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Big scores close 2020 Roundup

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Dodge City Roundup Rodeo has a grand history for having the best athletes in the game. This year was pretty special, highlighted by a high-scoring championship round Sunday night. Bull rider Roscoe Jarboe was a highlight reel of his own, tying the arena record with a 93-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s[...]
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Jang finds his way to short round

Kodie Jang transitions to his steer during Friday's performance of the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. He posted a 3.8-second run and has virtually assured a spot in Sunday's championship round. (PHOTO BY JAMES CLAASSEN)
DODGE CITY, Kan. – Kodie Jang needed something positive to come his way. Sitting 36th in the world standings and not having many rodeos at which to compete because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the 27-year-old Australian steer wrestler was hungering for circumstances to roll his way. It happened during Friday’s third performance of the[...]
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Team ropes the Roundup lead

Jeff Fenniken prepares to turn his steer for heeler Tyler Worley during Thursday's second performance of the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo.
DODGE CITY, Kan. – Tyler Worley’s history at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo has been less than stellar. “I’ve caught one steer clean here, and I’ve missed a few good ones here, too,” said Worley, a 2019 National Finals Rodeo qualifying heeler from Berryville, Arkansas. “I came here a lot before I really started rodeoing,[...]
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Patterson claims Roundup crown

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Cole Patterson knew he was following in some pretty big footsteps when he decided to compete in rodeo for a living. He’s filling them just fine. His father, Rocky, is a four-time world champion steer roper and 25-time qualifier to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, and Cole earned his[...]
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The rodeo will go on in 2020

Despite delays because of COVID-19, the 2020 edition of Cattlemen's Days rodeo will take place over Labor Day weekend, with performances set for Sept. 3-5, in Gunnison, Colorado. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)
Delayed by pandemic, Cattlemen’s Days is now scheduled for Sept. 3-5 GUNNISON, Colo. – Over the last 120 years, the annual Cattlemen’s Days celebration has featured its rodeo through the 1918 flu pandemic, the 1918 flood, World War I, the Depression and World War II. The organizers that produce the annual event aren’t letting the[...]
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Rodeo’s best heading to Dodge

World champion bareback rider Tim O'Connell competes at a recent Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. O'Connell accounts for three of the more than 100 gold buckles that will be featured at this year's rodeo. (PHOTO BY DAVID SEYMORE)
DODGE CITY, Kan. – As one of the biggest rodeos in North America – and the biggest one during its week of competition – Dodge City Roundup Rodeo has a history of attracting hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls to southwest Kansas. The number of entries for the 2020 edition of Kansas’ grandest rodeo is extraordinary.[...]
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Dodge City relies on Frontier

Tegan Smith rides Frontier Rodeo's Bordertown for 87 points in the first round of the 2019 Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. Smith finished third overall and earned nearly $4,000 last year. He and others know they'll have that kind of opportunity at this year's Roundup Rodeo, which takes place next week.
DODGE CITY, Kan. – In just his second year as the primary livestock producer at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, Frontier Rodeo frontman Heath Stewart has much to live up to this summer. A year ago, Roundup fans saw amazing scores all week long, thanks in large part to Stewart and other stock contractors who[...]
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