My schedule during the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo kept me from watching most of the action in Oklahoma City.
That was three weeks ago. Tonight I’m able to watch the coverage from GAC. It’s quite refreshing. Jeff Medders, who serves as the lead announcer, and his crew at Geronimo Productions do an awesome job with rodeo, and they’ve done a fabulous job with the RNCFR.
Because of the format for the final day, I was able to watch the semifinals in the arena. That was nice, actually, but it was short-lived. Once the finals began, the heavy lifting began, coordinating all the media for the champions while handling interviews for the writing I needed to do.
So seeing the final four compete gives me a better understanding of what happened inside State Fair Arena on April 1. While I already knew that Matt Shiozawa won the tie-down roping, I didn’t get to see his run until tonight. I also didn’t see that Blair Burk’s calf got up. I also got to see Sam Spreadborough’s winning ride on Big Tex. Spreadborough deserved to win.
The RNCFR is an awesome rodeo, and I’m very honored to be associated with it. I’d love to see it sold out for all five performances. The cowboys and cowgirls deserve it.
So does rodeo.