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News & Notes from the Rodeo Trail, July 6

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Rooftop Rodeo in Estes Park, Colo., at 7 p.m. (MT), July 8 and livestream the WYO PRCA Rodeo in Sheridan, Wyo., at 7 p.m. (MT), July 15.

Odessa (Texas) College bull rider Bradie Gray was discharged from the Wyoming Medical Center July 5, less than a month after suffering life-threatening injuries, according to a school press release. Gray walked out of the facility under his own power three weeks after a bull stepped on his chest during the College National Rodeo Finals June 15 in Casper, Wyo.

Andy Stewart has the unique ability to put it all together as one of the top emcees in professional rodeo, an eight-time nominee for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Announcer of the Year. He will bring his talents to Gunnison (Colo.) as the voice of Cattlemen’s Days PRCA Rodeo, set for 7 p.m., July 13-15, at Fred Field Western Center in Gunnison. “I feel that production is extremely important in the world of rodeo,” said Stewart, now in his 22nd year in the PRCA. “If people get a $20 ticket, then we need to give them $40 worth of entertainment and get the most bang for their buck.”

Following the completion of the World’s Oldest Rodeo July 4 in Prescott, Ariz., the rodeo court for the 2018 Prescott Frontier Days World’s Oldest Rodeo was named. Heritage Middle School student Carlee David will be the junior court representative, while Chino Valley High School sophomore Morgan Reid was honored with the senior court nomination. Sarah Grant, who also goes to Chino Valley High School, was selected to be the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Queen.

Alex Hyland, 22, from Windsor, Colo., was named the 2018 Miss Rodeo Colorado July 2 at the Greeley Stampede. Hyland won the horsemanship, speech and appearance awards at the four-day pageant. She is the current Miss Rodeo Colorado lady-in-waiting until her reign begins Jan. 1. Hyland will succeed Miss Rodeo Colorado 2017, Kelsie Winslow of Pierce. Hyland, the daughter of Peter and Nancy Hyland recently graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a degree in mass communications.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
It doesn’t matter if it’s a big-name guy or someone you’ve never heard of – I am competing against the bull. It’s good to be around those guys, but it shouldn’t change how you go about your ride.

– Brody Yeary said after winning the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede on July 3.

Courtesy of PRCA