Month: December 31, 2011

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Looking ahead

The new year begins tomorrow, and with it comes great expectations for many. From resolutions to challenges, there is much in store for all of our lives. Like the rest of the world, the sport of rodeo is about building on experiences. For world champions and those who missed out on their title dreams, the[...]
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Youth was served at NFR

Chandler Bownds looks like any 12-year-old boy, except, of course, that he’s a 20-year-old bull rider who just qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He’s a pretty bad cat, too. Bownds, of Lubbock, Texas, rode just three bulls during this year’s NFR. When he made the qualifying eight seconds, Bownds made the most[...]
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Cool hand Luke

I first met Luke Branquinho about a decade ago, visiting with him about finishing 16th in the world standings and just missing his first qualification to the Wrangler National  Finals Rodeo. Since then, he’s missed just one other year-end finale, that coming in 2005 when an injury pushed him to the sidelines. Oh, and he’s[...]
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Apologies to you

It’s been a few days since I last posted on TwisTED Rodeo, and I apologize. At my family’s home for Christmas, our bed and breakfast didn’t have Internet. But also I decided to focus on time with my family instead of updating. I hope you understand, and I plan to make it up to you[...]
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He’s Ted, not TwisTED

If you haven’t met Ted Stovin, you should. Stovin is a bull rider from Drayton Valley, Alberta, who attended New Mexico Junior College and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he competed on the rodeo teams. The 21-year-old cowboy moved back to his native Canada, where he runs Everything Cowboy, a rodeo news and information[...]
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Merry Christmas

As we roll into this magnificent holiday weekend, I can’t help but be amazed at all the blessings in my life. From living my dreams to making a living doing something I love to having the unconditional support of those closest to me, it is simply remarkable. I’m blessed to be involved in the world[...]
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