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Guymon rodeo has tradition

Jake Finlay, the 2018 college national champion saddle bronc rider from Oklahoma Panhandle State, competes at the 2016 Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo during his rookie season in ProRodeo.
Finlay hopes to add his name to the legacy in the Panhandle GUYMON, Okla. – Long before he even considered competing in college rodeo, Jake Finlay knew there was something special going on at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. When then-coach Craig Latham offered him an opportunity to attend the college in nearby Goodwell, it didn’t[...]
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Pope wins average at 1st NFR

Jess Pope rides Pickett's Uncapped for 89.5 points to finish second in Saturday's 10th round and to win the average title at the National Finals Rodeo. (PHOTO BY JAMES PHIFER)
ARLINGTON, Texas – Jess Pope just picked up the biggest paycheck of his life, earning $170,417 for 10 days work at the National Finals Rodeo and winning the bareback riding average title. Don’t look for him to settle for anything. He was raised around hard work, and that’s going to continue. He left Arlington on[...]
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Anderson finishes strong NFR

Bridger Anderson closed out his first National Finals Rodeo by finishing sixth in the average race. (PHOTO BY JAMES PHIFER)
ARLINGTON, Texas – College students around the world spend tens of thousands of dollars for their educations. Northwestern Oklahoma State University senior Bridger Anderson just received the biggest lessons of his life over the last 10 days at the National Finals Rodeo. On top of it, he made $77,068 at ProRodeo’s premier event. “Things just[...]
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Edler wins rodeo’s gold

ARLINGTON, Texas – Halfway through the 2020 National Finals Rodeo, Jacob Edler had to make a big business decision. He had qualified for his first NFR on Ditto, a mare that was owned by Canadian Clayton Moore and recently acquired by Shane Frey. They matched together pretty well through the first five nights, but Edler[...]
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