Month: March 31, 2011

Home - March 2011

Keeping tabs on the DNCFR

The first performance of the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo begins at 7:30 tonight, and I’m excited about being part of this national championship. This is your place for updates and information throughout the weekend, so check back. Not only do I plan to provide regular updates from the competition, but I hope to give[...]
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The best are in Oklahoma City

From Wayne Brooks, the reigning Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association announcer of the year, to the 33 world champions to the dozens of qualifiers to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo features a who’s who list of the top names in ProRodeo. Added in that is the Justin Sportsmedicine Team, which[...]
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Luck of the draw

Bareback rider Matt Bright made his big return to the arena Thursday night at RodeoAustin. It was the first time since he suffered a broken back at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three and a half months ago. Bright, a Tennessean who now lives in Azle, Texas, scored 73 points on the first of two[...]
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He’s a real Swingler

Like many bullfighters, Mark Swingler got his start in the business after converting himself from being a bull rider. But for the last 17 years, the Texan has focused on entertainment, transitioning yet again. It was quite natural for the greasepaint-wearing bullfighter to transfer his abilities to being a rodeo clown, the barrelman/funnyman. It’s the[...]
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Sharing my passion

I visited with third-graders today, and I got to share my passion for rodeo and the stories that come with it. I loved seeing the wide-eyed looks they gave as I shared the stories from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the various pieces I’ve done on the McCoy family. I even showed them how[...]
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