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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…

Buffalo Boy Scout Troop 358 selling popcorn as their fundraiser at the Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo, 2018.

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. …

Katelyn Barnes presents America Flag at Hawley, Minn. photo by Gretchen Kirchmann

Hawley, Minn. ProRodeo June 11-12, 2021

The small town of Hawley, Minnesota rolls out the western hospitality June 11-12, 2021. Located off Hwy 10 and a short drive from I94 and the Fargo area.  The hillside rodeo arena is picturesque, nestled among the northern pines and along the Buffalo River.  Local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and FFA members will welcome you…

Buffalo Rodeo 2018 Rider Keisner and Bethany Iles photograph by Gretchen Kirchmann

Free children tickets to opening night of Buffalo, Minn. June 24

Trick Roping, Gun Spinning and Whip Cracking is coming to the Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo, June 24-26, 2021 Advance Tickets on sale now, buffalorodeo.com  Thursday June 24 all children get free admission to the rodeo April 11, 2021 (Buffalo, MN) –   The 66th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo is June 24-26, 2021.  Minnesota’s oldest prorodeo is sanctioned…

Buffalo Rodeo Committee and Miss Rodeo Minnesota attend Kites on Ice in Buffalo, MN 2021

Kites on Ice, Buffalo MN

Greg McDonald, executive director rodeo said, “We are grateful the Buffalo Chamber promotes our community year round. As the rodeo committee this is our way of giving back, to one of their signature events.  Even when it’s -13 degrees out we can bring awareness to the sport of ProRodeo and remind attendees our rodeo will…

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Iowa Farm Boy wins Steer Wrestling World Championship – Round 10, WNFR

Steer Wrestler Jason Edler from Iowa won the 2020 World Championship and Average title in Arlington, Texas.  In his debut Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) he entered the finals in ninth position. The top 15 contestants in the world standings qualify.   The WNFR rookie, from State Center, finished the 2019 season in 23rd position.…

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Cooper knocks it out of the park, in the 9th inning – Round 9 WNFR

Tuf Cooper from Decatur, Texas tied his calf in 6.9 seconds to win Round 9.  Is there a significance with Round 9?  Maybe….he’s wearing back number 9 for the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR).  The four-time world champion added $26, 230.77 to his WNFR earnings tonight taking it to $67,961.54. Barrel Racer Hailey Kinsel…

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Bar T Rodeo’s Angel’s Landing strikes Gold – Throwback Thursday to Round 3 WNFR

Fritzlan cashes in during bull riding win Bull rider Colten Fritzlan is making his Wrangler NFR debut in 2020. The 20-year-old will never forget Round 3. The Rifle, Colo., cowboy captured his first victory with an 89-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Angel’s Landing. More importantly, he earned $45,058 including ground money and moved up…

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Utah’s Bar T Rodeo Company at the NFR since 1959 – Round 6 WNFR

The very first National Finals Rodeo (NFR) was held in Texas, 1959.  The Bar T Rodeo Company was there, and seven decades later they continue to be selected.  They are among an elite class of stock contractors like Iowa based Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company and Colorado’s Harry Vold Company.   Today the Bar T Rodeo Company…

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Kinsel sets arena record, 16.92 seconds – Round 5 WNFR

Three of five rounds for barrel racing are won by Hailey Kinsel from Cotulla, Texas. She is halfway through her 2020 WNFR, earning $109,423.08 to date.  During Round 5 she broke the 17-second mark clocking a 16.92 run.  Kinsel leads the Top Gun standings ahead of other contestants.  The RAM Top Gun Award goes to…