ENMU frosh relative newcomer to rodeo

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Dakota Rasberry of West Texas College gets his hand stuck after being thrown from his bull at the College Daze Rodeo on Thursday at ENMU’s Lewis Cooper Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Cole Jackson stands tall next to his horse “Shaq” […]

ENM U cowboy a natural at steer wrestling

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew is second in the Southwesat Region in steer wrestling. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew took to steer wrestling naturally, which is not surprising considering his lineage. His great uncle, Homer Pettigrew, was a six-time world champion […]

Davis, Frederick

Frederick Davis Services: Have been held. The remains of Christian Frederick “Sonny” Davis, well known area cowboy and steer roper, were re-interred in the Kenna Cemetery Saturday, June 12, 2004 with family and close friends present. He died April 14, 1991, at the age of 56, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born […]

Pioneer Days draws top performers

By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent If there isn’t someone who once won a world championship, or at least challenged for one, coming out of the chute during the 34th annual Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo over the next three nights, just look over to the cowboys lining the fence waiting their turn. Because there’s bound to […]

Clovis steer sells for $91,000

Reporter’s Notebook Zane Drager, 19, of Clovis recently sold in Denver, Colo., a grand champion steer for $91,000. He sold the animal at the National Western Stock Show’s Auction of Junior Livestock Champions. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House bought the steer. “It’s gone,” Drager said Tuesday. “He’s already been slaughtered.” Drager said he was […]

Rain doesn’t slow cowboys

By Eric Butler A cowboy’s work still has to go on even when it rains. Naturally then, the rodeo does also. The first full night of the 33rd annual Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo went off on Thursday evening at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena — even if it wasn’t all as planned. No traditional […]

Top names take center stage at Clovis rodeo

By Kevin Wilson Buster Record has spent more than a decade making his name as a steer roper in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Even if technically it isn’t his name. “It’s really a nickname,” said Record, who was named Tommy at birth, “but it’s the only name I’ve ever been called. It’s even on […]

Keeping things in the family

By Eric Butler Royce Ford doesn’t mind wearing hand-me-downs. His father, five-time world champion Bruce Ford, won the spurs at the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association in Clovis five years ago. Now the younger Ford, who lives in Kersey, Colo., is looking for a set of his own when the 33rd annual Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo […]