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Jun 09, 2017

Vernon “Dude” Smith Jr. is one of the oldest living Gold Card members (No. 159) and one of the few remaining members of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association – the forerunner to the PRCA.
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Jun 08, 2017
Two St. Paul, Ore., youth have been awarded scholarships courtesy of the St. Paul Rodeo.
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Jun 08, 2017
Nearly all of the arena records for the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo are held by cowboys who have competed at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo multiple times, as well as several world champions. Among the bunch is tie-down roper Matt Shiozawa who made a 7.8-second run in 2016, matching the arena record set by Blair Burk in 1997.
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Jun 07, 2017
Kelly Timberman’s 87.5-point ride on Summit Pro Rodeo’s Revolving Door set the new Elizabeth bareback riding record and tie-down roper Darnell Johnson matched Troy Pruitt’s 8.0-second time that’s gone unmatched since it was set in 2000.
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Jun 06, 2017
With $1.23 million up for grabs between 25 PRCA rodeos across the country this past weekend, 31 cowboys saw their position improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15. Among the bunch was Cody Wright who jumped from 20th to 12th.
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Jun 05, 2017
The PRCA and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame are introducing two new scholarship opportunities – the PRCA Gold Buckle Scholarship (two, worth $1,500 each), and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame’s Western Heritage Scholarship, worth $500.
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Jun 04, 2017
Cody Wright won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots at Spanish Fork, Utah, just two days after his son, Ryder Wright, won the WCC in Santa Maria, Calif.
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Jun 03, 2017
Bulldogger Shane Frey won the second round of the Old Fort Days Rodeo with a time of 3.9 seconds, which also propelled him to the average title with a two-head time of 9.2 seconds.
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Jun 03, 2017
Here's a look at the top rides and times this season through June 1.
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Jun 02, 2017
The saddle bronc riding standout had had an 84.5-point ride on Rosser Rodeo’s Colt 45 to win the WCC event in Santa Maria, Calif., June 1.
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Jun 01, 2017
Fifteen of the Top 15 cowboys in the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings saw their position improve this week. Among the bunch was team roper Clay Smith who moved from 18th to 12th.
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May 31, 2017
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Winning the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in April granted the first batch of cowboys a chance to compete at the $1 million Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in Salt Lake City in July. Among the bunch is steer wrestler Justin Shaffer who won the RNCFR title with a 3.6-second run in the final round.
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May 30, 2017
More than 70 years since his hot-streak, bulldogger Homer Pettigrew still tops the list with six bulldogging world championships, all earned in a nine-year span from 1940-48.
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May 29, 2017
Cowboys and spectators alike paid their respects to fallen U.S. veterans with a reenactment of the Iwo Jima flag raising during the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo on May 20.
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May 28, 2017
Northwest College (Powell, Wyo.) rodeo coach and PRCA Gold Card member Del Nose won his third Rodeo Coach of the Year award for the Big Sky Region earlier this month.
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May 27, 2017
Here's a snapshot of the best times and scores in 2017 through May 25
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May 26, 2017
After nearly nine years at the helm of the PRCA, Commissioner Karl Stressman has announced that he will be retiring, effective Dec. 31, 2017.
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May 25, 2017
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. For many families, having the kids out of school means there’s no better time to travel – and with more than 600 PRCA rodeos each year, it’s likely there’s a rodeo nearby or along the way.
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May 24, 2017
New bleachers and eight new chutes will be in place for the July 13-15 Ute Stampede in Nephi, Utah.
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