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News & Notes from the Rodeo Trail, April 24

According to the Justin Sportsmedicine report Monday, saddle bronc rider Roper Kiesner suffered a concussion and fractured his left clavicle on April 21 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Bull rider Clayton Savage, who qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER (2009, 2011-12), also is sidelined with a chronic left elbow injury.

Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas), which takes place April 27-30, is adding a concert series this year. Following each two-hour rodeo, a one-hour concert will take place. On April 27, country singer Dwight Yoakam will perform; on April 28, Aaron Watson takes the stage; William Clark Green performs April 29, and Grupo Siggno will have a show on April 30. Thursday, Friday and Saturday rodeo performances start at 7 p.m. (CT), with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15-48 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or at the American Bank Center Box Office, or by calling 361.826.4100. For more rodeo information and a complete list of upcoming Buc Days activities, visit www.BucDays.com.

Each year, kids with special needs participate in rodeo activities during the Children’s Rodeo as part of the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, which is Sept. 13-16 this year. Area businesses help make this memorable event possible for these pint-sized cowboys and cowgirls by making donations to the InterMountain Service District, which coordinates the event. Recent donations were presented to the Children’s Rodeo from Swire Coca-Cola and Pendleton Wal-Mart, totaling $2,159. Additionally, the Pendleton Round-Up Association and the Let ‘er Buck Room presented a check for $2,965. For more about the Children’s Rodeo, contact Michele Madril at 541.966.3115 or michele.madril@imesd.k12.or.us.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
For me, this was a one-of-a-kind experience.

– Steer wrestler Carlos Ochoa said about getting to compete at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo April 6-9 in Kissimmee, Fla., with the members of the Mexican team. This was the first time Mexico had a team at the RNCFR.

Courtesy of PRCA