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Initial Rider Selections Announced for 2020 PBR Global Cup USA

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2016 PBR World Champion Cooper Davis returns to anchor Team USA Eagles, while veteran duo of Ryan Dirteater and Stetson Lawrence among initial picks for Team USA Wolves Four of 18 selected riders set to compete on home state soil as Texas residents Ahead of the 2020 WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Global Cup USA, presented by Monster Energy, the coaches tasked with leading the six teams from the five competing nations have announced the first three riders set to comprise their seven-man teams for the event akin to the “Olympics of bull riding.”  The fourth edition of the PBR Global Cup, the only nation vs. nation bull riding competition, will make its second stop at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on February 15-16, 2020. The new team tournament debuted in Edmonton, Alberta, in November 2017, visited Sydney, Australia, in June 2018, and most recently stopped in Arlington this past February. For the first time in league history, the coaches and ass…

Top 3 Bull Riders in the World Headline the 2019 Pendleton Whisky Velocity PBR Tour Finals

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48-Man Field of World Champions, Top Rookies, On–the-Bubble Mauney and Other Notables to Compete in the “Championship before the Championship” for Five Berths to PBR World Finals  The world’s Top 3 bull riders – No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme, No. 2 Jess Lockwood and No. 3 Chase Outlaw – will headline the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) Finals at South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Nov. 2-3, setting the table for one of the most fiercely contested World Championship races in PBR history.  Five crucial PBR World Finals berths are available at the Velocity Tour Finals, which will be awarded to the 2019 PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Champion and runner-up, 2019 PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals event winner and runner-up, and the top finishing international invite. Should any of these individuals already be qualified via the Top 35, the next rider in either the tour standings or event leaderboard will earn the berth to the most prestigi…

WORLD CHAMPIONS RODEO ALLIANCE ALIGNS WITH ALL-IN BARREL RACE AND BREAKAWAY

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--Announcement Unveils WCRA’s Expanded Points Format--
World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) and ALL-IN Barrel Race and Breakaway are proud to announce they have aligned for the December 2019 ALL-IN Barrel Race and Breakaway event in Las Vegas.  This alliance announcement is a continued effort to expand opportunities for rodeo athletes around the globe.

The collaboration between the two organizations will give barrel racers and breakaway ropers the chance to nominate and earn competition and consolation points. WCRA’s alignment with the event will maximizes athletes’ efforts to possibly compete in one of WCRA’s $500,000 semi-finals events and possibly move onto a one-day $1,000,000 major rodeo.
This Alliance event will also serve as a “sneak peak” to WCRA’s 2020 Expanded Points. WCRA’s 2020 Expanded Points format will award competition points to up to forty (40) places at the Division One Gold Level Alliance event.  Whereas, formerly under normal circumstances, WCRA points would only be …

Does Today's Local Rodeo Still Draw A Crowd?

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Does Today's Local Rodeo Still Draw A Crowd?

In December Las Vegas, Nevada turns into a rodeo town when the National Finals Rodeo kicks off. There are many equine and rodeo event in Las Vegas during the year, but nothing like what happens in December. From endless shopping to daily events then in the evening it's live NFR rodeo action, followed by endless after parties. The town is packed with fans of the western way of life.
How is you local hometown rodeo standing the test of time? Many small town rodeo arena's  are for sale, overgrown and becoming part of folklore history.  Think back to the days before technology took over maybe the 70's or '80's when you waited all year long for the summer rodeo to come to town. The towns folk from surrounding towns would all join in and pack the stands setting on the edge of there seat with every ride. 

Local hometown rodeo's are struggling and it's up to you the rodeo fan's to change that. Visit with your local r…

Arkansas man faces 382 criminal charges after multi-state cattle investigation

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Arkansas man faces 382 criminal charges after multi-state investigation
                                 Jay Lee Parker An investigation by special rangers of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) and investigators with the Arkansas Agriculture Department has resulted in 382 criminal charges against an Arkansas man. Jay Lee Parker, 43, of Waldron, Arkansas, surrendered to the Leflore County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 9, 2019, on one of the 382 counts — knowingly receiving stolen property (cattle). Upon his surrender, he was booked into the Leflore County Jail and later released on a $30,000 bond. Special Ranger Bart Perrier led TSCRA’s portion of the investigation with the assistance of fellow Special Ranger Kenneth Wadsworth. Billy Black, chief of law enforcement for the Arkansas Agriculture Department                                                                                                                   led the investigation there. According to Perrier, Park…

Greenville Texas man arrested for local cattle theft

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Greenville Texas man arrested for local cattle theft George Lewis Brigham, 45, of Greenville, Texas, was arrested Oct. 7, 2019. Brigham is charged with third-degree felony theft of livestock. The arrest and charges are the results of an investigation by Special Ranger Troy McKinney of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) and the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. The case began in July when a rancher contacted the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office to report that several of his cows were sold without his permission. McKinney joined the investigation in August at the request of the sheriff’s office. Brigham allegedly gathered three cows and took them to the Cattleman Livestock Commission in Paris, where they were sold in his own name. According to the victim, he hired Brigham to do some work on the ranch, but never gave him permission to sell the cattle. Brigham collected the payment of more than $1,400 for the sale. McKinney was able to quickly confirm the sale of three head…

Pawnee man charged with stealing $15k in saddles and tack

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Pawnee man charged with stealing $15k in saddles and tack
Augustus Sioux May Augustus Sioux May, 20, of Pawnee, was arrested Sept. 19, 2019, and booked into the Payne County Jail. He is charged with one count of burglary in the second degree and one count of receiving or knowingly concealing stolen property. The arrest and charges are the results of a joint investigation by the Payne County Sheriff’s Office and special rangers of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA). The investigation began Sept. 10, 2019, when a victim contacted the sheriff’s office to report the burglary of his barn in rural Payne County. Numerous items were stolen, including three trophy saddles, headstalls, tie-downs, saddle pads, custom bits, custom spurs and                                                                                                     boots. Thestolen property was worth more than                                                                                          …