Month: January 12, 2015

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Money on their minds

COWBOYS, COWGIRLS HOPE TO ROPE IN CASH DURING IFR45 OKLAHOMA CITY – Walt White owns eight International Professional Rodeo Association tie-down roping world championships. He won’t win No. 9 this year, but he is still happy to be part of the field at International Finals Rodeo 45, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 7:30[...]
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Painting a brilliant picture

Inside every artist are a set of eyes that see things differently, that view the world in different dimensions. Inside every cowboy rests a powerful workmanlike nature and a task-driven demeanor. For the most part, they are opposite personalities, but they are both the truthful passions of a man named Chance Hays. He is from[...]
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Wrestling for the gold

TOP BULLDOGGERS RACE FOR TITLE; OKLAHOMA COWBOYS RETURN TO GLORY DAYS OKLAHOMA CITY – In all likelihood, the race for the International Professional Rodeo Association’s steer wrestling world championship will be between four cowboys. Canadian Cody Mousseau owns a small lead over Brian Barefoot of Dunn, N.C.; Brad Stewart of Mt. Ulla, N.C.; and Justin[...]
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Worth the wait

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a story I wrote for the January issue of Women’s Pro Rodeo News, the official magazine of the WPRA. For 10 nights, it seemed, Fallon Taylor exited the Thomas & Mack Center arena with a smile on her face as she and Babyflo sprinted past the famous yellow chutes. Even more[...]
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Johnson returns to elite status

OKLAHOMA CITY – Eleven months ago, tie-down roper Trenton Johnson was just getting out of hip surgery that saw him on crutches for eight weeks. He spent four months going through physical therapy for a repaired hip labrum and a hip microfracture, then he handled the rehabilitation himself while taking care of the business of[...]
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The silver anniversary

IFR TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS AS AN OKLAHOMA CITY INSTITUTION OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s capital city is much different than it was in January 1991. There’s an NBA franchise in town, and the 89ers became the RedHawks and are now the Dodgers. Gary Gibbs was in his third season as coach of the Sooners football[...]
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