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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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My friend Clem

Two summers ago, the rodeo world said goodbye to a legend in the sport, Clem McSpadden. The former general manager of the National Finals Rodeo, McSpadden was one of the greatest voices in the sport. He died in July 2008. This past May, I was invited by his widow, Donna, to visit Clem’s office in[...]
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Out of this world

Brazilian Renato Nunes parlayed a great season and a fantastic run at this week’s world finals in Las Vegas to earn the 2010 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough world champion. In the process, he became the third Brazilian in five years to win the title — Guilherme Marchi won the 2008 championship, and Adriano[...]
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