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Whitaker on track for record sixth Linderman Award

It would be unwise to bet against Nebraskan Kyle Whitaker adding to his record total of Linderman Awards this year. For one thing, he’s the only guy who has thus far met the requirements of competing at both ends of the arena and winning at least $1,000 in three events.

After all-around wins in Wahoo, NE, and Iron River, MI, over the July 22-24 weekend, Whitaker has earnings of $17,575 in steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and tie-down roping. With three-time and defending champion Trell Etbauer still struggling with injuries, the only guy who looks to give Whitaker a run for his money is Clovis Crane of Lebanon, PA. Crane has more than $3,700 in all three roughstock events, but won’t be qualified for the Linderman Award until he reaches $1,000 in steer wrestling; he’s at $70.30.

If Whitaker holds on, it will be his record sixth Linderman. His father, Chip, won it four times (1975, 1977-79).

It would be unwise to bet against Nebraskan Kyle Whitaker adding to his record total of Linderman Awards this year. For one thing, he’s the only guy who has thus far met the requirements of competing at both ends of the arena and winning at least $1,000 in three events.

After all-around wins in Wahoo, NE, and Iron River, MI, over the July 22-24 weekend, Whitaker has earnings of $17,575 in steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and tie-down roping. With three-time and defending champion Trell Etbauer still struggling with injuries, the only guy who looks to give Whitaker a run for his money is Clovis Crane of Lebanon, PA. Crane has more than $3,700 in all three roughstock events, but won’t be qualified for the Linderman Award until he reaches $1,000 in steer wrestling; he’s at $70.30.

If Whitaker holds on, it will be his record sixth Linderman. His father, Chip, won it four times (1975, 1977-79).

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