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Hometown cowgirls


August 10, 2017

Katie Strehl

Robbie Stearns, shown here on her favorite horse, affectionately called "Reba," demonstrates breakaway roping. Once the calf is released into the arena, the aim of the roper is to throw the lasso around the calf's neck.

The Freedom Open Rodeo will be here before you know it, and there are two Freedom women who will be participating: Robbie Stearns and Keri Nixon. Sterns is entered in women's breakaway roping. Nixon is uncertain which event she will enter but is certain she will enter in something.

This year's rodeo is sanctioned as a WPRA (Women's Pro Rodeo Association) qualifier for women's breakaway roping. That means the breakaway roping participant's results at Freedom Rodeo count toward the participant's overall national ranking.

According to the WPRA, Stearns is ranked No. 12 in women's breakaway ro...

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