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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Changes await rodeo circuits in 2019

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Rodeo competitors and fans have exciting new developments to look forward to in 2019.

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Perfect ending: Brazile closes career with title

Perfect ending: Brazile closes career with title

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Richard Greene

Twelve hours after arriving home from Las Vegas, the two newest additions to Trevor Brazile's world all-around title saddle collection still rest in the living room while the rest of the unpacking begins.

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Cooper praises Brazile after final battle

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

After losing the world all-around title race to his brother-in-law, Trevor Brazile, during the closing round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Dec. 15 in Las Vegas, Tuf Cooper showed great sportsmanship.

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New cowboy in town: Decatur teen wins Junior NFR team roping championship

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
By Austin Jackson

As one Decatur roping legend rode into the sunset of his career after claiming his 14th championship buckle at the NFR last week, a new fresh-faced roper from Decatur rose with an NFR championship buckle of his own.

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Finishing on top: Brazile ropes 14th title in possible final NFR

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Decatur's Trevor Brazile announced he will enter into semiretirement at the beginning of the 60th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas last week.

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PRCA crowns world champions

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The 60th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo wrapped up Saturday with the crowning of several world champions.

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Decatur cowboys battle for title: Brazile announces semi-retirement

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

It's a big time battle between in-laws at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

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Hashtags captures world title

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Hashtags, a blue roan stallion, became a big hit last year on the National Cutting Horse Association's aged event circuit, which features horses ages three through six.

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The race is on

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Joe Duty

Saige Brown jumps from her horse in the junior goat tying at the Little Britches Rodeo.

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Allsup legacy of cutting horses continues

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The late Lonnie Allsup was famous for marketing his tasty burritos from his string of convenience stores throughout northern and western parts of Texas and in New Mexico. The Clovis, N.M., resident also commanded respect for owning a string of salty cutting horses.

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Keeping champ riding; Local trainers help Pacheco to PBR title

Keeping champ riding; Local trainers help Pacheco to PBR title

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Austin Jackson

It's been weeks since Decatur resident and Brazilian bull rider Kaique Pacheco held up the PBR World Title belt at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, overcoming a massive knee injury to gut out a lifelong dream.

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Riding legend made it look easy

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The PBR celebrated its 25th anniversary throughout the Nov. 7-11 World Finals at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Pacheco brings home PBR title

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Since he was a boy, Kaique Pacheco has dreamed of becoming the world champion bull rider.

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Pacheco injures leg ahead of PBR finals

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Kaique Pacheco, a Brazilian who lives in Decatur, will enter this weekend's 25th annual Professional Bull Riders World Finals ranked No. 1 in the 2018 world title race with 5,327 points.

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Blessings’ horse earns honor

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Under every great rodeo competitor is a savvy animal athlete.

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