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Sep 22, 2015
DeadwoodDeadwood deserves a line on everybody’s bucket list for the beauty of the Black Hills alone. It’s been on mine for decades now, and I finally got my chance this summer. I knew it was a cowboy favorite, based on the 15 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo Committee of the Year awards, which are voted on by members.
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Aug 13, 2015
I first met Zayne Dishion when he was 5, and was crowned the 5-and-Under World Champion Dummy Roper in Las Vegas. He was a cute little fellow, and was surrounded in the winner’s circle on that stage by the likes of eight-time World Champion Team Roper Speed Williams and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Tee Woolman.
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Jul 08, 2015

“I went to college because I wanted to go try to win national titles,” Ty told me. “The fact that I got my education paid for through scholarships through the success I’d had in rodeo was awesome. My parents didn’t have the money to send me to college. I learned a lot in college, not only from classes but also about riding bucking horses and bulls. College is an amazing stepping stone. That sounds like a cliche, but that’s what it is.
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Jun 01, 2015

Jesse Andrus and Mike Hillman were fun-loving all-American boys—cowboys—and the best of brotherly friends. The popular Goddard High School seniors, who were 18 and winning up a storm in the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association when they headed to Heaven together, were so close to being brothers that they took their senior pictures together. The super sad irony is that the boys did the responsible thing that we as parents ask them to do—when they were too tired to drive, they pulled over to get some sleep instead of risking falling asleep at the wheel.
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Apr 28, 2015
PSN April 24, 2015
Mike DeMoss was smiling from the most Heavenly seat in the house March 28, when his baby boy took the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo saddle bronc riding title in high-flying Heith DeMoss style. Six-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Heith, who’ll turn 30 on April 26, won both the semifinals—with 83 points aboard Rafter H Rodeo’s Spade—and the four-man finals—with an 87-point ride on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos’ Goin South.
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Apr 14, 2015
Florida Fun PSN When you rodeo for a living, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the Promised Land; the pot of gold and ultimate goal at the end of the grueling regular-season rainbow. We hurt each year for the guys who wind up in the 16th-place heartbreak hole. Imagine coming close enough to see the big bucks and bright lights of Vegas—only to realize it’s all a mirage—in back-to-back seasons.
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Mar 16, 2015

The gold buckle that goes with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world championship is the ultimate trophy and treasure in the cowboy sport. You can spot one from across a crowded room—the symbol of a lifelong dream realized.
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Feb 09, 2015
As we come off of a super successful $6.375 million 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, where we celebrated 30 years of big money, sellout crowds and booming success with our partners in Las Vegas, we’re rolling into another record-setting new year.
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Jan 02, 2015
I’ve personally looked across the arena to see Clyde and Elsie Frost—who celebrated their 56th anniversary on Nov. 30—sitting in the second row behind the bucking chutes every performance of the last 28 NFRs.
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Dec 05, 2014
December 2014 PSN Preview Issue Lewis Feild, the 1985 world champion bareback rider and all-around cowboy, won his first two of five gold buckles that year, and went on to raise a beautiful family, including son Kaycee, who’s won three straight world bareback riding crowns and is the leader of the pack heading into this year’s Finals.
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