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Aug 25, 2016
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Every cowboy dreams of strapping on a Salinas buckle. Like some of the other treasured trophies in our sport, you can spot one of the California Rodeo’s coveted classics from across a crowded room. Part of the prestige that goes with winning Salinas is all of its rich history and tradition. And the buckle isn’t the only tradition that makes this rodeo one of a kind.
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Jul 29, 2016
Clayton Biglow

After two weeks of living out of a suitcase between the Cowboy State’s College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, and the Silver State’s “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” in Reno, I got comfortable in boxers and bare feet, and pulled up a chair on my porch to watch the Reno Rodeo short round—Saturday night live—on WranglerNetwork.com. After about the third event—and jumping up to pace every time an old friend’s kid rode or roped, like any aunt would—I realized I was texting high fives with the dads.
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Jul 11, 2016
Sage Kimzey and Ted Kimzey

Bull riding megastar Sage Kimzey and I were exchanging notes about how much we appreciate our dads the other day. The next thing I did was pick up the phone and call his proud pop—PRCA clown-bullfighter-barrelman Ted Kimzey. I’ve been around awhile, so I’ve gotten to watch Ted work—a lot—including his second Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, in 1987, where Ted worked the barrel at the Thomas & Mack Center while guys like that year’s legendary World Champion Bull Rider Lane Frost and his three-time PRCA Champ of the World best friend Tuff Hedeman owned the arena during the bull riding event.
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Jun 10, 2016
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As we approach halftime of the 2016 world championship show, there are a few new sheriffs in town vying for the coveted all-around crown. We’re seeing stepped-up efforts to enter and excel in multiple events, and extra pep in the practice pen directed at second, third and fourth events.
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Jun 01, 2016
Orin Larsen for Front Page

I’ve heard cowboys say it over and over again over the years: “That first Finals is the hardest one to make. They’re talking about the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, and they all have their own variations on that statement. But generally speaking, the common theme to getting over the Top 15 hump seems to be experience—as in lessons learned—and the fact that guys basically exhale after being knotted up for so long with all focus on the brass ring of their lifelong cowboy dream. The world title is the ultimate. But you’ve got to get to the Finals first.
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Apr 05, 2016


Lewis Feild did it right. As a cowboy, husband, dad, granddad and friend, there truly was no better all-around great guy. Lewis left us way too soon—at 59 on Feb. 15—but he’ll live forever as treasured gold in our hearts and heads.
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Mar 17, 2016


The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. And they’re all gathered here in the Lone Star State for the richest rodeo of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association regular season, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. I got to see some of the magic of the reigning and 11-time PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for myself this year, and the event’s domination is no mystery to anyone lucky enough to attend this extraordinary event in any capacity.
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Mar 04, 2016

I always have a huge heart for the guys who finish 16th in the world. In most cases, they were one flat tire, missed flight, broken barrier or free-hand-slap at the whistle away from a shot at the $10 million Big Show. And we all know the toll it takes in terms of physical, mental and financial sacrifice to finish anywhere near the Top 15.
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Dec 22, 2015
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Two of our greatest living legends—in and out of the arena—lit up the Thomas & Mack Center Arena in 1985, the first year the National Finals Rodeo moved to Las Vegas. The same two cowboy icons were the most noticeably absent 30 years later at the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. ProRodeo Hall of Famers Lewis Feild and Jake Barnes are two of the most respected and beloved members of our rodeo family, and we missed them both so much this round for sad reasons.
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Dec 02, 2015

Jesse Segura, Sterling Lambert, Cody Anderson and Lane Santos-Karney are joining forces with professional athletes in several sports, including rodeo, to rally the Western empire with the Western Heritage Preservation Society. In this “cowboy boardroom” shot, Sterling, who’s best known as “Gator,” sported the custom glove that was a gift from American League Pitcher of September Cody, and Cody and Lane wore matching buckles won in the bulldogging and team roping at the 2015 RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo.
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