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  1. Great Eight?

    Troy Schwindt

    The end is near for living legend Jake Barnes. After 25 years, 19 Wrangler NFR qualifications and seven world titles, the 46-year-old has one eye on life after rodeo. The other is focused on one more run at glory with partner Kory Koontz.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2005
  2. Late Arrival

    Troy Schwindt

    Kyle Bowers is finally starting to get noticed. Until last year, the Canadian bareback rider was mainly known for being Robert Bowers' little brother. Now, while his brother sits out due to injuries, Kyle is having the best year of his career.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2005
  3. Gone Too Soon

    Troy Schwindt

    Wayne Wilson, described as the longtime "backbone" of the Fiesta Days Rodeo in Cave Creek, Ariz., died Aug. 9 when a flash flood swept through and flipped over his pickup and the horse trailer he was hauling.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2005
  4. Old Friends

    Troy Schwindt

    When Bill Zeigler was the trainer for the Texas Rangers in the 1980's, he became friends with the team's owner, who at the time, was President George W. Bush. Last month, Zeigler had the chance to visit his old friend in the Oval Office.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2005
  5. Rumor Mill

    Troy Schwindt

    Rodeo fans haven't heard much from Terry Don West since he won his second world bull riding title in 2003. A nasty thumb injury kept him sidelined for most of 2004, and rumors started to spread that the legend was finally done for good.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2005
  6. Building Hope

    Troy Schwindt

    Cowboys have always been known for their willingness to help others in need, so it came as no surprise that when the ABC mega-hit show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" asked for help, the ProRodeo family couldn't wait to jump in and get dirty.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2005
  7. Decades of Excellence

    Troy Schwindt

    Since 1950, the name Marvin Brookman has been synonymous with the best rodeo has to offer. As a result, the legendary contractor's decades of excellence will be honored July 16 by the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2005
  8. Short but Sweet

    Troy Schwindt

    Although Joe Marvel's full-time career in ProRodeo spanned only a few years, on July 16th, nearly three decades after his retirement to ranching, Marvel's "natural" ability will earn the 1978 world champion a new title — ProRodeo Hall of Famer.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2005
  9. Rodeo 101

    Troy Schwindt

    As a lifelong educator, Penny Conway felt compelled 14 years ago to go out and teach the nation's youngsters about the sport of rodeo and Western culture. To date, the "Cowboy Up" program has reached hundreds of thousands of children.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2005
  10. Barbecue Boost

    Troy Schwindt

    The Shoulda Been a Cowboy Association celebrated its 10th anniversary by raising about $90,000 for hard-luck cowboys who have needed assistance.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2005
  11. What's the Buzz?

    Troy Schwindt

    The Ute Stampede committee has honored the Beehive's brightest (including Jerry Sheperd and Rusty Allen) for helping the state give traditionally rodeo-rich states like Texas a run for the money.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2005
  12. Spring Fling?

    Troy Schwindt

    At first glance the new pairing of team ropers Travis Tryan and Allen Bach may seem a bit odd. There's a 23-year age difference (Tryan is 24). Bach has three world titles. Tryan, 0. Yet the two are finding an instant attraction.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2005
  13. Ranger Recruit

    Troy Schwindt

    During his 23-year career, Tom Reeves earned 18 berths into the Wrangler NFR, served as the U.S. team captain at the 2002 Olympic Command Performance Rodeo and won a world title in 2001. Now, the 40-year-old is heading back to school.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2005
  14. Working Out the Kinks

    Troy Schwindt

    Fred Whitfield is zero ($$) for three (rodeos) so far this year. But the season is young. The same, as he will attest, can't be said of the six-time world champ who realizes he can no longer compete at an elite level by simply showing up.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2005
  15. Teacher's Aid

    Troy Schwindt

    Broadening the horizons of the young during the week helps pay J.P. Wickett's bills, but it's weekend work as a steer roper that keeps him longing for another payday at the Wrangler NFR.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2005
  16. Prior Restraint

    Troy Schwindt

    With Janae Ward's priority system revamped, the 2003 world champion is focused on reclaiming some of the momentum she lost when she made the tough decision to put rodeo on the back burner.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2005