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Articles with the Tag: Rodeo

Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo comes to town Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo comes to town

POLSON — There’s nothing like a summer evening watching a rodeo with good stock pitted against rodeo athletes from around the state and the U.S.  At the Polson Fairgrounds, the Mission Mountains and the Flathead River provide some of the most beautiful scenery of any rodeo grounds in Mont...

Mission Valley high school rodeo athletes compete well at state finals Mission Valley high school rodeo athletes compete well at state finals

KALISPELL — Mission Valley high school rodeo competitors spent June 3 to 8 at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell at the Montana State High School Finals Rodeo, and each contestant was trying to place as high as possible. The top four points winners for the entire year in each event advanced to the ...

Spurring Cancer out of Montana Spurring Cancer out of Montana

ARLEE — Brad Wieder dusted off his gear bag and unpacked his chaps to ride his first bull in 21 years during the Spur the Cancer out of Montana Rodeo on May 24. On a day when it was raining cowboys, the 52-year-old rode more than 5 seconds.   Leon Wieder, Brad’s son, said his dad competed...

Locals to compete in Indian National Finals Rodeo Locals to compete in Indian National Finals Rodeo

With names like Filthy McNasty and Bird Leg Blues, the bulls must be mean and tough and ready to eat cowboys for breakfast. The bulls join other Pistol Creek Rodeo Company rough stock headed to Las Vegas to try their luck at throwing cowboys in the dirt at the Indian National Finals Rodeo, Nov. 5-9 at the...

Rodeo state finals to be held in Kalispell 2014, 2015

Rodeo state finals to be held in Kalispell   KALISPELL — The Montana High School Rodeo Association has chosen the Majestic Valley Arena to host its 2014 and 2015 State Finals, with an option to extend the agreement to 2016 and beyond. The event, which takes place each year in June, draws ...

Flathead River Rodeo packs the grandstands Flathead River Rodeo packs the grandstands

POLSON — Team ropers Kelsey Phillips and Kevin Yazzie won the average at the Flathead River Rodeo, an Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo, with a time of 11.8 on two steers. Even though it was dusk, the ropers had many miles to go before they slept. Loading their horses in the trailer, they headed back t...

Pickup man also runs rodeo, ropes calves Pickup man also runs rodeo, ropes calves

Pickup men work as a team, one or more behind the saddle bronc, keeping the bronc lined up with the arena fence while another dallies the bronc rein around his saddle horn, trips the sheepskin-lined flank strap and unbuckles the flank cinch — all with their horses going flat out. And this is after t...

Youth compete in Polson rodeo Youth compete in Polson rodeo

POLSON — The field surrounding Milliron Paint Horses arena was filled with pickups, trailers with horses tied to them on Aug. 10 and 11.  Pint-sized and larger kids, ages 7 and under to 18, were at the arena to compete in a Southwest Youth Rodeo Association rodeo. The kids compete in dummy r...

Top high school competitors return from National Finals rodeo

Abby Knight, Wyatt Lytton and Will Powell spend just about every weekend competing in rodeos. They stopped at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo. recently. Knight, from Charlo, scored ninth in pole bending.  “I won a belt buckle that says National Finals Top Ten. It w...

Dedication, attitude, skill put locals in top competition Dedication, attitude, skill put locals in top competition

Abby Knight, Wyatt Lytton and Will Powell are headed to Rock Springs, Wyo. for the 65th annual National High School Finals Rodeo this week after exceptional performances at the state level. Knight placed first in pole bending and fourth in barrel racing. Lytton placed second in calf roping. Powell placed fir...


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