Month: August 9, 2017

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Vezain finds success in Lea County

LOVINGTON, N.M. – There’s something about Jake McClure Arena that draws Wyoming cowboy J.R. Vezain back to town every year. Maybe it’s the Pete Carr bucking horses. Maybe there’s something that’s in the water. Nonetheless, Vezain has found his share of success at the Lea County Fair and Rodeo, and the 2017 edition seems to[...]
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BFO a hit at big rodeos

Top bullfighters will be featured in Sikeston, Mo., and Hermiston, Ore. Beau Schueth needs no extra motivation when it comes to fighting bulls, but he’ll take it. This week, he returns to the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycees Bootheel Rodeo to defend his Bullfighters Only title, and he knows he’ll get all the help he needs from[...]
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Furr wraps up Sidney title

SIDNEY, Iowa – When Kris Furr cross-jumped his bull Saturday night, he put a nice polish on his first Bullfighters Only title on the final night of Iowa’s Championship Rodeo. “I had a good bull, and he was a lot of fun,” said Furr, 26, of Hamptonville, N.C. “He wasn’t extremely aggressive, so I decided[...]
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Etbauer claims Roundup title

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Two decades ago, an Etbauer was the winner of the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo saddle bronc riding more often than not. Brothers Robert, Billy and Dan Etbauer have been recognized as one of the greatest set of siblings to ever compete in ProRodeo. Combined they have dozens of Wrangler National Finals[...]
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Kimzey chasing Roundup cash

DODGE CITY, Kan. – In ProRodeo, Sage Kimzey has earned $184,631. In reality, the reigning three-time world champion bull rider has collected a lot more than that. His biggest payday so far in 2017 was for $433,000 for winning The American in Arlington, Texas, in March, but he’s been collecting big paychecks all along the[...]
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Kansans fair well on Friday

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Every Kansas cowboy has one title they want to own: Dodge City Roundup Rodeo champion. Buddy Hawkins is no different. Raised 326 miles east of Dodge City in the tiny southeastern Kansas town of Columbus, he has had aspirations of collecting the most prized rodeo trophy in the Sunflower State. “Being[...]
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Lewis chasing dreams and NFR

DODGE CITY, Kan. – It’s been six years since Tom Lewis has played on ProRodeo’s grandest stage, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He’s trying to make his second trip in 2017. As of Wednesday night, he was 33rd in the steer wrestling world standings with $32,731, but he’s only $17,000 away from that magical No.[...]
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Worst to first

Rutkowski finds the Dodge City winner’s circle after finishing last in 2016 DODGE CITY, Kan. – About halfway through his 60-second fight Tuesday night, Weston Rutkowski was flipped to the ground hard by a Rockin’ B and Magnifica bull called Manchada. Bullfighters Only’s reigning world champion was down, but he wasn’t there for long. “I[...]
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