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Story by Tracye Dethero

“I really enjoy being out on tour, because I am able to spend time with people from all over the United States.� Matt Borden 6 Just Bucking News


Growing up listening to George Jones, Merle Haggard and Hank Sr., Country Artist, Matt Borden fell in love with music at a young age. The Redmond, OR, native would spend time with his grandfather going out on hunting and fishing trips and would bring his guitar along, as they didn’t have a radio in the truck. Borden learned to play the guitar when he was 14 from his grandpa and uncle and would sit and play as they fished. At 16, Borden and his cousins played in restaurants in Redmond, OR, for an hour at a time, entertaining people as they ate. Borden released his debut album, “Wild Child,” in 2010 and released his second album, “Out Riding Fences,” in 2012. Currently, he is back in the studio working on his third album, which has yet to be titled or a release date set. Borden spends approximately three weekends a month out on the road, playing in different states, including his home state of Oregon, as well as Washington and California. Some of the bigger venues that Borden plays are the Pendleton Round Up, Sisters Rodeo, the Humboldt County Hopps Festival, and the Eastern Livestock Show. Besides spending time on the road touring with his band, he occasionally goes on tour with recording artists, Luke Kaufman and Sonny Ledfurd. Borden also plays private parties, honkytonks, fairs, festivals and many other types of events. “I really enjoy being out on tour, because I am able to spend time with people from all over the United States,” said Borden. “They all have been through different experiences. You are able to see many different parts of the country and spend time hunting and fishing in places you otherwise would never have been able to see.” In the future, Borden plans to take his career as far as he can, along with his band, who are with him every step of the way. Some of Borden’s well known songs are “Oregon Boy,” and “Stuck at the Bar.” “Stuck at the Bar,” was recorded with Luke Kaufman.

Borden performing at Johnny’s in Redding, CA in November 2012. Photos by Tracye Dethero

Borden is a talented musician and not only plays the guitar, but does his own vocals, plays the base and the drums. He is recording under the Ledfurd Records label. Borden plays all different genres of music, but mostly concentrates on country because of it’s appeal to his fans. Borden enjoys spending time with his fans, sharing a song or a story, or just hanging out with them. To find more information about Matt Borden, you can visit his facebook site, or find him at www.reverbnation.com/mattborden, www. mattbordenmusic.com and itunes. Left: Matt out fishing Right: Matt and his camo guitar Photos courtesy of Matt Borden Just Bucking News 7


Koschel gets revenge, huge check in Xtreme Bulls

SAN ANTONIO, TX – “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” Josh Koschel took that saying to heart Feb. 23 in the AT&T Center, and it resulted in his biggest PRCA win ever. The 28-year-old won the San Antonio Xtreme Bulls event with a score of 169.5 points on two head, and he did it with a little help from a familiar foe. The bull Koschel rode for 82 points and second place in the short round – Powder River Rodeo’s Captain America – threw him off just two days before in the bull riding at the San Antonio rodeo. The second time, Koschel learned from his mistake and it led to a huge payday. “He bucked me off quick the first time, so I was happy to have him again because I messed it up big time,” said Koschel, who earned a total of $24,440 in the event. “That bull sucks back and backs up quick and really tries to draw you down onto him, so you have to be ready for that.” “The first time I was thinking about it too much, and this time I made sure to ride like I know how to, and I was ready for his big turn.” Koschel, of Nunn, CO, was one of only four men to ride both bulls at the AT&T Center on Saturday afternoon. His first ride of 87.5 points resulted in a tie with Corey Navarre for second place and was on another Powder River bull – Push It. To win not only his first Xtreme Bulls event, but the biggest of the year – with a purse of $100,000 – was something special for Koschel. “My goal was to make the NFR last year and that didn’t go as planned, so I was banking on San Antonio to get me going for 2013,” he said. It’s safe to say Koschel has done that. He came back in the evening to win the bull riding at the rodeo as well, bringing his total earnings to $41,306 for his winter trip to San Antonio. “There have been seasons that I didn’t make this much money,” Koschel said. “It was my dream coming in here to win both the Xtreme Bulls and the rodeo but I don’t know if I ever thought it would really happen. “Coming off a win from the Xtreme Bulls from earlier in the day and riding in the finals of the short go that night … the momentum kind of carries. I think it’s an advantage, because you have so much confidence and momentum from the day.” Defending Xtreme Bulls Champion Kanin Asay finished second in the average with 168 points, earning $18,283, while Dustin Elliott and J.W. Harris were the other two men to cover both of their bulls in the Xtreme Bulls event. Asay won both rounds and the average here a year ago and has banked about $47,000 in this event over the last two years. Tyler Willis of Wheatland, WY, won the first round with an 88-point ride on Andrews Rodeo’s Bam Bam, the same bull Ardie Maier rode for 91 points to win a round at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

MGM Deuces Night dies of colic

DALLAS, TX – Carr Pro Rodeo’s MGM Deuces Night, the 8-year-old mare who was honored as the 2012 PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year, died February 23 after suffering an episode of colic at the Elgin, TX, Veterinary Hospital. It occurred several days after MGM Deuces Night underwent a minor procedure on an injured coffin bone in her right hoof. “Dr. (Marty) Tanner said the procedure went well and that she was doing well, and he was going to send her home Monday (February 25),” owner Pete Carr said. “We’ve lost some great horses over the years, but this one stings quite a bit. “She had been so brilliant so early in her career. She was a foundation mare, and we were going to breed her for a lot of years. ” MGM Deuces Night was born on the Zinser Ranch in Claire, MI, and then purchased by bareback rider Wes Stevenson, an eight-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier. He later sold the horse to Carr, who first took the animal to the NFR in 2010. She returned to ProRodeo’s finale in 2011 and 2012. “I knew she was that good, so part of the reason I sold her to Pete is that I knew she’d have a good shot to go to the Finals,” Stevenson said. “I bought her from Jim Zinser as a broodmare, but she bucked so good, I didn’t want to waste her sitting at my house. I wanted her to have a chance.” In the six times she performed in Las Vegas, she guided cowboys to three go-round titles: Kelly Timberman (88 points in the 10th round, 2010), Ryan Gray (90 points in the fifth round, 2011) and Kaycee Feild (87 points in the 10th round, 2011). Feild, the two-time and reigning bareback riding world champion from Spanish Fork, UT, says he earned about 8 Just Bucking News

PRCA Rodeo Update Courtesy of the PRCA $100,000 on MGM Deuces Night. Feild rode the horse for 90 points at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in April 2011. In her short lifetime, the mare led cowboys to a lot of big paydays. In her first trip during a PRCA rodeo, she guided fivetime NFR qualifier Chris Harris to an 88-point ride to win the West of the Pecos Rodeo in 2010 – the two had a rematch in Pecos in 2011, with Harris winning the title again after an 87. Chase Erickson won the 2011 All American Series Finals title with an 88 on MGM Deuces Night.

Gillespie’s consistency paying big dividends

George Gillespie IV worked for seven years clearing land for the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in the high forests of southwest Oregon, which is to say he knows a long uphill climb when he sees one. At 32, he is a bit more than a decade removed from his days at Eastern Oregon University and yet he is steadfastly working his way up the trail toward his ultimate goal, summiting at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “It is what I have always wanted,” Gillespie said. “It was my original plan out of college to go hard and try to make the NFR, but I got a job as an excavator, then I got married for a couple of years, bought a house; my life went a different direction. “When the marriage ended I just decided that I would go back to rodeo. If I didn’t make it, well that was OK. At least I’d know I’d given myself a chance to do what I loved. The last couple of years I’ve started riding better and winning more. Now I feel like if I can stay healthy there’s no reason why I can’t make a run at the NFR.” With a bareback riding win at the March 2-3 Parada del Sol Rodeo in Scottsdale, AZ, – his second title there in four years – and a second-place result at the Avi River Stampede in Fort Mohave, AZ, Gillespie is 17th in the world standings and climbing. It has been a season built on consistency. Since the 2013 PRCA season began last October, Gillespie has competed in 21 rodeos and earned checks in 14 of them. Consistency? In Scottsdale, Gillespie tied Tyson Thompson for a share of the bareback riding title with a 79-point ride on Salt River Rodeo’s North Star, and he was second in Fort Mohave with another 79-pointer on Honeycutt Rodeo’s Hangin Tree. This is all a wee bit of a surprise from a guy who didn’t buy his PRCA card until he was 26 and didn’t start pressing his competitive campaign much out of the California Circuit until 2010. But he is truly after it now. Gillespie has moved up the world standings in each of the last three years, from 102nd in 2009, to 42nd in 2010, to 34th in 2011, to 29th a year ago – when he had 12 wins at PRCA rodeos – and now the Placerville, CA, cowboy is at his highest point yet. “I got a new rigging for this season and I’m working on fine tuning a few things,” Gillespie said. “Even when you get low on funds you can’t allow yourself to focus on the money. Every once in awhile you have to step back and remind yourself why you are doing this. If I wanted to be rich, I guess I should have gone to medical school. “You have to stay balanced and keep your mind on what you need to do to be successful, so when an opportunity does present itself, you can take advantage of it. You can’t be sporadic in your approach. The really great riders like Bobby Mote and Kaycee Feild are great every time they compete.”


Elbow surgery sidelines Teel for 2-3 months

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Sometimes life can be just a little bit too much like a roller coaster ride. Just one day removed from being honored with a banquet in his hometown of Kountze, TX, reigning World Champion Bull Rider Cody Teel dislocated and shattered his left elbow while competing at an unsanctioned rodeo. He underwent a four-hour surgery on March 7 in which doctors inserted two plates and 10 screws. In the short term, Teel will be wearing a soft cast and will start very light rehabilitation work shortly in Beaumont, TX. Teel was released from the hospital on March 10 and returned home to Kountze. “The doctors are saying it will be 2-3 months before he can do any heavy duty physical therapy,” said Teel’s mother, Kami, “and that he’ll need more time to be ready to compete. As hard-headed as Cody is, he’s talking about being back in June, in time for the Reno, NV, Rodeo or earlier. “Of course, when he had abdominal surgery, the surgeons said he wouldn’t be able to ride bulls for a year and he was back in three months. He has proved people wrong before.” Teel became the second current world champion to undergo surgery in as many weeks. Team roping header Chad Masters blew out his knee March 1 at the Timed Event Championship in Guthrie, OK, and is benched for 6-8 months. Teel, 20, became the youngest bull riding world champion in the sport’s history last December when he held off three-time gold buckle winner J.W. Harris by just $1,056. The Hardin County Commissioners honored their favorite son for his achievement with a proclamation making March 5 Cody Teel Day and his hometown named him Citizen of the Year at a special Kountze Chamber of Commerce banquet that night.

Kyle Lawrence (5.4 seconds), tie-down roper Will Lane (10.7 seconds) and barrel racer Tiany Schuster (17.80 seconds). Lane also won the all-around title, pairing his tie-down roping win with a second-place finish in team roping to bank a total of $3,072. The rodeo set a single-day attendance record with an overflow crowd of about 8,000 on March 9 and also broke the overall record with more than 21,000 spectators for the three days. “I’ve been president of the rodeo committee for 14 years,” Don Hall said, “and this is the first time we’ve had to turn people away. We finally sent volunteers down to the intersection to let people know that there was just no more room.”

Campbell enjoys sweet ride in Mercedes

MERCEDES, TX – Only minutes after Cody Campbell completed his ride on Cowboy Coffee, Campbell’s family had the video up on his Facebook page. Who could blame them? It was one of those nights that stay with a cowboy for a long, long time. Campbell’s 92-point ride on Lancaster & Pickett’s Pro Rodeo’s Cowboy Coffee wasn’t just good enough for the win at the Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event and a $4,230 check, but it was also the highest score in the Oregon cowboy’s eight-year professional career. More than that, it was the highest score anybody’s ever had on Cowboy Coffee, the bull that took Shane Proctor to a Round 8 win at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last December and had an 82.35 percent buck-off rate in 2012. Cowboy Coffee had carried riders to scores of 91-points three times before, including Chandler Bownds in the finals of this same event a year ago. It was the surest sign yet that Campbell, a native of Nebraskan’s draw a matter of Scheer Summerville, Ore., who now resides in Eufaula, Okla., is all delight the way back from surgery on his left (free) arm that sidelined ARCADIA, Fla. – Saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer knew once he him for three months at the end of last year. saw the stock draw that he had history on his side and he wasn’t Surgeons repaired the damage with a plate and 11 screws. about to let the opportunity slip away. Stormy Wing earned $3,243 by finishing second with a Scheer, a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, score of 88.5 points on Wild Card Rodeo’s Midnight and Kanin rode Frontier Rodeo’s Maple Leaf for 89 points and the win at the Asay was third with an 87-point ride on Wild Card Rodeo’s March 8-10 Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo – just as Rawhide. Asay’s earnings of $2,397 were enough to move into Cody DeMoss had done a year ago in the same arena. second place in the world standings, ahead of injured reigning Well, actually, it was a bit better than what DeMoss did in 2012; World Champion Cody Teel, and extended his lead in the Xtreme Bulls Tour standings over Josh Koschel. he rode Maple Leaf for 85 points to get that win. “That horse has been good for a long time,” Scheer said. “He’s Rodeo Austin trophy comes Nicholesa bucking son of a gun. I just had to stay on him. Cody Taton had plated a good ride on the horse in Jackson (Miss.), so he was able to help with how much rein I needed. AUSTIN, Texas – Already sort of an unofficial Wright brother, Brady Nicholes moved up into their peer group March 21 “It was challenging all the way. I’ll be honest, I got a little bit when he beat all five Wrights – and everybody else in the field loose there for a second, but I managed to pull it together.” – for the saddle bronc riding title at Rodeo Austin. The judges rewarded Scheer’s effort with 45 points out of a Fourth after two rounds, Nicholes took control of this possible 50 and Maple Leaf, a Wrangler NFR veteran himself, Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Gold event, presented by Justin earned scores of 21 and 23 from the PRCA officials. Boots, by riding Fire Lane of the Andrews Rodeo string for It all added up to be enough to hold off 2011 World Champion 86 points in the final. That was good enough to win the round Bull Rider Shane Proctor and Isaac Diaz – who tied for second and the three-head average, by a point over two-time World place – by two points and 2008 Reserve World Champion Champion Cody Wright (246-245). Bareback Rider Steven Dent by three. Nicholes is from Hoytsville, Utah, “up near the Wyoming Scheer earned $3,255 for the win and moved up from seventh border and about three hours north of the Wrights” in Milford, to sixth in the saddle bronc riding world standings. Utah. He’s been traveling with Spencer Wright since the two of them were seniors in high school and they are teammates at While he was at it, Scheer took a shot at earning the first allaround title of his career in Arcadia, entering the team roping with Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell. fellow Nebraska saddle bronc rider and traveling partner Travis Sheets. They stayed among the leaders for the first two days, but “They are all my great friends,” said Nicholes, 21. “I’m ultimately got bumped out of the money. not competing against them. We’re all out there just trying to “I roped and bulldogged in high school and college,” Scheer win. I’ve been staying with the Wrights, hanging out with them said, “but this was the first time I team roped in a PRCA rodeo. since I drove over here to Austin. They were excited for me. All When I first bought my card I wanted to concentrate on my saddle of my buddies were really pumped about my winning a rodeo bronc riding and see if I could establish myself. this big.” “This is just for fun. We’ll probably do it again somewhere down “Yeah, this was the biggest win I’ve had (it paid him $7,479). the road and I’d like to enter the bulldogging once in awhile, too. I can’t even tell you what the previous best would have been. That’s kind of a goal.” I’m all about moving forward instead of looking back.” The biggest bit of final-day drama came in the bull riding where Nicholes was more than looking forward to riding Fire Josh Barentine, the leader at the start of the day with a score of Lane, a horse that Taos Muncy rode for 87 points to win 88 points (good enough to win here a year ago), got bumped all Round 1 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December. the way down to fourth place during a performance that had three “Everybody told me what a great horse this was,” Nicholes 90-point rides. said, “and after a rough moment coming out of the chute I got into a good rhythm and it worked out. It’s such a pleasure to Clint Craig, of Mena, AR, ended up with the win. He had a come to a rodeo like this and get on great horses every night.” 91-pointer on Frontier Rodeo’s Sponge Bob, a point better than Rookie of the Year frontrunner Cooper Davis and Cole Echols. The win moved Nicholes up from 50th to 17th in the world standings and sixth in the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour The other champions in this $76,651 event at the Arcadia Rodeo Arena were bareback rider Caleb Bennett (87 points), steer standings. wrestler Tyler Pearson (4.7 seconds), team ropers Brent Aldoff and continued on page 10 Just Bucking News 9


2013 PRCA WORLD STANDINGS Through March 25, 2013

Bareback Riding 1. Kaycee Feild, UT 2. Bobby Mote, OR 3. Wes Stevenson, TX 4. Austin Foss, OR 5. J.R. Vezain, WY 6. Will Lowe, TX 7. Jared Smith, TX 8. Ryan Gray, WA 9. Ty Breuer, ND 10. Clint Cannon, TX 11. Jessy Davis, MT 12. RC Landingham, OR 13. Winn Ratliff, LA 14. Clint Laye, TX 15. Matthew Smith, LA 16. Evan Jayne, FRA 17. Tim O’Connell, IA 18. G Gillespie IV, CA 19. Seth Hardwick, WY 20. Casey Colletti, CO

$38,199 $29,446 $27,635 $24,390 $23,189 $19,821 $19,122 $18,817 $17,291 $14,809 $13,927 $13,379 $13,149 $13,105 $12,175 $11,334 $10,615 $10,581 $10,562 $10,334

Bull Riding 1. Josh Koschel, CO 2. Kanin Asay, WY 3. Tyler Smith, CO 4. Corey Navarre, OK 5. Cody Teel, TX 6. Trevor Kastner, OK 7. JW Harris, TX 8. Cooper Davis, TX 9. Cole Echols, LA 10. Tag Elliott, UT 11. Cheyne Olney, WA 12. Howdy Cloud, TX 13. Bobby Welsh, WY 14. Jeff Askey, TN 15. Tyler Willis, WY 16. Friday Wright II, MS 17. Scottie Knapp, NM 18. Chandler Bownds, TX 19. Steve Woolsey, UT 20. Ardie Maier, SD

$47,741 $40,596 $36,811 $35,543 $34,670 $34,094 $28,826 $26,956 $26,538 $25,149 $23,472 $22,129 $21,126 $20,417 $19,989 $18,149 $17,548 $17,413 $15,627 $14,376

Saddle Bronc Riding 1. Cody Wright, UT 2. Tyler Corrington, MN 3. Brad Rudolf, NV 4. Jesse Wright, UT 5. Taos Muncy, NM 6. Cort Scheer, NE 7. Cole Elshere, SD 8. Troy Crowser, SD 9. Sterling Crawley, TX 10. Spencer Wright, UT 11. Jesse Kruse, MT 12. Isaac Diaz, TX 13. Bradley Harter, TX 14. Dawson Jandreau, SD 15. Heith DeMoss, LA 16. Will Smith, MO 17. Brady Nicholes, UT 18. Luke Butterfield, CAN 19. Jesse Bail, SD 20. Cody Taton, NM

$37,899 $30,035 $22,154 $21,606 $20,483 $19,782 $18,586 $16,554 $13,470 $12,930 $12,350 $11,803 $11,270 $10,862 $10,694 $10,625 $10,540 $10,286 $10,244 $10,178

EXTREME RODEO BULL FIGHT TOUR Event Schedule May 4th Waurika OK Rex Dunn Memorial FFA Bull Fight Coyote Hills Arena 7:00 PM June 8th Vinita OK Oct 5th Wichita Falls TX Hookin In The Falls Bull Fight JS Bridwell AG Center 7:00 PM Oct 19th Purcell OK Fight For Life Bull Fight 4:00 PM Finals TBD

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2012 American BullRiders Tour Finals

As the year came to a close for the 2012 season of the American BullRiders Tour the anticipation began to build as to who would be the 2012 National Champion. It was apparent that going into the finals just one point separated the 2011 National Champion Jay Miller from Liberty, SC, and four time ABT Finals qualifier Jon Mastrangelo from Plainville, GA. It came down to the final bull ride of the last performance. Jon Mastrangelo was on top of his game, riding bull #499 Brave Heart for an 87 point ride, the first night of the finals placing 2nd for the night. The final performance saw Jon cover his long go bull, #453 Grand Illusion, for a 4th place win thus moving him to second place in the average. That win helped to nail down the National Championship for Jon Mastrangelo and the coveted Bob Berg Championship buckle. Rowdy Rice of Easley, SC, was the ABT FINALS average winner for this year. Rowdy was able to cover all his bulls except the night he drew the two time IPRA World Champion Bucking Bull of the Year branded X, “Wolverine� owned by Ken Treadway. This year saw another tight race for Rookie of the Year between Levi Whitlock and JT Stevens Of Alabama. By Saturday night JT went home with the ABT Rookie of the Year title. ABT Sportsmanship award went to Rowdy Rice of Easley, SC, and Best Dressed, chosen by Custom Embroidery of Anderson, was awarded to Jay Miller of Liberty, SC.

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“It is an honor to be the average winner. The event went real good. I drew some good bulls and I just had a good weekend. Thank the lord he let it go my way, cause there were some good bull riders there. ABT is a great association. They have really good bull riders that come and they pay really good money. Pam and Ken treat us right and take care of us.�

ROWDY RICE

Above: ABT Rookie of the Year JT Stevens on Nervous Deal Right: 2012 ABT Finals Average Winner, Rowdy Rice and ABT 2012 World Champion, Jon Mastrangelo.

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Roughstock Rhetoric by Roy Graber

CPRA/KPRA GUNSLINGER SERIES FINALS

What was originally going to be just a timed event series ended up benefiting several roughstock hands, and a pair of Midwestern rodeo associations. The inaugural Gunslinger Series wrapped up on March 15 in Kingman, KS, where the series’ winners were presented with not only their cash prizes, but trophy pistols as well. Tyler Garten, a Kingman resident who specializes in tie-down roping but also often enters team roping and steer wrestling, said he had been wanting to bring some timed event rodeos to Kingman, similar to the ones he had been to in the Kansas communities of Derby, Whitewater and Lyons. He joined forces with Shane Henderson, a steer wrestler and team roper, and Shane’s wife Missi, a barrel racer, to help produce the event. But once Garten and the Hendersons got to visiting more, they decided to make it a full-fledged rodeo series and add the roughstock events. And after they went to the PRCA’s Prairie Circuit Finals, where pistols were given away to round winners, they found some sponsors who would make it possible to award pistols to the winner of each event in the five-rodeo series. Contestants came from not only Kansas, but also Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa and Arizona to compete at the Gunslinger rodeos, held monthly Ricky Ritter from November through March. The rodeo series is sanctioned by both the Central Plains Rodeo Association and the Kansas Professional Rodeo Association, with points earned in Kingman going toward final year-end standings for both associations. Going into the final performance, Dalton Davis was the front-runner in the saddle bronc riding, having been a winner during three of the previous four rodeos in the series. All he had to do was cover his bronc in order to get the event title. He had two cowboys give him a run for his money, but Josh Handy of Conway Springs slapped his horse with his free hand, and Shade Etbauer of Goodwell, OK, came down just a split second shy of the whistle. Davis, meanwhile, put together a nice 76-point ride to claim the bronc riding title. “He was a nice horse. He weakened a little toward the end, but I just needed to get him covered. It sure was a blessing to win,” Davis said. Davis, a three-event hand from Holcomb, KS, was the most successful contestant of the series, having won the all-around and saddle bronc riding Dalton Davis titles, and the pistols that came with them. Davis also competed in the tiedown roping and the team roping. And while he was unable to win either of those event titles, he was solid enough to gather the all-around prize and pistol. Ricky Ritter, a bull rider from Augusta, KS, took top honors in his event. He won the bull riding during the first rodeo of the series, and maintained his top spot in the series. Ritter, who competes in both associations that sanctioned the series, spoke approvingly of the series. “This series is good for us. It’s good for both the CPRA and the KPRA,” said Ritter, who last year finished second in CPRA year-end standings and third in KPRA standings. “It’s good to see guys from both associations get together and compete. It just makes for a better rodeo overall and it’s good for everybody.” Levi Nicholson, Garden City, KS, was the top bareback rider for the series. Garten, who himself finished second in the tie-down roping event of the Gunslinger series, said he was pleased with the rodeos, although he acknowledged he would have liked to had better crowds. “We brought in some pretty good competition. The stock was pretty good. It was a lot of work, but it turned out pretty good,” said Garten, who indicated that the rodeo series may return to Kingman next year. “We’re going to consider it anyway. With my uncle having bulls just five miles from town, and I always have calves, so it’s sure a good possibility if we can get the sponsors. We had great sponsors, who gave from $100 to $500, and we couldn’t have done it without them.” 14 Just Bucking News

Levi Nicholson


Levi Nicholson

Dalton Davis

All photos copyright Fotocowboy Kent Kerschner Ricky Ritter

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STANDINGS AS OF 4/1/2013 NATIONAL CAVIN MORGAN

$1,384.85

THAD NEWELL

$1,074.45

CASEY COULTER

$ 802.85

DANNY SCHLOBOHM

$ 570.05

BLAKE ROWAN

$ 376.05

BRADEN METCALF

$ 194.00

BRANDON WESSON

$ 104.45

JESSE MONROE

$ 104.45

KADE ALBERTY

$ 104.45

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CAVIN MORGAN

$1,384.85

CASEY COULTER

$ 802.85

BLAKE ROWAN

$ 376.05

BRADEN METCALF

$ 194.00

photo by Flash Photo, Kenneth Hampton

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Night of the Wolverine

Drip, drip, drip, off the cabin eave Dripping, running, cascading down, into the fallen leaves The last four days, it had been raining, harder than she had ever seen Her man was gone, she was all alone, it was the night of the wolverine The last two nights, she had heard him, scratching at her door But on this night, if things went right, he would bother her no more For hours she sat and listened, her senses so intent Maybe he wouldn’t show this night, and on the darkness went Alas, she could not stay awake, and she nodded off to sleep Then she awoke, to a devilish growl, deadly, guttural, and deep Then, the scratching started, his feet showed under the door Like a demon from another world, with his teeth, he ripped, and tore Her heart was racing a mile a minute, her mind told her to wait For if she missed her very first shot, it might just seal her fate With a scream of rage, it burst through the door, she fired and it screamed in pain Then silence fell, as it turned and ran, except for the falling rain The rest of the night was torture, she dared not go to sleep She blocked the hole, in which it came, through which it could not creep Long after the sun had topped the trees, and the rain had long since gone Slowly she opened the cabin door, the stench was wickedly strong Then drip, drip, drip, off the cabin eave Dripping, running, cascading down, into the fallen leaves A river of crimson, oozed down the logs, and spattered on her head Drip, drip, drip, the wolverine was dead

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The Buck Board April 2013

SB - Saddle Bronc Date

Location

BB - Bareback Bronc

BR- Bull Riding

All information is subject to change Added Books Open/ Call In # Money Date & Time

ALL - All Three Event

Association

Apr 2.................Abingdon, VA................$1000 ......................................................... ..................................................BR......................................SEBRA

Apr 4-6...................Oklahoma City, OK ............................ .................RNCFR .. ...........................ALL........................PRCA

Apr 4-6................Graham, TX .. .....................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA Apr 5....................Marion, IN...................$200............................................................ ..................................................BR......................................SEBRA Apr 5..................Ft Worth, TX.........................................Apr 2 7-9pm ..................254-371-7343.................................BR....CBR/FT WORTH STKYRD Apr 5-6............Statesboro, GA................$1000...........Mar 27/8am-5pm...............800-639-9002.................................ALL...........................IPRA/SPRA Apr 5-6............Des Moines, IA...............$200...............Apr 1/3-8pm.....................641-766-6401.................................ALL............................URA/IRCA Apr 5-6...............Wichita, KS..................$500.................................................................................................... ............BR..........CLUB RODEO/SEBRA Apr 5-6.............Rochester, MN...............$2000/nt......Mar 25/6pm-10pm......... ..712-261-0241...................................BR.......................................NFPB Apr 5-6..............Winona, MS..................$500.................Apr 1/5-9pm.................205-344-0503...................................ALL...........................IPRA/SPRA Apr 5-6.........Lake Waccamaw, NC.........$1000..............................................................................................................BR.....................................SEBRA Apr 5-6...............Fargo, ND ................................................................................................................................ ...........ALL......................................PRCA Apr 5-6...........Oklahoma City, OK..........$500.................Apr 3/9pm .......... .........405-665-2623 ...................... ...........BR.....................COWBOYS OKC Apr 5-6..............Cleveland, TX...............$500...............Apr 1/5-10pm.................800-547-6336.................................ALL......................................CPRA Apr 5-6................Conroe, TX..................$500 ..............Apr 1/5-10pm.................800-547-6336.................................ALL..........................CPRA/UPRA Apr 5-6................Ft Worth, TX......................................Apr 4/6-10pm ....... .........254-582-7063 ...................... ...........BR.................CBR/BILLY BOB’S Apr 5-6...............Groesbeck, TX.............$500...............Apr 2/5-10pm.................903-873-5214.................................ALL..........................CPRA/UPRA Apr 5-6..............Hemphill, TX...............$312.50...........Apr 1/5-10pm..................409-781-3902.................................ALL..............CPRA/UPRA/LRCA Apr 5-6...............Huntsville, TX ......................................................................................................................... ..........ALL......................................PRCA Apr 5-6...................Waco, TX ............................................................................................................................. ..........BR...................................PBR/TPD Apr 5-7.................Billings, MT................................. .......................................................................................... ..........BR.................................PBR/BFTS Apr 6.....................Celina, OH................$450 ..............................................................................................................BR...........SEBRA/MACK ARENA Apr 6....................Rockwell, NC............$500...............................................................................................................BR.......................................SEBRA Apr 6...................Ft Worth, TX ........................................................................................................................... ..........BR..............................CBR CINCH Apr 6-7..................Cleveland, MO.........$50.............Apr 1/9am-1pm................816-618-7787...................................ALL............................URA/MRCA Apr 11-14..........Logandale, NV .......................................................................................................................... .........ALL.......................................PRCA Apr 12..................Marion, IN.................$200.............................................................. ................................................BR......................................SEBRA Apr 12.................Ft Worth, TX.......................................Apr 9 7-9pm .......... .....254-371-7343 ..................................BR.....CBR/FT WORTH STKYRD Apr 12-13...........Hampton, AR..............$750................Apr 8/4-10pm................501-796-4377..................................ALL..............................IPRA /ARA Apr 12-13..........Brunswick, GA............$1000..............Apr 8/8am-5pm...............800-639-9002................................ALL.............................IPRA/SPRA Apr 12-13.............Fort Dodge, IA..........$1000............Apr 8/6pm-10pm..........712-374-6053.....................................BR.........................................NFPB Apr 12-13............Wichita, KS................$500..................................................................................................... ..........BR............CLUB RODEO/SEBRA Apr 12-13..........Southaven, MS.......................................................................................................................... .........ALL.......................................PRCA Apr 12-13.......Oklahoma City, OK........$500..............Apr 10/9pm .....................405-665-2623.................................BR......................COWBOYS OKC Apr 12-13..........Greenwood, SC......BB,SB $500/BR $750..Apr 8/7-10pm........864-377-1479.................................ALL.........................................SRA Apr 12-13...........Ft Worth, TX......................................Apr 11/6-10pm ..............254-582-7063........................ .........BR..................CBR/BILLY BOB’S Apr 13..................Wichita, KS ............................................................................................................................ ........BR...................................PBR/TPD Apr 13...............Gonzales, LA ...................................................................................................................................ALL...........................................PRS Apr 13.................Barton, MS................$100...............Apr 9/6-9pm....................662-252-4634...............................ALL..............................IPRA/DSRA Apr 13................Las Vegas, NV................................................................................... ...................................... .......BR................................CBR CINCH Apr 13.................Celina, OH................$450 .............................................................................................................BR.............SEBRA/MACK ARENA Apr 13..................Ada, OK...................$1000 ...........................................................................................................BR.........................................SEBRA Apr 13...............Checotah, OK.............$1500............Apr 8/6-10pm..................918-760-2022.................................BR..............................................BRI Apr 13...............Glenpool, OK.............$1000............Apr 8/6-10pm..................918-637-1371.................................BR..............................................BRI Apr 13................Ft Worth, TX..................................Apr 11/6-10pm ................254-371-7343.................................ALL...............................IPRA/SCRA Apr 13..................Raphine, VA............$1000 ............................................................................................................BR.........................................SEBRA Apr 13-14............Oakdale, CA............................................................................................................................ ......ALL..........................................PRCA Apr 13-14............Louisville, KY ........................................................................................................................ .......BR....................................PBR/BFTS Apr 13-14............Oakdale, CA ........................................................................................................................... .......ALL.........................................PRCA Apr 13-14............Louisville, KY ........................................................................................................................ .......BR....................................PBR/BFTS Apr 16..................Statesville, NC............$1000 ........................................................................................................BR.........................................SEBRA

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The Buck Board April 2013

BB - Saddle Bronc Date

Location

BB - Bareback Bronc

BR- Bull Riding

All information is subject to change Added Books Open/ Call In # Money Date & Time

ALL - All Three Event

Association

Apr 18................Hitchcock, TX...............$100 ......... .......Apr 15/5-10pm...................800-547-6336.......................ALL...........................................CPRA Apr 18-20...........Athens, GA...................$800................Apr 15/8am-5pm.................800-639-9002.. .....................ALL...................................IPRA/SRA Apr 18-20.............Bryan, TX .....................................................................................................................................ALL...........................................PRCA Apr 18-21........Corpus Christi, TX........................................................................................................................ ....ALL............................................PRCA Apr 19...................Marion, IN..................$200 .........................................................................................................BR...........................................SEBRA Apr 19.................Ft Worth, TX .......................................Apr 16 7-9pm......................254-371-7343 ................. . ...BR.........CBR/FT WORTH STKYRD Apr 19..................Lynden, WA ..................................................................................................................................BR........................................PBR/TPD Apr 19..................Madison, WI...................................................................................... ...........................................ALL............................................PRCA Apr 19-20..........Chatsworth, GA..............$200...............Apr 15/6-10pm...................865-300-4717.......................ALL...............................................SRA Apr 19-20..........Loganville, GA...............$1500 . .......................................................................................................BR..........................................SEBRA Apr 19-20...........Rockmart, GA................$400...............Apr 15/8am-5pm . ..............800-639-9002........................ALL....................................IPRA/SRA Apr 19-20............Wichita, KS...................$500.........................................................................................................BR.................CLUB RODEO/SEBRA Apr 19-20...........Lauderdale, MS .................................................................................. ...........................................ALL............................................PRCA Apr 19-20.........Oklahoma City, OK...........$500..............Apr 17/9pm ... ...................405-665-2623 ............... ........BR...........................COWBOYS OKC Apr 19-20...........Waynesburg, PA..............$1500........................................................ .............................................BR...........................................SEBRA Apr 19-20............Corsicana, TX................$300 ........ .....Apr 15/5-10pm...................800-547-6336........................ALL...............................CPRA/UPRA Apr 19-20................Edna, TX....................$1000............Apr 15/5-10pm...................800-547-6336........................ALL...........................................CPRA Apr 19-20..............Ft Worth, TX......................................Apr 18/6-10pm...................254-582-7063 ................ ......BR.......................CBR/BILLY BOB’S Apr 19-20............Hitchcock, TX...............$600 ........ .....Apr 15/5-10pm...................800-547-6336.......................ALL..........................COWBOYS PRA Apr 19-20............Longview, TX ......................................................................................................................... .....ALL.............................................PRCA Apr 19-21.............Lakeside, CA ......................................................................................................................... .....ALL.............................................PRCA Apr 19-21.............Red Bluff, CA ................................................................................. ............................................ALL.............................................PRCA Apr 20...................Ft Smith, AR .................................................................................. ............................................BR.........................................PBR/TPD Apr 20..................Rockwell, NC.............$500............................................................. ............................................BR.............................................SEBRA Apr 20....................Celina, OH................$450 .........................................................................................................BR.................SEBRA/MACK ARENA Apr 20...................Toledo, OH ..................................................................................... ............................................ALL................................................PRS Apr 20............ ......Sperry, OK.................$500..............Apr 15/6-10pm....................918-637-1371........................BR..................................................BRI Apr 20..................Ft Worth, TX.....................................Apr 18/6-10pm ..................254-371-7343.........................ALL..................................IPRA/SCRA Apr 20-21...........Des Moines, IA ........................................................................................................................ .....BR.......................................PBR/BFTS Apr 20-21...........Opelousas, LA.............$300 ............. .Apr 15/5-10pm...................318-617-8991........................ALL.....................CPRA/UPRA/LRCA Apr 20-21...........Torrington, WY........................................................................................................................ ....ALL.............................................PRCA Apr 24-27..............Lufkin, TX ..................................................................................... ...........................................ALL.............................................PRCA Apr 25...................Clovis, CA...................................................................................... ............................................BR.........................................PBR/TPD Apr 25-26.............Victoria, TX .................................................................................... ...........................................ALL.............................................PRCA Apr 25-27..........Bentonville, AR............$500............Apr 22/8am-5pm...................800-639-9002........................ALL.................................IPRA /ACRA Apr 25-27...............Paris, TN..................$500............Apr 22/8am-5pm...................800-639-9002........................ALL..................................IPRA/DSRA Apr 26...................Marion, IN.................$200..........................................................................................................BR...........................................SEBRA Apr 26..................Ft Worth, TX.....................................Apr 23 7-9pm ...................254-371-7343..........................BR..........CBR/FT WORTH STKYRD Apr 26-27...............Evans, GA................$3000..........Apr 17/8am-5pm.................800-639-9002..........................ALL....................................IPRA/SRA Apr 26-27............Gainesville, GA...........$1000.......................................................................................................BR...........................................SEBRA Apr 26-27.............Greensboro, GA.........$500.............Apr 22/9am-3pm................706-618-4207..........................ALL..............................................SRA Apr 26-27................Winder, GA.............$1500 ........................................................................................................BR...........................................SEBRA Apr 26-27..................Boise, ID .................................................................................... ............................................BR......................................PBR/BFTS Apr 26-27...............Wichita, KS..............$500.................................................................................................... ......BR................CLUB RODEO/SEBRA Apr 26-27................Natchez, MS............$500...........Apr 22/8am-5pm..................800-639-9002............................ALL...........................ABT/IPRA/SRA Apr 26-27...............Elon, NC...................$1000........................................................................................................BR...........................................SEBRA Apr 26-27.........Oklahoma City, OK........$500.............Apr 24/9pm .......... .............405-665-2623...........................BR...........................COWBOYS OKC Apr 26-27...............Alvin, TX..................$300..........Apr 22/5-10pm. ...... .............800-547-6336...........................ALL...........................................CPRA Apr 26-27...............Athens, TX........................................................................................................................... .......ALL..........................................PRCA Apr 26-27...............Del Rio, TX ......................................................................................................................... .......BR.................................CBR CINCH Apr 26-27..............Ft Worth, TX.................................Apr 25/6-10pm ...... .............254-582-7063 .................... .......BR.....................CBR/BILLY BOB’S Apr 26-27..............Mesquite, TX.................... ............................................................. .............................................ALL..........................................PRCA

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The Buck Board April 2013- May 2013

SB - Saddle Bronc Date

Location

BB - Bareback Bronc

BR- Bull Riding

All information is subject to change Added Books Open/ Call In # Money Date & Time

ALL - All Three Event

Association

Apr 26-27...............Snook, TX..................$200............Apr 22/5-10pm..................800-547-6336..............................ALL.........................................CPRA Apr 26-28...............Clovis, CA ........................................................................................................................... ..........ALL........................................PRCA Apr 26-28..............St Paul, MN..................... ...............................................................................................................ALL........................................PRCA Apr 27...............Williamstown, KY..........$750.............................................................................................................BR........................................SEBRA Apr 27..................New Town, ND ............................................................................... ................................................BR.....................................PBR/TPD Apr 27....................Celina, OH................$450 .................................................................................................................BR............SEBRA/MACK ARENA Apr 27.....................Beggs, OK...............$400...............Apr 22/5-10pm..................918-458-0030.............................ALL..................ACRA/CRRA/CRA Apr 27...... ...........Durant, OK...............$3000............Apr 22/4-10pm..................903-873-5214..............................BR.............................................BRI Apr 27...................Redmond, OR ..................................................................................................................... ..........ALL...........................................PRS Apr 27..................Somerville, TN...........$100..............Apr 22/6-9pm....................662-252-4634.............................ALL..............................IPRA/DSRA Apr 27...................Cleburne, TX......................................................................................................................... .........BR....................................PBR/TPD Apr 27...................Ft Worth, TX...................................Apr 25/6-10pm ..... ...........254-371-7343..............................ALL..............................IPRA/SCRA Apr 27-28..............Auburn, CA........................................................................................................................... ........ALL.........................................PRCA Apr 27-28...........Springville, CA ........................................................................................................................ ........ALL.........................................PRCA Apr 27-28.............New Kent, VA...........$500.............Apr 22/8am-5pm................800-639-9002..............................ALL..................................IPRA/SRA Apr 30-May 2.......Wharton, TX................................................................................... ..............................................BR......................................PBR/TPD May 2-4.................Helotes, TX .......................................................................................................................... .......ALL..........................................PRCA May 3 ..................Ft Worth, TX..................................Apr 30 7-9pm ....................254-371-7343..............................BR........CBR/FT WORTH STKYRD May 3-4.............Bakersfield, CA ................................................................................. .............................................ALL..........................................PRCA May 3-4..............Meansville, GA.........$1250............................................................................................................BR.........................................SEBRA May 3-4 ................Wichita, KS............$500..............................................................................................................BR.........................................SEBRA May 3-4...............Lafayette, LA..................................Apr 29/5-10pm. ........ .......318-617-8991..............................ALL.................CPRA/UPRA/ LRCA May 3-4..........Southwest City, MO......$750...............Apr 29/5-8pm...................918-458-0030..............................ALL...................ACRA/CRRA/CRA May 3-4..............Duncan, OK ............................................................................................................................. ......ALL.........................................PRCA May 3-4...............Miami, OK.....................................Apr 29/9am-4pm...............918-531-2638..............................ALL...................ACRA/CRRA/CRA May 3-4........Oklahoma City, OK.......$500...................May 1/9pm ............ .......405-665-2623 ..................... ........BR........................COWBOYS OKC May 3-4.............Owasso, OK..............$500..............Apr 29/8am-5pm................800-639-9002..............................ALL..............................IPRA/ACRA May 3-4..........Hemingway, SC...........$500..............Apr 29/8am-5pm................800-639-9002..............................ALL.................................IPRA/SRA May 3-4..........Walterboro, SC............$800..............Apr 29/8am-5pm................800-639-9002..............................ALL..................................IPRA/SRA May 3-4..........Treadway, TN..............$200................Apr 29/6-10pm.................865-300-4717..............................ALL............................................SRA May 3-4...........Ft Worth, TX.......................................May 2/6-10pm.................254-582-7063..............................BR.....................CBR/BILLY BOB’S May 3-4..........Lexington, TX............$500.................Apr 29/5-10pm. ...............800-547-6336.............................ALL........................COWBOYS PRA May 3-4...........Whitney, TX..............$400................Apr 29/5-10pm. ................888-744-3498.............................ALL..............................CPRA/UPRA May 3-5...........Guymon, OK .............................................................................................................................. .....ALL..........................................PRCA May 4............Prescott Valley, AZ ....................................................................................................................... ......BR......................................PBR/TPD May 4...............Rockwell, NC...........$500................................................................................................................BR.........................................SEBRA May 4.................Celina, OH..............$450 ...............................................................................................................BR..............SEBRA/MACK ARENA May 4...............Westville, OK...........$500.....................Apr 29................................................................................BR...............................................BRI May 4................Ft Worth, TX..................................May 2/6-10pm ...................254-371-7343...............................ALL................................IPRA/SCRA May 4-5................Pala, CA.......................................................................................... .............................................BR......................................PBR/TPD May 4-5...........Stonyford, CA...................................................................................... ............................................ALL..........................................PRCA May 4-5..............Tatum, TX..............$300...............Apr 29/6-10pm. ................903-395-2855................................ALL..............................CPRA/UPRA May 5..............Riverdale, CA ..................................................................................................................................ALL..........................................PRCA May 5-6.........Walterboro, SC......................................Apr 29...........................800-639-9002................................ALL.........................ABT/IPRA/SRA May 8-11..........Jasper, TX ........................................................................................... ...........................................ALL..........................................PRCA May 9...............Dayton, TX..............$100...............May 6/5-10pm..................800-547-6336................................ALL..........................................CPRA May 9-11..........Bridgeport, TX ................................................................................... ...........................................ALL..........................................PRCA May 9-11..........Crockett, TX ....................................................................................... ...........................................ALL..........................................PRCA May 9-11......Mineral Wells, TX................. ............................................................................................................ALL..........................................PRCA May 9-11.........Pittsburg, TX............$750...............May 5/6-10pm.................903-846-2421................................ALL...................CPRA/UPRA/CRRA May 10............Augusta, NJ ......................................................................................... ..........................................ALL..........................................PRCA

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The Buck Board May 2013

SB - Saddle Bronc Date

Location

BB - Bareback Bronc

BR- Bull Riding

All information is subject to change Added Books Open/ Call In # Money Date & Time

ALL - All Three Event

Association

May 10................Ft Worth, TX ........ ...................................May 7/7-9pm.....................254-371-7343 ............. .........BR........CBR/FT WORTH STKYRD May 10-11............Marion, AR...............$1000....................May 1/8am-5pm................800-639-9002.......................ALL.................................IPRA/ARA May 10-11............Jasper, GA.................$750.....................May 6/8am-5pm................800-639-9002........................ALL................................IPRA/SRA May 10-11...........Undine, GA................$2000....................May 6/6-10pm..................864-682-9578........................ALL..........................................ABT May 10-11 ..........Wichita, KS................$500...............................................................................................................BR.......................................SEBRA May 10-11..........Jonesville, LA.............$400 ......................May 8/5-10pm..................318-617-8991........................ALL.......................................CPRA May 10-11.............Gates, NC........BR$1000/SB-BB$800...May 6/7-10pm..................864-650-4374.......................ALL...........................................SRA May 10-11..........Las Vegas, NV ..................................................................................................................... ............BR...................................PBR/BFTS May 10-11.......Broken Arrow, OK........$450.......................May 6/9am-4pm................918-531-2638......................ALL.................................IPRA/SRA May 10-11............Durant, OK...............$750.........................May 6...........................................................................BR..............................................BRI May 10-11........Locust Grove, OK........$500......................May 6/8am-5pm................800-639-9002.......................ALL..............................ACRA/IPRA May 10-11......Oklahoma City, OK........$500.........................May 8/9pm....................405-665-2623 ............. ..........BR........................COWBOYS OKC May 10-11..........Stillwell, OK...............$750......................May 7/5-10pm..................903-873-5214.......................ALL.................ACRA/UPRA/CRRA May 10-11...........Dayton, TX................$200......................May 6/5-10pm..................800-547-6336........................ALL.........................................CPRA May 10-11..........Ft Worth, TX............................................May 9/6-10pm..................254-582-7063 ............... .........BR....................CBR/BILLY BOB’S May 11.................Celina, OH................$450 ...............................................................................................................BR............SEBRA/MACK ARENA May 11...............Glenpool, OK.............................................May 6/6-10pm.................918-637-1371.........................BR.............................................BRI May 11................Ft Worth, TX.............................................May 9/6-10pm.................254-371-7343.........................ALL.............................IPRA/SCRA May 11 ............Gordonsville, VA..........$2000..............................................................................................................BR.......................................SEBRA May 11-12...........Sonora, CA ............................................................................................................................. .........ALL........................................PRCA May 11-12.........Woodlake, CA........................................................................................................................... .........ALL........................................PRCA May 15-17..........Redding, CA ............................................................................................................................ .........ALL........................................PRCA May 15-18.......Jacksonville, TX ......................................................................................................................... .........ALL........................................PRCA May 15-18..........Vernon, TX .............................................................................................................................. .........ALL........................................PRCA May 16-18..........Franklin, TN...................... ............................................................... ................................................ALL.......................................PRCA May 16-18...........Lindale, TX..............$2500 ......... ........May 13/5-10pm.................903-632-4728..........................ALL........................................CPRA May 16-18.........Winnsboro, TX...........$1000 ......... ........May 13/5-10pm.................903-395-2855..........................ALL................CPRA/UPRA/CRRA May 17.................Ft Worth, TX ........ .................................May 14/7-9pm................254-371-7343 ................. .........BR.......CBR/FT WORTH STKYRD May 17-18.............Payson, AZ ........................................................................................................................... .........ALL.......................................PRCA May 17-18............Newnan, GA............$800.....................May 13/8am-5pm............800-639-9002..........................ALL.................................IPRA/SRA May 17-18........Summerville, GA....................................................................................................................... ........ALL........................................PRCA May 17-18........Young Harris, GA.......$400.....................May 13/8am-5pm.............800-639-9002..........................ALL..............................IPRA/SPRA May 17-18...........Abbyville, KS ......................................................................................................................... .........ALL.......................................PRCA May 17-18..........Burlingame, KS.........$300....................May 13/1-6pm.................816-331-1792...........................ALL.............................URA/MRCA May 17-18 .............Wichita, KS...........$500...............................................................................................................BR........................................SEBRA May 17-18........Oklahoma City, OK.....$500.....................May 15/9pm . .................405-665-2623 ................ .........BR........................COWBOYS OKC May 17-18..........Ware Shoals, SC........$400...................May 13/8am-5pm.............800-639-9002..........................ALL...........................................ABT May 17-18.............Carthage, TX....................... .......................................................... .............................................ALL.........................................PRCA May 17-18..............Ft Worth, TX.....................................May 16/6-10pm...............254-582-7063 ................... .......BR....................CBR/BILLY BOB’S May 17-18.............Giddings, TX..........$1000 .................May 13/5-10pm...............800-547-6336..........................ALL.............................CPRA/UPRA May 17-19..............Ramona, CA ........................................................................................................................ ......ALL.........................................PRCA May 17-19............Las Vegas, NV ....................................................................................................................... ......ALL.........................................PRCA May 18 .................Rockwell, NC..........$500............................................................................................................BR.........................................SEBRA May 18....................Celina, OH.............$450 ...........................................................................................................BR..............SEBRA/MACK ARENA May 18..............Cape Girardeau, MO............................................................................................................... .......ALL............................................PRS May 18...... ...........Nowata, OK............$1000................May 13/6-10pm...............918-467-0067.........................BR..............................................BRI May 18....................Baytown, TX....................................................................................................................... ....BR.........................CBR /HORIZON May 18 ..................Powhatan, VA.........$1500.........................................................................................................BR.........................................SEBRA May 18...................Ft Worth, TX.....................................May 16/6-10pm ..............254-371-7343.........................ALL...............................IPRA/SCRA May 18-19.............Hayward, CA ........................................................................................................................ .....ALL........................................PRCA May 18-20...............Pueblo, CO ......................................................................................................................... ......BR..................................PBR/BFTS

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The Buck Board May 2013

SB - Saddle Bronc Date

Location

BB - Bareback Bronc

BR- Bull Riding

All information is subject to change Added Books Open/ Call In # Money Date & Time

ALL - All Three Event

Association

May 19..................Colcord, OK.............$500....................May 13/6-10pm.................918-228-0647............................BR...............................BRI /ACRA May 23-24..........Tonganoxie, KS..........$1500................May 15/8am-5pm................800-639-9002.. ..........................ALL.......................................IPRA May 23-25.............Killeen, TX .......................................................................................................................... . ...........ALL......................................PRCA May 24...... ...........Copan, OK................$1000...............May 20/6-10pm..................918-440-7733.............................BR............................................BRI May 24..................Ft Worth, TX .......................................May 21/7-9pm..................254-371-7343 ................... .........BR.....CBR/FT WORTH STKYRD May 24...................Paris, TX ......................................................................................... ................................................BR...................................PBR/TPD May 24-25 ...........Wichita, KS...............$500......................................................................... . ......................................BR.....................................SEBRA May 24-25............Hinton, OK ........................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA May 24-25.....Oklahoma City, OK..........$500.................May 22/9pm ......................405-665-2623............... ... ..........BR......................COWBOYS OKC May 24-25..........Poteau, OK ...........................................................................................................................................ALL.....................................PRCA May 24-25.......Sand Springs, OK...........$200...............May 20/9am-4pm................918-531-2638 . .............................ALL..........................IPRA/ACRA May 24-25.........Cleveland, TN...............$300................May 20/6-10pm.................865-300-4717 ................................ALL.......................................SRA May 24-25...........Ft Worth, TX.......................................May 23/6-10pm ................254-582-7063..................... ...........BR................CBR/BILLY BOB’S May 24-25..........Palestine, TX...............$500 ........... ....May 20/5-10pm.................800-547-6336 ..............................ALL..........................CPRA/UPRA May 24-25...........Snook, TX..................$200 ...............May 20/5-10pm. ...............800-547-6336 .. ............................ALL......................................CPRA May 24-26.......Claremore, OK .......................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA May 24-26.........Bandera, TX .........................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA May 24-27.....Eagle Mountain, UT..................... ............................................................ ...............................................ALL......................................PRCA May 25......Woodstown Pilesgrove, NJ .................................................................................................................. ........ALL......................................PRCA May 25 ................Ripley, OH................$750......................................................................... .. ......................................BR.....................................SEBRA May 25...............Ft Worth, TX.......................................May 23/6-10pm ...............254-371-7343.. ..............................ALL............................IPRA/SCRA May25-26.........Marysville, CA ............................................................................................................................. .......ALL.......................................PRCA May 25-26...........Milan, MO ..... ..........$4525........................... ...................................................................................ALL..............................URA/IRCA May 25-26.......Grassy Butte, ND .................................................................................................................................ALL.......................................PRCA May 25-26...........Hubbard, TX.............$300............... May 20/5-10pm. ...............888-744-3498... ...........................ALL............................CPRA/UPRA May 25-26............Uvalde, TX ........................................................................................ ..............................................BR...................................PBR/TPD May 25-26........Coulee City, WA ...................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA May 27...............Delaware, OK...........$1000................May 20/6-10pm ...............918-467-0067... ............................BR............................................BRI May 27-Jun 1......Cherokee, IA ............................................................................................................................. ........ALL........................................PRCA May 30-Jun 1....Bennington, KS.....................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA May 31-Jun 1 ......Wichita, KS.............$500......................................................................... .. .......................................BR......................................SEBRA May 30-Jun 1........Licking, MO .....................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA May 30-Jun 1.... ...Nevada, MO..................................May 26/1-80pm..................918-458-0030 .................................ALL........................ACRA/MRCA May 30-Jun 1.....Central Point, OR................................................................................. ...............................................ALL......................................PRCA May 30-Jun 1.......Mt Pleasant, TX.......$2000............May 26/2-10pm. ................903-846-2421.. ...............................ALL......CPRAUPRA/CRRA/ARA May 30-Jun 1..........Moab, UT........................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA May 31..................Ft Worth, TX.................................May 28 7-9pm ...................254-371-7343..................................BR.....CBR/FT WORTH STKYRD May 31-Jun 1......Kissimmee, FL....................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA May 31-Jun 1 ........Winder, GA...........$1500......................................................................... .. .....................................BR......................................SEBRA May 31-Jun 1........Chariton, IA............$200.............May 26/3-8pm . ................641-766-6401....................................ALL..............................URA/IRCA May 31-Jun 1.......Asheville, NC ....................................................................................................................................BR..................................PBR/TPD May 31-Jun 1........Colcord, OK...........$250..............May 27/10am-6pm..............918-371-2048 .................................ALL...........................IPRA/ACRA May 31-Jun 1..........Hugo, OK............................................................................................................................... ........ALL......................................PRCA May 31-Jun 1.....Oklahoma City, OK...$500.................May 29/9pm .......... .........405-665-2623 ........................ . .......BR......................COWBOYS OKC May 31-Jun 1.....Hurricane Mills, TN..$500...............May 27/6-10pm.................865-300-4717 .................................ALL..............................IPRA/SRA May 31-Jun 1........Corsicana, TX........$300...............May 27/5-10pm. ...... .........800-547-6336 ... .............................ALL..........................CPRA/UPRA May 31-Jun 1.........Ft Worth, TX...............................May 30/6-10pm ..................254-582-7063......................... ........BR.................CBR/BILLY BOB’S May 31-Jun 1........Mesquite, TX ...................................................................................................................................ALL......................................PRCA May 31-Jun 1.......San Saba, TX.......BB,SB $700/BR $1000...May 27/2-10pm...903-873-5214................................ALL...............CPRA/UPRA/TCRA May 31-Jun 1....Clarksville, TN.............................................................................................................................. ......ALL......................................PRCA May 31-Jun 2....Santa Maria, CA............................................................................................................................ ......ALL......................................PRCA

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Tracye’s Bucking Report

Story and photos by Tracye Dethero

The California High School Rodeo Association (CHSRA) was founded in 1970, with the mission of teaching young cowboys and cowgirls about the sport of rodeo, the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship and character in youth of our country. The association is divided up into nine districts separated by counties throughout the state of California. Currently there are approximately 75 bull riders, 20 bareback riders and 20 saddle bronc riders throughout the state. With each district, a slogan using their district number is included. Along with the high school association, there is also a junior high school association, which was formerly known as the Wrangler Junior High School Division. It now stands alone under the umbrella of the California High School Rodeo Association and helps build the fundamentals of rodeo including junior bull riding. Each year in March, the top three in each event travel to Plymouth, CA, to compete in the Challenge of Champions, where the top three cowboys and cowgirls in each event are able to ride against one another and also have the opportunity to ride rough stock that will be used at the California High School Rodeo Association State Finals Rodeo. The top five riders in each event then meet up again at the end of each season to compete at the state level in Bishop, CA, where the top four qualified riders make the trip to the National High School Finals Rodeo in July, which is held in Rock Springs, WY. The riders that are ranked five through nine continue on to compete at the International Finals High School Rodeo, which High school cowboys stop to pray before their ride. is held each year in Fallon, NV.

CHSRA

The California High School Rodeo Association District 1 team is second to none. They had lady luck on their side, as bareback rider/bull rider, Casey Meroshnekoff of Red Bluff, CA, won the 2010 and 2012 national title in the bareback riding. His picture along with other cowboys and cowgirls can be seen larger than life on the side of Cinch Jeans trucks traveling across the nation. Meroshnekoff has just received his PRCA card and will join the likes of cowboys from California such as Danny Webb, Zack Brown, Jordan Spears, Cody Higgins and Laramie Collins out on the road in search of a trip to the National Finals Rodeo in December. Quincy Crum of Little Valley, CA, has been riding saddle bronc horses for the past three years and is now not only competing at the high school level, but adds to his resume riding in the California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association. Junior High bull riders sitting on fence waiting. 24 Just Bucking News


From District 3, the Thundering Three, bull riders Colby Demo of Los Molinos, Calif. and Levi Johnson of Oroville, CA, are at the top of their game in bull riding, taking all of the opportunities they can to get on extra bulls, even if it means heading down to a high school rodeo in another district. Both cowboys have been able to ride at the world level in the Youth Bull Riding Association Finals. “Riding bulls at the high school level has taught me that no matter the circumstances you have to try your hardest and give it 110 percent,” said Colby Demo. “You always need to be grateful for what you have.” In District Four, Nathaniel Lentz is another force to be reckoned with, as the young bareback rider is winning where ever he rides. He is also a two event cowboy riding both bulls and bareback horses. Nathaniel has also had the opportunity to compete at the world level through the Youth Bull Riders Association. The one thing that all of the Paiden Smith members of the California High School Rodeo Association have found is, rodeo is not only about the sport itself it is about family. “We have a great extended rodeo family. The kids have been taught to help out one another and as parents we are very supportive of this. It is fun to spend time together each month,” said a District One parent. You can find more information about the California High School Rodeo Association by checking out their website at www.chsra.org. Each individual district in the state has its own website and facebook page, where you can follow the district and their current activities.

Above: Colby Demo Right: Nathaniel Lentz Below: District 1 Roughies Casey Meroshnekoff

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