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Lowe goes for high-marked ride

Will Lowe spurs Stace Smith's Cactus Black for 90 points Saturday night to win the first round of the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo and earn the right to compete for the championship Sunday during the championship round.
DODGE CITY, Kan. – As Boyd Polhamus announced his credentials, the full-house crowd packed into Roundup Arena began to build for a Kansas-born cowboy that owns three world championships. Will Lowe didn’t disappoint, either. On Saturday night during the final preliminary performance of Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, the bareback rider who was raised on the[...]
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Wrights go 1-2 at Roundup Rodeo

Rusty Wright, left, has the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo saddle bronc riding lead after a 90-point ride on Frontier Rodeo's Let 'Er Rip on Friday night. He is followed closely by his younger brother, Ryder, right, who was 89 on Frontier's Molly Brown. The two packed up quickly and headed toward Sential Butte, North Dakota, where they were to compete Saturday before returning to Dodge City for Sunday's championship round.
DODGE CITY, Kan. – Rusty Wright is 28 months older than the next oldest sibling, his saddle bronc riding world champion brother Ryder. They’ve been close since that March day in 1998 when the younger brother was born to two-time world champion Cody Wright and his wife, ShaRee. They have three younger siblings, one of[...]
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Young guns are stout at Roundup

Rookie saddle bronc rider Tegan Smith rides Frontier Rodeo's Bordertown for 87 points Wednesday to take the lead at Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. a
DODGE CITY, Kan. – The state of Iowa is becoming a hotbed for cowboys wanting to ride bucking horses for a living. This past December, two Iowans – saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell and bareback rider Tim O’Connell – earned world championships; it was the first for Sundell and the third straight for O’Connell. Now[...]
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Cooper claims steer roping title

Four-time world champion Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas, is the first champion crowned at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. Cooper placed in two of three go-rounds and finished his Tuesday by roping three steers in a cumulative time of 38.4 seconds to claim the championship buckle. He earned $4,957 and will have an opportunity to[...]
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Wright, Dirty Jacket score a 91

Rusty Wright rides Pete Carr's Dirty Jacket for an arena-record 91 points Saturday night during the final performance of the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)
EAGLE, Colo. – The hardest part of Rusty Wright’s ride Saturday night was the anticipation. Wright, a three-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier from the first family of saddle bronc riding, was matched with Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket, a two-time Bareback Horse of the Year now bucking under a bronc saddle. The result was[...]
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Harp earns 2nd Salinas title

Nathan Harp has won the Bullfighters Only Wrangler Bullfight Tour stop at California Rodeo Salinas twice, picking up his second victory this last week. (PHOTO BY TODD BREWER)
Oklahoma bullfighter wins two rounds, places in two others to win BFO event SALINAS, Calif. – A lifetime of freestyle bullfighting dreams is now a reality for Nathan Harp. Last week, he returned to the Monterey Bay area to compete at one of the most prestigious events in the game, the Bullfighters Only Wrangler Bullfight[...]
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