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Casper cashes in for 2nd time

Wyatt Casper rides Powder River Rodeo's Miss Valley for 89 points to finish as the runner-up in Friday's second round of the National Finals Rodeo. (PHOTO BY JAMES PHIFER)
ARLINGTON, Texas – Wyatt Casper was just moments away from his first go-round victory on Friday night during the second performance of the National Finals Rodeo. Casper matched moves with Powder River Rodeo’s Miss Valley for 89 points to thrust himself into the saddle bronc riding lead. Then 2017 world champion Ryder Wright took his[...]
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Aus earns 2nd-round win at NFR

ARLINGTON, Texas – Tanner Aus knows how important it is to have a good start at the National Finals Rodeo. Now in his fifth appearance at ProRodeo’s grand championship, the Granite Falls, Minnesota, cowboy has seen a variety of experiences over the years. It can be a true roller coaster of finishes and experiences. After[...]
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Casper finds a zone on Night 1

ARLINGTON, Texas – It’s about 85 miles from Wyatt Casper’s place in Miami, Texas, to the Beutler & Son Rodeo Co. ranch in Elk City, Oklahoma. Casper is familiar with the family-based rodeo company that’s been around as long as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He’s seen plenty of good animals over the years, even[...]
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Pope rides for big NFR money

Jess Pope rides Cervi's William Wallace for 87 points to split second place in Thursday's first round of the National Finals Rodeo. (PHOTO BY JAMES PHIFER)
ARLINGTON, Texas – At just 22 years old, Jess Pope has already played on some of the biggest stages in ProRodeo. He’s ridden at NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans. He’s competed at AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs. He’s spurred bareback horses at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. On[...]
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Biglow happy with Round 1 check

Clayton Biglow rides Flying U Rodeo's Lil Red Hawk for 85 points to finish in the money during the first round of the National Finals Rodeo in Arlington, Texas. (PHOTO BY JAMES PHIFER)
ARLINGTON, Texas – Let’s face it; Clayton Biglow got a little bit spoiled at the 2019 National Finals Rodeo. The Clements, California, bareback rider won at least a share of five go-rounds, including four outright, and pocketed $243,891 – that was the most of any contestant at last year’s championship event. On Thursday night, he[...]
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Clements starts off NFR strong

ARLINGTON, Texas – The city has changed, and so has the venue, but it’s still ProRodeo’s world championship. That’s important for Mason Clements, now a three-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Spanish Fork, Utah. Because of COVID-19 limitations at the NFR’s typical home in Las Vegas, the sport’s premier event has moved to Globe Life[...]
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