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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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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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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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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…

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Iowa bull, bucks off Idaho cowboy – Round 4 WNFR

Iowa based stock contractor Barnes PRCA Rodeo’s bull #211 Pot Licker was no match for Roscoe Jarboe from Idaho.  Two jumps and Jarboe bailed off to the right.  Stock Contractor Marty Barnes said, “The Charolais and Brahma crossbred bull usually does two jumps then turns back.”  A ProRodeo history nugget is Barnes PRCA Rodeo had…

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Wright Brothers load the bases at Texas Ranger stadium – Round 3 WNFR

Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding is All Wright.  The winners for the first two rounds of saddle bronc riding and bull riding are all from the Wright family.  Three brothers Rusty, Ryder, and Stetson have found gold in Texas.  Stetson Wright won the first two rounds in bull riding, while also competing in saddle…

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