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Back Numbers Released for 60th NFR

October 24, 2018 — COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- The highly anticipated release of the back numbers for the 2018 Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo has finally come to fruition. The Top 15 competitors in each event will pin the following numbers to the back of their shirts or vests at the

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A miracle in the works: JR Vezain on the road to recovery after severe back injury

October 16, 2018 — "I just saw a twitch in my leg!" JR Vezain excitedly told his wife, Shelby while speaking with Tri-State Livestock News about his recent back injury. This is a big improvement over minimal sensations and reactions below the belly button of the bareback bronc rider

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Matt Triplett wins first PBR event of the season

October 16, 2018 — GREENSBORO, N.C. – In only his sixth PBR (Professional Bull Riders) premier series event of the season, seven-year veteran Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) earned his first win of the year at the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Cooper Tires Take the Money and Ride

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Money in Minot: Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo determines champions in Dakotas

October 11, 2018 — MINOT, N.D. (October 9, 2016) – It came down to the wire for cowboys and cowgirls in Minot at this weekend's RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo. After four performances of the Minot Y's Men's Rodeo, which hosts the circuit finals, year end (based on the

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PRCA standings as of Oct. 8, 2018

October 11, 2018 — All-Around 1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $216,127 2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 188,678 3 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 137,179 4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 110,274 5 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 109,006 6 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 93,237 7 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 82,868

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June Tibbetts brings home cash from Pink Buckle

October 9, 2018 — Update on last week's story about Montana barrel horse trainer June Tibbetts: June Tibbetts and Laced With Talent (Prime Talent x Just Suede by Feature Mr Jess) took a second place finish in the 1st Go of the Pink Buckle Amateur Futurity ($2,125 to owner,

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Rodeo cowgirl: Kristi Birkeland to be honored at Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center Tribute Dinner

October 9, 2018 — Kristi Birkeland didn't expect to be awarded this year's rodeo cowgirl honor at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center Tribute Dinner. Although she still ties goats, her focus has shifted a bit from competing with ladies around the region to feeding her 16-year-old's passion for rodeo

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Badlands Circuit Finals: Elshere, Lockhart, Morman, more headed to Florida

October 8, 2018 — Ram Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, Minot, ND 4th performance October 7, 2018 Year end and average winners for the Badlands Circuit   All-around Champion: Riley Wakefield, O'Neill, Neb. All-around champion for the Finals: Levi Lord, Sturgis, S.D.   Bareback riding Bareback Riding Year End Champion:

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PICK ME UP: Berthold man selected as one of two pickup men at Y’s Men’s Rodeo

October 5, 2018 — Minot, N.D. (October 1, 2018) – A Berthold native has been selected to work the Minot Y's Men's Rodeo. Ryan Hanna is one of the two pickup men who will "pick up" – help the cowboys off the bareback and saddle bronc horses after their

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Over 10M strong for commonsense management of wild horses

October 4, 2018 — WASHINGTON (October 4, 2018) – This week, the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition (NHBRMC) submitted public testimony to the Bureau of Land Management on the current state of our nation's rangelands. Representing over 10 million Americans and 18 national organizations, the Coalition includes

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PRCA standings as of Oct. 1, 2018

October 4, 2018 — All-Around 1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $216,127 2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 188,678 3 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 137,179 4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 110,274 5 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 109,006 6 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 93,237 7 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 82,868

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Meyer: USRSB a 21ST Century Trojan Horse

October 3, 2018 — Just when cattle producers were becoming accustomed to those new millennium buzz words," Sound Science," the self-righteous, save the world authorities, have come to our rescue and thrust the term "sustainability" into our everyday vocabularies. For those of us remaining in farming and ranching, sustainability

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Trick riding dreams: Two South Dakota cowgirls perform at Black Hills Horse Expo

September 27, 2018 — Two young girls will blaze around the perimeter of the arena at Black Hills Horse Expo Oct. 6 and 7, one standing atop her horse with a flag streaming out behind her, the other hanging off the side of her buckskin gelding, her fingers gripping

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Too soon gone: Family of Dylan Fulton reflects on rodeo memories, Cap’n Crunch, more

September 19, 2018 — A South Dakota family said goodbye to their son over the weekend far sooner than they ever had planned. Dylan Fulton, 20, died Sept. 12 at his fraternity house at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus, where he had been working toward an animal

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PRCA standings as of Sept. 17

September 17, 2018 — All-Around 1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $207,662 2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 181,107 3 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 137,179 4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 108,588 5 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 107,966 6 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 94,832 7 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 79,367

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World Champions Rodeo Alliance Semi-Finals Tickets Now on Sale

September 14, 2018 — AUSTIN, TEXAS —- The World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) announced tickets for the WCRA $500,000 Semi-Finals Rodeo starting November 14 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. are now on sale. Fans can purchase tickets as low as $10 online by visiting Ticketmaster. The

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Under scrutiny: Wild horse sterilization plan for Oregon goes forward, with opposition

September 13, 2018 — The Bureau of Land management will move forward with a mare sterilization plan for horses in Oregon. The comment period for BLM's plan was extended to Sept. 2, in the hopes that more original comments would come in. "As we predicted, extremist groups flooded the

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Deb Greenough gets Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame nod

September 13, 2018 — It was the fall of 1987 following one of the last big rodeos in Regina Saskatchewan and a long drive back to Montana. Deb Greenough had just gotten dropped off by two of his traveling partners who were on their way to compete in that

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PRCA standings as of Sept. 10, 2018

September 13, 2018 — All-Around 1 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $202,389 2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 167,403 3 Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah 133,804 4 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 107,966 5 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 107,715 6 Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta 93,237 7 Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla. 75,824

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Officials trying to locate 100 horses in 20 states to test

September 10, 2018 — An incident of Equine Infectious Anemia in Weld County, Colo., has made the job of area large animal practitioners more challenging, as the state veterinarian's office reaches out to owners whose horses may have been in contact with the one initially infected that entered the

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