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Best Friends Make the Best Competitors

Best Friends Make the Best Competitors

It’s the afternoon of November 12 in Davie, Florida, Chloe Gray and Heavenly Red (“Karma”) are waiting to make their third and final run in the Southeastern Circuit Finals. Their Finals so far had been a dream: two first place checks and four tenths of a second cushion in the average.

Calgary Qualifier Western Region Event

Calgary Qualifier Western Region Event

Nominations for Outstanding Committee Woman of the Year Calgary Stampede and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association announce new Barrels & Breakaway Event By Ann Bleiker The Calgary Stampede, in partnership with the Women's Professional Rodeo Association...

7K Roping Named Official Training System of the WPRA

7K Roping Named Official Training System of the WPRA

7K Roping Named Official Training System of the WPRA By Ann Bleiker WPRA photos by Rodeobum.com (James Phifer) COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – In order to be the best, it is important to train with the best - not only with the best people but with the best products in...

Road to the NFR Open—Handy With a Rope

Road to the NFR Open—Handy With a Rope

Willow Wilson Road to the NFR Open Handy With a Rope By Kristen M. White WPRA photos by Rodeobum.com (James Phifer) Willow Wilson has some new adventures on the horizon this year, after winning the year-end breakaway roping title in the Mountain States Circuit. Doors...

Pozzi Tonozzi on Brink of Third World Title, Gets Round 7 Win

Pozzi Tonozzi on Brink of Third World Title, Gets Round 7 Win

NFR 2023 StoryNFR 2023 Story Pozzi Tonozzi on Brink of Third World Title, Gets Round 7 Win By Ann Bleiker Photos by Kenneth Springer LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, the No. 1 WPRA barrel racer in the world, has been patiently waiting to make her way to the...

Winn Back To Her Winning Ways on Night No. 4

Winn Back To Her Winning Ways on Night No. 4

NFR 2023 StoryNFR 2023 Story Winn Back To Her Winning Ways on Night No. 4 By Ann Bleiker Photos by Kenneth Springer LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Sissy Winn went back to what got her to the winner’s circle on the first night of the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented...

Fan Favorite Lisa Lockhart Gets Rd 3 Win at Wrangler NFR

Fan Favorite Lisa Lockhart Gets Rd 3 Win at Wrangler NFR

NFR 2023 StoryNFR 2023 Story Fan Favorite Lisa Lockhart Gets Rd 3 Win at Wrangler NFR By Ann Bleiker Photos by Kenneth Springer LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Third round and some high school classmates from Montana were the good luck charm on night No. 3 for Lisa Lockhart who...

Hillman Brought the Heat on Night No. 2 at the Wrangler NFR

Hillman Brought the Heat on Night No. 2 at the Wrangler NFR

NFR 2023 StoryNFR 2023 Story Hillman Brought the Heat on Night No. 2 at the Wrangler NFR By Ann Bleiker Photos by Kenneth Springer LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The WPRA barrel racers put on a show during the second round of the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by...

Winn Wins Round 1 of the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Winn Wins Round 1 of the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

NFR 2023 StoryNFR 2023 Story Winn Wins Round 1 of the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo By Ann Bleiker Photo by Kenneth Springer LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – It was a winning night for Sissy Winn at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge in Las Vegas,...

Kalli McCall Wins 2023 Resistol Rookie of the Year

Kalli McCall Wins 2023 Resistol Rookie of the Year

Kalli McCallKalli McCall Wins 2023 Resistol Rookie of the Year Texas Cowgirl Battled All Season to Fulfill Her Rookie Title Dream By Tim Gentry Photo by Ric Andersen When barrel racer Kalli McCall made the decision to turn pro for 2023, she had one goal in mind: to be...

WPRA Announces 2023 Justin Best Footing Award Winners

WPRA Announces 2023 Justin Best Footing Award Winners

Nominations for Outstanding Committee Woman of the Year WPRA Announces 2023 Justin Best Footing Award Winners The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association is pleased to announce and congratulate the following rodeo committees who have gone above and beyond this past...

2023 Nutrena Horse of the Year Winners Announced

2023 Nutrena Horse of the Year Winners Announced

Nominations for Outstanding Committee Woman of the Year 2023 Nutrena Horse of the Year Winners Announced COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Success in the sport of rodeo doesn't fall on just the human athlete. Their horses play just as big of a factor when they step foot in...

WPRA Announces 2023 Committee and Contract Awards

WPRA Announces 2023 Committee and Contract Awards

Nominations for Outstanding Committee Woman of the Year WPRA Announces 2023 Committee and Contract Awards COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – With the regular season behind us we turn our attention to what could be considered the reward season for not only our Top 15 but...

Pozzi Tonozzi Sets New WPRA Regular Season Earnings Record

Pozzi Tonozzi Sets New WPRA Regular Season Earnings Record

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Member Spotlight Pozzi Tonozzi Sets New WPRA Regular Season Earnings Record By Ann Bleiker Photo by Roseanna Sales Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi officially set a new WPRA regular season earnings record during the first round of the inaugural Cinch...

Entries Now Open for 2023 WPRA World Finals in Waco

Entries Now Open for 2023 WPRA World Finals in Waco

Nominations for Outstanding Committee Woman of the Year Entries Now Open for 2023 WPRA World Finals in Waco Unlike most other professional sports that have an off-season, in rodeo when one season ends the next one begins immediately. So, while we are approaching the...

Pozzi Tonozzi dominates at Caldwell Night Rodeo

Pozzi Tonozzi dominates at Caldwell Night Rodeo

Brittany Pozzi TonozziCaldwell, Idaho Pozzi Tonozzi dominates at Caldwell Night Rodeo By Susan Kanode for the Caldwell Night Rodeo, with additions by Ann Bleiker Photo by Hailey Rae CALDWELL, Idaho (Aug. 19, 2023)—A barrel racer from Lampasas, Texas earned more money...

When Its Good, It is Good

When Its Good, It is Good

Brittany Pozzi TonozziCalgary Stampede When Its Good, It is Good By Ann Bleiker Photo by Fernando Sam-Sin There is no hotter barrel racer right now in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association than Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi. Pozzi Tonozzi of Lampasas, Texas, who now...

Angelone and Allan Back to Defend Titles

Angelone and Allan Back to Defend Titles

Martha AngeloneNFR Open Preview Angelone and Allan Back to Defend Titles By Ted Harbin Photo by Brian Gauck As Martha Angelone stood on the stage at the National Finals Breakaway Roping last December, she reflected on a world-championship season. There were some...

Beisel and Boisjoli Best Over Fourth of July

Beisel and Boisjoli Best Over Fourth of July

Emily BeiselCowboy Christmas Beisel and Boisjoli Best Over Fourth of July By Ann Bleiker Photo by Jeremy Wombold COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – Emily Beisel and Shelby Boisjoli turned in A-plus performances over the Fourth of July known as Cowboy Christmas to lead their...

WPRA 75th Anniversary Poster

WPRA 75th Anniversary Poster

WPRA 75th AnniversaryPoster WPRA 75th Anniversary WPRA celebrates 75 years of women in professional rodeo with this limited 75th Anniversary Poster created by western sports artist Ron Bonge. A nod to the determination, athleticism, and rich history of female rodeo...

World Champion Roper Jeana Brooks Passes Away

World Champion Roper Jeana Brooks Passes Away

Jeana Brooks World Champion RoperWorld Champion Roper World Champion Roper Jeana Brooks Passes Away Jeana Elaine Brooks was born to J.F. and Edith Brooks in Hillsboro, Texas on June 6, 1962, and passed away on June 19 after a long battle with cancer.Jeana Brooks Photo...

Kalli McCall Has Eyes Set on Resistol Rookie Title

Kalli McCall Has Eyes Set on Resistol Rookie Title

Kalli McCall Rookie Barrel RacerMember Spotlight Kalli McCall Has Eyes Set on Resistol Rookie Title Tim Gentry Photo by Roseanna Sales Nineteen-year-old rookie barrel racer Kalli McCall rode to victory aboard “Mohawk” (Dr Nicks Cash) at the Resistol Rookie Roundup,...

WPRA Welcomes Equine Hemp Solutions to Partnership Family

WPRA Welcomes Equine Hemp Solutions to Partnership Family

2022 Outstanding Committee Woman of the Year Presented by Montana SilversmithsWPRA Welcomes Equine Hemp Solutions to Partnership Family By Ann Bleiker The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association is pleased to announce their latest partnership with Equine Hemp...

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Youree Legacy Lives on in Future Generations

Youree Legacy Lives on in Future Generations

Happy Mother's DayThe Youree FamilyMother’s Day Youree Legacy Lives on in Future Generations Ted Harbin Photo by Kenneth Springer Florence and Dale Youree had a unique setup sixtysomething years ago. They drove a pickup that pulled an eight-foot camper with a...

Kosel Cruises to Title in Guymon

Kosel Cruises to Title in Guymon

Summer Kosel Kosel Cruises to Title in Guymon Ted Harbin Photo by Kenneth Springer Before she could even walk, Summer Kosel was horseback. Her father raised racehorses, so she grew up on the racetrack. Now, the wife and mother of four is testing all her years of...

Every Buckle Has A Story

Every Buckle Has A Story

Shelley MorganEvery Buckle Has A Story By Shelley Morgan Winning the 2022 NFR average buckle was by far one of the top highlights of my career. When I qualified for the 2021 NFR, I told my husband, Rex, if there has ever been a horse I feel like I can make 10 clean...

2023 ProRodeo Hall of Fame Class Announced

2023 ProRodeo Hall of Fame Class Announced

2023 ProRodeo Hall of Fame Class Announced By Ann Bleiker COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The Class of 2023 ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductees were announced on Monday, March 27 and will mark the 44th annual induction. A total of 11 will be inducted including two...

Casey Mathis-Coming Up Through the Ranks

Casey Mathis-Coming Up Through the Ranks

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Mowry Wills Herself to the Top in San Angelo

Mowry Wills Herself to the Top in San Angelo

Kassie Mowry Mowry Wills Herself to the Top in San Angelo Ted Harbin Photo by Kenneth Springer Kassie Mowry always seems to find her way to the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo and there are sound business reasons behind her decision: It’s close to her home in Dublin;...

Welsh and Fire Fly Back In Winner’s Circle

Welsh and Fire Fly Back In Winner’s Circle

Amanda WelshSweet Comeback Welsh and Fire Fly Back In Winner’s Circle Ann Bleiker Photos by Rodeobum.com, James Phifer Barrel racer Amanda Welsh had a dream season in 2021 qualifying for her first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo aboard Frenchman Fire Fly that was...

Briggs, Williams Adds to Family Legacy in Rodeo

Briggs, Williams Adds to Family Legacy in Rodeo

Jordon Briggs RodeoHouston Briggs, Williams Adds to Family Legacy in Rodeo Ann Bleiker PHOTO Courtesy RodeoHouston by Impulse Photography The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and that saying couldn’t be more accurate when talking about the 2023 WPRA champions at...

Zilverberg Wins Tie-Down Average en route to First World Title

Zilverberg Wins Tie-Down Average en route to First World Title

Tanegai ZilverbergPutting In Work Zilverberg Wins Tie-Down Average en route to First World Title By Tim Gentry Tanegai Zilverberg has a job to do. Every single day on her family’s Lazy Heart Z Ranch in Holabird, S.D., she’s up early taking care of the horses. She...

Thompson Wins Third Team Roping Heading World Title

Thompson Wins Third Team Roping Heading World Title

Hope ThompsonHead of the Class Thompson Wins Third Team Roping Heading World Title By Kristen M. White WPRA Photos by James Phifer Hope Thompson knows a thing or two about juggling. The cowgirl has been rodeoing for many years, and recently has learned how to balance...

Jimmie Smith Tew Saves Best For Last, Takes Title in Denver

Jimmie Smith Tew Saves Best For Last, Takes Title in Denver

Jimmie Smith TewNational Western Stock Show & Rodeo Jimmie Smith Tew Saves Best For Last, Takes Title in Denver By Ann Bleiker Photos by Ric Andersen Jimmie Smith Tew saved the best for last at the 117th National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (NWSSR) in Denver,...

Sarah Angelone Adds WPRA World All-Around Title to Resume

Sarah Angelone Adds WPRA World All-Around Title to Resume

Sarah AngeloneSpecial Year Sarah Angelone Adds WPRA World All-Around Title to Resume By Ann Bleiker Photos by Rodeobum.com/James Phifer The prestige of winning the WPRA all-around world championship is as strong today as it was in 1948, when Margaret Owens earned the...

Rewatch the 2022 NFBR Rounds 1-5

Rewatch the 2022 NFBR Rounds 1-5

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Rewatch the 2022 NFBR Rounds 6-10

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2023 Election Information-FAQ

2023 Election Information-FAQ

2023 Election Information2023 Election InformationElection Results WPRA Members, Results from the election process have been tallied by the WPRA’s 3rd party election vendor. The election results are as follows: Badlands:Nicole Bice – 35 Votes California:Sheena Robbins...

Crowther Catches Eye of Fans with Stylish Outfits at NFR

Crowther Catches Eye of Fans with Stylish Outfits at NFR

BEST DRESSED Crowther Catches Eye of Fans with Stylish Outfits at NFR By Ann Bleiker Photos by Kenneth Springer LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Margo Crowther was all in for her first qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which included being one of several WPRA...

Smalygo Turns in Fastest Time of 2022 Wrangler NFR in Round 8

Smalygo Turns in Fastest Time of 2022 Wrangler NFR in Round 8

Smalygo Turns in Fastest Time of 2022 Wrangler NFR in Round 8 By Ann Bleiker LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Leslie Smalygo was looking for a more speedy event a few years ago having competed in western pleasure the majority of her life, so she turned to barrel racing and she is...

Johnson Back on Top of Leaderboard in Round 7

Johnson Back on Top of Leaderboard in Round 7

Johnson Back on Top of Leaderboard in Round 7 By Ann Bleiker LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Wenda Johnson of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, made her second victory lap tonight at the Thomas and Mack on Military night during the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton...

Beisel Brings the Heat in Round 4 at Wrangler NFR

Beisel Brings the Heat in Round 4 at Wrangler NFR

Beisel Brings the Heat in Round 4 at Wrangler NFR By Ann Bleiker LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Emily Beisel had been waiting on this night since arriving in Las Vegas and knowing how hard her trusty stead Chongo was working. It all came together for her on Sunday night inside...

Two Wins out of Three Rounds for Kinsel at Wrangler NFR

Two Wins out of Three Rounds for Kinsel at Wrangler NFR

Two Wins out of Three Rounds for Kinsel at Wrangler NFR By Ann Bleiker LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Hailey Kinsel could get used to a Groundhog Day like the last two with wins at the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge. After a downed barrel in the...

Kinsel Kicked It Into High Gear in Round 2 in Las Vegas

Kinsel Kicked It Into High Gear in Round 2 in Las Vegas

Kinsel Kicked It Into High Gear in Round 2 in Las Vegas By Ann Bleiker LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Three-time world champion Hailey Kinsel and Sister were in championship form during the second round of the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge. Kinsel...

NFBR 2022-Stars Align For Competitors in Sin City

NFBR 2022-Stars Align For Competitors in Sin City

Stars Align For Competitors in Sin City By Susan Kanode, Special to the WPRA Photo by Jackie Jensen LAS VEGAS, Nevada (November 29, 2022) – After crisscrossing the United States figuring out how to get from rodeo to rodeo, the best breakaway ropers in the Women’s...

NFBR 2023 Results-Wednesday December 6, 2023

NFBR 2023 Results-Wednesday December 6, 2023

NFBR 2023 ResultsNFBR 2023 Results The following are results from the Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping, Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Sixth round: 1. Sarah Angelone, 1.9 seconds, $5,080; 2. Erin Johnson, 2.1, $4,204; 3. (tie) Shelby Boisjoli-Meged, Kelsie...

NFBR 2023 Results-Tuesday December 5, 2023

NFBR 2023 Results-Tuesday December 5, 2023

NFBR 2023 ResultsNFBR 2023 Results The following are results from the Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping, Tuesday, December 5, 2023. First round: 1. Taylor Munsell, 2.0 seconds, $5,080; 2. (tie) Shelby Boisjoli-Meged and Martha Angelone, 2.3, $3,766 each; 4....

NFBR 2022 Winning Runs

NFBR 2022 Winning Runs

NFBR 2022 Winning Runs NFBR 2022 Winning RunsComing Soon!Taylor Munsell Round 01 Ranked #4 READ FULL BIOSamantha Fulton Round 02 Ranked #14 READ FULL BIO Samantha Fulton Round 03 Ranked #14 READ FULL BIO Cheyanne Guillory Round 04 Ranked #10 READ FULL BIORickie...

NFR 2022 Jerry Ann Taylor Award

NFR 2022 Jerry Ann Taylor Award

NFR 2022 Jerry Ann Taylor AwardNFR 2022 Jerry Ann Taylor AwardCongratulations Margo Crowther, Winner of the 2022 Jerry Ann Taylor Award!Jerry Ann Taylor was a daring trick rider who brought a style, glamour and spirit to the rodeo arena. Following her passing in...

WPRA Congratulates World Champions Crowned at World Finals

WPRA Congratulates World Champions Crowned at World Finals

WPRA Congratulates World Champions Crowned at World Finals By Ann Bleiker Photos by Rodeobum.com - James Phifer COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Next to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the WPRA World Finals is the biggest event of the year for the WPRA that attracts...

WPRA Announces the 2022 Justin Best Footing Award Winners

WPRA Announces the 2022 Justin Best Footing Award Winners

2022 Justin Best Footing Award Winners WPRA Hands Out Treats with Announcement of the 2022 Justin Best Footing Award Winners By Ann Bleiker COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – There are no tricks today – only treats from the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association for those...

WPRA Announces 2022 Committee and Contract Awards

WPRA Announces 2022 Committee and Contract Awards

The Peterson Family WPRA Lifetime Family Heritage AwardWPRA Announces 2022 Committee and Contract Awards By Ann Bleiker COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - The WPRA is pleased to announce their contract award winners that work tirelessly behind the scenes to make it all...

Crowther Survives Hurricane Ian, Preparing for First NFR

Crowther Survives Hurricane Ian, Preparing for First NFR

Margo CrowtherCrowther Survives Hurricane Ian, Preparing for First NFR By Ann Bleiker Like other WPRA barrel racers, Margo Crowther has dreamed of competing at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. However, she never dreamed she would have to ride out the biggest and...

Lisa Lockhart Crosses $3 Million in Career Earnings

Lisa Lockhart Crosses $3 Million in Career Earnings

Lisa LockhartLisa Lockhart Crosses $3 Million in Career Earnings By Ann Bleiker Photo by Alaina Stangle On October 15, 2022, Lisa Lockhart became just the second WPRA member to cross the $3 million mark in career earnings. Lockhart who will be making her 16th...

2022 Nutrena Horse of the Year Winners Announced

2022 Nutrena Horse of the Year Winners Announced

Jordon Briggs2022 Nutrena Horse of the Year Winners Announced By Ann Bleiker COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Success in the sport of rodeo doesn't fall on just the human athlete. Their horses play just as big of a factor when they step foot in the arena. The Nutrena Horse...

NFBR Contract Personnel Named

NFBR Contract Personnel Named

Hailey KinselNFBR Contract Personnel Named By Ann Bleiker The WPRA would like to congratulate the contract personnel that have been selected to work the Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nov. 29-30....

Beisel Wins Albuquerque and Abilene in Homestretch of Season

Beisel Wins Albuquerque and Abilene in Homestretch of Season

Emily BeiselBeisel Wins Albuquerque and Abilene in Homestretch of Season By Ann Bleiker Photo by Phillip Kitts We are approaching the last full weekend of rodeos in the 2022 regular season that will determine who lands in the top 15 in both barrel racing and breakaway...

Edens, Crowther Win Puyallup and No Longer Ranked No. 13

Edens, Crowther Win Puyallup and No Longer Ranked No. 13

Jordi EdensEdens, Crowther Win Puyallup and No Longer Ranked No. 13 By Ann Bleiker Photo by Rod Conner When Jordi Edens looks back on her 2022 ProRodeo season there will be two defining moments that landed her at her first National Finals Breakaway Roping but the...

Crowther Wins Big Cash in Caldwell

Crowther Wins Big Cash in Caldwell

Margo CrowtherCrowther Wins Big Cash in Caldwell By Ann Bleiker Photo by Ty Stockton Margo Crowther describes herself as a professional barrel racer, wife, mom, horse trainer/breeder and a beach and boat lover. Well she hasn’t had much time for the latter this year as...

Dream Becomes Reality

Dream Becomes Reality

Jimmie SmithDream Becomes Reality By Jimmie Smith Photo by Kenneth Springer A dream is just a dream, and a goal is just a dream until you make it a reality. In 2018, my goal was to win the WPRA Resistol Rookie of the Year.Jimmie Smith Photo by Kent SouleIn 2018, my...

Hanchey Making Headlines in Breakaway Roping

Hanchey Making Headlines in Breakaway Roping

Taylor Hanchey  Hanchey Making Headlines in Breakaway Roping By Ann Bleiker 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...

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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(719) 447-4631 (fax)

431 South Cascade
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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