Month: August 31, 2012

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Answering tough questions

One of the most intriguing questions I have for contestants that have won multiple world titles is if there is one gold buckle that stands out more than the others. Yeah, it’s a tough question. What I’ve learned over time is that there are wonderful things about each, and it’s hard for the cowboys and[...]
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The Bright-side of a dogfight

I’m still awaiting official word on the PRCA standings – which will be released later today – but it looks like the dogfighting has begun for those hoping to secure their spots in the field for the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Take bareback riding, for example. Matt Bright, 29, of Azle, Texas, won two[...]
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It’s a tale of the Tate

The first time I told Tate Stratton’s story was nearly a decade ago when he was an up-and-coming bull rider in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He’d just won the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo, and he was hoping to make a name for himself riding bulls for a living. Fast-forward to 2012, where Stratton is[...]
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Timms takes Silverton title

It didn’t take long for S.O. PerksAmericanRose to make a statement in ProRodeo. In just her third rodeo, the 5-year-old sorrel mare guided Tara Timms to the title at the 2012 Silverton (Texas) Buck Wild Days Rodeo. “She’s come on for me really nicely,” said Timms, 21, of Sudan, Texas. “I sold my rodeo horses,[...]
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Picking up where we left off

Sometimes it’s nice just to play catch-up with someone. It’s been a few years since I first visited with Tara Timms, a young cowgirl who won the WPRA Junior Championship in 2008. I did a story about her winning that title for Women’s Pro Rodeo News, the WPRA’s official publication. I visited with her earlier[...]
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