Rider from saddle bronc family takes on bulls

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

In the world of pro rodeo, Utah's Wright family is famous for busting saddle broncs.

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Roping trailblazer honored

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Most tie-down roping competitors dismount from the horse from the right side after making the catch these days.

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Rodeo riding rivalries

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Pro rodeo has a famous brother-in-law rivalry between 24-time world champion Trevor Brazile and four-time world champion Tuf Cooper.

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Under pressure: Local charities to lose funding with rodeo canceled

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Executive Director Martin Woodruff has seen some adversity in his nearly 30-year tenure with United Way of Wise County.

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Lewis captures title at Austin

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Monty Lewis, the 2004 world champion from Hereford, clinched the tie-down roping title at Rodeo Austin Saturday, earning $13,742.

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Riders battle injuries to keep riding

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Though bull riding is billed as rodeo's most dangerous event, bareback riding is the hardest on a rider's body during the eight second ride, according to experts.

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Cowboys take advantage of big purses

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

For the first time on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit, two major winter rodeos - The American and RodeoHouston - offered $50,000 final round winner checks that counted toward the world standings.

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PRCA adds events to standings: CEO works to build sport

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Within the past year, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association competitors have seen noticeable changes that will help them qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

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Motes wins title, sidepot at American

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Ryan Motes represents the majority of world class rodeo competitors who chip away at qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas by earning numerous checks throughout the year.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The 67th annual Wise County Youth Fair contests and shows run through Saturday morning.

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Vieira wins Iron Cowboy title

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Joao Ricardo Vieira clinched the Professional Bull Riders' coveted Iron Cowboy title Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and earned $146,000.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, February 23, 2019

Published Saturday, February 23, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The 67th annual Wise County Youth Fair kicks off Monday.

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PBR honors late rider at show

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Clayton Biglow finished in the money at both rodeos. Biglow finished third at the PRCA rodeo and earned $4,999. He turned in a lofty score of 89.5 in the finals.

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Brazilians win Global Cup

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Brazilian bull riders can be tough to get on the ground.

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Final show wraps up at Coliseum

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

The Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo is making its last ride in the storied Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum.

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Decatur riders finish 1-2-3

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Joao Ricardo Vieira, a Brazilian who lives in Decatur, has been the dominant cowboy the past two weekends on the Professional Bull Riders Unleash The Beast tour.

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Closing in

Published Saturday, January 26, 2019
By Joe Duty

Decatur's Clint Cooper took third and fifth place to qualify for the American Rodeo Monday at the NRS event center in Decatur.

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PBR mourns loss of rider

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

The western riding sports world occasionally receives a stark reminder of how dangerous bull riding can be.

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Brazile ropes second in Chicago

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

A group of credentialed cowboys and cowgirls rode and roped for big bucks last weekend at the Windy City Roundup in Rosemont, Ill.

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Brazile qualifies for circuit finals

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

The top cowboys and cowgirls on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/Women's Professional Rodeo Association's Texas Circuit congregated in Waco this past weekend to compete in the Texas Circuit Finals.

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