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Catch up on the latest on the sport that derived from the way the west was won: Rodeo. Whether it's top rodeo athletes, products to get you down the trail, and more, join us for a ride on the rodeo circuit!

National Finals Rodeo Update - Round 6

Round 6 kicks off the start of the second half of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s Super Bowl of Rodeos. Unlike in main sports, there was no break for the cowboys and cowgirls buttoning down their Resistol cowboy hat every night - firing on day 6 of 10 in front of a packed house at the Thomas & Mack Arena.

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National Finals Rodeo Update - Round 5

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is in full swing in the bright light city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Every year, the rodeo community convenes on the city to showcase western heritage in a variety of ways; youth rodeo competitions, team roping competitions, permit challenges, rookie recognition, leather working, fashion, and the latest in equine and bovine technology. Halfway through the 10 heated rounds of the Super Bowl of Professional Rodeo, there have been numerous big stories to share!

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Trippy Dip - Who is the Thoroughbred inducted into the 2018 AQHA Hall of Fame?

The American Quarter Horse Association is the largest nationally recognized breed registry in the world and one of the greatest honors that a member or an animal can receive is induction into their Hall of Fame. In the announcement of the 2018 class of inductees, one name stands out: Trippy Dip. A 1976 Thoroughbred, how did this lone wolf get into the QUARTER HORSE Hall of Fame? 

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ProRodeo Strategy (4/6/18): RNCFR Semi's & Finals Prep

Kissimmee, Florida (April 5, 2018) - The Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida, April 3rd through the 6th, promises to change the PRCA's World Standings. Here's some quick notes from the strategy room as we look at what the first two rounds alone potentially did to the World Standings. Please note that these standings are not official nor guaranteed 100% accuracy; they are simply observations. 

More money stands to be won as the Top 8 contestants advance Sunday to a clean slate semi-finals round, which is then followed with the Top 4 advancing to the Finals round also on Sunday.

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Understanding ProRodeo's Circuits and the RNCFR

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is organized in a slightly complicated fashion into circuits and tours that can be very confusing to those who have no idea about the road to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Let's dedicate an article towards the 12, now 13, regional circuits of the PRCA, their respective circuit finals, and the qualifications to the Ram National Circuit Finals. 

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Tiany Schuster 'Bumped' From #1 Back Number Spot

Only three cowgirls have ever held the elusive number one position. Those three cowgirls that have held the number one back number are Mary Burger, Sherry Cervi, and Charmayne James. It was assume that the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo would be the inclusion of a fourth cowgirl to earn the number one back number: Tiany Schuster of Texas. Fans thought wrong.

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The Barrel Racing Worlds Says Good Bye to Judge Cash

On Monday, September 18th, 2017, Judge Cash, the impressive gray stallion listed as one of the top stallions, was  laid to rest at thirty years old after experiencing colic like symptoms as stated by Scottie Johnson on a Facebook post shared on the stallions fan page. 

With a heart of gold, a personality to match and an unparalleled ability to pass on his athleticism in the arena to his offspring, the rippling effects of Judge Cash will be felt for many years. Pictured below is the stallion only a month before he passed away, still as impressive as always. 

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