GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — If you ask a bull rider who their best friend is in the arena, there’s a good chance they will say it’s the rodeo protection team.
With their brightly colored clothes and painted faces, these guys are anything but clowns.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Obituaries reported the world lost an actor.
But those in the bull riding community, including the mother of a famous Oklahoma bull rider, tell stories that suggest the world lost a heck of a guy...
Idaho State University’s rodeo team is off to a strong start this fall season. Coming off a spring season last year in which eight members competed at the College National Rodeo Finals in Casper, Wyoming, the team is newly energized and ready for another good year.
Jim Butler’s legacy — as well as the legacy of his family — has pretty much revolved around the Rodeo de Santa Fe.
His grandfather, Roy Butler, was among the founding members of the Rodeo de Santa Fe in 1949, and Jim Butler carries on the tradition of one of the City Different’s signature events as the president of Rodeo de Santa Fe Inc.
Kathy Grimes, of Medical Lake, took fourth in the first round of the barrel racing event with a ride of 13.85 seconds at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on Thursday.
The fourth-place finish earned her $11,000 and moved her to fifth in the 2017 world standings with $132,000 in total winnings this year.
KOLOA — Pat Brun Jr. was named All Around Cowboy, and Cora Murayama got honors as the All Around Cowgirl for the three-day Plantation Days rodeo which opened the 10-day Koloa Plantation Days celebration at the CJM Country Stables.
YONCALLA — Jory Markiss of Redmond won the bull riding title with a score of 81 points aboard Applewood in the Yoncalla Rodeo, held Monday and Tuesday.
4A All-Star Baseball Series set
Infielder Cody Gray and pitcher Bailey Johnson of South Umpqua and pitcher Carter Dahl of Douglas will play for the South team in the annual Class 4A All-Star Baseball Series on Father’s Day Weekend at Bill Gray Stadium at Legion Field.
Nothing says you live in the West like celebrating Fourth of July weekend with three days of action-packed bull-riding ruckus, a long line of parade floats, and the smell of sunscreen and cold beer.
After months of generating sponsorships and planning specific schedules, college rodeo’s Northwest Region tour stop in Ellensburg has passed after three days of action at the Ellensburg Rodeo arena.
Man, I enjoy college rodeo. And I like what the CWU Rodeo club does every year in our backyard. College rodeo doesn’t get the attention the professionals do — as evidenced by the sparse number of fans scattered throughout the arena during Sunday’s short go — but there is some incredible talent in the Northwest’s colleges and universities.
Congratulations to Ashworth Middle School eighth grader, Wyatt York, who recently clinched the state championship in Bull Riding as well as Bareback Riding for the Georgia Junior High Rodeo Association.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association announced that a longtime Buffalo Bill Rodeo announcer will be one of the 2017 ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductees.
Randy Corley, 65, has been announcing rodeo in North Platte since the early 1980s, said Jack Morris, chairman of the Buffalo Bill Rodeo Committee.
NEEDLES — The sights, sounds and smells of rodeo return to the Needles Rodeo Grounds this week as the Colorado River Round Up brings some of America’s toughest athletes to town.
Presented by Colorado River Medical Center, the rodeo grounds’ gates at San Clemente and Clary open at 4 p.m.
Kountze native Cody Teel and three-time defending Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion Sage Kimzey are scheduled to compete in this weekend's YMBL Championship Rodeo at Ford Arena.
NEEDLES — Big talent packed into a small group met on March 19 at the Needles Rodeo Grounds, in fierce competition to become 2017’s rodeo royalty.
“The duties of chosen royalty are to represent the Colorado River Round Up Rodeo, Needles and the sport of rodeo,” said Kim Willis, CRRU Royalty Director.
Fall may mean fair time around Statesboro, but when spring rolls around, everyone knows it’s rodeo time.
The Statesboro Kiwanis Club is looking forward to its seventh year of bringing quality family entertainment to town for the annual rodeo, slated for April 21–22 at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds on Highway 67.
NEEDLES — The 41st Colorado River Round Up Rodeo returns to Needles with a full slate of rodeo action and ancillary activities for all ages.
Presented by Colorado River Medical Center, coordinated by the Needles Rodeo Association and sanctioned by the Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association, the event is held in the evenings of March 31 and April 1 at the Needles Rodeo Grounds on San Clemente at Clary.
PRCA Okeechobee, Fla.
All-around cowboy: Bart Brunson, $1,962, tie-down roping and team roping.
Bareback: Casey Breuer, 86, $2,211; Tanner Aus, 82, $1,695; Jake Brown and Winn Ratliff, 80.5, $1,032; Shane O'Connell, 79.5, $516; Kenny Haworth, 78, $368; Hunter Carter, 76.5, $295; Troy Vaira, 75, $221.
Livestock farming and ranching is a world all its own, and rodeos celebrate the people and animals that make up that world. The rodeo world has its own distinct language as well, and if you aren't familiar with it, you may feel as if you've landed in a foreign country when you arrive at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Billed as the “11th round of the National Finals Rodeo”, the 22nd Annual Chase Hawks Memorial Roughstock Rodeo will live up to that title for 2016.
The invitation-only event, which features some of the top bareback, saddle bronc and bull riders in professional rodeo, begins at 7 p.m.
Huge weekend of championships and this weekend will crown another handful of them.
Last week we saw many cowboys and barrel racers walk out of the SunDome with average and season buckles as the Columbia River Circuit finals ended.