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Hanchey Making Headlines in Breakaway Roping

Hanchey Making Headlines in Breakaway Roping

Taylor Hanchey used to make headlines in the barrel racing as Taylor Jacob, but now with a new last name and new WPRA event of breakaway roping at ProRodeo’s from coast to coast, she is back to making headlines. This past weekend she landed atop the leaderboard in the two head average in the breakaway roping at the Dodge City (KS) Roundup Rodeo. This was the first year Dodge City has featured breakaway roping.

Fast Feet Ends Drought For Lee

Fast Feet Ends Drought For Lee

Tarryn Lee Photo by Phillip KittsFast Feet Ends Drought For Lee By Ted Harbin WPRA Barrel Racer Tarryn Lee hadn’t won a check for 32 days prior to her win in Estes Park, Colorado in July, where she also set an arena record. “I didn’t win a check for 32 days. I was on...

Champions Crowned at 126th Cheyenne Frontier Days

Champions Crowned at 126th Cheyenne Frontier Days

Andrea Busby  Champions Crowned at 126th Cheyenne Frontier Days By Susan Kanode CHEYENNE, Wyo. (July 31, 2022) –The 126th Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD) crowned a mixture of repeat and new champions on Sunday, July 31. Andrea Busby, a Wyoming native who now...

Allan Wins NFR Open

Allan Wins NFR Open

Cheyenne Allan  Allan Wins NFR Open By Joe Kusek Cheyenne Allan closed her eyes and took a deep breath, allowing the sounds of celebration cascade over her.    This was a moment to savor.    “It almost felt like the NFR,” said the...

Hall of Famer Ardith Bruce Passes Away

Hall of Famer Ardith Bruce Passes Away

Ardith Bruce  Hall of Famer Ardith Bruce Passes Away By Ann Bleiker A larger than life personality, Ardith Bruce, lived life to the fullest and was tough as nails competing in barrel racing into her 80s. However, on Monday, June 27, 2022, she bid farewell to her...

Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping on tap for Nov. 29-30

Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping on tap for Nov. 29-30

Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping on tap for Nov. 29-30 Event will take place at South Point in Las Vegas COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 2) – The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association announced in a press release that...

The Only Buckle I Wear

The Only Buckle I Wear

Jimmie MunroeThe Only Buckle I Wear Jimmie Munroe Photo by Kenneth Springer The buckle I cherish the most is the one that I received for winning the 1975 GRA/WPRA World Championship in barrel racing. I owe it all to the amazing equine partner that I rode to accomplish...

Mother’s Day Feature

Mother’s Day Feature

Kelly and Kenna KaminskiMother’s Day Feature By Kristen M. White Kelly Kaminski and Kenna Kaminski are partners, friends, family, traveling buddies and each other’s biggest supporters. After all, there’s no one who understands the challenges of rodeo and traveling the...

Briggs, Johnson Strike it Big in Houston

Briggs, Johnson Strike it Big in Houston

Jordon BriggsBriggs, Johnson Strike it Big in Houston By Ann Bleiker Photo courtesy RodeoHouston RodeoHouston is definitely a bucket list rodeo that every WPRA member would like to win and have on their resume. Before 2022, this dream was only achievable by barrel...

Kinsel, Angelone Victorious in San Antonio

Kinsel, Angelone Victorious in San Antonio

Hailey KinselKinsel, Angelone Victorious in San Antonio By Ann Bleiker Photo by Hailey Rae Rodeo contestants will say winning their hometown rodeo can be a daunting task but also a very rewarding one. This rang true for Hailey Kinsel in 2018 when she won the San...

Brittany and Birdie Best In Denver

Brittany and Birdie Best In Denver

Brittany Pozzi TonozziBrittany and Birdie Best In Denver By Ann Bleiker Photo by Ric Andersen DENVER – The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo has long been a staple on a rodeo contestant’s schedule, as it is the first major rodeo of the new season each year taking...

McReynolds Leads the Field in Denver

McReynolds Leads the Field in Denver

Kelsie Chace DomerMcReynolds Leads the Field in Denver By Josie Fladager Photo by Ric Andersen 1/17/2022-Shannon McReynolds made headlines last November winning the Turquoise Circuit Finals and now is making headlines in 2022 turning in the fastest time thus far in...

New Last Name, Same Result for Kelsie Chace Domer

New Last Name, Same Result for Kelsie Chace Domer

Kelsie Chace DomerRepeat Champion New Last Name, Same Result for Kelsie Chace Domer By Ted Harbin WPRA photo by James Phifer, Rodeobum.com 1/6/2022-It’s a family affair for Kelsie Chace Domer, who has no problem sharing the limelight. In fact, it seems to be the...

Like Mother Like Daughter

Like Mother Like Daughter

Jordon BriggsLike Mother Like Daughter By Ann Bleiker Photo by KENNETH SPRINGER 12/11/2021-LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Jordon Briggs is definitely following in her mother’s footsteps. She added two very impressive titles to her name at the 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo...

Briggs and Hillman Share Ninth Round Win

Briggs and Hillman Share Ninth Round Win

Jordon Briggs and Stevi HillmanBriggs and Hillman Share Ninth Round Win By Ann Bleiker Photo by KENNETH SPRINGER   12/10/2021-LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – This year’s WPRA barrel racing action has seen the most variety of winners than any year in the past and Jordon...

Briggs Takes Victory Lap in Eighth Round at the Wrangler NFR

Briggs Takes Victory Lap in Eighth Round at the Wrangler NFR

Jordon BriggsBriggs Takes Victory Lap in Eighth Round at the Wrangler NFR By Ann Bleiker Photo by KENNETH SPRINGER LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Jordon Briggs is the only barrel racer in the field of 15 that hasn’t hit a barrel through eight rounds in Las Vegas. Some might...

Kinsel and Sister Top Leaderboard in Rd. 7

Kinsel and Sister Top Leaderboard in Rd. 7

Hailey KinselKinsel and Sister Top Leaderboard in Rd. 7 By Ann Bleiker Photo by KENNETH SPRINGER 12/8/2021-LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – After dominating the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Arlington, Texas, in 2020, Hailey Kinsel and Sister thought they would share the...

Saebens and JLo Get It Done in Round 6

Saebens and JLo Get It Done in Round 6

Ivy SaebensSaebens and JLo Get It Done in Round 6 By Ann Bleiker Photo by KENNETH SPRINGER 12/7/2021-LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – While the first half of the 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has not gone at all like Ivy Saebens planned, the second half is looking very...

Beisel and Chongo Win Round 5

Beisel and Chongo Win Round 5

Emily Miller BeiselBeisel and Chongo Win Round 5 By Ann Bleiker Photo by KENNETH SPRINGER LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Emily Miller Beisel didn’t leave a lot of room for error during the fifth round at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo but luckily she didn’t make an error and...

Boisjoli Ready to Back in the Box as No. 1 Breakaway Roper

Boisjoli Ready to Back in the Box as No. 1 Breakaway Roper

Shelby BoisjoliBoisjoli Ready to Back in the Box as No. 1 Breakaway Roper By Ann Bleiker Photo by Fernando Sam-Sin   12/1/2021-Breakaway roping in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association saw its biggest year yet in 2021. Over the last five years the WPRA has...

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