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News and Notes from the Rodeo Trail, Sept. 12

by ProRodeo.com | Sep 12, 2016

The Wrangler Network will stream live coverage of the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up Sept. 16-17, with coverage beginning at 1:15 p.m. (PT) both days. Fans can log on to www.wranglernetwork.com to watch.

ProRodeoLive.com will be airing all four performances from Pendleton Sept. 14-17, with coverage beginning at 1 p.m. (PT) each day.

PRCA Gold Card roper Myrl Goodwin, a tie-down roper in his youth who later took up steer roping, died Sept. 10 in Canyon, Texas. He was 79. Goodwin won the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days steer roping titles during his PRCA career. He finished second in the College National Finals Rodeo tie-down roping in 1959, and third in 1962. Since 2000, the National Finals Steer Roping’s Second Go-Round Award has been presented by Goodwin in honor of his son, Colby. Colby Goodwin incurred fatal injuries during the second round of his third NFSR in 1999, when his horse rolled over on him.

Buff Douthitt, a former tie-down roper in the Cowboys Turtle Association and a specialty act, passed away Sept. 4. He was 91. Douthitt had a PRCA roping specialty act beginning in 1951, and was active up until 1970. Douthitt set a record at the Boston Garden in calf roping that lasted for 20 years, and also had a three-year stint in the Marines. His wife of 60 years, Jane, was a PRCA secretary. Douthitt was inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in 2001.

Norman Dorenkamp, part of the legendary Dorenkamp rodeo family, died Sept. 4 at his home in Holly, Colo., after a long battle with cancer. He was 73. Dorenkamp, the brother of Fred Dorenkamp – who owned Dorenkamp Rodeo Company from 1950-93 with his wife, Norma – was a PRCA member and competed as a steer wrestler from 1965 until the mid-1970s. Services were held Sept. 10 at the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colo.

Rob Golding, longtime leader of real estate company Live Oak-Gottesman, has been named CEO of Rodeo Austin, replacing Bucky Lamb. The Rodeo Austin board selected Golding from a pool of 140-plus candidates, said Eddie Ledesma, Rodeo Austin board president. “Rob’s long-standing reputation of leadership was exciting to the Rodeo Austin board,” Ledesma said. “Rob brings the vision we need to project Rodeo Austin to the next level in our community.”

The 27th annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner will take place Nov. 5 at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre, South Dakota. The six honorees at this year’s event are Troy Crowser, Don Reichert, Blaine Nordvold, Lowell and Catherine West, Donna Shedeed and bucking horse Okie. Tribute Dinner tickets are $35 and can be purchased beginning the first week of October, by phone or by visiting the Rodeo Center. For more information about the honorees, visit www.caseytibbs.com/casey-tibbs-center-events/annual-tribute-dinner. The winners of the Eastern Kansas Rodeo Series have been announced. The series is a coalition between the Inter-State Fair & Rodeo in Coffeyville, the Linn County Fair & Rodeo in Mound City, and the Eureka Pro Rodeo. The list includes bareback rider Tyler Berghuis, steer wrestler Jeff Miller, team ropers Ryan Von Ahn and J.W. Beck, saddle bronc rider Shade Etbauer, tie-down roper Trell Etbauer, barrel racer Jeanne Anderson and bull rider Guthrie Murray.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
The guys that were already entered in the bull riding, guys that knew what they were doing, they offered me their ropes and spurs, since they knew they were going to get my money. I got on a bull in the second session, and I didn’t even make it to the end of the gate. He threw me off, pulled my shirt off and made me mad.

-Lecile Harris, who’s been a PRCA clown for six decades, describing the first time he
entered a bull riding as an 18-year-old to the Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen

Courtesy of PRCA