Wing wins inaugural PBR Global Cup

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Veteran Stormy Wing of Dalhart earned $85,544 at the inaugural PBR Global Cup on Nov. 10-11 in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Brazile moves to top of world rankings; Decatur cowboy takes second in steer roping

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's top 15 steer ropers from the 2017 regular season saddled up over the past weekend for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kan., which is in the Wichita area.

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Lockwood wins PBR world title, beats Lee’s record

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Twenty-year-old Jess Lockwood of Volborg, Mont., became the youngest cowboy to clinch a world title on the Professional Bull Riders circuit and received a $1 million bonus as the 2017 World Finals concluded its five-day run Sunday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Cooper to wear No. 1 at NFR

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

For the first time in his career, three-time world champion Tuf Cooper, a former Decatur resident who lives in Weatherford, will wear the No. 1 back number at the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

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Kolbaba takes lead in world title race

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Derek Kolbaba clinched the title at last weekend's Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series tour stop in San Jose, Calif., and catapulted to the lead in the 2017 world title race.

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Local clinches PBR event title

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

A rookie was in the spotlight at last weekend's Professional Bull Riders tour stop in Raleigh, N.C.

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Cooper ranked first in world all-around standings

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Throughout pro rodeo's National Finals this year, Texas competitors will receive lots of attention. Going into the National Finals, six of the 10 world title races will be led by a competitor with a Texas residence.

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Brazile clinches tie-down title

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's regular season concluded Saturday.

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Brazille, Cooper push for titles

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Pro rodeo's winningest cowboy of all time was in Amarillo last weekend.

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Gasperson wins steer roping title

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

During the past weekend, many of the world's top pros saddled up for rodeos in Pendleton, Ore., and Albuquerque, N.M.

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Cooper ranked No. 1 in PRCA’s all-around title race

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Tuf Cooper, a former Decatur resident who lives in Weatherford, claimed the all-around title at the Ellensburg Rodeo in Ellensburg, Wash., after earning $10,161 in tie-down roping and steer roping throughout the traditional Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association show.

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Wise County home base for world-class cowboys

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

It's a great honor to have my weekly rodeo and horse show column in the Wise County Messenger.

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Rodeo Winners

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Andre Silva

Clay Johnson and Karl Allen with Cowboys Youth Bull Riding had their kickoff event July 8 at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Rodeo: Cox takes 38th at IFYR

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Richard Greene

Alvord's Mikayla Cox finished 38th in pole bending at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla.

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Hanging on: Lowe wins J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Hanging on: Lowe wins J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Brian Knox

After coming up limping following his successful ride in the first round of Saturday's J.W. Hart PBR Challenge, Mason Lowe indicated he was good to go.

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Rodeo: Alvord senior races the clock for title

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

Mikayla Cox has loved horses for as long as she can remember.

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Rodeo: Bringing in a haul – Miller wins three saddles, nine buckles

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Richard Greene

Leaving the North Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals last weekend in Alvarado, Hadley Miller needed to recruit some help to carry his spoils back to the truck.

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Rodeo: Miller aims for all-around title

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

Hadley Miller is far from being tall in the saddle. "I'm barely 5-4 on a good day," Miller said.

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PBR tickets on sale

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Tickets for the 14th annual J.W. Hart PBR Challenge are now on sale, available online or via phone.

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Rodeo: Striking it big in Vegas – Decatur’s Butler wins Junior NFR title

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Richard Greene

Heading to the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Decatur's Caleb Butler found himself preparing to take the arena with new partner Colby Payne.

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