On a Night 10 when every PRCA world championship was still up for grabs, perhaps nothing better exemplified the excitement of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo than the race for the steer wrestling gold buckle. A full year of chasing steers came down to the final head in the final round of the final rodeo […]Read more "That’s a wrap"
If there must be a changing of the guard, keeping it all in the family sure makes it easier to swallow. Saturday night, after the 10th and final go-round of the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Tuf Cooper emerged as the PRCA all-around world champion cowboy. The man he wrested the title from? Trevor Brazile, […]Read more "All-around in the family"
I took a seat in a small tractor on Friday. And no, I wasn’t out working the North 40 on my acreage in suburban Las Vegas – mainly because my acreage is less than one-sixth of an acre. So a tractor would be a little bit of overkill.Rather, this tractor was at the Mandalay Bay […]Read more "Mandalay Bay"
With the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo all wrapped up, it’s time to get in a couple still-fresh leftovers from the rodeo refrigerator. So here we go. * I’ve met country music legend Charlie Daniels face-to-face twice in my life, both times at the Thomas & Mack Center during the Wrangler NFR, in 2015 and then […]Read more "Rodeo Refrigerator"
Every year during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, a new Miss Rodeo America is crowned. And every year, inevitably, that personable and wonderful young lady gets hit with a slew of questions about how she feels and what it’s like to win such a prestigious title, etc. etc. etc. So I’ve made it my job […]Read more "Broader perspective of the queen of rodeo"
One of the greatest things about covering rodeo is that these contestants – all these great cowboys and cowgirls – provide some of the best quotes. But you know who provides better quotes? Rodeo fans. Without question, hands down, bar none, Katy bar the door, I get the best comments when I’m talking to those […]Read more "Best quotes"
There’s no question that Sage Kimzey is a spectacular bull rider. The cowboy from Strong City, Okla., has won three consecutive PRCA world championships, and he’s in great position to make it four in a row this week at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. But hey, from the perspective of the media, I don’t just […]Read more "A great quote"