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Start of the season

At one time, the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo and the National Western Livestock Show and Rodeo were the first big events of the new season. Both take place in early January. But that’s changed with this year’s American Royal. Here’s a link to the Friday, Oct. 22, story in The Kansas City Star. http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/21/2341523/riddle-and-dent-jump-into-lead.html
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Caine is able

Caine Riddle has been around rodeo all his life. It’s just natural His daddy is Rusty Riddle, who rode bareback horses on the biggest stage in ProRodeo, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. His momma is the former Dollie Beutler, whose family has been in the stock contracting business since 1929. I’ve seen him as a[...]
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Dustin the field

Dustin Elliott won the opening go-round of the Professional Bull Riders World Finals on Wednesday night by scoring an 89.25 on the Boyd/Floyd Bull Co. bull Hee Bee Gee Bee. It was a great start to the postseason for the North Platte, Neb., cowboy, who moved his 2010 PBR earnings to $75,643. It also moved[...]
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A Stitch in time

Brittany Pozzi has won two barrel racing world championships with plenty of assistance from Sixth Vision, a 13-year-old gelding Now Kristen Williams is hoping for the same results. And Williams’ run on Stitch at the 2010 All-American Series Finals in Waco, Texas, might be a good indication of what lies ahead in the Women’s Professional[...]
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A story to Trell

Trell Etbauer hasn’t competed since a serious wrist injury the end of July in Deadwood, S.D. Still, the all-around cowboy who comes from a fantastic rodeo lineage has earned his third straight Linderman Award, given to the contestant who excells in both timed and roughstock events. Trell is the son of Robert, a two-time saddle[...]
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We’ve got storylines

Traditional media outlets are always looking for the next great storyline. Oftentimes, the newspapers and TV newscasters overlook rodeo. Typically, it’s not malicious. More, it’s because they know nothing about the sport. Sports editors know football, basketball and baseball. They even know a little about soccer and volleyball, and they play golf. But they don’t[...]
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