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 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 16, 2020

Anderson finishes strong NFR

ARLINGTON, Texas – College students around the world spend tens of thousands of dollars for their educations. Northwestern Oklahoma State University senior Bridger Anderson just received the biggest lessons of his life over the last 10 days at the...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 16, 2020

Edler wins rodeo's gold

ARLINGTON, Texas – Halfway through the 2020 National Finals Rodeo, Jacob Edler had to make a big business decision. He had qualified for his first NFR on Ditto, a mare that was owned by Canadian... Full story

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 13, 2020

Math is working out fine for Edler

ARLINGTON, Texas – Jacob Edler knows what his job is and how to handle his business. He’ll let everything else take care of itself. In the midst of a steer wrestling world championship race, the State Center, Iowa, cowboy is handling his tasks...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 11, 2020

Anderson places in fast round at NFR

ARLINGTON, Texas – The competition featured at the National Finals Rodeo brings out the greatest from the elite field of contestants. That’s especially true in steer wrestling, where most of the field of 15 cowboys still has a chance to win the 2...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 11, 2020

Edler atop NFR average standings

ARLINGTON, Texas – There’s nothing quite like feeling rushed when a world championship is on the line. That was the case for steer wrestler Jacob Edler, who felt a little pressure prior to his 3.9-second run during Wednesday’s seventh go-round...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 9, 2020

Anderson places in fast round at NFR

ARLINGTON, Texas – The competition featured at the National Finals Rodeo brings out the greatest from the elite field of contestants. That’s especially true in steer wrestling, where most of the field of 15 cowboys still has a chance to win the 2...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 9, 2020

Edler still solid at NFR, ready for more

ARLINGTON, Texas – Steer wrestler Jacob Edler is quietly having a solid run at the National Finals Rodeo. He’d like to make a little more noise. Through the first five rounds, the State Center, Iowa, cowboy has placed three times and earned...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    November 19, 2020

Anderson celebrates first NFR bid

CARRINGTON, N.D. – Every step that Bridger Anderson has taken in his 22 years on Earth has led to this moment: His first qualification to the National Finals Rodeo. From being horseback before he can even remember to winning the state championship...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Local    March 27, 2020

College rodeo season put on hold

ALVA, Okla. – As the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to strengthen, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association last week decided to cancel the remaining events on the 2019-20 regional season. For Northwestern Oklahoma...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    March 26, 2020

College rodeo season put on hold

ALVA, Okla. – As the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to strengthen, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association last week decided to cancel the remaining events on the 2019-20 regional season. For Northwestern Oklahoma...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    March 20, 2020

Zimmers finds Fort Scott success

ALVA, Okla. – Hannah Zimmers was excited to have qualified for championship round at a Central Plains Region rodeo for just the second time in her three-year college rodeo career. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the short round at the Fort...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Local    December 15, 2019

Struxness leads world standings

LAS VEGAS – There’s a new No. 1 in the world of steer wrestling, and he’s from Minnesota. J.D. Struxness knocked his steer to the ground in 4.4 seconds Thursday night to finish third in the eighth round, earning his seventh payday in eight...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 13, 2019

Struxness consistent at the NFR

LAS VEGAS – Through the first seven nights of the National Finals Rodeo, J.D. Struxness has taken himself to the pay window six times. It’s adding up fast. On Wednesday night, he wrestled his steer to the ground in 3.9 seconds to finish in a...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 12, 2019

Struxness catches 4th straight check

LAS VEGAS – J.D. Struxness doesn't have to hit the gaming tables to make money in Sin City. He's doing quite well at the Thomas & Mack Center, home of the National Finals Rodeo since 1985 ... Full story

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 8, 2019

Struxness strikes for 2nd at NFR

LAS VEGAS – The obstacles that come any contestant’s way at the National Finals Rodeo can be varied and be plentiful. That’s why a simple-but-straight-forward approach is best when competing at ProRodeo’s grand finale. It’s what has worked...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 8, 2019

Struxness still rolling at NFR

LAS VEGAS – The National Finals Rodeo can be a vindictive setting for ProRodeo's greatest stars. The best way to combat that is to find the positives in every situation that arises. That's vital,...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    October 18, 2019

Musell, Anderson find victory lane

ALVA, Okla. – Both breakaway roper Taylor Munsell and steer wrestler Bridger Anderson got a big taste of what it means to be a champion this past summer when they left the College National Finals Rodeo as national champions. They not only want to...

 

Rangers Rodeo finds early-season success

ALVA, Okla. – As a freshman two seasons ago, Amber Scales earned her first intercollegiate barrel racing victory at the Colby (Kansas) Community College rodeo. While she didn’t gain the title in the northwest Kansas community this past weekend,... Full story

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    June 20, 2019

Two Rangers earn national titles

ALVA, Okla. – Reaching the pinnacle of one's sport is the dream of every athlete. Taylor Munsell and Bridger Anderson have done that for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo team. They... Full story

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    May 3, 2019

Brown ends college career strong

ALVA, Okla. – In just a few days, Colton Brown will walk across the stage and receive his degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He’s a cowboy, first and forever, but he has big dreams beyond his graduation day in Alva. He plans to...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    April 25, 2019

Nall moves closer to CNFR bid

ALVA, Okla. – Heading into the spring semester of the Central Plains Region college rodeo season, Tanner Nall knew he needed to finish strong if he had any chances of returning to the College National Finals Rodeo. Consider it nearly done. He and...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    April 19, 2019

Price is right for Rangers rodeo

ALVA, Okla. – Ethan Price had a point to make this semester on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo team. He made it this past weekend at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He won steer...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    March 15, 2019

Rangers rodeo women take another title

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University women’s rodeo team is making a statement early in the spring portion of the season. The Rangers have won the first two rodeos of the semester, first at Kansas State University a few weeks...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    February 22, 2019

Rangers win K-State women's title

ALVA, Okla. – Alyssa Gabrielson and Kayla Copenhaver have been putting in a lot of extra work preparing for the spring half of the Central Plains Region season, along with their teammates. The preparation paid off this past weekend; Gabrielson and...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    December 14, 2018

Irwin continues hot streak in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Slowly but surely, steer wrestler Kyle Irwin is making an impact at the National Finals Rodeo. Irwin entered this year’s championship No. 14 in the world standings. As of Tuesday night, he has moved to fifth with $64,083 in money...

 

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