By Shelbie Weeder on 05/05/2015
Goodwell, Okla. — It is no doubt that Goodwell has been a stopping place for many of the best saddle bronc riders in the world. Coming up this weekend the next generation of bronc riders will be in Goodwell, learning from some of the best in the business. The annual Deke Latham Memorial Bronc School is May 7-10 along with a bareback riding school held May 7-9 and a bull riding school May 7-8.
Instructors for the 2015 Deke Latham Memorial Bronc School include many seasoned veterans along the side of several of the best guys going right now. The instructors are: Robert Etbauer, two-time world champion; Billy Etbauer, five-time world champion; Dan Etbauer, 11-time National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifier; Taos Muncy, two-time world champion; Trell Etbauer, four-time Linderman Award Winner; Craig Latham, nine-time NFR qualifier; Tyrel Larsen, collegiate national champion and Canadian finals qualifier; Cort Scheer, four-time NFR qualifier and 2014 Reserve Champion Saddle Bronc Rider; and Cody Taton, two-time NFR qualifier and NFR average winner.
The instructor for the bareback riding clinic is none other than OPSU alumni and back-to-back collegiate national champion Orin Larsen. The instructor for the bull riding is current OPSU student Joe Frost. Frost is the reigning collegiate national champion. He finished as the 2014 Reserve Champion Bull Rider in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) last year, and won his first Linderman Award.
Following the bronc school there will be a bronc riding match May 10 at 1 p.m. There will be $2500 in money added and the fees are $250. All stock for the schools and at the match will be provided by McCloy Rodeo Company and other contractors. To learn more about the upcoming events or to get in on the action contact Sue Etbauer at 580-349-2988 or email her at email@example.com.