Month: August 29, 2018

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Building toward its future

Original structure a key piece of Waller County Fair and Rodeo HEMPSTEAD, Texas – A few years ago, members of the Waller County Fair Board weren’t quite sure what to do with one of the original buildings on the fairgrounds. For years, it had been a show building, where exhibitors showed a variety of animals.[...]
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Theriot, Doescher finding success

LOVINGTON, N.M. – With just a little more than a month and a half left in ProRodeo’s regular season, Marcus Theriot and Cody Doescher are finally heading in the right direction. “Our summer’s been kind of tough,” said Theriot, a 21-year-old all-around cowboy from Poplarville, Miss. “We haven’t done very well at all, but we’re[...]
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Teenager wins Roundup title

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Less than two months ago, Bridger Anderson was competing at the College National Finals Rodeo for the first time in his young college career. He is a sophomore-to-be at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, and he’s traveling the ProRodeo trail with his coach, Stockton Graves, a seven-time steer wrestling qualifier[...]
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Graves seeks 2nd Roundup title

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Five years ago, Travis Graves left Roundup Arena with one of his greatest possessions: The Dodge City Roundup Rodeo championship buckle. On Saturday night during the fourth performance of this year’s event at Roundup Arena, Graves and his partner, three-time world champion header Clay Tryan, gave themselves a chance at the[...]
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O’Connell spurs to Dodge lead

DODGE CITY, Kan. – A great deal has happened in Tim O’Connell’s life the last nine months. He earned his second straight bareback riding world championship last December, clinching it at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Three months later, his wife, Sami, gave birth to their first child, a son named Hazen. He had the[...]
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