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Nov 11, 2014
The 2015 ProRodeo season kicked off October 1, and as everyone is making a game plan for this next year, it seems like prime time to step back and look at all the new money on the table in our sport. The fact that it’s historically unparalleled is very exciting for all of us, as is the fact that it’s going to impact every level of our game.
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Oct 06, 2014
Putting on a truly great rodeo is a Labor of Love for any committee. The cost—in man hours, headaches, financial commitment and sweat—is almost immeasurable. But such extra efforts don’t go unnoticed, by the cowboys or the fans.
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Aug 28, 2014
ProRodeo Sports News August 2014I grew up going to Salinas every July with my dad, who won his first Salinas buckle when he was 12 and this year was inducted into the California Rodeo Hall of Fame. Salinas is a four-generation family tradition, so the misty-morning slacks, long score lines and smell of tri-tip on the barbecue over at the cowboy camps that make it Big Week feel like home.
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Jul 30, 2014

Not Lane. That’s what we were all thinking 25 years ago this week when the fog of disbelief started to clear, and we were forced to face the fact that rodeo’s golden boy was really gone. He took a hit that didn’t look that bad, as fast as it happened and by Lane’s standards. Lane Frost was notoriously tough, and we’d all seen him walk away from so many wrecks that looked so much worse.
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Jul 07, 2014
July 4 cover of the ProRodeo Sports News
We’ve had several exciting announcements in ProRodeo lately with new, multi-year contracts for both the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Osceola County, Fla. And the momentum isn’t letting up as we head into our busy summer season.
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Jun 09, 2014

My most vivid memory of Gordy Alderson from his rodeo days was seeing him settle in for the evening in the cowboy parking lot at a rodeo in Colorado. It was starting to rain, so before retiring for the night into the camper on the back of his truck, he took his garden party inside the old red gooseneck trailer.
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May 12, 2014
Byron Walker Byron Walker was the American Junior Rodeo Association steer wrestling champ in 1975, and his buddy Roy Cooper won the tie-down roping and all-around titles. They went on to win Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association championships in 1978 for winning more than anyone else in the regular season.
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Apr 28, 2014
April 25 2014 ProRodeo Sports News CoverNobody bats a thousand. And if you think the kings of the cowboy sport never stub a toe or need to navigate a few potholes along rodeo’s road, think again. They’re human, too.
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Apr 14, 2014
April 11 2014 Cover of the ProRodeo Sports NewsAs a lot of young people across the country celebrate spring break at school and start mapping out their summer plans, I thought it might be a good time to offer answers to some of the questions we’re asked most here at PRCA headquarters.
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Apr 07, 2014
Hunter had a Cure for the bulldogging blues that produced subpar finishes—32nd in 2010; 64th in 2011 and 60th in 2012—since qualifying for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2009. But he’s never met an excuse he actually likes or gets along with.
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