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Miller eager to make pro rodeo a full-time job
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New Windsor rodeo begins today

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Stick Horse Rodeo


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Sale allows Best to share his passion for horses with others


BRAYTON, Iowa - Steve Best looked out his pickup window and smiled.

As he drove from one pasture to another, his pride showed in that grin. His southwest Iowa ranch is the culmination of years of yard work. What he sees are acres of land and hundreds of head of cattle and horses, the realization that he's living his dream.

"This is what we do as a family; raise livestock," said Best, an Iowa-raised rancher who owns a place that is just miles from the home in which he grew up. "This is something I've always wanted to have."

Part of that involves some of the top work horses in the business. Steve Best operates Best Ranch with his wife, Lynda, and their daughters, Abby, Sara, Jodi Wendi, Lindsay and Whitney. With a barn full of stellar horses, the Bests have developed quite a herd. They take pride in raising the highest quality all-around ranch horse.

And that's also why they're having the dispersal sale set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Dunlap (Iowa) Livestock Auction. He will have nearly 90 head of great working horses available and is including a special cosigner, professional cowboy Cord McCoy, a championship-caliber competitor on the Professional Bull Riders tour who finished second on Season 16 of "The Amazing Race" with his brother, Jet.

"I think I've got a pretty good idea of what makes a good working cow horse," Steve Best said. "That's what we raise, and that's what we use."

It's also what the family shows. Steve Best was the Open Ranch Horse champion in 2008 and 2009 and was the reserve champion in 2007. Lynda Best was the amateur champion in 2008 on a horse the family raised, and Jodi Best was the amateur champion in 2009 and the reserve champion in 2008. The Bests also had the third-place ranch horse in 2009.

"Your working cow horses have to be athletic and smart, and they have to have a good confirmation," Steve Best said. "If they don't have confirmation, they won't win.

"Our horses have to know what to do."

The Best sale will feature Double R Major Boz, a 9-year-old black Continental King stallion that has been the staple of the Best herd for the last couple of years. The mares that Major has been bred to will be part of the sale, and most will be in foal at the sale; almost all of the mares also will have young foals that are part of the sale, too.

In the mix will be a couple of crops by Smokin Domino, a Colonel Freckles black stallion that died two years ago after serving as the Best Ranch's top producer. There will be several 2-year-olds and yearlings that carry Domino's lineage.

"I've got some stud prospects by Domino that are really nice," Best said. "We've also got a lot of really nice saddle horses that are very nice and very broke. They're going to be really attractive."


An online catalog can be found at http://rodeomediarelations.com/Best-Ranch-Horse-Sale.pdf



Justin Sportsmedicine Team a welcome sight to contestants


DAYTON, Iowa - There are no guarantees in rodeo. The contestants know it, but it's the game they play.

Theirs isn't a profession filled with million-dollar contracts or first-class hotels. Theirs is a sport where one must pay to play, where paychecks only come if a contestant rides better than most, where money earned not only pays bills but serves as points toward a championship.
            It's where injuries are iced during 12-hour drives to another rodeo and where the aches and pains are ignored because, well, there are no guarantees. If you don't compete, you can't win money; you can't earn a living.

That's where the Justin Sportsmedicine Team comes into play, offering the training methods and medical expertise to allow cowboys and cowgirls the opportunity to compete at the highest level possible. The program is funded by the Justin Boot Co. and has been for nearly 30 years. Aches and pains are part of any sport, but they're compounded by the extreme nature of rodeo.  
            "I've worked with a lot of professional athletes in a variety of sports, and rodeo is definitely one of the toughest and most grueling on its athletes" said Mike Rich, the program's executive director. "Most people who know rodeo will tell you (that) it's not if an athlete will get hurt, but when and how bad. In addition, rodeo athletes are independent competitors, so they don't have the luxury of a 'team' doctor or athletic trainer that travels around with them.

"The Justin Sportsmedicine Team has always done a great job of filling that void and bringing medical care to the cowboys; we're just looking to increase the quality of that care."

And that's why the Justin Sportsmedicine Team will be on hand for the Dayton Championship Rodeo, set for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3-Sunday, Sept. 5, and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6.

"By our rodeo, just that time in the rodeo season, the contestants are pretty beat up," said Jim Heckman, president of the committee that produces the Labor Day weekend rodeo. "To have Justin here to help them with their bodies is a reason some of the cowboys are going to come to this rodeo that weekend.

"They know if something happens, they've got the best here to take care of that. We're just honored to have the Justin guys choose Dayton as a stop."

Of the nearly 580 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association events each year, the Justin Sportsmedicine Team is at about 125. Making their way to central Iowa for the first time is a big deal to the committee.

"This means a lot to us," Heckman said.

            The program means a lot to the contestants who battle their way through the rigors of a rodeo season in an effort to make a living and win championships. They need all the help they can get, and they rely on the Justin Sportsmedicine Team.

            "Having those guys at a rodeo is great," said bareback rider D.V. Fennell of Neosho, Mo., a past Dayton Championship Rodeo champion. "You've got ice and tape, and if something's really wrong, they can check that out. But at that point of the season, it's more of maintenance, just taking care of your body."

            Fennell knows as well as anybody. At 37, he's had his share of nagging pain and serious injuries. He has fought through them all, qualifying for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last season.

            "Those bucking horses beat you up a little bit, then you get in the car and go for 14 hours to get to another rodeo," Fennell said. "You get all tight, and they show you what you can do to stay loose.

            "I get stretched out a lot, and they help you a lot. My groins get tight, especially this time of year, and they help me work through all that."

            The team is comprises of highly skilled physicians, athletic trainers, trauma specialists and physical therapists. They work in cooperation with experienced local physicians and medical providers to bring quality care to the rodeo athlete. And the Justin crew also has a database that they can utilize all season long.

            "We have implemented ways, via the Internet, to document injuries and treatment protocols securely and in real time so the doctor or clinician treating an athlete at a rodeo in Denver on Saturday night will know exactly what the doctor who evaluated the injury the night before in Fort Worth saw in the X-ray, etc," Rich said.

            It's just another facet of the continually growing care rodeo athletes receive.

            "Justin Sportsmedicine is just a great asset for ProRodeo," Fennell said.





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Inaugural PRCA event in Silverton a big-time success


SILVERTON, Texas - Less than 800 people are said to live in this Texas Panhandle berg.

It seems they brought their neighbors, cousins and their neighbors cousins to the Buck Wild Days Rodeo last Thursday-Saturday, because it was a standing-room-only crowd all weekend long. And what the fans saw was not your typical first-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event.

"I think everybody was tickled to death with this year's rodeo," said Pete Carr, owner of Carr Pro Rodeo, the livestock firm that produced the rodeo. "Our whole team did really well, and you couldn't tell this was the first time this rodeo had been part of the PRCA. The fans got to see a heck of a show."

The show included many of the top cowboys in the game, from world champions to multiple qualifiers to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In fact, the roughstock winners have all played on ProRodeo's grand stage.

Wes Stevenson, a five-time NFR qualifier from Lubbock, Texas, won the bareback riding, matching moves with Carr's Alberta Child for 88 points; Howdy Cloud, a three-time finalist from Kountze, Texas, rode Carr's Wolf Pup for 88 points to win the bull riding; and Cody Taton of Mud Butte, S.D., who won the NFR average title in 2008, won saddle bronc riding with an 87 on Carr's Miss Congeniality.

The Carr Pro Rodeo stock is just half the equation, but guys like Will Lowe of nearby Canyon, Texas - a three-time world champion bareback rider - were part of the festivities in Silverton, a community that has hosted rodeo for 118 years, even though this was the first year the Buck Wild Days Rodeo was part of ProRodeo.

"There's a reason why this rodeo has been good and why they decided to make it a PRCA event," Carr said. "What a great committee. They were very hospitable. They were great to work with. Every time we turned around, they were asking what they could do to make their rodeo better."

A pretty good indication into the quality of the three-performance rodeo was the list of top-flight contestants. Two-time world champion Scott Snedecor of Uvalde, Texas, won the steer roping title, completing three runs in 32.8 seconds. He earned $2,573.

Rusty Hamilton of Capitan, N.M., won steer wrestling in 4.1 seconds, worth $1,508; Luke Brown and Martin Lucero of Stephenville, Texas, won team roping in 5.2 seconds, worth $1,694 to each cowboy; Clay Cerny of Brazoria, Texas, had an 8.8-second run to win tie-down roping and $1,777; and Kelly Bruner of Millsap, Texas, rounded the cloverleaf pattern in 17.75 seconds to win barrel racing and $1,101.

"It was a great event," Carr said. "Everybody's already planning for next year and what little changes to make to step it up another notch."


Buck Wild Days Rodeo

Silverton, Texas

Aug. 12-14

                Bareback riding: 1. Wes Stevenson, 88 points on Carr Pro Rodeo's Alberta Child, $1,317; 2. Will Lowe, 85 on Dirty Jacket, $998; 3. Lance Kelly, 79 on Miss Hollywood, $718; 4. Craig Wisehart, 77 on Big Lights, $479; 5. Zach Dishman on Alberta Child and Codi Myers on Sorrel Top, 75, $239.

                Steer wrestling: 1. Rusty Hamilton, 4.1 seconds, $1,508; 2. Kurt Stallings, 4.3, $1,248; 3. Cody Moore, 4.5, $988; 4. Bill Claunch, 5.0, $728; 5. C.J. Kerr, 5.2, $468; 6. Tanner Robinson, Cimarron Thompson and Dean Sterner, 5.3, $87.

                Team roping: 1. Luke Brown/Martin Lucero, 5.2 seconds, $1,694 each; 2. Tommy Edens/Justin Hendrick, 5.8, $1,402; 3. Austin D Robertson/Doug Gibbins and Matt Petrus/Dee Rampy, 6.2, $964; 5. Clayton Hass/Casy Chamberlain, 6.6, $526; 6. Jake Kropik/Michael Fortenberry, 9.9, $292.

                Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cody Taton, 87 points on Carr Pro Rodeo's Miss Congeniality, $1,467; 2. Jake Halverson on Black Smoke, Kobyn Williams on Ginger Snap and Isaac Diaz on True Lies, 82 points, $815; 5. Troy Crowser on Flirtin' w/ Disaster and Tyrel Larsen on Northern Spy, 79, $267.

                Tie-down roping: 1. Clay Cerney, 8.8 seconds, $1,777; 2. Chris Demases and Scott Kormos, 8.9, $1,317 each; 4. Chad Williams, 9.5, $858; 5. Keil Rowan, 9.6, $551; 6. Chase Williams, 9.7, $306.

                Barrel racing: 1. Kelly Bruner, 17.75 seconds, $1,101; 2. Kelly Waide, 17.81, $944; 3. Robyn Herring, 17.83, 787; 4. Lindsey Ewing, 17.84, $682; 5. Kay Lynn Schulz, 17.91, $524; 6. Gretchen Benbenek, 18.01, $420; 7. Callie Chamberlain, 18.17, $315; 8. Racquel Blaylock, 18.20, $210; 9. Casi Conrad, 18.21, $157; 10. Diane Martin, 18.28, $105.

                Bull riding: 1. Howdy Cloud, 88 points on Carr Pro Rodeo's Wolf Pup, $1,805; 2. Logan Knibbe, 86 on Charlie's Bandito, $1,453; 3. Kolt Miller, 81 on Charlies Bandito, $1,145.

                Steer roping, first round: 1. Bryce Davis, 10.6 seconds, $1,194; 2. Jake DeGeer, 11.0, $988; 3. Cody Scheck, 11.2, $782; 4. Scott Snedecor, 11.5, $576; 5. Chris Glover and Cody Lee, 12.1, $288. Second round: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 9.4, $1,194; 2. Lawson Plemons, 9.5, $988; 3. Chet Herren, 9.9, $782; 4. Scheck, 10.0, $576; 5. Mike Chase, 10.3, $371; 6. Quimby Quimby, 10.4, $206. Third round: 1. Herren, 9.9, $1,194; 2. Fisher, 10.2, $988; 3. Glover, 10.3, $782; 4. Guy Allen and Chase, 10.4, $473; 6. Snedecor, 10.5, $206. Average: 1. Snedecor, 32.8 seconds on three runs, $1,791; 2. Lee, 37.0, $1,482; 3. Scheck, 38.4, $1,173; 4. Chase, 38.7, $865; 5. DeGeer, 42.1, $556; 6. Clay Cameron, 45.7, $309.



Dowdy claims another MVP, wins bullfighting title with Allard


SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas - Chad Dowdy has been in this position before. Heck, it was just a year ago.

On Saturday night, the Bristow, Okla., athlete clinched back-to-back victories at the Texas Heritage National Bank PBR Challenge presented by Priefert Ranch Equipment and Pro-Trak Trailers benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

This year, he and his partner, Evan Allard of Vinita, Okla., represented Team City National Bank all the way to the Professional Bullfighters Daisy Protection Bullfight Tour event title at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Dowdy was also named the event's Most Valuable Player, something that isn't new to the veteran bullfighter.

A season ago, Dowdy and then-teammate Wacey Munsell led Team CNB to the title. This year, he and Allard scored big points on both nights of the competition. They won both rounds - they split the opening round with Team Texas Heritage National Bank, Dusty Tuckness-Ross Hill, with 114 points, then split the second-round victory with Team Lonestar Dodge, Jason Magditch-Brodie Nelson, with 136 points. Their 250-point total bested Magditch and Nelson by just nine points in the cumulative score.

"It's always nice to come to an event you've won before, and it's even better when you win again," said Dowdy, who has won more Daisy Protection Tour MVP awards than any other bullfighter.

While Dowdy won the bullfight, the bull Jed Clampett - owned by Jerry Nelson, Ivan Stoltzfus and the Jaynes Gang - won the American Bucking Bull Inc. Classic event, a competition of the bulls that bucked throughout the weekend.

Meanwhile, Colby Yates, who lived in Sulphur Springs for some time, was the only cowboy to hang on for the qualifying eight seconds on two rides. That earned him the second-round victory and the average championship for the contestants who competed Saturday night in the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division event.

But they weren't the only winners over the weekend. Because of the PBR Challenge, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas was the beneficiary of $9,069 in donations during the two days of competition in Sulphur Springs.



Texas Heritage National Bank PBR Challenge

presented by Priefert Ranch Equipment and Pro-Trak Trailers


PBR Touring Pro Division:

First go-round: 1. Ryan Dirteater, Hulbert, Okla., 89 points, $293; 2. Jason Mara, Boldorcombre, Queensland, Australia, 86.5, $225; 3. Luis Blanco, Irving, Texas, 83, $158.

Second go-round: 1. Kyle Willoughby, Denison, Texas, 85.5 points, $270; 2. Dirteater, 82.5, $203; 3. Robson Aragao, Aracuju, Sergipe, Brazile, 77.5, $125; 4. Blanco, 74, $68.

Average: 1. Dirteater, 171.5 points on two rides, $1,160; 2. Blanco, 157, $845; 3. Mara, 86.5, $530; Willoughby, 85.5, $372; 5. Aragao, 77.5, $246.

Daisy Protection Bullfight Tour:

First round: 1. Team City National Bank, Chad Dowdy, Bristow, Okla.-Evan Allard, Vinita, Okla., and Team Texas Heritage National Bank, Dusty Tuckness, Meeteetse, Wyo.-Ross Hill, Muscle Shoals, Ala., 114 points; 3. Team Guaranty Bond Bank, Dave Jantzi, Sugar Creek, Ohio-Anthony Moore, Council Hill, Okla., 107; 4. Team Lonestar Dodge, Jason Madgitch, Revere, Pa.-Brodie Nelson, Perry, Ark., 105; 5. Team Alliance Bank, Lance McIlvain, Arlington, Texas-Pat Riha, Stuart, Neb., 96.



PBR Touring Pro Division:

First go-round: No qualified rides

Second go-round: 1. Colby Yates, 78 points.

Average: 1. Yates, 78.

Daisy Protection Bullfight Tour:

Second round: 1. Team City National Bank, Chad Dowdy, Bristow, Okla.-Evan Allard, Vinita, Okla., and Team Lonestar Dodge, Jason Magditch, Revere, Pa.-Brodie Nelson, Perry, Ark., 136 points; 3. Team Guaranty Bond Bank, Dave Jantzi, Sugar Creek, Ohio-Anthony Moore, Council Hill, Okla., and Team Alliance Bank, Lance McIlvain, Arlington, Texas-Pat Riha, Stuart, Neb., 130; 3. 5. Team Texas Heritage National Bank, Dusty Tuckness, Meeteetse, Wyo.-Ross Hill, Muscle Shoals, Ala., 126

Average: 1. Team CNB, Dowdy-Allard, 250 points; 2. Team Lonestar, Magditch-Nelson, 241; 3. Team THNB, Tuckness-Hill, 240; 4. Team Guaranty Bond Bank, Jantzi-Moore, 237; 5. Team Alliance Bank, McIlvain-Riha, 226.

Daisy MVP: Chad Dowdy, Bristow, Okla.