Biever Wins Hometown Besplug Invitational

“A dream come true.” That’s the way bull rider Logan Biever described the moment to an appreciative sold-out hometown crowd moments after clinching the win at the 5th annual Chad Besplug Invitational. Biever had just turned in an impressive…

Arena Chatter On The Record

Endurance Equine

We know that the body of an olympic swimming athlete is one you can’t not stop and admire; hours in the pool, along with proper nutrition and cross training, has made these bodies the fine specimen that they are.…

Lifestyle Mark My Words

Thank U, Next

Twenty things I learnt/was reminded of in 2018 1. Happiness is NOW. Not worrying about the past or the future; it is living in the moment and enjoying every bit of it.  2. Being single is GREAT. Being with someone you…

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Thurston Stays Hot in the Desert

In his first three years at the WNFR, Big Valley, Alberta’s Zeke Thurston, despite winning the 2016 world title, had made only one victory lap at the Thomas and Mack Arena here in Las Vegas. In round nine of…

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Canadians Go Six For Six On Canada Night

Every year on Canada Night (Round 8 of the WNFR), Canadian flags are an even bigger part of the action than they are during the other nine performances. And, with all six Canadian competitors getting to the pay window,…

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Orin Larsen – Overcoming the Odds

“You probably shouldn’t be going to the NFR.” Those were the words of the surgeon who operated on Orin Larsen’s knee just three weeks ago and a week after the Canadian Finals Rodeo. The Manitoba bareback rider had torn…

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Nineties Night at the National Finals Rodeo

The grey did it again. Virgil, the amazing 10 year-old gelding from the C5 Rodeo firm now holds the CFR and WNFR Arena records. A month ago, the two-time and reigning Canadian and World Champion Bareback horse was 90.25…

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Guenthner Goes to Lead in World Standings

3.3 seconds. Yes, you read that right. Scott Guenthner bulldogged his steer in a time that was just three tenths of a second off the arena record for the third go-round win, and the $26,330 pay cheque at the…