Costa sidelined: Defending champ out after knee surgery

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Defending tie-down roping world champion Marcos Costa is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season after recently undergoing knee surgery.

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Smaller rodeos draw big talent

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

This time of the year, PRCA rodeos in smaller Texas towns attract world class competitors.

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Decatur rider wins PBR event

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The Professional Bull Riders had a lot going on over the weekend in Las Vegas.

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Vieira wins PBR in Columbus

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Fabiano Vieira, a Brazilian who lives in Decatur, won the Professional Bull Riders' tour stop in Columbus, Ohio, and earned $37,500.

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Montanha brings PBR event title home to Wise

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Claudio Montanha Jr., a Brazilian who is from Decatur, clinched the title at last weekend's Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series tour stop in Billings, Mont., and earned $41,089.

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Pacheco wins title in Tacoma

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Kaique Pacheco, a Brazilian cowboy who lives in the Decatur area, clinched the title at the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series tour stop last weekend in Tacoma.

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Lee wins final round of Hedeman

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Mike Lee of Alvord turned in the only qualified ride in the final round to win the Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge last weekend in at the Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth.

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Gaylean captures cutting horse title

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

When Beau Galyean finished an intense two-and-a-half minute cutting horse run Sunday night at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, a big smile danced across his face.

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Indoor rodeo season closes in Austin

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

During the past weekend, many of the world's top competitors saddled up for Rodeo Austin.

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Woodard snags team roping title

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

In early February, two-time world champion Walt Woodard grabbed attention when he clinched the team roping heeling title at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo at age 62.

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Brazile, Cooper reach semis in Houston

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Trevor Brazile of Decatur, a 23-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion, has qualified for the Houston Livestock Show Rodeo semifinal in two events.

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10-year-old shines at American

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

RFD-TV's The American offers great story lines. The rodeo offers competitors $2 million, a world record payout for a single performance rodeo.

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Lima captures Iron Cowboy crown

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Ramon de Lima, a Brazilian who lives in Decatur, won the PBR's Iron Cowboy Saturday in front of more than 46,000 fans at AT&T Stadium, earning $127,350.

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The American carries on indoor tradition

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Today, many of the world's largest rodeos and horse shows are conducted indoors.

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Marchi wins Kansas City PBR stop

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Guilherme Marchi, the PBR's 2008 world champion, won last weekend's stop in Kansas City, Mo.

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Teaching old bulls new tricks

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

At age 62, two-time world team roping champion Walt Woodard isn't slowing down.

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Back in the saddle: Barrel racer overcomes painful accident

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

As barrel racer Amberleigh Moore prepared to compete in the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo on Saturday, she had to work through fearful thoughts.

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Pearson turns in top time at Fort Worth

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

A prize-winning, bulldogging run at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo is made up of a talented cowboy, a remarkable horse and a steer that's willing to go down without a lot of resistance.

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Schuster wins barrel racing title

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

When barrel racer Tiany Schuster competed at the recent Texas Circuit Finals in Waco, the North Texas cowgirl thrived on being consistent.

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Bronc riders duel for title on Texas Circuit

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The bareback riding title race throughout the recent Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Texas Circuit Finals in Waco was a showdown between two accomplished riders who reside in the southern part of the state.

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