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It’s Hadley a coincidence

It’s been 43 years since Hadley Barrett first called the action at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. He’s back this November calling his eighth National Finals Event. The honor fits him well. Barrett first earned the honor in 1967, just his third season in the PRCA. He followed that in 1968 by announcing[...]
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A Painter of words

My drive through Kansas to Oklahoma brought to mind several fascinating memories, about rodeo and about life. Eleven years ago this fall, I moved to the state’s capital city to take a new step in my life, working at the state’s largest newspaper. Shortly after arriving, I was introduced to Bryan Painter, the rodeo coorespondent for The Oklahoman.[...]
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Heading to a championship

I’m leaving home for the Oklahoma City area today for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie, Okla. It should be a fantastic championship, 10 rounds of the top steer ropers in the game. My hope is to update round-by-round through[...]
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Tougher trivia?

Over the years, there have been many world champions in the PRCA. The ones that matter most, it seems, are the reigning champs, like Bobby Mote or Jesse Kruse or J.W. Harris, the guys who won the bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding titles a year ago. But there’s a great history to the sport.[...]
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In his own words

D.V. Fennell has been a friend for much of the last decade. Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the man and getting to know him even better. And here’s something most folks don’t know about D.V.: He’s very well spoken and very entertaining, providing insights and details about his life[...]
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A little tougher trivia

This weekend at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, Trevor Brazile likely will move a step closer to his record-breaking eighth all-around world championship. He’s done pretty well there beofre, at the steer roping finals and at the Lazy E Arena northeast of Oklahoma City. He’s won two steer roping world championships and six[...]
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