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Feb 04, 2018
Known for his saddle bronc savvy, South Dakota's Cole Elshere has reintroduced bull riding to his all-around game. At Rodeo Rapid City (S.D.), Elshere showed he's no bull riding slouch, winning more than $4,000 as he builds momentum towards a rewarding 2018 season.
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Feb 03, 2018
J.R. Vezain might be at the start of something good. The five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier just won his second consecutive bareback riding competition, and this one for double-digit earnings.
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Feb 02, 2018
The 2018 season is still young and here's a look at the best rides and times through Jan. 28.
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Feb 01, 2018
The San Angelo Rodeo record book is full of big names in ProRodeo, but only two cowboys have the honor of holding two arena records at San Angelo. Saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell (pictured left) set two arena records in 2015. Steer wrestler Roy Duvall (pictured right) set one record in 1986 and another in 1990.
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Jan 31, 2018
Eddie Becker won the NFSR average title in 1973 with a 197.7-second time on eight head. His best finish in the steer roping world standings was fourth in 1974. He passed away Jan. 8 at the age of 88.
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Jan 30, 2018
In what can only be called the calm before the storm, only six cowboys moved up in the Top 15 of the PRCA World Standings last week, while three rodeos worth a collective $1.25 million are underway this week. Bull rider Eli Vastbinder jumped from 15th to ninth thanks to winning $2,891 at the NE Mississippi Championship Rodeo at Tupelo, Miss.
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Jan 29, 2018
Bull rider Jordan Hansen is shown above winning Round 8 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER last month in Las Vegas. Hansen had an 86-point ride on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Tequila. On Jan. 26, he won the Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event in Rapid City, S.D., and then Jan. 27, Riker Carter captured the Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event title in Rapid City.
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Jan 27, 2018
Here are the top rides and top times in 2018 through Jan. 25.
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Jan 26, 2018
The Jan. 26 edition of ProRodeo Sports News is available and free to read online and download. This edition features the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver and a Q&A session with the PRCA’s new CEO, George Taylor, in which he details his goals for the PRCA and how he plans on achieving them.
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Jan 24, 2018
Since 1950, the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, has hosted some of the biggest names in ProRodeo and witnessed some fast times and high scores, as cowboys competed for this iconic rodeo’s large payout. Steer wrestler and tie-down roper Butch Myers set the Fort Worth record for most money won in all-around in 1989 with $17,635. Adjusted for inflation over the last 29 years, that’s the equivalent of winning $35,900 today, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Jan 23, 2018
The 2018 season is still fresh, but many cowboys are off to a running start in the yearlong marathon race to make the Top 15 and qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. Since the season began Oct. 1, 2017, more than 50 rodeos have been held, but all it takes is one big win for a cowboy to jump from the bottom of the world standings into the Top 15.
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Jan 21, 2018
Snow didn’t slow down team ropers Aaron Tsinigine and Kyle Lockett as they won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo with 16.2 seconds on three head – but it almost kept them from competing. Lockett’s flight was delayed, but he arrived at the Denver Coliseum just in time to compete.
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Jan 20, 2018
Marty Yates, a Stephenville, Texas, cowboy clocked a 6.8-second run in the Saturday afternoon performance at the Denver Coliseum.
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Jan 19, 2018
Tie-down roper Shane Hanchey tied the arena record at one of the biggest rodeos of the year, while simultaneously leading two major rodeos Jan. 18. The 28-year-old cowboy tied Riley Pruitt’s 2016 arena record run of 6.9 seconds at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver on Thursday evening.
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Jan 19, 2018
Due to numerous questions, concerns and much discussion regarding the current Electronic Logging Device (ELD), Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and Hours of Service (HOS) situation, we would like to take the opportunity to provide some clarity and facts regarding these issues to not only the membership of the PRCA, but to the entire livestock industry.
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Jan 17, 2018
Bull rider Lane Nobles notched his first PRCA average victory, winning the SWELS – Xtreme Bulls competition in Fort Worth, Texas, and garnering more than $16,000.
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Jan 17, 2018
The CPRA will be moving the Canadian Finals Rodeo from Edmonton to Red Deer starting in 2018. The 45th CFR will take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 4 in the ENMAX Centrium at Westerner Park.
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