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Missing legends

This year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will be a little different for saddle bronc riding fans. Between them, Billy Etbauer and Rod Hay have 41 qualifications to ProRodeo’s finale. Neither will nod his head inside the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, which begins in less than two weeks. Etbauer, a five-time world champion, failed to[...]
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Getting ready for Vegas

I will be doing media/publicity for four NFR contestants and Carr Pro Rodeo — there may be more coming, but that’s what I’ve agreed to right now. That means I have nine pre-NFR stories that will be sent out to the media starting next week. But I think twisTEDrodeo.com readers deserve to see them first.[...]
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Whyte lightning

Tammy White knows what it takes to win the Great Lakes Circuit’s barrel racing championship. Heck, she’s done it five straight years, all with her traveling partner, Luckys Tiny Bit, a 14-year-old bay gelding. She clinched the year-end championship after winning the first of three rounds at the Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo in Louisville,[...]
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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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