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Mercer off to a fast start

Aaron Mercer slips out of the way of a bull earlier this month in Kennewick, Washington, as the bull grabs ahold of Mercer's jersey with its horn. Mercer has been on a fast rise to the top of Bullfighters Only. (PHOTO BY TODD BREWER)
Canadian sits 4th in BFO heading into Charlotte Motor Speedway event CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exactly one-year ago, Aaron Mercer stepped into the freestyle bullfighting arena for the first time ever. Now, he is the No. 4-ranked man in the Bullfighters Only Pendleton Whisky World Standings and has proven to be a quick study of the[...]
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Top personnel shine in Gunnison

Jason Bottoms has been recognized as one of the best pickup men in ProRodeo and is a fixture at Cattlemen's Days in Gunnison, Colorado. There will be several top rodeo personnel in Gunnison for the rodeo this July.
GUNNISON, Colo. – Every year since its inception, many of the greatest cowboys in the country make their way to this picturesque town for the annual Cattlemen’s Days celebration and PRCA rodeo. Two of the greatest cowboys to have ever been here are repeat visitors, working the annual rodeo as pickup men for Stace Smith[...]
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Smith, Long slosh out quick run

Jake Long, left, and Clay Smith had the fastest time of the week with a 5.2-second run Saturday night to lead the third round. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)
GUYMON, Okla. – Saturday night’s third performance of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo began precisely at 7:30 p.m. The rain started moments thereafter, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the contestants in the mix and the thousands of fans in the stands. While many people ran for cover as the thunderstorm hit, they stuck[...]
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Jarrett snags the lead in Guymon

Ryan Jarrett dismounts his horse ans he speeds to a time of 9.3 seconds to take the third-round and average leads in tie-down roping at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)
GUYMON, Okla. – It’s been a decade since Ryan Jarrett last left the Oklahoma Panhandle with the unique trophy belt given to the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo champions. He wants another one, and he’s staking his claim for it this year. On Saturday afternoon during the second performance, Jarrett roped and tied his calf in[...]
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Smith wins Guymon steer roping

The first champion of the 2019 Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo has been crowned. Thomas Smith of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, roped and tied five steers in 64.9 seconds to win the steer roping title during competition that took place Monday and Tuesday at Hitch Arena. The 27-year-old cowboy shared the first-round victory with Trevor Brazile, then placed[...]
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Brown ends college career strong

ALVA, Okla. – In just a few days, Colton Brown will walk across the stage and receive his degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He’s a cowboy, first and forever, but he has big dreams beyond his graduation day in Alva. He plans to attend law school, preferably Texas Tech University. But his cowboy instincts[...]
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