6/18/2011

Read about Alabama, Colorado, North Dakota, and Texas hosting PBR TPD events this weekend.  Read about the PBR joining with RMEF to save an elk habitat.

Read about JW Harris' winning ride at the Reno Xtreme Bulls event.  Read about the early leaders at the Reno Rodeo.  Read about PRCA bull riding rookie Chandler Bownds' success this year.

Read about Craig Jackson's new kind of cowboy music.  Read about the Probst Farms/5-J Bucking Bulls.

Read the latest updates from twisTEDrodeo.

Bismarck Tribune
http://www.bismarcktribune.com/sports/local/article_030f1460-9962-11e0-a786-001cc4c03286.html
PBR: Palermo wins title round
http://www.bismarcktribune.com/sports/local/article_c1e2a606-9884-11e0-bbc5-001cc4c002e0.html
Bull riding:  Dunford to ride in PBR event

AL.com
http://blog.al.com/entertainment-times/2011/06/professional_bull_riders_to_in.html
Professional Bull Riders to invade Von Braun Center

Sydney Morning Herald
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/hard-way-to-make-a-buck-but-real-mccoy-has-steered-his-way-back-to-glory-20110618-1g900.html
Hard way to make a buck, but real McCoy has steered his way back to glory

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/article/20110618/EVENTS10/106180328/Reno-Rodeo-Wright-brothers-fly-into-saddle-bronc-lead?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports
Reno Rodeo:  Wright brothers fly into saddle bronc lead
http://www.rgj.com/article/20110618/EVENTS10/106180331/Reno-Rodeo-Hall-Famer-Mortensen-enjoys-return?odyssey=mod_sectionstories
Reno Rodeo:  Hall-of-Famer Mortensen enjoys return
http://www.rgj.com/article/20110618/EVENTS10/106180332/Reno-Rodeo-Friday-s-results?odyssey=mod_sectionstories
Reno Rodeo:  Friday's results
http://www.rgj.com/article/20110617/EVENTS10/106170408/Reno-Rodeo-Harris-enjoys-extremely-dreamy-night?odyssey=mod_sectionstories
Reno Rodeo:  Harris enjoys exremely dreamy night
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106170374
Hundreds of volunteers are the heart of the rodeo
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106170373
Rodeo buckaroo breakfast is Saturday
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011110617036
Rodeo Parade Saturday in downtown Reno
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106170413
Reno Rodeo preview: Defending champs renew quest for Silver Spurs
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106170414
Reno Rodeo:  High school dare leads to big things for "Too Tall" West
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106170404
Cattle Drive arrives late - but it was worth it for Reno spectators
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106170415
Reno Rodeo notebook:  Rodeo honors bullfighter Joe Baumgartner
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106180317
Cowboys and cologne:  Rodeo taken to court
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106170381
Isolation is the only way to stop outbreak
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106170358
Debusk to compete at world's largest Junior High Rodeo
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106170351
Yerrington/Smith Valley Rodeo Club members compete at State Rodeo this weekend

KOLO
http://www.kolotv.com/sports/headlines/Reno_Rodeo_1st_Performance_Results_124121524.html
Reno Rodeo 1st Performance Results

MSNBC
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43419835/ns/local_news-reno_nv/
Reno Rodeo Brings Millions Into Economy

Sparks Tribune
http://dailysparkstribune.com/view/full_story/14366060/article-Spencer-Remembers-Cowboy-Up-?instance=lead_story_left_column
Spencer Remembers "Cowboy Up!"
http://dailysparkstribune.com/view/full_story/14366114/article-World%E2%80%99s-best-at-the-Reno-Rodeo?instance=home_news_1st_left
World's best at the Reno Rodeo

Great Falls Tribune
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110618/SPORTS/106180323
Kruse in spotlight as Belt Rodeo opens
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110617/ENTERTAINMENT01/106170306/51st-Belt-rodeo-weekend?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s
51st Belt rodeo is this weekend
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110617/SPORTS/106170337/Rodeo-scene-shifts-Belt?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s
Rodeo scene shifts to Belt

North Plate Telegraph
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/06/18/news/40002020.txt
Rodeo queens hit lanes
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/06/18/sports/local_sports/50003864.txt
Rodeo action continues
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/06/18/sports/local_sports/50003859.txt
Buffalo Bill  Rodeo begins

North Platte Bulletin
http://www.northplattebulletin.com/index.asp?show=news&action=readStory&storyID=21014&pageID=26&sectionID=4
Buffalo Bill Rodeo, second night:  Lewis rides through rain, mud
http://www.northplattebulletin.com/index.asp?show=news&action=readStory&storyID=21016&pageID=26&sectionID=4
Hershey cowgirl raises barrel racing stakes
http://www.northplattebulletin.com/index.asp?show=news&action=readStory&storyID=21016&pageID=26&sectionID=4
Dent goes the distance twice to open Buffalo Bill Rodeo
http://www.northplattebulletin.com/index.asp?show=news&action=readStory&storyID=21005&pageID=3
Sierra Peterson:  Miss Rodeo Nebraska

Nebraska TV
http://www.nebraska.tv/story/14930798/buffalo-bill-rodeo-2nd-performance
Buffalo Bill Rodeo - 2nd performance

Santa Fe New Mexican
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/SantaFeNorthernNM/rodeo-de-santa-fe
Rodeo de Santa Fe starts with parade

North Texas e-News
http://www.ntxe-news.com/artman/publish/article_70239.shtml
Brazile's winning ways continue at Mesquite Pro Rodeo

Hispania News
http://www.hispania-news.com/articlepage.cfm?articleID=667
51st Annual Colorado Springs Street Breakfast Rides Again - June 22, 2011

Pittsburg Morning Sun
http://www.morningsun.net/news/x536831466/PRCA-Rodeo-to-benefit-Joplin-tornado-survivors
PRCA Rodeo to benefit Joplin tornado survivors

Alamosa Valley Courier
http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=21053&page=79
Alamosa rounds up another year of Pro Rodeo

Big Spring Herald
http://www.bigspringherald.com/content/78th-annual-rodeo-begins-tonight
78th annual rodeo begins tonight

Steamboat Today
http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2011/jun/17/pro-rodeo-series-returns-steamboat-friday/
Pro rodeo series returns to Steamboat Friday

Weatherford Daily Democrat
http://weatherforddemocrat.com/local/x177905591/Lions-roar-at-rodeo
Lions roar at rodeo
http://weatherforddemocrat.com/local/x177905667/Rodeo-goes-pink-to-support-breast-cancer-awareness
Rodeo goes pink to support breast cancer awareness
http://weatherforddemocrat.com/sports/x177904129/WC-roper-in-position-for-final-round-in-Casper
WC roper in position for final round in Casper

Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/rodeo-chucks/Brazile+stuck+muck+Innisfail/4967413/story.html
Brazile stuck in the mud in Innisfail
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Talented+cowboy+sparkles+Innisfail/4962234/story.html
Talented cowboy sparkes in Innisfail

Black Hills Pioneer
http://www.bhpioneer.com/sports/local_sports/article_84324adc-98f7-11e0-845f-001cc4c002e0.html
"Wild West Days" returning to Sturgis

Rapid City Journal
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/sports/article_51ec25f2-9965-11e0-8818-001cc4c002e0.html
Rodeo:  Cowboys, cowgirls ready for short go
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/sports/article_1641688e-9968-11e0-8d33-001cc4c002e0.html
Rodeo:  Sturgis rodeo kicks off for all
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/sports/local/article_9807a1fa-98a3-11e0-81f9-001cc4c002e0.html
Rodeo:  Wild West Days brings rodeo back to Sturgis
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/sports/article_8a6ec5e8-995a-11e0-ac05-001cc4c002e0.html
Rodeo:  Longbrake defends rodeo title

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_8dea89ac-c321-595c-91b9-05a2fc1afdcc.html
Scoreboard:  Rodeo
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_5678bfa4-7c1f-547e-95fe-d2f3ac5972ac.html
Your sports:  College Rodeo
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_6f471caf-4658-53f7-bd51-9bc7a1fa576f.html
Cowboys head for church after College National Finals Rodeo
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_ea8b0536-9955-11e0-ae6f-001cc4c03286.html
Wyoming saddle bronc riders meet in finals

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_6ad2e45c-c945-5a83-80e6-2228b8bbb1e5.html
CNFR:  Casper College men find themselves in the mix
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_36a2ea7a-9f4d-55ff-b8c5-423a20df59f1.html
CNFR:  Roughstock Roundup:  Bareback title next on Vezain's list
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_36a2ea7a-9f4d-55ff-b8c5-423a20df59f1.html
CNFR:  Timed Events Roundup:  Johnny B. Good
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_8350517c-80ca-570c-b584-2abadb2b7241.html
CNFR:  Crossley sisters show strength after tragic plane crash
http://trib.com/news/vmix_e7779e62-98b6-11e0-8649-001cc4c03286.html
Vmix:  CNFR - Thursday Night Performance Footage
http://trib.com/news/local/vmix_b04a9ebc-9861-11e0-a47c-001cc4c002e0.html
Vmix:  Cowboy preacher spreads a simple Gospel
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_07d8094d-91d1-5b3e-a16f-9a2f1fe7844e.html
CNFR Timed Events Roundup:  Gillette's Thurston sits in familiar position
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_0d9223f3-08da-58ad-9b9f-82bb6cb670b3.html
CNFR Roughstock Roundup:  Casper College's Moldaschel notches top bareback ride of week
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_0d9223f3-08da-58ad-9b9f-82bb6cb670b3.html
CNFR:  Garden Ciy freshman finds success on back-up horse
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_321a5f50-f233-548b-a188-86f80c656192.html
CNFR:  Teel returns to bull riding after gruesome injury

Huntsville Item
http://itemonline.com/sports/x1110908633/Bearkat-rodeo-teams-close-to-national-titles
Bearkat rodeo teams close to national titles

Missoulian
http://missoulian.com/college/griz/article_b9a49950-989c-11e0-89cd-001cc4c03286.html
UM's Robinson makes CNFR finals in breakaway roping

Jackson Sun
http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20110618/SPORTS/106180325/1006/rss02
Waltz going for individual title in bareback

UVU Review
http://www.uvureview.com/2011/06/17/rodeo-showing-strong-at-nationals/
Rodeo showing strong at nationals

Dickinson Press
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/48732/group/Sports/
DSU's Treeby, Kukuchka reach final round of CNFR
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/48724/group/Sports/
Southwest ND fares well at 1st round of state finals rodeo

San Angelo Standard Times
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/jun/16/frosts-kids-keeping-family-tradition-alive/
Brett Hoffman:  Frost's kids keeping family tradition alive

Abilene Reporter News
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2011/jun/17/texas-high-school-rodeo-association-state-finals/
Ties that bind: It's all about team in rodeo roping competition

Idaho Press-Tribune
http://www.idahopress.com/sports/gunning-for-the-title/article_95c375dc-9979-11e0-8763-001cc4c002e0.html
Gunning for the title

Idaho State Journal
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/sports/local/article_6198c7be-9968-11e0-9a05-001cc4c002e0.html
Athletes earn last open spots for rodeo finals
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/sports/local/article_690656ea-9929-11e0-bbb4-001cc4c03286.html
Rodeo bull scores knockout

Twin Falls Times News
http://www.magicvalley.com/sports/rodeo/article_85f9f7d4-9965-11e0-9964-001cc4c03286.html
Locals qualify for championship go at High School Finals Rodeo
http://www.magicvalley.com/news/local/twin-falls/article_ba81973e-73d2-5d92-92b1-7da38e0d9ce6.html
As national finals close, some CSI athletes look to pro rodeos

Craig Daily Press
http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2011/jun/18/craig-junior-high-athletes-qualify-national-rodeo/
Craig junior high athletes qualify for national rodeo
http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2011/jun/17/mchs-rodeo-athletes-vying-national-berth/
MCHS rodeo athletes vying for national berth

Columbia Missourian
http://missoulian.com/college/griz/article_b9a49950-989c-11e0-89cd-001cc4c03286.html
Family rallies around young cowgirl at state high school rodeo

Andalusia Star-News
http://www.andalusiastarnews.com/2011/06/18/ahsra-rodeo-finals-1st-day/
AHSRA rodeo finals:  1st day

Bend Bulletin
http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110618/NEWS0107/106180337/1014/rss
Roping and riding

Maryville Daily Forum
http://www.maryvilledailyforum.com/news/x898067527/Dawson-to-compete-at-rodeo-nationals
Dawson to compete at rodeo nationals

Winfield Daily Courier
http://www.winfieldcourier.com/articles/2011/06/16/agriculture/doc4df9590e109d9866586795.txt
Ollenborger qualifies to compete at world's largest junior high rodeo

East Oregonian
http://www.eastoregonian.com/sports/rodeo-team-takes-state-by-storm/article_8f226ade-991b-11e0-9a2f-001cc4c002e0.html
Rodeo team takes state by storm

Crawfordsville Journal Review
http://www.journalreview.com/sports/article_06a28b04-9893-11e0-ad9b-001cc4c002e0.html
Banta qualifies for Junior High rodeo

Lawrence Journal World
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/jun/17/sankey-rodeo-school-rose-hill-teaches-details-and-/
Sankey Rodeo School in Rose Hill teaches the details and dangers of bull riding, bullfighting

Shelby Star
http://www.shelbystar.com/news/rodeo-56000-mauney-polkville.html
PBR star JB Mauney coming to rodeo here

KTEN
http://www.kten.com/story/14932582/rodeo-comes-to-texoma
Rodeo Comes to Texoma

Killeen Daily Herald
http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=57144
Bangs bull rider is only one to earn score in Reata Roundup opener

State College Centre Daily Times
http://www.centredaily.com/2011/06/17/2783567/rodeo-fundraiser-boasts-top-tier.html
Rodeo fundraiser boasts top-tier athletes

Portage Daily Graphic
http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3175925
Rodeo athletes impressing all over

Idaho Mountain Express
http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005137133
New arena beckons, rodeo tickets on sale

Merced Sun Star
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2011/06/18/1936176/120th-merced-county-fair-a-rip.html
120th Merced County Fair:  A rip-roarin' good time

Pauls Valley Daily Democrat
http://paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/local/x357069229/Rodeo-to-ride-into-PV
Rodeo to ride into PV

6/16/2011

Read about Chad Berger beefing up the Bismarck bull pen.  Read about Jody Newberry continuing to struggle with a brain injury he suffered earlier in the year.

Read the latest updates from the WPRA.

Read the latest updates from twisTEDrodeo.

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106160356
Reno Rodeo:  Harris feels good as "Cowboy Christmas" kicks off
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106160350
Reno Rodeo:  Proctor moonlights his way atop X-Bulls, PRCA standings
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106160355
Reno Rodeo notebook:  McTaggart's comeback passes through friendly confines of Reno

KRNV
http://www.mynews4.com/story.php?id=45393&n=122
Reno Rodeo Brings Millions Into Economy

KTVN
http://www.ktvn.com/story/14914364/the-reno-rodeo-returns
The Reno Rodeo Returns

Carthage Press
http://www.carthagepress.com/sports/x1260729969/PRCA-Rodeo-to-benefit-Joplin-tornado-survivors
PRCA Rodeo to benefit Joplin tornado survivors

East Oregonian
http://www.eastoregonian.com/sports/mote-gets-serious-about-roping-with-beers-as-partner/article_ae9658d2-9847-11e0-8b1d-001cc4c03286.html
Mote gets serious about roping with Beers as partner

North Platte Telegraph
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/06/16/news/40002027.txt
Ogalla's Clough named as Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska|

Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/rodeo-chucks/Branquinho+bulldogs/4954832/story.html
Branquinho bulldogs to the top

New Richmond News
http://www.newrichmond-news.com/event/article/id/32963/
Rodeo awareness gets a boost from 4-H club

St. George Spectrum
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20110616/NEWS01/106160303
Cedar rodeo sports new name
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20110615/NEWS05/110615010/Veyo-cowgirl-sets-national-rodeo-record-in-Casper
Veyo cowgirl sets national rodeo record in Casper

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/news/vmix_03573e08-97e0-11e0-99cd-001cc4c03286.html
Vmix:  CNFR - Wednesday Night Performance Footage!
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_f282c201-5f17-5d56-b542-4f36398f4064.html
CNFR Timed Events Roundup:  Johnson, Runyon impresses in team roping despite last-season pairing
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_f282c201-5f17-5d56-b542-4f36398f4064.html
Gallery - CNFR Wednesday
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_af8a4e02-916d-5ddd-9faa-a19b88ccca94.html
CNFR Roughstock Roundup:  Familiar battle
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_d0415b69-75eb-5d1d-8447-8234cb880ca8.html
CNFR:  New Mexico State's Buckman rides again after breaking back

Rapid City Journal
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/sports/article_ba5d0e62-97da-11e0-a8fd-001cc4c03286.html
College Rodeo:  State's cowboys drop as third go continues

Marshall Democrat-News
http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1736818.html
Vikings charge up CNFR standings

Twin Falls Times News
http://www.magicvalley.com/sports/rodeo/article_5349e40c-97d5-11e0-8ac6-001cc4c002e0.html
Southern Idaho's Bailey in the mix at College Rodeo Finals

Craig Daily Press
http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2011/jun/16/cncc-recruit-new-rodeo-team-during-state-finals-cr/
CNCC to recruit for new rodeo team during state finals in Craig

Douglas Budget
http://www.douglas-budget.com/glenrock/sports/rodeo/article_6250911c-9839-11e0-9d73-001cc4c002e0.html
Koltiska races around Wyoming

Muskogee Phoenix
http://muskogeephoenix.com/sports/x1625118160/Youth-rodeo-has-120-per-event
Youth rodeo has 120 per event

Kitsap Sun
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/jun/15/kitsap-briefs-junior-rodeo-this-weekend/
Kitsap Briefs: Junior rodeo this weekend


McCoy looking forward to supporting Atlantic's Relay for Life

 

ATLANTIC, Iowa - Whether he was racing around the world as a reality TV star or chasing elusive world championships, Cord McCoy has always reached out to others.

Things won't be any different when he returns to southwest Iowa for the second annual Cord McCoy PBR Challenge, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Cass County Fairgrounds. In fact, the Professional Bull Riders athlete will take time away from his preparation in order to show his appear at the Atlantic Relay for Life, set for 6-10:30 p.m. that evening at the Atlantic High School Track.

"I just want to be there to show my support for all those people who are raising money for the American Cancer Society," said McCoy, who starred two seasons on the CBS-TV reality series "The Amazing Race" with his brother, Jet. "Relay for Life is an awesome event, and it helps in the fight against cancer."

This isn't the first time McCoy has been involved in raising money for such a worthy cause. In fact, he's had a giving nature almost all of his life.

"Last year during my bull riding in Ada (Okla.), we had the Pink Tie Affair, and with that we raised money for the Relay for Life there," McCoy said. "When you realize you're fighting cancer, you know that it's going to take a lot. We know it's going to take a lot of people to beat the race against cancer."

McCoy has a number of ties to southwest Iowa. His father, Denny, was raised around Villisca, and last November, he married the former Sara Best of Brayton. It's quite easy for the McCoys to find their way back to this area from their home near Tupelo, Okla.

"This is an awesome place to be, and I've got a lot of family around here," said McCoy, one of the fan favorites in the PBR. "We're busy traveling and all the other things that go into what I do for a living, but I always like coming back here.

"This is a lot like home to me, and it feels like home to me."

With that, he wants to continue giving to a worthwhile cause, and helping the fight against such a deadly disease through the American Cancer Society is as worthwhile as they come.

"I've been blessed to make a living doing something I really love, whether it's on the ranch in little ol' Tupelo, Oklahoma, or riding bulls all over the world," McCoy said. "I want to try to figure out a way to where people coming to the bull riding will have the opportunity to donate to Relay for Life.

"It's a big enough deal to me that I want it to be a big deal to the bull riding fans, too."

 

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Bronc riders itching to get on Carr horses in Pecos

 

PECOS, Texas - The West of the Pecos Rodeo wasn't the first event saddle bronc rider Jace Garrett has won in his three-year ProRodeo career.

It wasn't even his first victory of the 2010 season; the Alliance, Neb., cowboy had a couple of key victories under his belt before he arrived in west Texas last June, but his win in Pecos might've been one of the most important rides of the season for Garrett, who finished 20th in the world standings.

"It was a real confidence-booster for sure," said Garrett, who won the National High School Finals Rodeo championship in 2005. "Pecos has been a pretty good rodeo, and I'd done well there before, but last year was definitely a confidence-booster for me and the way my season went.

"It was the first PRCA buckle I've won, so that was pretty cool."

Garrett rode the Carr Pro Rodeo bronc True Lies for 88 points to win the 2010 title, and he will try to defend his title during one of the four performances of this year's rodeo, set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22-Saturday, June 25.

"That's a sweet horse," Garrett said of True Lies, which was selected by the top bronc riders to buck at the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. "He's a little bay horse that just bucks. He's really nice and fun, real electric feeling. Everybody that gets on him loves him."

That's saying something for the 9-year-old gelding, which was purchased 17 months ago by Pete Carr, the owner of the Dallas-based livestock firm. Now that True Lies is getting settled in at the Carr's ranch in Athens, Texas, everyone in rodeo is expecting something special out of that horse and the many other great broncs wearing the Rafter C brand.

"I bought that horse last January, and I've been pretty impressed with what I've seen," Carr said.

So have the contestants who travel the country testing their skills against the greatest horses in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. There are many reasons they flock to rodeos where Carr Pro Rodeo animals are bucking.

"I'll take any of them, I promise," said Cort Scheer, the sixth-ranked bronc rider this season who just completed his first venture to the NFR in Las Vegas. "If you draw any of them horses, you've got a chance to win. Look at the pedigree behind them, the money that's won on all of them.

            "Typically you go to places, and there will one or two horses you can win on, but that's not the case at any of Pete Carr's rodeos. It comes down to who makes the best spur ride is going to win. That's what you want every time."

            The bronc riders are expecting great things, but that's what they've come to expect for the Texas-based livestock provider.

            "You can go down the list of any horse Pete has, and you're going to look at the kinds of horses you want to get on every time," said Taos Muncy, the 2007 world champion who is fifth in the world standings this season. "You look forward to going to his rodeos, because he will have NFR horses in every performance."

            That thought process seems to be a developing theme among the greatest cowboys in the game.

            "I really like going to Pete's rodeos," Garrett said. "I usually get on something good, which is what you want at every rodeo you go to."

 

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6/15/2011

Read the latest updates from twisTEDrodeo.

Read the latest udpates from the WPRA.

ABC Queensland
http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2011/06/david-kennedy-reigning-professional-bull-riders-pbr-australian-champion.html
David Kennedy - reigning Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Australian champion

Big Spring Herald
http://www.bigspringherald.com/content/thursday-dollar-night-rodeo
Thursday is Dollar Night at rodeo

Cleburne Times Review
http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/johnsoncounty/x947028835/From-steer-wrestling-to-steering-committees
From steer wrestling to steering committees

North Platte Bulletin
http://www.northplattebulletin.com/index.asp?show=news&action=readStory&storyID=20999&pageID=3
Four vie for Miss Rodeo Nebraska

Cody Enterprise
http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article_cd8e481a-9795-11e0-b16c-001cc4c03286.html
Do It All...Cody Style:  Nite Rodeo filled with thrills, spills

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106150422
Reno Rodeo:  Barrel racer Gypsy Watson eager to make her Reno Rodeo debut

Weatherford Democrat
http://weatherforddemocrat.com/local/x357067072/Love-at-the-rodeo
Love at the rodeo

Arizona Journal
http://www.azjournal.com/2011/06/15/two-npc-cowboys-qualify-for-college-national-finals-rodeo/
Two NPC Cowboys Qualify for College National Finals Rodeo

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune Eagle
http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2011/06/15/sports/19sports_06-15-11.txt
LCCC's Johnson down to last shot

Tooele Transcript Bulletin
http://www.tooeletranscript.com/view/full_story/14269349/article-GHS-cowboy-wins-state-bull-riding-title?instance=home_news_bullets
GHS cowboy wins state bull riding title

Mobridge Tribune
http://www.mobridgetribune.com/cms/news/story-248682.html
Wientjes, Netterville win team roping
http://www.mobridgetribune.com/cms/news/story-248904.html
MRA nabs the "One Arm Bandit"

Provo Herald
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/pleasant-grove/article_18401952-d585-50e0-8999-58e579d6088c.html
Strawberry Days Rodeo

Louden News Herald
http://www.loudon.xtn.net/story/13077
Louden rodeo "high-fiving" good time

Grand Junction Sentinel
http://www.gjsentinel.com/special_sections/articles/rodeo_way_is_often_the_only_wa
Rodeo way is often the only way in the valley

Read why Guilherme Marchi hopes home is where he will regain his confidence.  Read the latest entry in the PBR blog.

Read about Craig Latham recovering from brain surgery at Johns Hopkins.

Ballina Advocate
http://www.ballinaadvocate.com.au/story/2011/06/15/cord-mccoy-sets-cracking-pace/
Cord McCoy sets a cracking pace

North Platte Telegraph
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/06/15/news/40002012.txt
Rodeo royalty
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/06/15/news/40002017.txt
Pink-out to support cancer fight
http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/06/15/sports/60008831.txt
Rodeo is hometown show for local cowboys

San Saba News and Star
http://www.sansabanews.com/news/article/42760
Coleman PRCA Rodeo

American Chronicle
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/yb/160266546
Rodeo officiating all about judgment, decisions

Hermiston Herald
http://www.hermistonherald.com/news/hermiston-woman-killed-in-plane-crash/article_faa6a0cc-970e-11e0-89ee-001cc4c002e0.html
Hermiston woman killed in place crash

Durant Daily Democrat
http://www.durantdemocrat.com/view/full_story/14314509/article-Durant-Round-Up-Club-Rodeo-set-for-this-weekend?instance=secondary_sports_left_column
Durant Round-Up Club Rodeo set for this weekend

Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/China+rodeo+locals+buzzing/4948276/story.html
China's $8M rodeo has locals buzzing

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_2435417a-f6e8-51e2-b443-9ffb1393b91c.html
CNFR Roughstock Roundup:  Two's company
http://trib.com/news/vmix_327f4af2-9715-11e0-bbce-001cc4c002e0.html
Vmix:  CNFR - Tuesday night performance footage
http://trib.com/news/local/casper/article_11d9ef20-d16b-5068-8a84-b5bdacd4d1d6.html
Medical team cares for CNFR competitors
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_dcd21b5c-7647-5a00-9cef-0fca32fabee9.html
CNFR:  McNeese State freshman goat tyer competes in honor of friend
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_a198db61-88cf-55ef-a7a1-36621c658885.html
CNFR Roughstock Roundup:  Aus plays waiting game in bareback
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_c6a41f4f-5c7b-5a81-b883-7a9a68ef90f1.html
CNFR Timed Events Roundup:  Howell goes from Russia to tie-down roping lead
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_2bceb121-86b2-5a2f-bb1c-dbead3973c3f.html
CNFR:  Bronc Tracker

Missoulian
http://missoulian.com/college/griz/article_8af36830-9715-11e0-b6d7-001cc4c03286.html
CNFR:  Gagnon moves into 5th in barrel racing standings

Deseret News
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705374521/UVU-cowboys-hold-top-rankings-in-National-College-Finals.html
UVU cowboys hold top rankings in National College Finals

Victoria Advocate
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2011/jun/14/bc-college-rodeo-results1st-ld-writethru/?news&region-state
College National Finals Rodeo Results

Franklin Daily Journal
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/2ffec1afaa924013a8bbec076a2759de/College-Rodeo-Results/
College National Finals Rodeo Results

Abilene Reporter News
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2011/jun/14/women-rodeo-events/
Women rodeo events

Idaho State Journal
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/sports/local/article_a80f404c-9710-11e0-b6fa-001cc4c002e0.html
Scores improve on second day of state rodeo

Tennessean
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110615/WILLIAMSON09/110615009/Local-teen-compete-world-s-largest-Jr-High-Rodeo
Local teen to compete at world's largest Jr. High Rodeo


Carr bulls an attractive feature for cowboys in Pecos

 

PECOS, Texas - Bryan Richardson is quite proud to be a Texan.

Dallas born and raised, his grin displays the type of statehood pride that could compare to the Lone Star flag. To Richardson, a bull rider who has qualified three times to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, being a cowboy in Texas is just a way of life, and winning in Texas is almost as important as winning that coveted world championship.

"Of all the buckles I've won in my career, the buckle I got for winning Pecos last year is the one I wear," said Richardson, who rode the Carr Pro Rodeo bull Sippin Jack for 89 points to win the 2010 West of the Pecos Rodeo. "It actually meant a lot for me to win that rodeo. That's the oldest rodeo in the world, and it's a prestigious rodeo, just for the Texas Circuit alone.

"I've been going to that rodeo since my rookie season (in 2000), but I'd never done any good. It didn't matter to me, because I came back every year. It was nice to finally get to win that rodeo."

The 129th edition of the West of the Pecos Rodeo will have four performances set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22-Saturday, June 25. Not only will it feature most of the top bull riders in rodeo, it will also feature outstanding bulls from Dallas-based Carr Pro Rodeo.

"I take a lot of pride in having the kind of animals the cowboys want to get on," said Pete Carr, owner of the livestock firm that produces the annual Pecos rodeo. "The fans come to see a good rodeo, and I think having good animals to get on gives us a better opportunity to draw the best cowboys in the world when they have a choice on which rodeos to enter. Together that makes it a great experience for the paying customers.  

"We will keep striving to improve our herds every year because we want to attract the best cowboys to come to these rodeos."

The contestants see that, too.

"Pete Carr cares about our opinion," Richardson said. "He wants to keep us happy, and he knows how to do it. A lot of contractors won't try. They just want a bunch of working bulls that can go out there and buck a bunch of times a year.

"Pete understands that nowadays, the bull business is what it is. You can get a really good bull for not a lot of money, and then you're going to get the good cowboys to come to your rodeo and compete on those bulls."

The key ingredient in making a living in bull riding is consistency. The cowboys who have the highest riding percentage tend to have the lion's share of the money. But contestants know there are plenty of tests out there in the world of rodeo. Since half the equation in bull riding comes from the animal, cowboys realize getting on top quality livestock is crucial.

"Pete Carr, in general, is a great stock contractor," said D.J. Domangue, a three-time NFR qualifier from Wharton, Texas. "He spends a lot of money and tries real hard to try to improve his stock. He's already got great horses, and he is trying to put together a good pen of bulls.

"Plus he's a great guy, and that's hard to come by when you're talking about stock contractors in rodeo. He listens to the cowboys. He wants to know what we think, and he wants our opinions. He wants to get the top guys."

 

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6/14/2011

Read the latest entry in the Rank bull riding blog.

Read the latest udpates from twisTEDrodeo.

Read the latest updates from the WPRA.

KTVQ
http://www.ktvq.com/news/kruse-wins-asay-endures-surgery/
Kruse wins, Asay endures surgery

LaGrande Observer
http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/Sports/Sports/Woolsey-rides-bulls-for-first-Wallowa-10-0
Woolsey rides bulls for first

Reno Gazette Journal
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011110614019
2011 Reno Rodeo schedule of events

Weatherford Democrat
http://weatherforddemocrat.com/top-news/x552316785/Rodeo-ready
Rodeo ready

Garden City Telegram
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/Beef-Empire-Days-PRCA-Rodeo-06-13-11
Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo wraps up final day

Rapid City Journal
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/opinion/columnists/national/article_f61e02e4-9609-11e0-b895-001cc4c03286.html
Shaw:  Rodeo flap all about the money

Cody Enterprise
http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/sports/article_24a2bb1c-95ee-11e0-a5ea-001cc4c002e0.html
Tuckness/Asay rodeo event offers big thrills, hard spills

Cleburne Times Review
http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/local/x552317148/2011-Sheriffs-Posse-PRCA-Rodeo-special-section-online-only
2011 Sheriff's Posse PRCA Rodeo special section online only
http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/cleburne/x1053470840/A-tough-ride
A tough ride
http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/cleburne/x1814655401/Weaver-combines-missionary-work-with-rodeo
Weaver combines missionary work with rodeo

Casper Star Tribune
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_d0c0d75a-229c-572d-a6e3-23d1994c74db.html
Plane crash fatalities were en route to CNFR
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_d0c0d75a-229c-572d-a6e3-23d1994c74db.html
CNFR Roughstock Roundup:  Gillette's Breuer tries to replicate big brother's success
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_841b35de-0d14-53fb-b304-ada33e45fb00.html
CNFR Time-Events Roundup:  Sam Houston State's Combs, horse show better this season
http://trib.com/sports/equestrian/rodeo/article_ea9a4d88-e51e-5709-88e4-3f90e41f57bb.html
CNFR:  Crawleys feed off each other's success
http://trib.com/sports/college/collection_95382296-9624-11e0-a82b-001cc4c03286.html
Collection:  Gallery: CNFR slack
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_f4f9ece7-6461-585e-b08f-7a6bf424d85e.html
CNFR:  Southern Utah's Hughes ties down record time
http://trib.com/news/vmix_a65f5724-9615-11e0-aa79-001cc4c03286.html
Vmix:  CNFR - Monday Slack Footage
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/collection_aa072148-95bd-11e0-bce9-001cc4c002e0.html
Collection:  Gallery:  CNFR Sunday
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/collection_aa072148-95bd-11e0-bce9-001cc4c002e0.html
Vmix:  CNFR - Bulls, Broncs and Breakaway
http://trib.com/news/updates/article_8d288bee-6d47-5803-ad2b-faeeb8d73c18.html
CNFR:  New Mexico's State Stineman wows in breakaway roping
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_93be6dd5-fb46-58f1-96c1-56f355899024.html
CNFR:  Vezain remains sharp despite layoff
http://trib.com/sports/equestrian/rodeo/article_1d12e4a3-9605-5342-85f2-cd5fabd683c4.html
CNFR:  Meiers gives Casper College early momentum
http://trib.com/sports/rodeo/article_015f02e4-484a-5c60-bb1a-443390634397.html
CNFR:  Teel is an easy rider
http://trib.com/news/local/casper/article_2fa93059-0ea4-514f-a339-74ba042b3e05.html
CNFR merchants offer variety of wares

Scottsbluff Star Herald
http://starherald.com/articles/2011/06/14/sports/doc4df6d6bb15914782323915.txt
Mitchell cowgirl captures all-around title at home rodeo

Read about the Amazing Race being over for Cord McCoy but why his schedule is still hectic.

Read why Royce Ford's weekend travels gave him a confidence boost.  Read why Gabe Gwaltney's weekend in Wisconsin was a triumph of the spirit.  Read about two members of the rodeo family being killed in a plane crash on their way to the CNFR.  Read the latest news and notes from the PRCA.

Fort Worth Star Telegram
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/06/13/3149765/woman-withstands-tragedy-as-children.html
Woman withstands tragedy as children succeed (Kellie Macy)
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/06/13/3148768/cowboy-church-of-tarrant-county.html
Cowboy church of Tarrant County to sponsor rodeo

Midland Reporter Telegram
http://www.mywesttexas.com/entertainment/article_b1541bde-a5d5-5c64-baa1-e2c0769c4b47.html
Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo begins 78th run

The Fence Post
http://www.thefencepost.com/article/20110614/NEWS/110619951/1032&ParentProfile=1001
North Platte Man to Work Buffalo Bill Rodeo

North Platte Bulletin
http://www.northplattebulletin.com/index.asp?show=news&action=readStory&storyID=20979&pageID=3
National stars, Nebraska cowboys ready to rodeo

Rapid City Journal
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/meadecountytimes/article_97d403fc-95df-11e0-9722-001cc4c03286.html
Sturgis ropes in Wild West Days over Father's Day weekend
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/sports/article_d08e5076-9639-11e0-bb5a-001cc4c03286.html
Rodeo:  Deep rodeo connection
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/sports/local/article_ac09770c-963a-11e0-90d6-001cc4c03286.html
Rodeo:  BHSU cowgirls start strong

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_1a551edf-93ed-5fdf-9fbd-ed992a3d3ad1.html
Scoreboard:  Rodeo
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_9bdd3421-e599-5826-a275-192f404ad657.html
Erickson rides Circuit Finals success into CNFR

Charlton County Herald
http://www.charltoncountyherald.com/articles/2011/06/15/sports/doc4df7aadd19269874598365.txt
Local boy qualifies for College National Finals Rodeo

East Oregonian
http://www.eastoregonian.com/sports/rodeo_round_up/eldridge-lifts-blue-mountain-at-cnfr/article_c9f24f06-96b6-11e0-ba01-001cc4c002e0.html
Eldridge lifts Blue Mountain at CNFR

Salt Lake Tribune
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/51997418-77/thacker-rodeo-sage-shaylee.html.csp
Rodeo family "gets competitive", but shares the victories

Payson Roundup
http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2011/jun/14/state-finals-go-without-hitch/
State finals go off without a hitch

KWCH
http://www.kwch.com/sports/cik-khsra-state-finals-rodeo-rocks-the-fairgrounds-20110611,0,434584.story
KHSRA State Finals Rodeo rocks the fairgrounds

Black Hills Pioneer
http://www.bhpioneer.com/sports/local_sports/article_a12a0814-96a4-11e0-a924-001cc4c03286.html
Sturgis region rodeo produces winners

Idaho State Journal
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/sports/local/article_ef058e10-9649-11e0-832a-001cc4c002e0.html
Tie your interest to a worthwhile event:  The Rodeo

San Marcos Daily Record
http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/sports/x1478026289/Rodeo-Saddle-up
Rodeo:  Saddle up!


Peterson's all-around talents a big help to Pecos rodeo

 

PECOS, Texas - One of the greatest all-around hands in ProRodeo has never won the gold buckle worn by world champions.

That's OK for Paul Peterson, a member of the Carr Pro Rodeo team and pickup man who will be on hand inside Buck Jackson Arena during all four performances of the West of the Pecos Rodeo, set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22-Saturday, June 25.

"Paul might be the greatest all-around cowboy in the PRCA when you look at the whole package from inside the arena and out," said Pete Carr, owner of the Dallas-based livestock firm that is producing the West of the Pecos Rodeo. "I think he actually competed in five or six events in college. He's definitely the best I've had the pleasure of working with.

"He's just been very successful and consistent at every level of rodeo throughout his career.  Whether he was competing, flanking, working cattle, filling in as part-time veterinarian or picking up some of the biggest rodeos in the PRCA, including working the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times. Between Paul and Guy Allen, they are much more than pickup men when it comes to putting on our rodeos. They are an integral part of our team; they know what it takes and when things need to happen to get the job done."

Yes, that Guy Allen, owner of 18 steer roping world championships and one of the handiest men with a rope in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. 

"The great thing about Guy is that he pays a lot of attention to what's gong on, and he really wants to do a good job all of the time," Peterson said.

Peterson and Allen work together several times a year, and in Pecos, they'll be joined by veteran pickup man Shandon Stalls. It's a way for some of the most talented men in the sport to make the rodeo click; more importantly, it serves a valuable purpose in corralling the animals in such a large arena.

"In that ‘pasture' there, you can't be late," Peterson said, noting the tremendous size of Buck Jackson Arena. "You've got to anticipate where the animals are going. It helps that I know most of Pete's horses, so I know the patterns most of them will have when they buck."

The work the Carr crew has done in the arena has been noticed by those close to the rodeo.

"I was a brand new president, and he Pete asked me about the one thing we needed to do to make our rodeo better," said Joe Keese, president of the volunteer committee that produces the 129th annual rodeo. "We have an arena that is bigger than most states, and our rodeo was running three hours or longer because we spend so much time trying to get the animals out of the arena after they buck.

"Now we don't play chase nearly as much as we did in the past. With Pete's staff and the professional way they produce our rodeo, we can do an entire rodeo in an hour and a half to two hours. That's the value of the pickup men in an arena our size."

            It's an attribute of being good cowboys, where hard work is mandatory and understanding livestock is a necessity.

            "We've tried it with four pickup men there, and that's too many," Peterson said. "We use usually just three, and the guys we always have there are guys you don't have to worry about.

            "You want to get the best guys you can get in there, because one little screw up, and you're busy chasing horses all over that pasture. It doesn't take very many trips to the back end of that son of a buck before you're out of a horse."

            Peterson's professionalism is easily recognized, and the contestants have seen his expertise on a regular basis. Peterson takes great pride in being selected as an NFR pickup man, a post voted on by the top bareback and bronc riders who play the game.
            "Paul is one of the greatest cowboys in rodeo, bar none," said bareback rider D.V. Fennell, a two-time NFR qualifier from Porum, Okla. "That dude's a hand, and you feel a lot more comfortable crawling over that bucking chute knowing he's in the arena to take care of you."

            Raised in northeastern Oklahoma, cowboy has been in Peterson's blood all his life. It's what he used to excel through the competitive ranks of rodeo, which carried him to a scholarship at Panhandle State University. He finished as high as 16th in the world standings in saddle bronc riding, but only the top 15 qualify for ProRodeo's championship.

            Still, he's used every lesson to his advantage, whether working on his place in the Texas Panhandle or being in position to help corral a feisty bull or bronc inside Buck Jackson Arena.

            "You have to know how to read livestock, and you have to have good horses," Peterson said. "Even for people that have that, unless they have somebody with them that is willing to work like a team, it's not going to work very well. It is about teamwork in the arena."

            Success and failure in the world of rodeo is measured in seconds, and Peterson knows he needs to take advantage of every opportunity to make everything successful

            "We've got a great crew working these rodeos, and that is one reason everything works so well," he said. "The great thing about the Carr crew is that we work well together. Everybody's got their job, and they know what they're doing."

 

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6/13/2011

Read about PBR rider Ty Pozzobon bringing home the (Canadian) bacon.

Great Falls Tribune
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110613/SPORTS/106130314
Wyoming cowboy shines in Vaughn

Seattle Times
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015303614_aporcowboyrecovery.html
Ready at last, Washington cowboy returns to Oregon rodeos
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015308011_apwyhorseviruscollegerodeo.html
"Rose Bowl" of college rodeos underway in Wyoming

Billings Gazette
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_74ac0806-603d-5eee-bfbd-56405bacb928.html
After swapping digits, Ayre heads to first CNFR
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_2cef9da5-7144-54b9-a997-65a77ca44f93.html
College National Finals Rodeo under way in Casper
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_5ba68767-2ca7-580e-88fe-4f9bd4d3e6f8.html
Scoreboard:  College rodeo
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_2cef9da5-7144-54b9-a997-65a77ca44f93.html
Area rodeo competitors win H.S. titles
http://billingsgazette.com/sports/rodeo/article_86009ed3-9b7c-58e3-ac1d-974221741d9f.html
Scoreboard:  Prep rodeo

Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune Eagle
http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2011/06/13/sports/19sports_06-13-11.txt
Nelson off to fast start at CNFR

Odessa American
http://www.oaoa.com/sports/lide-66845-college-year.html
Lide heads back to Casper in a different event

Amarillo Globe News
http://amarillo.com/sports/sports-columnist/2011-06-13/hoffman-strong-tech-team-competes-finals
Hoffman:  Strong Tech team competes in finals

Ogden Standard Examiner
http://www.standard.net/topics/sports/2011/06/12/story-lines-aplenty-high-school-rodeo-championships
Story lines aplenty at high school rodeo championships

Provo Daily Herald
http://www.heraldextra.com/sports/high-school/rodeo/article_9a0e32de-9515-11e0-8f64-001cc4c03286.html
Eleven local high school rodeo athletes will represent Utah at nationals

White Bear Press
http://presspubs.com/articles/2011/06/13/white_bear_press/sports/doc4df64051bcfd4991985610.txt
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STEPHENVILLE, Texas - Jacob O'Mara knows what it takes to compete at the elite level in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

The bull rider from Prairieville, La., burst onto the national scene last year, when he finished runner-up in the race for the Resistol Bull Riding Rookie of the Year. This year, he's taken it up a notch more, sitting in the top 10 in the world standings. His win during the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo in Stephenville this past weekend was just another notch in his belt of accomplishments.

"Winning that rodeo helped me out a bit," said O'Mara, who collected his third victory this season and has earned more than $36,000 in 2011.

O'Mara scored 83 points by matching moves with the bull Charlie's Bandito from Carr Pro Rodeo, the Dallas-based livestock firm that produced the Stephenville rodeo. Owner Pete Carr said the bull has been one of the most consistent in his herd.

"Charlie's Bandito is one of those rider-friendly bulls that turns back in the gate and gives a guy a good chance to be some points," Carr said. "We had near capacity crowds Friday and Saturday, and they got to see a really good rodeo."

O'Mara was just one of several top contestants to earn Cowboy Capital of the World titles in 2011, joining all around winner Monty Eakin; bareback rider Bill Tutor, who rodeo Carr's Patron for 77 points; team ropers Luke Brown and Martin Lucero, who stopped the clock in 3.7 seconds; tie-down roper Houston Hutto, who had a 7.7-second run; barrel racer Cassie Moseley, who posted a 14.59-second sprint; and saddle bronc rider Sam Spreadborough, who had an 83-point ride on Carr's Deuces Wild.

"I like that horse," Spreadborough said. "That's the second time I got on him. I placed in a round on him in Houston. Everything just went right for me."

That's the way it needs to happen to win in rodeo. It's important to have good animals on which to compete, but there must be a marriage, of sorts, for it all to work out.

"I didn't know anything about that bull," O'Mara said. "He was just a good bull. He turned back to the left (just out of the gate) and took another jump, then went back to the right. He felt great."

The feeling roughstock cowboys get while attempting to ride bucking animals is important, but making the right moves is the most important part. Of course, the best set up is to have a great animal underneath them, which is why Carr Pro Rodeo events are a big hit among contestants.

"I like Pete's events," said Spreadborough, an Australian now living in Snyder, Texas. "His horses are always good, and his pens are pretty even. You've got a chance to place on anything you can get on when you go to his rodeos."

 

Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo

Stephenville, Texas

All-around cowboy: Monty Eakin, $437, steer wrestling and tie-down roping.
Bareback riding: 1. Bill Tutor, 77 points on Carr Pro Rodeo's Patron, $813; 2. Cody Ziober, 73, $610; 3. Scotty NeSmith, 70, $407; 4. Bubba Hudson, 69, $203.
Steer wrestling: 1. Brad Loesch, 4.6 seconds, $1,102; 2. Brian Bauerle, 4.9, $827; 3. Sean Lanciano, 5.6, $551; 4. K.C. Jones, 5.9, $276.
Team roping: 1. Luke Brown/Martin Lucero, 3.7 seconds, $1,666 each; 2. Clay Tryan/Travis Graves, 3.9, $1,449; 3. (tie) Kelsey Parchman/Michael Jones and Nathan McWhorter/Twister Cain, 4.1, $1,123 each; 5. Nick Rawlings/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.2, $797; 6. Camish Jennings/Tyler McKnight, 4.3, $580; 7. Dustin Davis/Kinney Harrell, 4.6, $362; 8. (tie) Drew Horner/Trey Johnson and Gavin Foster/Jeff Brown, 4.7, $72 each.
Saddle bronc riding: 1. Sam Spreadborough, 83 points on Carr Pro Rodeo's Deuces Wild, $844; 2. (tie) Cody Angland and Brody Bolton, 76, $527 each; 4. Justin Bell, 74, $211.
Tie-down roping: 1. Houston Hutto, 7.7 seconds, $1,102; 2. Caleb Smidt, 8.1, $912; 3. Barry Burk, 8.5, $722; 4. (tie) Ace Slone and Monty Eakin, 8.6, $437 each; 6. Chase Williams, 8.9, $190.   
Barrel racing: 1. Cassie Moseley, 14.59 seconds, $1,078; 2. (tie) Shambrae Williams and Michelle McLeod, 14.72, $847 each; 4. (tie) Jessica Watkins and Debra Cooper, 14.75, $590 each; 6. Layna Kight, 14.78, $411; 7. (tie) Phylicia Hupp and Ashley Guest, 14.79, $257 each; 9. Charlotte Cunningham, 14.80, $154; 10. Callie Chamberlain, 14.81, $103.
Bull riding: 1. Jacob O'Mara, 83 points on Carr Pro Rodeo's Charlie's Bandito, $998; 2. Ty Clearwater, 76, $749; no other qualified rides.
Total payoff: $33,274. Stock contractor: Carr Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Delia Walls. Officials: Chuck Hoss and Ken Dunn. Timers: Denise Adams and Sandy Gwatney. Announcer: Ben Clements. Specialty acts: John Harrison and Blake Goode. Bullfighters: Scotty Spencer and Chris Kirby. Clown/barrelman: John Harrison. Flankman: Pete Carr. Chute bosses: Pete Carr and John Gwatney. Pickup men: Paul Peterson and Guy Allen. Photographer: Dudley Barker.

 

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6/12/2011

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