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Ode to a Canadian champ

Tyson Durfey is a champion, eh. Twice in his young career, the Missouri-born tie-down roper rode away from the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta, with the Canadian championship, 2006 and 2008. In fact, he’s the first American to win a Canadian title, followed shortly thereafter by South Dakota barrel racer Lisa Lockhart. Each of[...]
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Some Canadian trivia

Tie down roper Tuf Cooper clinched his first Canadian championship over the weekend, earning $27,667 at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta. He’s also heading back to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in two weeks No. 2 in the world standings, making his third straight trip. But he’s not the first American to win the[...]
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Some NFR trivia

It’s been 26 years since the National Finals Rodeo moved to Las Vegas. Over the years, Sin City has hosted some of the greatest happenings in the history of ProRodeo. But there was plenty of history made in previous arenas. From what city did the NFR move, and what arena(s) hosted the championship in that[...]
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Let’s talk NFR

In less than three weeks, the top players in the game of rodeo will flock to Las Vegas for the 52nd Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The arena, the Thomas & Mack Center, will host about 18,000 fans for each of the 10 go-rounds, but there will be tens of thousands more people in town for[...]
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Learning new stories to tell

I love telling other people’s stories, but what I love more, is learning new stories to tell. Such is the case with the piece I did for the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association on the Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. I’ve never met Jessi Eagleberger or Tana Renick. My only communication with them came on the phone[...]
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