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On The Cover - Stetson Wright rides Axel (Powder RIver Rodeo) for 88.5 points to win Round 2 of the Wrangler Natiional Finals Rodeo.

PRCA ProRodeo Photo by Alaina Stangle

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16 Stetson Wright

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2020 World Champion Bull Rider and All-Around Cowboy

PHOTOGRAPHY Andy Gregory Director of Photography andy@humps-horns.com

19 Wrangler NFR

2020 Wrangler NFR in Review

CONTRIBUTORS Georgia Akers Justin Felisko Barbara Pinnella Keno Shrum

22 124 - Woopaa

2020 ABBI Classic Champion

Also In This Issue Bull Pen 19 Classifieds 28 Country Kitchen 15 Inspiration Point 14 Livestock Layovers 28 Outside the Arena

Practice Pens Talking Bull w/ Brayden Through My Eyes Where’s the Beef

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Letter from the Editor

Happy New Year! I know many have expressed the sentiment that happiness is 2020 in the rearview mirror. We say that with a hat tip to the late, great Mac Davis. Although 2020 was a year that we will most likely never forget, I am also a firm believer in the truth that no matter what tomorrow may hold, I know Who holds tomorrow. So I, personally, keep on trucking and only worry about the things I can control, which doesn’t seem like much! Here’s to hoping to the new year will be better and brighter for you and your family. As we look back at the National Finals Rodeo, it was one of the most tightly contested, across the board, that I can remember in quite some time. As the 10th round began, only the all-around and barrel racing had determined their world champions. Every other event, after an entire season- no matter how crazy it may have been, and 9 rounds of the NFR, came down to who performed the best on the last ride or last run. Besides that, the difference between the first and second place in several events was a very small amount. Bull riding was settled by about $11,000 but bareback was only about $6,600, and the

team roping headers was $452.65 and tie down roping was a mere $230.66. I hope that you enjoy our look back at the Wrangler NFR! Until next time, Terry

CORRECTION - The photos from the Texas Bucking Bull Association Finals, on pages 26 and 31 in the December issue, were provided courtesy of Natural Light Photography. Photos By Robert Rosales, Edgewood, NM.

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Talking “Bull” with Brayden

Hi my name is Brayden Hollywood Brown and I’m a miniature bull rider. Today we are going to continue with the old timers series. We are going to talk about Justin McBride, so let’s get into it.

The Beast events on television with Craig Hummer for the past few years now.

This year, in August, Mr. McBride was inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame. It was well deserved considering he won two championships, one in 2005 and the other in 2007. Justin was the first PBR bull rider to surpass $5 million dollars in the industry. He also has an outstanding 32 career wins.

In my opinion, he has brought some of the best behind the scenes footage ever and showed us some other things about being a “cowboy”. When Justin retired he actually became a singer, which i did not know. Y’all should probably check it out.

With as impressive as all that is, Justin has continued to make his mark in the world. He has been co-hosting the PBR Unleash

Thank you for reading. To find out more about me you can check out my Facebook @ Brayden Hollywood Brown or my Instagram which is braydenhollywoodbrown. Thank you, Brayden Hollywood Brown

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Grace in Proper Perspective Changes Everything! Because of the very common and incorrect teachings that I heard early in my walk with the Lord, I was under an indirect pressure to live up to something that only the one who redeemed me could live up to. I was told the gift of Grace was free but quickly found out that the manmade spin on Grace was no freedom at all, it was a bondage that rivaled the bondage that sin once had on me. Humans have twisted the good news of grace into a free gift that we must maintain by our works. It’s wrong teaching and will mess people up. You see, too many preach a mix of the Law and Grace but Grace with no intertwined teaching of Law is the only thing that can give us fullness of Life. The bondage came with my trying to follow the direction of humans who had a heart for the Lord and for people but had a twisted understanding of Grace. Following the Spirit of Love changes the message from frustration to peace. It is better than we’ve been told, I promise you!!!! See what great Love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1 The Good News of the Gospel is Grace. (The Finished work of Jesus Christ) brings Freedom. Any effort by us in keeping any part of the Law to ratify our Salvation shows our lack in understanding and experience of the depth of Grace given to us. Gods New Covenant (better than the Old one) was made between the Father and the Son on our behalf.

New Covenant of Love is not because the two who made it are perfect. Even if there were conditions we would have no part in the conditions because our part is only to receive the benefit of the Covenant. We have been given a new heart with the New Covenant. His Spirit doesn’t come and go with our inconsistencies, His Spirit stays by His Consistency. Separation from the Father through sin is no longer an issue to us because the eternal effects were taken away by the “Finished Work of Jesus Christ”. In Christ we are a new creation and a new creation has no past. We are not judged by the Old Covenant because along with Christ we have died to it. Judgment for us who are in Christ comes from the New Covenant of Love and that can only produce Life not death. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 The Gospel is always Good News of Grace. If what you are hearing about the Gospel is not focused on the Finished Work of Christ the ones bringing the news aren’t speaking the Fathers language. Jesus Loves You! Cody Custer

While every other covenant is conditional and breakable the

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Outside the Arena with...

Cindy Rosser By Georgia Akers

This is my second article on girl power in western sports. If there was rodeo royalty, one of the names that would be mentioned is the Rosser family. Cotton Rosser was a contestant and later stock contractor. He is in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. His daughter, Cindy, has followed in her dad’s bootsteps and has made a name for herself as a stock contractor but also of a breeder of some of the best bulls in the business. The one that everyone knows if you follow this sport is a bull named Bushwacker. I think that says it all. Trying to catch up with Cindy took a little doing in that she is always on the road to bring livestock to a variety of rodeos. She was gracious and patient with my questions. I learned from her things I did not know about western sports such as gymkhanas!

Tell us about yourself My dad was Cotton Rosser a rodeo contestant who competed in all western sports. My mother, Linda, was a rodeo queen and showed horses. They met at the Cow Palace, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals. Later, my dad injured himself and could no longer compete. He bought the Flying U Rodeo in 1956. Originally he bought animals for the rodeo but in the late 1960’s started breeding his own. I have three brothers, Lee, Brian and Reno, and one sister, Katherine. Reno is the only one that is involved in the business. We worked cattle, horses and bulls. That’s all I knew. I was born into rodeo, so that was my passion. I started running barrels in 4H shows, gymkhanas on a quarter pony. A gymkhanas were riding clubs where there would be games on horseback for kids. My dad paid $50 for a bucking horse that I broke and turned him into a barrel horse. He turned out to be a good one and I made the circuit finals on him in 1969. I was 14 years of age. I rode every horse on the ranch always looking to find that special barrel horse. I always wanted to make the NFR, but work always seemed to get in the way. I did win the WPRA California Circuit Championship in 1982. I carried the American Flag for many years at western sports events. I trained horses to jump thru a paper horse shoe, Liberty Bell, tee pee, cowboy boot, birthday cake and once we built a space ship to use at the NFR. I designed the openings and trained flag girls for the first ten years of the NFR in Vegas. It was a lot of work but I enjoyed entertaining the spectators.

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How did you get involved with being a stock contractor of bucking bulls? We used to buy all our bucking bulls years ago, then my dad gave Julio and me some F1 heifers (F1 heifers are a first generation cross; in this case, between a Brahma and Hereford) that we first used for Tie Down Roping. We bred them to a Twisselman bull and we went to the NFR with one of the offspring with a bull named Copenhagen One Eye. We then took those heifers and bred them to Whitewater and Typhoon. That is the combination that champion bull Troubadour was. Then my dad acquired Reindeer Dippin in a load of bulls. We partnered with Jan and Charles Chadwick on Werewolf. Those two ended up being superstar bulls and great sires. What is most important- breeding or training in raising a bucking bull? I honestly think the cow is the most important part of a bull’s ability. There are those bulls that you can breed a Jersey cow to and they may buck but it is a gamble. What do you look for in a bucking bull? They are all individual animals and some come along faster than the others. The most important thing is heart. Did you have a favorite bull? Why? We have had so many superstar bulls. We raised Troubadour, Charlie Bull Ware, Deerango, Countin Cards, Little Red Corvette, Gizmo, Wolf Deer, MJ Holey Kat and of course, Bushwacker, who really helped promote this sport.

My son Mikel was the catalyst for adding other bloodlines to our herd. Cow #13 was the dam to Bushwacker. I still have her and she is 19 and she had a bull calf this year. Mikel loved the Durango bloodline What do you like most about this sport? I love raising a bull and see them come along to be a superstar bucker. I like the people in this sport. It is kind of a big family. What do you like the least about this sport? Cheating to win. I want the little guy or family, who has pulled all their money to raise a nice bucking bull only to be beat out. We have to take care of the smaller breeders, there are many more of them than the big breeders. We have lost a lot of breeders in the last few years and it is starting to show. How many days per year do you travel?

Cotton Rosser with Cindy and Brian.

I usually travel one third to one half of the year depending on how many rodeos or bull ridings.

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COVID-19, shutting down rodeos and the fairs. We have a lot of livestock to feed, with hardly any money coming in. So, hoping for the best in 2021. Honestly the rodeo/stock contracting business is tough. The first year in Las Vegas at the NFR, there were 48 PRCA stock contractors. Now there are close to 80. There are not enough rodeos to support them all. We have been lucky with the California fairs. We have only a couple of PBRs out here, so the rodeos and fairs are our bread and butter. How is the money calculated? It is all over the chart. Every rodeo committee is different. Some, you sign a contract and are expected to bring all stock for the rodeo. For example, we might have signed a contract with an obligation to bring a certain number of animals. We must fulfill that contract. The PBR pays per bull outs. If your bull does not perform, you receive no money. Your son died at a very early age of leukemia. Tell us about the scholarship program in his name. Mikel was diagnosed with Leukemia in May of 2003. He did well for a while. He had a bone marrow transplant in 2004 and even got to meet his donor when she came to the PBR finals. In 2006, he started going downhill and the Leukemia came back. We started the scholarship in 2006 at the Finals in Enid, OK. All the recipients are worthy kids who are involved in ABBI and the western way of life. It is nice to see kids have goals to go on in life, have a path, with ties to agriculture. Mikel wanted to play football in college and then be a stock contractor. He loved the bucking bulls.

PRCA varies depending on the rodeo committee. Some committees pay us to actually put on the rodeo from start to finish and hire all the personnel necessary such as contractors, announcers, safety men etc. everything except security. Sometimes a stock contractor might accept minimum pay as little as $100 just to get his bull some experience. It varies from event to event. And then you also have the sales aspect if you have a good breeding program.

If someone was interested in being a stock contractor, what advice would you give? In being a stock contractor, you have to have a good background in livestock. If not find someone you can trust to help you. It is a tough sport and good bloodlines are the start. That and a lot of luck. You are involved in this sport full time. Can you earn a living? It is not easy; we are fortunate to have rodeos to buck our stock. We also do a lot of fair rodeos which might be two events for only an hour long. This year has been horrible with the

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Inspiration Point by Keno Shrum

Valley of Baca The date was September 7, 2020 and the time was 6:03AM. I was up early to host a Zoom call with missionaries from around the world. I had been on the call for about 2 or 3 minutes when my phone began to buzz. I glanced down to see who was calling so early on a Monday morning. Maybe you are not aware, but early Monday mornings are not always the best time to call a pastor. The number was not saved in my phone therefore, the only information I got from the phone was the call was from San Antonio. My gut told me who it was and to answer the call. I excused myself from the zoom meeting. I explained, I believe this is a missionary calling and I need to answer the call. My friend, Chris, had died in the middle of the night. How was this possible? I talked with him yesterday. I hugged him at the airport and told him I loved him. I was shook by the news and quickly jumped into my car to go see the family. My heart was crushed. Psalm 84:5-8 5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. 6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools. 7 They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion. 8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah The call sent me into the Valley of Baca. What is the Valley of Baca? Great question. The Hebrew word BACA means Balsam. The reference is to the balsam tree. The balsam tree oozes sap and when it does the sap looks like tear drops. You can see this clearly in the picture above. The Valley of Baca is a reference to a season of struggle, suffering, sadness, sorrow, and despair. I hung the phone up and the walk into the valley was real and personal. I lost a friend, a ministry partner, and encourager, and it hurt. My loss does not began to compare to the loss his

family and his wife endure. However, the valley was real. Yesterday, I preached on Psalm 84. I went to bed last night and woke up this morning with these verses on my mind. You, I am sure, have been through a valley. You may even be in a valley right now. The reality of life is that we all go through valleys. Some of you have been through much deeper valleys than I have. The point is clear. Valleys are real and valleys continue to come. What does the Psalmist want us to do in light of this reality? What is the message he is conveying through this song? The message is simple and profound, yet often difficult to apply. “Blessed is the man who strength is in You.” (the LORD) We will all enter valleys. However, if we RELY on GOD’S STRENGTH He will get us through the valley. The key word in verse six cannot be overlooked. “As they pass through the Valley of Baca..” I don’t know what valley you are in. God does. He understands. He sees. He hears. He will get you through if you will cry out to Him. The author of this Psalm cries out to God as he walks through the valley. “O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob!” Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried to the LORD, And He heard me. Whatever God brings us to, He will also bring us through. God will get you through the valley if you rely on His strength.

Guest article writen by Jon Haley, Hallmark Baptist Church - Fort Worth, Texas

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1. Place the pork loin in the bottom of the slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, paprika, pepper, cumin, and cayenne. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the meat and massage into all sides for 1 minute. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, bbq sauce, apple cider vinegar and bourbon. Pour over the pork loin. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. 3. Shred the pork using two forks. Mix in the cooked and crumbled bacon. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

2 Pounds Boneless Pork Loin 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder 1 Teaspoon Salt 1 Teaspoon Paprika 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1 Cup BBQ Sauce 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 Cup Bourbon 8 Slices Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled

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2020 PRCA World Champion Bull Rider

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STETSON WRIGHT WINS TWO WORLD TITLES AT 2020 WRANGLER NFR ARLINGTON, Texas – A night after winning the coveted allaround world championship, Stetson Wright returned to make his 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo one for the ages. It ended in fitting fashion as Wright split fourth with an 89-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Angel’s Landing to win the bull riding world championship at Globe Life Field, Dec. 12. “I was in the race for the all-around and to come out on top I was at a loss for words, I was star struck to beat guys I look up to,” said Wright, who locked up the all-around crown Dec. 11. “But winning the all-around world title meant so much to me, but to win it again feels better for the simple fact that people might say I was lucky my first time. But I feel like after the second one, maybe they’ll still think I’m lucky, but everyone has their own opinion, and it doesn’t change the fact that I got what I wanted, so I’m just happy to be here.” Wright has won back-to-back all-around world championships – the first to do so since Trevor Brazile in 2014 and 2015. At 21, Wright is the youngest cowboy to be crowned All-Around World Champion in his first two seasons. He became the first cowboy to win the all-around gold buckle and a roughstock world Photos from pages 16-17, clockwise from top, left: 1. Stetson Wright wins round 1 with 90.5 points on Silver Lining (Stockyards Pro Rodeo). PRCA ProRodeo photo by Roseanna Sales. 2. Wright gives a “thumbs up” after winning round 2. PRCA ProRodeo photo by Steve Gray. 3. Wright wins round 7 with 89 points on Universal Pro Rodeos’

championship in the same year since Ty Murray in 1998. Murray won the all-around and bull riding titles that year. “That’s what I always wanted growing up, to be one of the best cowboys to ever live,” Wright said. “That means a lot to hear people talk that highly about me makes me feel lucky and happy to be where I’m at.” In the bull riding, Wright edged Ty Wallace for the world crown. Wright finished with $267,941, edging Ty Wallace, who came in with $256,599. Wallace split fourth with Wright in Round 10. Stetson clinched his inaugural bull riding world title by placing second in the average with 539 points on six head. Wallace was third in the average with 533.5 points on six. Colten Fritzlan won the average with 605 points on seven. “It was crazy. Ty Wallace, Colten Fritzlan and Ky Hamilton all rode phenomenally,” Wright said. “Every guy did this week, but it came down to us four in the last round and it was crazy to come out on top. This is what I live for, the stories when it comes down to the last ride.” Courtesy of PRCA Media. Slinger. PRCA ProRodeo photo by Steve Gray. 4. Wright wins round 2 with 88.5 points on Axel (Powder RIver Rodeo). PRCA ProRodeo photo by Roseanna Sales. 5. Wright wins round 9 with 92 points on Record Rack’s Smoke Stack (Beutler & Son Rodeo). PRCA ProRodeo photo by Roseanna Sales.

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2020 Wrangler NFR in Review By Terry Blake

In a year such as 2020, there were so many things that were not as they should be when the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo rolled into town. For starters, it was in Arlington, Texas and not its usual home – the Thomas & Mack Center - on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas. There were only a limited number of fans who were allowed to purchase tickets to watch the Super Bowl of rodeo in person and they would be appropriately spaced throughout the arena. The cowboys and cowgirls who earned their spot in the top 15 of the World Standings and the opportunity to compete did so in a season which had been severely limited due to the effects of the Covid-19 virus. However, there were some things, especially in the bull riding, that were as they should be; or at least as they have been for the past six years. Sage Kimzey was still the top ranked bull rider in the PRCA and had his sights set on a seventh consecutive title as the World Champion Bull Rider. As the action began with Round 1 on Thursday night, December 3, Stetson Wright made a statement and made sure everyone knew that he was not about to concede another gold buckle to the reigning World Champ, not without a fight, at least. Wright jumped out and won the first two rounds in very convincing fashion. In the first round, Wright was coupled with the bull Silver Lining (Stockyards Pro Rodeo) and the duo put up a score of 90.5 points. In Round 2, the Milford, Utah cowboy again came out on top with 88.5 ride on Axel (Powder River Rodeo).

The other bull riders were not going to sit back and watch Kimzey and Wright battle it out for the gold buckle. Colten Fritzlan, an NFR Rookie, won the third round with 89 points on Angel’s Landing (Bar T Rodeo). Fritzlan placed in six rounds and won the NFR Average with the highest aggregate score, 605 points on seven bulls. Rounds 4 and 5 saw another bull rider climb his way to the top. Ty Wallace won the fourth round with 89.5 points on Lipps (Hi Lo ProRodeo) and then the fifth round with a 91.5 ride on Freddy Fender (Rafter G Rodeo). Although Wallace began his professional career in 2012 and has had some success in the past. He qualified for the NFR in 2014, 2015 and again in 2017, but the last NFR round win for him came back in 2015. It had to be a relief to get that monkey off his back and pick up another buckle for the go-round win. Dustin Boquet, a promising young bull rider who was competing in his second NFR, had a rough ten days. He was only able to make the whistle on two out of the ten bulls. The first ride was marked for 89.5 points and enough to win first place and a check for over $26,000. Boquet also got a check for sixth place in Round 9 but came down just shy of the 8 second mark in the tenth round at 7.29 seconds. Stetson Wright was back on top in Round 7, and not just in the bull riding. Wright won the bull riding and the saddle bronc riding, as well. There was a debate, which may not have been settled for

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Tyler Bingham attempts to ride Spotted Demon (Big Stone Rodeo) in Round 7. PRCA ProRodeo photo by Roseanna Sales.

Bingham was transported to the hospital for treatment and was later reported to have suffered some severe, but not life threatening, injuries. These included broken ribs, sternum, clavicle plus bruised lungs and a bruised heart. It was great to see Bingham out of the hospital and back in the stands watching his comrades compete in the 10th round as the National Finals Rodeo came to a close. Round 8 found Ty Wallace back on top as he split the round with Roscoe Jarboe as the two both posted rides of 89.5 points.

certain, as to whether that had ever been accomplished before. Wright, with his dry sense of humor, stated that he was the only one who was here now who had ever done it. This young man had his foot on the gas pedal and he wasn’t backing off. Round 7 was also significant as it was the last time that the great bull, Spotted Demon, would see the bright lights of the arena. Spotted Demon was the PRCA Bull of the Year and the Bull of the Finals in 2018 and was being retired after one last match against Tyler Bingham. The celebration for Spotted Demon’s outstanding career quickly turned into a somber moment as Bingham collided headfirst into Spotted Demon’s skull and his helmet went flying. Knocked unconscious, Bingham fell to the ground, and as the bull came down, his back right foot landed in the middle of Bingham’s chest. Bingham was on the ground for several minutes as the medical team evaluated the situation.

Stetson Wright made sure that he was not forgotten as he made a great ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s bull, Record Rack’s Smoke Stack, for 92 points, which was the highest posted score of the NFR. This round win in Round 9 made the fourth time that Wright earned the top score of the night. Usually, there are some of the event titles that have been clinched by the time the tenth round rolls around. This year was quite different as only the all-around championship had been secured by Stetson Wright and the Barrel Racing had been clinched by Hailey Kinsel. All other events – roughstock and timed event, went down to the last ride or last run to determine the 2020 World Champions. It had to be gut wrenching for the competitors but it filled the arena with anticipation and excitement as the night progressed. In the bull riding, Sage Kimzey did not have the performance that he had hoped when the NFR began. Kimzey had a good week as he rode five out of the ten bulls. The scores, however, were lower

Colten Fritzlan rides Angel’s Landing (Bar T Rodeo) for 89 points to win Round 3 and then accepts the buckle and saddle as the National Finals Average Champion. PRCA ProRodeo photos by Clay Guardipee (left) and Alaina Stangle (right).

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Ty Wallace takes Freddy Fender (Rafter G Rodeo) to the pay window with 91.5 points in Round 5. PRCA ProRodeo photo by Clay Guardipee.

than he needed to compete for the seventh world title. The lower scores did not place high enough in the rounds to rack up enough money for the week to retain his run as the World Champion Bull Rider. Kimzey, the consummate warrior, showed up in Round 10 and put his name at the top of the scoreboard. Kimzey rode Dakota Rodeo’s great bull, Safety Meeting, for 92 points as he tied with Roscoe Jarboe for the round win. Their scores of 92 points matched the high marked ride of the NFR that Stetson Wright had posted the night before in Round 9.

feat that has not occurred since 1998 when Ty Murray won the All-Around and Bull Riding Championships. In spite of all the challenges that reared its ugly head in 2020, hats off to the PRCA, State of Texas, cities of Arlington and Fort Worth who worked so diligently to make sure that the NFR could be held and World Champions could be crowned.

As the dust settled at the end of Round 10, Stetson Wright came out as the victor. He was able to edge out Ty Wallace by a margin of $11,341.32. With a total NFR earnings of $313,897.42, Stetson Wright won the titles of World Champion All-Around Cowboy and World Champion Bull Rider. By winning the gold buckles for the all-around and a roughstock event in the same year, Wright accomplished a

Dustin Boquet wins Round 6 with an 89.5 point ride on Lonesome You (Pickett Rodeo). PRCA ProRodeo photo by Alaina Stangle.

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124 Woopaa 2020 ABBI Classic Champion By Kelly B. Robbins

124 Woopaa is a bull to keep your eyes on folks! This four-yearold bucking bovine is an exceptional athlete. When Jose Vitor Leme climbed aboard Woopaa in the third round of the 2020 PBR Unleash the Beast World Finals in the AT&T Stadium

in Arlington, he needed 91.25 points to clinch the 2020 PBR World Bull Riding Championship and claim the one-milliondollar bonus. As the gate swung open, these two warriors began to battle it out. Leme hung on and Woopaa gave Leme a ride wild enough to give him an amazing score of 95.75 and the championship! With that ride, Woopaa had a bull score of 46.75, and claimed the 2020 ABBI World Finals Classic Championship and $75,000! That ride also gave Woopaa the 2020 ABBI World Champion Classic Bull title, earning Barker Bulls an additional $75,000 and a Neckover Trailer! “I can’t tell you how excited I was when Jose Vitor Leme drew Woopaa for that third round,” owner Larry Barker shared. “It felt awesome for Woopaa to win both of those titles. I’ve been raising and selling bulls for 15 years. It is really a hobby for me. It was worth the whole 15 years of doing this to see him buck like that and win those titles!” Barker Bulls is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. There Larry raises bucking bulls as a hobby. He owns and operates Barker Produce, Inc. where they raise, harvest and pack over 700 acres of onions. Larry also brokers onions for other growers, which enables him to offer onions to customers year-round. “Woopaa is an exceptional bull,” Larry exclaimed. “I’ve had several offers to buy him. I usually raise bulls and then sell them. But Woopaa is special and I decided to keep him and see how he does. My lifelong friend, JP Lewis, always used to yell ‘Woopaa’. Whenever

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you heard ‘Woopaa’, you knew that ole cowboy was close by. When JP lost his battle with cancer, his wife asked me to name one of my bulls to honor JP’s memory. So Woopaa is really special to me.” Woopaa won the high marked bull of the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals in Sioux Falls the week before the PBR Finals. He bucked off Marcus Mast in 2.61 seconds for a bull score of 46 points. I contacted Marcus and asked him what he thought about Woopaa. “I think he is the most fun, rank bull I ever got on,” Marcus offered. “When he bucked me off, I felt like he bucked really hard! I had checked out Woopaa a little and talked with the owner. I told my friend Wallace that I thought I could get a 91 or 92 on that bull if I rode him. Wallace just laughed. After he bucked me off, I remember thinking that as hard as he bucked, I would probably have gotten a 94 or 95 if I’d ridden him to the buzzer! Then at the finals, Jose got that huge score! I am definitely looking forward to a rematch!” As a yearling, Woopaa placed fourth at the ABBI Finals in Las Vegas. “He was so electric when he jumped out of the chute, I thought he was going to break his leg or injure himself,” Larry revealed. “We brought him back home to Las Cruces and let him grow up. He just got better and better as he matured. When Woopaa turned four years old, we contacted Laramie Wilson, who owns the Hookin W Ranch in Rhome, Texas. We asked him to haul Woopaa to the ABBI Classic events for the season. He has done a great job for us!” Laramie Wilson hauls bulls for Larry Barker and himself. His yearling bull 955 Top Dollar won the 2020 ABBI Juvenile World Championship. “I’ve had Woopaa for a little less than a year,” Laramie disclosed. “He hadn’t bucked much when I got him. I

have been lucky to get to haul him. He’s really a good one! He’s bucked about 15 times this season and was really consistent. At every event he went to, he bucked in the top ten.” “He’s easy to get along with,” Laramie continued. “Sometimes he even let’s me pet him when I feed him. But he is a bucker for sure! Jose Vitor Leme is the only rider that he hasn’t bucked off this season. I can’t even begin to put into words how awesome that was to watch that ride and see that huge score! Every time I play back that ride, I am in awe!” Woopaa was sired by 3Z Dances With Gravy (Wavy Gravy). The dam was BB 319, a daughter of Yellowhair. Going into the

Left to right: Laramie Wilson, Katie Perschbacher, Larry Barker, Jay Daugherty

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ABBI Classic finals, Woopaa was leading Ridin Solo, the 2018 ABBI Futurity World Champ by just a quarter of a point. Ridin Solo is owned by Cord McCoy and Steve Best, and was scored 93.80 points in the round. Woopaa came in second in the round, with a score of 93.40 points. But it was enough to claim the 2020 ABBI Classic World title. I asked Larry what he has planned for Woopaa’s future. “He’s heading to the PBR events this next season. He’s good enough, and he’s got a lot of potential. I won’t jinx him by saying he’s got a shot at the championship. We’re going to have Laramie Wilson continue to care for him there at the Hookin W Ranch and haul him to the PBR events for us.” “I’m going to haul Woopaa to the PBR events,” Laramie confirmed. “I sure hope he has a rematch with Jose. I live about 20 minutes from Jose. I talked to him after the Finals, and he told me he is looking forward to a 2021 rematch with Woopaa!”

“I think Woopaa’s best days are yet to come,” Laramie concluded. “He handles pressure great. He’s starting to feed off the energy now, so I think he’s just going to get better and better for sure!” Photos provided courtesy of Barker Bucking Bulls.

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Roscoe Jarboe takes on Jive Turkey (Dakota Rodeo) in Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. PRCA ProRodeo photo by Roseanna Sales.


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