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Roping for gold

The Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping takes place Friday and Saturday at the Lazy E Arena northeast of Oklahoma City. It will be a showcase of the 15 best steer ropers from the 2010 season. Reigning world champ Rocky Patterson heads into the finale with the lead, but ever-present Trevor Brazile is No. 2[...]
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A musical trivia

Chris LeDoux not only was a great entertainer, he was a real cowboy. If you listen to his music, you can hear it. His tales were spun about the rodeo trail, likely written on the rodeo trail. I met the man in the late 1990s at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. I was covering[...]
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Filling a Boyd

This is a story I wrote as one of the previews for the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo, which took place over Labor Day weekend. Boyd Polhamus is working with Randy Corley in announcing the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City, and in about a month, they will work together at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.[...]
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Bang for the bucks

The final two performances of the American Royal Rodeo take place Friday and Saturday night in Kansas City. While there was plenty of action last weekend, there’s no letting up over the final two nights. There are still plenty of top names in the business that will be showcasing their talents inside Kemper Arena. Some[...]
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Regional warriors

During the three performances over three days in Park City, Kan., the top competitors primarily from Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska will battle for the top prize in the region at the Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. This will be the first I’ve missed in a number of years, but I’ll keep an eye on the[...]
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