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Alliston closes year with round win

ALVA, Okla. – It all started with an email during Mckayla Alliston’s senior year of high school in Buckhead, Georgia. “It came from a guy named Stockton Graves, and I’d never heard of him before that,” said Alliston, a senior at Northwestern Oklahoma State University who won the championship round in breakaway roping at the[...]
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Hooper is on top of the world

From wild nights to dad life, CINCH cowboy is still riding strong Tilden Hooper’s mind works a bit differently than most men. He’s a bareback rider in professional rodeo. Those cowboys consider things in spectacular ways. Like a runaway train, there is something always racing inside them. Not many people in this world would strap[...]
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Jarrett collects third Guymon belt

GUYMON, Okla. – Ryan Jarrett has been in this place before. The Oklahoma Panhandle. Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena. The final performance of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. The winner’s circle. Jarrett, the 2005 all-around world champion from Comanche, Oklahoma, won another Pioneer Days Rodeo championship trophy belt to add to his collection by claiming[...]
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Familiar bull propels Jarboe

GUYMON, Okla. – Familiarity may breed contempt for most, but not rodeo cowboys. Roscoe Jarboe had a good history with Frontier Rodeo’s Lookin’ Up, winning the bull riding title at the Cody (Wyoming) Stampede last July. The two were matched together again Saturday during the second performance of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, and the[...]
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Theriot wrestles lead in Guymon

GUYMON, Okla. – Marcus Theriot may be from Mississippi, but he’s making a solid rodeo living in Oklahoma this year. In January, he qualified for the International Finals Rodeo and pocketed nearly $11,000 at the top minor league rodeo association’s championship event. In March, he won the Timed Event Championship, which paid $100,000 to the[...]
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Bay City rodeo has faith in Carr

BAY CITY, Texas –There’s something special when the rodeo comes to town. The people in this community of more than 17,000 have needed a relief from the COVID-19 infestation that has isolated and held people down for better than a year. That makes things more special for this year’s Matagorda County Fair and Rodeo, set[...]
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Duncan rodeo attracts local athletes

DUNCAN, Okla. –Kylie Weast doesn’t compete at many ProRodeos these days. Life in nearby Comanche, Oklahoma, with her husband and two children keeps her plenty busy. But she won’t miss Cord McCoy’s ProRodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7-Saturday, May 8, at Stephens County Arena in Duncan; tickets can be purchased at Crutcher’s Western[...]
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Kansans claim title in Guymon

Trimble, Hittle claim team roping win; Rangers earn men’s team victory ALVA, Okla. – As youngsters, Jaden Trimble and Brandon Hittle grew up three hours apart but became close friends despite the miles. “We’ve been best friends since the seventh grade,” said Trimble, a sophomore from Coffeyville, Kansas. They chose the came college, Northwestern Oklahoma[...]
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