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The world unites

The third performance of the American Royal Rodeo was a pretty fair showcase of world champions. – Saddle bronc riders Taos Muncy and Billy Etbauer – Tie-down roper Monty Lewis – Steer wrestlers Dean Gorsuch, Jason Miller and Luke Branquinho. All faired very well Saturday night. Gorsuch led the parade of champions with a 4.0-second steer wrestling[...]
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A likely fantastic finish

The 2010 PBR world championship is going to come down to the final three go-rounds of the long season. On Friday night, Brazilian Renato Nunes scored 89.25 on the bull Closet Gangster to win the third round and collect another $25,000. More importantly, it moved him to No. 2 in the Built Ford Tough Series[...]
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An all-around fixer

Shaun Stroh had just finished riding Friday at the American Royal PRCA Rodeo, spurring for an 85 for the night’s best score in saddle bronc riding, yet he wasn’t done. On the cement floor of a makeshift locker room near small restrooms, Stroh sat in his bronc saddle and shuffled his feet, all the while[...]
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Points vs. money

There are many differences between the PBR and a traditional rodeo, but as the world finals takes place this week in Las Vegas, the points system employed by the PBR is the focus as it prepares to crown its world champion. In rodeo, dollars equal points, so the contestant in each event who has earned the[...]
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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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