Month: December 21, 2010

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Miles and miles

I made a whirlwind trip to western Kansas. Was on the road for 16 hours, in my hometown for 15. It was as close to rodeoing as most folks might get, and it’s pretty far from rodeoing. For cowboys and cowgirls, 15-hour stays are rare, especially in the heat of the season when there might[...]
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In the money, honey

Ten years ago, 47 cowboys finished the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association with more than $100,000 in earnings, led by Joe Beaver’s $225,396. This year, there were 82 PRCA cowboys over the $100,000 marker, led by Trevor Brazile’s $507,921. A lot has changed in the last decade, with more money available. But the cost of competing has[...]
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Celebrate good times, come on

After the third go-round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith took the South Point Hotel & Casino stage for the Montana Silversmiths Go-Round Buckle Presentation. That’s when Treston Brazile took the stage for the first time during the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He waved his hat in the air[...]
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A quick visit to Arizona

I’ve never been to Arizona other than layovers in Phoenix, but I came pretty close after the eighth go-round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. That night, Arizonans Sherry Cervi (barrel racing), Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz (team roping) were at the South Point Hotel & Casino to be recognized during the Montana[...]
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We are family

There was a lot of talk about the families that were part of this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and rightly so. You had the team roping Tryans, Travis, Clay and Brady; the tie down roping Coopers, Clint, Clif and Tuf; the bronc riding DeMosses, Heith and Cody, and Wrights, Cody and Jesse; and the[...]
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What’s your event?

Rodeos don’t need intermissions, mainly because people find some events more interesting than others. Stand-alone bull riding came about because bull riders paid special notice to how popular their event is. There are those that save their money to be inside the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie, Okla., for the annual Timed Event Championship. So[...]
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Ah, spit!

After his fifth-round winning ride on Kesler Rodeo’s Street Dance, Will Lowe walked on the South Point Hotel & Casino stage for the Montana Silversmiths Go-Round Buckle Presentation with his 18-month-old son, Garrett. Garrett is the dancer in the family, and when the music played, Garrett danced. Daddy will was proud, but he prodded his[...]
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It’s about to get funny

Flint Rasmussen is one of the best funnymen in rodeo-related sports. He has a nice contract with the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series, but he regularly works Vegas in some regard during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He has a talk-show type program during the day, and he teams with Randy Corley every[...]
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