18. He'd like to improve on things from last year, and he's already ahead of the game with three rodeo victories, including one the first week in June in Fort Smith, Ark.

But he's not the only cowboy itching to get on some of the great Carr Pro Rodeo bareback horses. Matt Bright earned $81,489 last year riding bucking horses, the best season yet for the 27-year-old cowboy from Azle, Texas.

"Any time you can win first, it's definitely good for a guy's confidence," said Bright, who has wins in Shreveport, La., and Guymon, Okla., already this year.

            For cowboys who make their livings on the backs of bucking beasts, they know how important high quality animals are to their livelihood. Carr Pro Rodeo has them, and that's why some of the top bareback riders in the business are scheduled to compete in Big Spring

"Pete sure enough has a bunch of great horses," said Will Lowe of Canyon, Texas, a three-time world champion. "You dang sure know you'd better be ready when you get on one of Pete's horses.

            "Anytime you ride bucking horses, you've got to have your hammer cocked."

            Bright knows that as well as anyone. During the eighth round of the NFR last December, the Tennessee-born cowboy was prepared to ride Carr's Real Deal, the rank 2005 Bareback of the Year. The brown gelding reared in leaving the chute, slamming Bright into the back of the metal-piped fencing. The result was a fracture of the lumbar spine and four months away from the game. In Guymon, Bright scored a strong 87-point ride on Carr's Dirty Jacket, another bucking beast that is considered one of the best animals in bareback riding.

            "I like Pete," said Clint Cannon, a two-time NFR qualifier from Waller, Texas. "He's always honest, and he always brings good horses to rodeos. He runs a good show.

            "The great thing about Pete is that he's not afraid to bring his good horses. We know when we go to one of Pete's rodeos that you don't have to get on a piece of junk. You know you're going to have a chance to draw a good horse."

 

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Rodeo's Dollar Night gives to Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund

 

BIG SPRING, Texas - Great things happen during the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo.

This year, the volunteers who produce the annual event have designated opening night as a way to give back - to the fans who make the rodeo a success and to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, an endowment that offers financial assistance for contestants sidelined from competition due to injury.

"We're going to have Thursday be our Dollar Night in memory of Skipper Driver," said Ace Berry, president of the rodeo committee who is taking the reins from Driver, the longtime leader who died in April. "The Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund was very important to Skipper, so we wanted to do something to honor that. We're going to take every dollar we get from the gate admission and donate it to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund."

The 78th Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo set for 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16-Saturday, June 18, and some of the top names in the sport will be on hand to compete for the championships. Most know how important the fund is to those who have been away from the arena for an extended time.

"It's a great organization to prolong and keep the heritage and way of life we live today," said bareback rider Wes Stevenson, a six-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Lubbock, Texas. "If we didn't have the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, we wouldn't be able to do what we do.

"Their slogan is ‘It's a hand up, not a hand out.' That describes it as best as any I've seen."

Stevenson has seen those hand ups up close and personal. In 2000, he sustained a severely broken leg - "I almost severed it completely off," he said. - then re-injured it in 2002. In fact, he had eight surgeries in a two-month span to finally correct the problem; doctors had to take away part of the bone in his leg and then had to stretch what was left to make it the same length as the other leg.

"I had to wear a halo on it for nine months to make that leg the same length as the other one, so I was out all of 2003," Stevenson said. "At the time, I wasn't married; I was a college kid, and I was paying for my place and going to school. There was no way I could go to school with all the rehab, and the crisis fund helped me with school and finish my degree while I was away from rodeoing.

"That was a huge benefit to me."

It's been a huge benefit to a lot of contestants. The fund was established to help those who compete in the sport full time, since rodeo is their primary form of income.

"They came in and make sure the lights stayed on and the water bill was covered and the mortgage got paid so you didn't have to worry about that," said D.V. Fennell, a two-time NFR-qualifying bareback rider from Porum, Okla. "That lets you come out of the injury and not be knee deep into the banker or just behind on a bunch of bills. A guy can just make a strong comeback without having to worry about all that other stuff.

"Anytime people can give to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, it truly helps the cowboys."

The Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo's Dollar Night is being underwritten by a number of local sponsors.

"They wanted to be involved in this because they wanted to give back to the community, and they wanted to give to something that meant so much to Skipper," committeeman Derek Wash said. "This is the perfect way to do it."

 

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6/8/2011

Inner West Courier
http://inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/e-6/
Bull Riders Cup at Acer Arena, July 9

KTVQ
http://www.ktvq.com/news/harris-has-hot-summer-start/
Harris has hot summer start

Your Houston News
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cleveland/opinion/article_8443da1d-255e-5736-8cc5-fdbcff5a9971.html
Honoring a bull riding legend

Union Observer
http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/Sports/Sports/Stockshow-brings-extreme-bull-riding-back-to-Union-again
Stockshow brings extreme bull riding back to Union again

East Valley Tribune
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/gilbert/article_1c13a066-922d-11e0-9b71-001cc4c002e0.html
Gilbert Days Rodeo in A.J. scrubbed; bull riding still possible with parade

Iron County Reporter
http://www.ironcountyreporter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1729:homegrown-extreme-bullriding-comes-to-iron-river&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=44
Homegrown extreme bullriding comes to Iron River

Colusa Sun Herald
http://www.colusa-sun-herald.com/sports/bull-6680-fritz-james.html
For bull riding, just go down North Beale Road

Palm Springs Desert Sun
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110608/SPORTS/106080339/State-finals-not-grad-s-first-rodeo
State finals not grad's first rodeo

The Columbus Republic
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/3a2e67078c4243ff89938c8c02f8ea05/MT--NRA-Finals-Butte/
Northern Rodeo Association moves finals to Butte after 36 years in Billings

El Defensor Chieftain
http://www.dchieftain.com/dc/index.php/sports/3391-lemitar-cowgirl-needs-a-lot-of-luck.html
Lemitar cowgirl needs a lot of luck

Scottsbluff Star Herald
http://starherald.com/articles/2011/06/08/sports/doc4def00b82fcd8874542050.txt
Mitchell, Harrison cowgirls capture titles

Townsville Bulletin News
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2011/06/09/238011_news.html
Bowen boy bucks best

Read the latest entry in the PBR blog.

Read about family and friends paying tribute to Skipper Driver at the Big Spring Rodeo.

Read about the Johnson Cattle Company CBR Bull Team.

Read the latest updates from twisTEDrodeo.

Read the latest updates from the WPRA.

Cody Enterprise
http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/sports/article_5a91ae94-91f8-11e0-b95b-001cc4c03286.html
Tuckness-Asay rodeo event set Saturday

Garden City Telegram
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/Beef-Empire-Days-Rodeo-Miss-Rodeo-Queen-2010-Kara-Hackney-6-8-11
Time spent as BED Rodeo Queen brings unforgettable experiences

Bakersfield.com
http://www.bakersfield.com/entertainment/local/x822637690/Glennville-Rodeo-Back-in-the-saddle-for-the-63rd-year
Glennville Rodeo:  Back in the saddle for the 63rd year

Willits News
http://www.willitsnews.com/ci_18231128
85th Willits Frontier Days just around the corner

Seacoast Online
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110608-NEWS-106080327
Bull riders, spectators enjoy York's first rodeo

Central Plains Herald-Leader
http://www.cpheraldleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3159452
Results from St. Claude Rodeo posted

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/sports/article_a1bf938e-40fb-5825-b0b9-8ca5584a19ba.html
Consistency pays off for Madsen

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_93bc3116-920d-11e0-bf9a-001cc4c002e0.html
Consistency pays off for Madsen in college rodeo

Marshall Democrat News
http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1734434.html
Local Resident Qualifies for College National Finals Rodeo

Helena Independent Record
http://helenair.com/sports/rodeo/article_2b0381ec-9190-11e0-baf5-001cc4c002e0.html
CNFR field filled with Bobcats

Sebring News Sun
http://www.newssun.com/sports/WED-6-8-11-Vickers
Vickers named to National Rodeo Team

Weatherford Democrat
http://weatherforddemocrat.com/top-news/x1315242286/Two-local-grads-win-top-rodeo-team-spots
Two local grads win top rodeo team spots

Ogden Standard Examiner
http://www.standard.net/topics/sports/2011/06/07/high-school-rodeo-standouts-ready-state-finals
High School Rodeo Standouts Ready For State Finals


Isley, Goode ready to entertain Big Spring rodeo fans

 

BIG SPRING, Texas - For decades, rodeo has been home to some of the funniest acts in the world of entertainment.

For the last few years, none has been better than Keith Isley, and he's got the hardware to prove it. Each of the last two ProRodeo seasons, Isley has earned the coveted Triple Crown by sweeping the awards in all the categories for which he is recognized - Clown of the Year, Coors Man in the Can and Comedy Act of the Year.

He'll bring his knee-slapping comedy act to the three performances of the 78th Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo, set this year for 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16-Saturday, June 18. Not only that, but the ever-entertaining Isley will show off the tremendous athleticism that has made him one of the most sought-after acts in ProRodeo for decades.

Eight times in his career, Isley has been named the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Act of the Year, and he's earned the Clown of the Year honor five times.

 "There's a reason why Keith has won so many awards in the PRCA, and that's because he works at his trade each and every day," said Pete Carr, owner of Carr Pro Rodeo, the stock contractor in Big Spring. "Keith doesn't have a lazy bone in his body; he is always reinventing himself.  He is definitely on the cutting edge when it comes to the entertainment business. I've been watching Keith perform for a long time, and he is one of the few people that no matter how many times I've seen an act, I make sure I'm watching when he enters the arena."

Isley isn't the only specialty act at this year's rodeo, though. Blake Goode of Ravenna, Texas, will pull off his variation of Roman riding when he mounts Geronimo and Apache, two Brahma bulls.

"I Roman ride off them and put them through a routine," said Goode, who has been around rodeo all his life but has focused on the specialty act business for 13 years. Goode still ropes and wrestles steers, just like he did when he started out in the game, but he came up with the act when he married into a family of entertainers.

"I don't work with the horses anymore, just the Brahmas. I quit the horses except the roping on them and bulldogging on them."

Goode said there's something appealing to his work with the bulls as compared to his equine partners.

"You're dealing with twice the animal," he said. "A Brahma is known for its meanness and stubbornness. You need a lot more patience. Plus, there's a risk factor, the fact that you're dealing with a 2,400-pound animal."

Carr likes what he sees in Goode, and he believes the rodeo-savvy fans in Big Spring will, too.

"When you've seen how Blake works these bulls, you'll be pretty amazed," Carr said. "Any time you can take an animal like that and put it around fire, you know you've got some good stuff there. I'm pretty sure Big Spring will love what they see."

 

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6/7/2011

Read about how time in the U.S. helps riders make it to the Australian Cup.

Read about the June 10th edition of the ProRodeo Sports News being a Father's Day special.  Read about the nomination process for the PRCA Veterinarian of the Year.  Read about the Mesquite Pro Rodeo paying off for Evan Jayne.

Read Bull Riding Terminology 101.

Read the latest update from twisTEDrodeo.

Fort Worth Star Telegram
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/06/06/3132351/weatherford-roper-had-special.html
Weatherford roper had special teacher

Garden City Telegram
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/Beef-Empire-Days-Rodeo---General-Preview-6-7-11
Beef Empire Days rodeo attracting top talent
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/PRCA-Rodeo-Preview---Trevor-Brazile-6-7-11
World champ brings record-setting streak to Garden City

Silver City Sun News
http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_18222930
Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo wraps up with high scores and good times

Tooele Transcript Bulletin
http://www.tooeletranscript.com/view/full_story/13905984/article-Local-cowboys-shine-at-Stampede?instance=home_news_bullets
Local cowboys shine at Stampede

Tri Valley Herald
http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_18218027
Livermore rodeo bucks into town this weekend

Cleburne Times-Review
http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/johnsoncounty/x775920028/Posse-s-PRCA-Rodeo-kicks-off-Saturday
Posse's PRCA Rodeo kicks off Saturday

Tampa Bay Online
http://www2.tbo.com/business/business/2011/jun/07/pro-rodeo-with-broncs-and-bulls-planned-for-fairgr-ar-235623/
Pro rodeo with broncs and bulls planned for fairgrounds

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_8dbf1ebb-c15f-5b7f-9868-1171cdf68776.html
Staying at his best:  Moldaschel keeps goal in mind to keep focus

Casper Journal
http://www.casperjournal.com/news/article_0044bde7-b297-553a-815c-4fb882f7845b.html
Casper College team talks CNFR, rodeo life

Ellensburg Daily Record
http://dailyrecordnews.com/sports/rodeo-heading-off-to-wyoming/article_3bf72f48-9137-11e0-b098-001cc4c002e0.html
Rodeo:  Heading off to Wyoming

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106070339
Local qualifies for College Finals Rodeo

Odessa American
http://www.oaoa.com/news/rodeo-66541-college-odessa.html
OC rodeo scholarships endowment

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_6c8ac5ce-a124-57dd-9848-73f2b621bec1.html
NRA Finals moves to Butte

Great Falls Tribune
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110607/SPORTS/106070316/Loring-siblings-cash-NRA-rodeos?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p
Loring siblings cash in at NRA rodeos

East Oregonian
http://www.eastoregonian.com/sports/rodeo_round_up/intermountain-rodeo-gets-back-into-action/article_4e89eace-912d-11e0-8cc6-001cc4c03286.html
Intermountain rodeo gets back into action

Marysville Appeal Democrat
http://www.appeal-democrat.com/sports/bull-107396-fritz-james.html
For bull riding, just go down North Beale Road

KBZK
http://www.kbzk.com/news/major-rodeo-coming-to-butte/
Major Rodeo Coming to Butte

KOB
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2144161.shtml
Four Corners cannot afford to host national rodeo

Lodi News-Sentinel
http://www.lodinews.com/sports/article_8db32d20-379a-50c7-9eb2-8c818b016e46.html
Athlete of the Week:  Rice secures a ride in national rodeo finals

Cortez Journal
http://www.cortezjournal.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=2&ArticleID=15696
Samora saddles up for Roundup

6/6/2011

Read about Trevor Brazile being ahead of the world record earnings pace.  Read about the privately funded Rodeo Team Oklahoma being ready to launch.  Read the latest news and notes from the PRCA.

Read the latest entry in the Rank bull riding blog.

KMPH
http://clovis.kmph.com/news/community-spirit/new-board-directors-clovis-rodeo/53954
New Board of Directors for Clovis Rodeo

Cody Enterprise
http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/sports/article_95d4239a-888b-11e0-b33c-001cc4c002e0.html
Back in the saddle

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_1fffd51e-8f99-11e0-ad81-001cc4c03286.html
Wyoming rodeo contractors merge

Garden City Telegram
http://www.gctelegram.com/news/children-s-parade-6-6-11
Kids, parents gather for Beef Empire Days parade

Tri Valley Herald
http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_18218027
Livermore rodeo bucks into town this weekend

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/news/local/vmix_e72543a4-9061-11e0-96e8-001cc4c03286.html
Haulin' in the dirt
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_6a920bb4-ca02-5c29-b59e-fec701585cb0.html
Casper College's Newman plans to make most of CNFR experience

Read about why there will be some bounty hunters in the PBR this coming weekend.  Read about bull rider Myrtis Dightman being honored in his hometown.

Read about bull rider JW Harris starting his summer run with a win at Old Fort Days in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

See early results from recent PRCA events.

Santa Maria Times
http://www.santamariatimes.com/sports/article_886563c8-9000-11e0-a6c7-001cc4c03286.html
Ropin' a championship

KSBY
http://www.ksby.com/news/rainy-santa-maria-elks-rodeo-still-draws-fans/
Rainy Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Still Draws Fans

KBND
http://www.kbnd.com/page.php?page_id=60247&article_id=8279
Saddle Up for the Sisters Rodeo

The Fence Post
http://www.thefencepost.com/article/20110606/NEWS/110609960/1032&ParentProfile=1001
Second Annual National Circuit Finals Steer Roping

Silver City Sun News
http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_18213709
Dust settles on rodeo

Cherokee Chronicle Times
http://www.chronicletimes.com/story/1733723.html
Rodeo gets started
http://www.chronicletimes.com/gallery/7969
2011 Cherokee PRCA Rodeo

Great Falls Tribune
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110606/SPORTS/106060313/Lenoir-wins-big-Conrad?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cp
Lenior wins big in Conrad

Emporia Gazette
http://www.emporiagazette.com/news/2011/jun/06/flint-hills-rodeo-well-attended/
Flint hills rodeo well attended

Amarillo Globe News
http://amarillo.com/sports/sports-columnist/2011-06-06/hoffman-texas-techs-creasy-rides-broncs-writes
Hoffman:  Texas Tech's Creasy rides broncs, writes

Rapid City Journal
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/sports/article_b77b12e2-8fe8-11e0-a4d4-001cc4c03286.html
College Rodeo:  Johnson qualifies for CNFR

Seacoast Online
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110606-NEWS-106060333
York hosts first rodeo with "extreme" event

Farmington Daily Times
http://www.daily-times.com/ci_18214135
Into the sunset?  City says goodbye to rodeo

Grand Island Independent
http://www.theindependent.com/articles/2011/06/06/news/local/doc4dec614bb7c83810182173.txt
Band of (rodeo) brothers

Sunbury Daily Item
http://dailyitem.com/0100_news/x1315239978/Eight-chase-tickets-to-Wyoming-rodeo
Eight chase tickets to Wyoming rodeo

6/5/2011

Read about the retirement of Voodoo Child, a once-in-a-lifetime bull.

Read about tie-down roper Hunter Herrin taking over first place in the world standings.

See first results from recent PRCA events.

Santa Maria Times
http://www.santamariatimes.com/sports/article_5eed40a8-8f3b-11e0-a55f-001cc4c03286.html
Champions to be crowned at Elks Rodeo

KSBY
http://www.ksby.com/news/prca-comes-to-santa-maria-for-free-rodeo-lessons/
PRCA comes to Santa Maria for free rodeo lessons

Lompoc Record
http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/local/article_57a6dbd2-8f37-11e0-8dd1-001cc4c03286.html
Spectators, participants brave weather for annual event

Adobe Press
http://www.theadobepress.com/articles/2011/06/05/news/news02.txt
Reinvigorated Santa Maria Elks Rodeo kicks off

Fort Smith Times Record
http://www.swtimes.com/week-in-review/sports/article_746148bc-8f7c-11e0-91e4-001cc4c002e0.html
McDaniel in the Mix

Silver City Sun News
http://www.scsun-news.com/silver_city-news/ci_18209501
Ready to ride
http://www.scsun-news.com/silver_city-news/ci_18209500
Rodeo parade
http://www.scsun-news.com/silver_city-sports/ci_18206798
Chalk one up for the livestock in the Wild Wild West Rodeo

Portales News Tribune
http://www.pntonline.com/sports/able-25604-cash-clovis.html
Creasy able to "cash" in

Lufkin Daily News
http://lufkindailynews.com/life/community_news/article_635184ee-8e2b-11e0-95df-001cc4c03286.html
Bowman:  Honoring a bull riding legend

KTVL
http://www.ktvl.com/articles/point-1200221-rallies-big.html
Rodeo rallies in big business

El Paso Times
http://www.elpasotimes.com/newmexico/ci_18209500
Rodeo parade

Athens Daily Review
http://www.athensreview.com/sports/x1697310071/BRETT-HOFFMAN-Good-Ohl-boy-keeps-up-hot-streak
Brett Hoffman:  Good Ohl boy keeps up hot streak

Columbus Republic
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/a4245169e0364271a38e1793042c5e73/WY--Rodeo-Contractors/
Albany County rodeo conractors Burns and Hamaker combine their businesses

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106040341
The Sunday profile:  Mike Lucke, President of the Reno Rodeo Association
http://www.rgj.com/article/20110605/NEWS07/106050352/Virus-prompts-postponement-another-Elko-rodeo?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Local%20News
Virus prompts postponement of another Elko rodeo

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_6a920bb4-ca02-5c29-b59e-fec701585cb0.html
Casper College's Newman plans to make most of CNFR experience

Mid-South Horse Review
http://www.midsouthhorsereview.com/news.php?id=4529
Charmayne James Barrel Racing Clinic at Blue Creek Arena

GoDanRiver
http://www2.godanriver.com/lifestyles/2011/jun/05/rodeo-brings-show-pittsylvania-county-ar-1083745/
Rodeo brings show to Pittsylvania County

Wausau Daily Herald
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20110605/WDH04/106050348/Corning-family-embraces-Rodeo-Way-Life
Corning family embraces the Rodeo Way of Life

Amarillo Globe News
http://amarillo.com/sports/equestrian/2011-06-05/defending-champ-rice-repeats-saddle-bronc
Defending champ Rice repeats in saddle bronc

Abilene Reporter News
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2011/jun/05/high-school-finals-headed-to-wyoming/
High school finals headed to Wyoming

Lufkin Daily News
http://lufkindailynews.com/sports/article_11e0a904-8ee0-11e0-8886-001cc4c03286.html
Huntington High students to represent region at state rodeo qualifier