Month: May 31, 2016

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McLeod, Slick excel in Guymon

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story appears in the June issue of Women’s Pro Rodeo News, the official publication of the WPRA. It is republished here with the approval of the WPRA.  The dry climate of the Oklahoma Panhandle is vastly different from his lake-washed environment of his north Texas home, but Slick By Design seems to[...]
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Northcott, Markham win Claremore

CLAREMORE, Okla. – It’s been 17 years since Steve Northcott last roped at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. It’s about time he returns. On Sunday night, he and his partner, Cale Markham, stopped the clock in 5.0 seconds to win the team-roping title on a damp final night of the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo.[...]
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Etbauer rides The Darkness to the lead

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Etbauer name remains synonymous with saddle bronc riding, but it’s the next generation that is taking the game to the top of the leaderboard. On Friday night during the first performance of the Will Rogers Stampede Pro Rodeo, 22-year-old Shade Etbauer rode Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s The Darkness for 85[...]
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Stampede ready for 2016 celebration

CLAREMORE, Okla. – After months of planning and intense labor around their arena, the organizers of the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo are ready for the event’s 70th anniversary celebration. “From the time we closed the curtain on our 2015 rodeo, we began the process for this year’s rodeo,” said David Petty, chairman of the[...]
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Changes are key to rodeo’s future

JACKSONVILLE, Texas – The volunteers that organize this community’s annual rodeo are making all things possible for rodeo fans. “We’ve had some people who have asked us to do a few different things, so we’re doing that this year,” said Byron Underwood, chairman of the Tops in Texas Rodeo, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May[...]
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