The Junior NFR is the real deal

Bubba Miller knows all about bigger rodeos and what it takes to make them successful. And Miller, who has been the rodeo coach at Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Texas, since 2008, believes the Junior NFR presented by YETI is on its way to becoming one of those rodeos. The Junior NFR had its inaugural […]

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Filling the chutes of the future

The future of rodeo is on display at this week’s Junior National Finals Rodeo presented by YETI. The event brings together almost 600 cowboys and cowgirls from 34 states, as well as from Canada, Mexico and Australia. And while rodeo’s present is currently on display at the Thomas & Mack Center, it’s also noticeable at […]

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Pony Muggers

Saddle bronc riders and bareback bronc riders competing in this week’s Junior NFR presented by YETI not only have special saddles and rigging as well as specially designed neck rolls to keep them safe, but they have the added luxury of some extra help in the Wrangler Rodeo Arena. Beau Harrell from Toston, Montana, and […]

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Keeping the kids safe

Jhett Johnson, the 2011 world champion heeler, got a first-hand look at the Junior National Finals Rodeo last year as sons Kellan and Carson both competed in the team roping competition. Hillsdale, Wyoming, saddle bronc rider Brody Cress, who enters his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this week sixth in the world standings, is looking […]

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