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News & Notes from the Rodeo Trail, April 16

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, part of the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. (PT) and April 22 at 1:30 p.m.

The arena where the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo is held has hosted many other events over the years. While the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo held in April had a bull riding record of 89 points that was made in 2004 and then broken this year by Boudreaux Campbell with his 90-point ride April 14, the arena has actually witnessed a higher score. Allan Jordan had a 96-point ride at the 1978 Stanislaus Peace Officer’s Rodeo, a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo held July 3-4, in Oakdale, Calif.

Breakout country band Old Dominion will kick off the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and Happy Canyon week when they take the stage in the Happy Canyon Arena, Sept. 8. Old Dominion’s debut album, Meat and Candy, was certified Gold and hailed for hits like “Break Up With Him” (Platinum), “Snapback” (Gold), and “Song For Another Time,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts. This isn’t the first time Old Dominion will take the Happy Canyon Arena stage. They opened the kickoff concert for Big & Rich in 2014. “We can’t wait to welcome Old Dominion back to the Happy Canyon Arena, but this time as our main act,” said Happy Canyon President Corey Neistadt in a press release. Tickets go on sale April 20 at 8:30 a.m. (PT) and range in price from $46 to $150. To reserve tickets, call 1.800.45.RODEO (select option 1 for tickets) or visit www.pendletonroundup.com. The 2018 Pendleton Round-Up is Sept. 12-15.

The Greeley (Colo.) Stampede Foundation is hosting its third annual “Young Trailblazer Art Competition” in conjunction with the 19th annual Western Art Invitational & Sale. Weld County High School seniors (class of 2018) and juniors (class of 2019) are invited to enter a piece of art into the competition. All genres and mediums are acceptable. Professional artists will select the recipients of two $2,500 college scholarships which will be announced at the invitational’s opening night gala June 21. All student art will be on exhibit during the Greeley Stampede, June 22 through July 4. The “Young Trailblazer Art Competition” entry form, rules and submission process are available at greeleystampede.org or email youngtrailblazers@greeleystampede.org for more info.

Youngsters from across the state came out to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, April 14, for the PRCA Rodeo Camp, presented by the Gem State Stampede Rodeo Committee. The free instructional event featured several former professional riders teaching the kids the fundamentals of roughstock riding. Sean Culver, of Grandview, Wash., a former PRCA bareback rider, bull rider and team roper, and current PRCA judge, said the clinic was the first public event where he had instructed youngsters. Culver usually coaches high school students and adults privately, but he said this camp was about teaching kids the fundamentals. “A lot of these kids are really green, so our goal is to give them a better understanding of all three roughstock events and the fundamentals of each one,” Culver said in the April 15 edition of the Coeur d’ Alene Press. Culver was one of the five professional instructors present to offer guidance to the 25 young riders in attendance. The next PRCA Rodeo Camp will be April 28 in Prescott, Ariz. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PT). Registration is required at www.prorodeo.com.

Steve Kenyon and ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Wichita Falls (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. (CT) and April 21 at 7:30 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
You have to have the perfect bulls and the perfect day, and it’s hard to line everything up, but when you do it’s pretty awesome. I was just trying to get to the whistle more than anything. My heart was pounding, and I was pumped up.

– Bull rider Boudreaux Campbell after breaking the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo record set by Matt Austin in 2004 with his 90-point ride on Four Star Rodeo’s Yellow Fever. This was Campbell’s first 90-point ride at a PRCA rodeo.

Courtesy of PRCA