Going for a three-peat

Chris Villanueva knows what it takes to win a world title. In fact, the Mesquite, Texas, bull rider knows what it takes to win back-to-back titles. Villanueva will try to make it three in a row Monday when he rides in the finals of the 16-18 division of Leal’s Junior Bull Riding at the Junior […]

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Tennessee Travelers

Rhea Webb might want to get used to coming to Las Vegas in December. Webb arrived in town last week from Byrdstown, Tennessee, along with her sons Cy, 9, and Lane, 16, both of whom are competing in the Junior World Finals at the Vegas Convention Center. Cy, who won the peewee saddle bronc riding […]

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Familiarity breeds success

Sometimes, familiarity has its advantages in the world of bull riding. That proved to be true for both John Crimber and Gavin Firnekas on Saturday at the Junior World Finals at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Crimber scored a Wrangler Rodeo Arena-record 91.0 points on Air Time to take the second-round lead in the 12-13 […]

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Shelby Lukehart

Riding on the big stage for the first time was a little overwhelming for Shelby Lukehart. Thursday at the Junior World Finals the 13-year-old eighth grader from Sand Hollow, Idaho, climbed aboard Shidly, a big bay mare. One of the final competitors to ride in the first section of the Senior Saddle Bronc division, Lukehart […]

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