Downtown Las Vegas Events Center throws ultimate viewing party, WNFR

By: Gretchen Kirchmann The Downtown Las Vegas Event Center transforms into an ultimate viewing party during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR).  The outdoor venue located across the street from The D Las Vegas (S. 3rd Street and E. Carson Avenue) is on the edge of Fremont Street.  The venue organizers including Truman Talley, added…

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Jess Pope repeats with WNFR Bareback Average Title

By Gretchen Kirchmann Las Vegas, Nevada was a gold mine for Jess Pope in 2021.  He hit a jackpot by winning $230, 475; his second straight Wrangler National Finals Bareback Riding average title.  Pope, can be dubbed Mr. Consistent over the 10-day run with the most points on 10-head of horses.  The field of 15…

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Great Lakes Circuit sends seven to the 2021 WNFR

By:  Gretchen Kirchmann The Great Lakes Circuit is being represented by seven cowboys including three bareback riders, two saddle bronc riders and a pair of team ropers. Leading the pack is 2018 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Wade Sundell with his ninth qualification, and nearly two million dollars in career earnings. Wade enters the Wrangler…

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Bull Jumping coming to the Buffalo ProRodeo in Minn. June 23-25, 2022

The Bull Jumping Pro is coming to Buffalo, Minn.  June 23-25, 2022 during the ProRodeo. Emmanuel “Manu” Lataste from France is a skillful bull jumper who performs all over the world.  “He will do several acrobatic flips over a MEXICAN FIGHTING BULL without any contact with the Bull and without help but the strength of…

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Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo planning for 2022, save the dates June 23-25

The Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo wrapped up last month crowning event champions from across the United States.  Three performances allowed a post-covid event to fill the grandstands and parking lots.  The Montrose Fire Department reached the parking lot capacity on Friday night.  The rodeo committee lead by Executive Director Greg McDonald is already planning for…

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Free Pony Rides, Free Kids Tickets, Free Petting Zoo

Thursday June 24 all children get free admission to the rodeo June 15, 2021 (Buffalo, MN) –   Next week the Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo is coming to town Thurs. June 24, Fri. June 25 and Sat. June 26.  All three rodeo performances begin at 7 p.m. Each night free pony rides will be offered to…

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Q&A with Chute Tunes “Wild & Western” Rodeo Music Productions

Nicky Kimm, co-owner and operator of Chute Tunes “Wild & Western” Rodeo Music Productions has a long history of involvement with the western industry. Since 2012, Nicky and her husband Davie have worked the Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo. Nicky Kimm was selected as the Music Director for the 2019 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. She…

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Bucking horse named after Hawley, Minnesota travels the country

While the winter winds howl during February in Hawley, Minn. and residents shovel snow; the bucking horse named Hawley Falls is enjoying southern temperatures.  The past five years Hawley Falls has competed near Atlanta, Georgia. Barnes PRCA Rodeo named a gelding Hawley Falls after Hawley, Minn.  Marty Barnes the stock contractor recalls naming the bucking horse. …

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Buffalo Rodeo under new leadership with Greg McDonald

The Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo is under new leadership with Executive Director Greg McDonald at the helm. McDonald, a resident of Buffalo is a former rodeo contestant, past president of Minnesota High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) and a seasoned rodeo producer. “Greg with his passion and knowledge of rodeo brings the production of events to the…

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Giving Back, Moving Forward – Minnesota’s Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo

Giving Back, Moving Forward on June 24-26, 2021 Thursday June 24 all children get free admission to the rodeo May 7, 2021 (Buffalo, MN) –   The Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo will continue giving back to the Buffalo community in 2021.  For over six decades civic organizations, nonprofits and youth have benefitted financially from the rodeo. …

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