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Rangers ready for college finale

ALVA, Okla. – For intercollegiate rodeo contestants, the ultimate goal each year is the College National Finals Rodeo, home of the sport’s elite. For five Northwestern Oklahoma State University athletes, the culmination of their year of hard work will come to fruition this next week in Casper, Wyoming, where qualifiers from around the country will[...]
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Hansen hopes to defend title

Jordan Hansen hopes to defend his title at the PBR Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Fueled by Lyons Production Services when it takes place Nov. 30. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ALPHA BULL)
Alberta cowboy expecting great things at this year’s PBR Dawson Creek DAWSON CREEK, British Columbia – Jordan Hansen rides bulls for a living, and he’ll go just about anywhere in North America to make it happen. Six months ago, he flew into British Columbia to compete for the first time at the PBR Dawson Creek[...]
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Mercer wins in Charlotte

Aaron Mercer picked up his third Bullfighters Only victory this past Sunday by winning the BFO Speedway Series stop in conjunction with the race-day experience at the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte (North Carolina) Motor Speedway. He has three wins and two runner-up finishes in the month of May. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BULLFIGHTERS ONLY)
Canadian overcomes hot bulls and hot weather for third BFO victory CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aaron Mercer was hot in more ways than one this past Sunday during the Bullfighters Only Speedway Series event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event was part of the race-day experience at the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600. As sweat poured from[...]
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Mercer off to a fast start

Aaron Mercer slips out of the way of a bull earlier this month in Kennewick, Washington, as the bull grabs ahold of Mercer's jersey with its horn. Mercer has been on a fast rise to the top of Bullfighters Only. (PHOTO BY TODD BREWER)
Canadian sits 4th in BFO heading into Charlotte Motor Speedway event CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exactly one-year ago, Aaron Mercer stepped into the freestyle bullfighting arena for the first time ever. Now, he is the No. 4-ranked man in the Bullfighters Only Pendleton Whisky World Standings and has proven to be a quick study of the[...]
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Top personnel shine in Gunnison

Jason Bottoms has been recognized as one of the best pickup men in ProRodeo and is a fixture at Cattlemen's Days in Gunnison, Colorado. There will be several top rodeo personnel in Gunnison for the rodeo this July.
GUNNISON, Colo. – Every year since its inception, many of the greatest cowboys in the country make their way to this picturesque town for the annual Cattlemen’s Days celebration and PRCA rodeo. Two of the greatest cowboys to have ever been here are repeat visitors, working the annual rodeo as pickup men for Stace Smith[...]
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Smith, Long slosh out quick run

Jake Long, left, and Clay Smith had the fastest time of the week with a 5.2-second run Saturday night to lead the third round. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)
GUYMON, Okla. – Saturday night’s third performance of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo began precisely at 7:30 p.m. The rain started moments thereafter, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the contestants in the mix and the thousands of fans in the stands. While many people ran for cover as the thunderstorm hit, they stuck[...]
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Jarrett snags the lead in Guymon

Ryan Jarrett dismounts his horse ans he speeds to a time of 9.3 seconds to take the third-round and average leads in tie-down roping at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)
GUYMON, Okla. – It’s been a decade since Ryan Jarrett last left the Oklahoma Panhandle with the unique trophy belt given to the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo champions. He wants another one, and he’s staking his claim for it this year. On Saturday afternoon during the second performance, Jarrett roped and tied his calf in[...]
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