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Twisted Rodeo - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 6:31pm

RODEO’S ELITE READY TO CHASE THE $100,000 PRIZE FOR THE WINNER

GUTHRIE, Okla. – The incentives at the Timed Event Championship of the World are great for the world’s greatest cowboys.

From the challenges set forth through the rugged competition to the opportunity to play their game in one of the most storied arenas in rodeo, the annual championship is a destination for the elite timed-event contestants.

Daniel Green

Daniel Green

Add into the mix a first-time purse of $200,000 – with $100,000 going to this year’s average winner – and it’s easy to see why 20 men who make up 39 combined gold buckles will be part of the 2015 Timed Event Championship of the World, set for noon and 7:30 p.m. Friday, noon and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

“Any time a cowboy can win more money, it’s good,” said Daniel Green, a three-time champion from Oakdale, Calif. “The Timed Event is not an easy deal to win; it’s really difficult. It takes so much that has to go right.

“My hat’s off to the owners for boosting financial support for the event. Being as tough as it is and a World Championship event, it should pay in that range.”

The players compete in five go-rounds and must make runs in heading, tie-down roping, heeling, steer wrestling and steer roping in each. It is dubbed the “Ironman of ProRodeo” because of its rugged nature. Spread over just three days, it’s a test of talent, durability and endurance.

Paul David Tierney

Paul David Tierney

The field includes some of the brightest young stars in rodeo, including reigning champion Paul David Tierney of Oral, S.D., and the 2014 reserve champ, Clay Smith of Broken Bow, Okla.

They’ll test their talent against an amazing list of top cowboys, including Green; 27-time world champion Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, who owns 21 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association titles and a record six Timed Event crowns; five-time winner K.C. Jones of Burlington, Wyo.; two-time titlist Kyle Lockett of Visalia, Calif.; and 2010 champ Josh Peek of Pueblo, Colo.

This is the one event in ProRodeo where the greatest ropers will wrestle steers and where elite bulldoggers and a Linderman Award winner will test their other skills in an action-packed weekend of world-class talent.

Official Invited Timed Event Championship of the World Contestants
Current Listing and Subject to Change

  1. Paul David Tierney, Oral, South Dakota
  2. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Oklahoma
  3. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Oregon
  4. K.C. Jones, Burlington, Wyoming
  5. Daniel Green, Oakdale, California
  6. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas
  7. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Montana
  8. Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
  9. Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nevada
  10. Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  11. Trell Etbauer, Gruver, Texas
  12. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Arizona
  13. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, South Dakota
  14. Shank Edwards, Levelland, Texas
  15. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colorado
  16. Kyle Lockett, Visalia, California
  17. Jo Jo LeMond, Andrews, Texas
  18. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
  19. Trevor Knowles, Mt. Vernon, Oregon
  20. Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
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State Women’s Tennis Falls to No. 25 Kentucky, 5-2

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 6:19pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Following Friday's close effort against Vanderbilt, the 63rd-ranked Mississippi State women's tennis team came up short once again on Sunday, falling 5-2 at the hands of No. 25 Kentucky on the road.

MSU Men’s Golf Heads To Lafayette For The Louisiana Classics

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 6:17pm
LAFAYETTE, La. – Coming off its fifth top-10 finish of the season, the Mississippi State men's golf team returns to the Louisiana Classics for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

No. 11 Bulldogs Down Rebels In Front Of Record Crowd

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 6:00pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State sent its quartet of seniors out on a high note Sunday afternoon. Before a school-record crowd of 7,326, No. 11 MSU erased an early seven-point deficit to post a 55-47 win over arch-rival Ole Miss in a Southeastern Conference contest played at the Humphrey Coliseum.

State Sweeps The Day With Win Over No. 23 Notre Dame

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 4:50pm
After having its schedule shifted due to a Saturday washout, the Mississippi State softball team (16-3) downed Miami (Ohio) and No. 23 Notre Dame on Sunday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Carr stock shines in San Angelo

Twisted Rodeo - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 1:12am

The Pete Carr animal athletes were a major part of the big winning at the San Angelo Stock Show Rodeo’s Cinch Shootout on Saturday night.

SanAngelo-LogoReigning PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year Dirty Jacket guided Jessy Davis to the winning 93-point ride. Spur Strap, a two-time selection to buck at the NFR, helped Jesse Wright to the saddle bronc riding title with an 87.

Meanwhile, Wes Stevenson finished second in bareback riding with a 92 on Good Time Charlie.

In the opening round, the top three bareback scores were all from Carr horses. Davis on Outa Sight and Stevenson on Scarlet’s Web both posted 90s, while Tanner Aus was third with an 87 on Fancy Free.

Wright won the first round in bronc riding with a 90-point ride on Big Tex, while Sam Spreadborough was fourth on Cool Runnings. In bull riding, Ty Wallace rode Hermes for 88.5 to finish first in the opening round. Josh Koschel placed second with an 86.5 on Rattler, while Trevor Kastner qualified for the final-four on time; he bucked off near the 8-second whistle.

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State Hoops Drops Road Contest At South Carolina

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:00pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Craig Sword led the way with 26 points but it was not enough for the Mississippi State men's basketball team Saturday night as it dropped a 81-68 decision to South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena.

Sexton And Laster Combine For Doubleheader Sweep

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 9:08pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the Mississippi State baseball team, the hits just keep on coming.

Women’s Track & Field Finished Seventh At SEC Indoor Championships

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:39pm
LEXINGTON, Ky., - After breaking numerous records over the weekend, the No. 18 Mississippi State women's track and field team finished seventh, scoring a total of 36.70 points.

Rain Nixes Day Two of Citrus Classic for MSU

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 4:48pm
Due to a heavy amount of rain in and around the central Florida area, Mississippi State softball's (14-3) Saturday games against No. 23 Notre Dame (11-5) and Indiana (3-14) were washed out at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Bulldogs Honor Seniors, Wrap Regular Season Sunday vs. Rebels

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:00pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State honors seniors Martha Alwal, Kendra Grant, Jerica James and Savannah Carter Sunday as the 11th-ranked Bulldogs close the regular season against rival Ole Miss in a "Black Out" at Humphrey Coliseum.

No. 41 MSU Men’s Tennis Blanks Alabama To Start SEC Play

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:10pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – In a rematch of last weekend's 4-3 thriller at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, the 41st-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-3, 1-0 SEC) easily handled the Alabama Crimson Tide (2-8, 0-1 SEC) 4-0 in the conference opener on Friday night.

No. 13 Diamond Dawgs 10-0 For Fifth Time In School History

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:02pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – On Friday night, the Mississippi State baseball team became a perfect 10.

MSU Women’s Tennis Edged 4-3 In SEC Opener At No. 13 Vanderbilt

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:59pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Although Mississippi State opened the match on a strong note by taking the doubles point, the 63rd-ranked Bulldogs (9-2 overall, 0-1 SEC) were not able to carry the momentum into singles play, falling just short in a 4-3 decision to 13th-ranked Vanderbilt (6-4 overall, 1-0 SEC) Friday.

Softball Splits On Day One of Diamond 9 Citrus Classic

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:18pm
Now officially halfway through a six-game road swing, the Mississippi State softball team (14-3) fell to No. 11 Minnesota (14-2) and downed Maryland (11-6), respectively, in its Friday doubleheader at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Track & Field Breaks School Records At SEC Indoor Championships

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 9:54pm
LEXINGTON, Ky., - Two Mississippi State track and field athletes broke school records on day one of the SEC Track and Field Indoor Championships in Lexington on Friday.

San Angelo short round will be great

Twisted Rodeo - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:37pm

Tonight’s championship round of the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show will be a showcase of Pete Carr bucking stock.

SanAngelo-LogoThe short go-round will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central time in the west Texas community and features the top 12 contestants from preliminary rounds. In the mix will be world champions and regular Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers.

Most of the roughstock cowboys will have an opportunity to win big money on Carr animals. In fact, there are 27 Carr horses and bulls. Of those, 15 have been selected to perform at the NFR.

There are some fantastic match-ups on tap, too, including:

BAREBACK RIDING
Austin Foss-First Kiss
Brian Bain-Cool Change
Bobby Mote-Ladies Man
Bill Tutor-River Boat Annie
Tanner Aus-Betty Boop

SADDLE BRONC RIDING
Cody DeMoss-Gold Coast
Sam Spreadborough-Miss Congeniality
Cody Taton-Lori Darling
Bradley Harter-Sweet Maria

BULL RIDING
Howdy Cloud-Poker Face
Brennon Elred-Thunder Cat
Corey Maier-Half Nuts
Lon Danley-Hokey Pokey
Dalan Duncan-Missing Parts

It should be a fantastic show.

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Giving the Elderly a Lift -- In Their Home

Lifestyles - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:45pm
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Although home may be where the heart is, for older people, it may not be where they are able to stay.

This need (and recognition) to downsize, yet not wanting to because of the memories associated with the home (after all, it's where they have lived for decades and may have raised their families), can be a problem. It may also be impractical due to today's still sluggish housing market.

So, what to do? Instead, you might want to consider a stairlift to make your current home more practical.

While there are a whole host of reasons to install a stairlift, the most common is that someone has become too infirm to walk up and down the stairs because of age, illness or injury.

For Cornelius Rice, 80, of Wilkins, Pennsylvania, it took a nasty fall to admit he needed help from a stair lift to deal with his balance problem.

"[A stairlift] makes it convenient for me to get around, and makes it easy on the wife," Rice told the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette in an interview. "She doesn't have to take me here or there now, or be lifting me."

Unlike chair lifts of old, new models like those sold by Orlando-based Acorn Stairlifts are powered by two small 12-volt batteries under the seat or by regular house current. The chair and built-in footrest typically fold up when not in use, allowing for easy passage on the stairs. All lifts have sensors around the perimeter of the foot platform that will stop the lift when a sensor is triggered -- be it by a child's toy, a pet or a foot that has slipped off the platform.

For Tim McCool, VP of Sales and Marketing for Acorn, having a built in stairlift makes sense for the elderly.

"When I first started with Acorn Stairlifts over 10 years ago as a sales rep, one of my first customer interactions was with a woman suffering from ALS," said McCool. "She had to be carried up the stairs just to use the restroom. I talked with her for over an hour, and it's stuck with me all these years, and it's why I'm so committed to what we do to improve people's lives."

The biggest challenge, say experts, is getting older folks to admit they need one. Once installed, however, many find they wished they'd done it earlier, said one consultant, who added that older people sometimes don't want to spend the money on this kind of thing because then they have to admit they have a disability.

For more information, visit www.acornstairlifts.com.

Young champ is in a starring role

Twisted Rodeo - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:21am

KIMZEY IS READY FOR THE NEXT STEP AT KANSAS STAR CHUTE OUT

MULVANE, Kan. – In his first two decades on this earth, Sage Kimzey has made quite a name for himself in the world of bull riding.

He stamped his place in the sport’s history last season, winning two world championships: He secured the Championship Bull Riding title in July, and then completed 2014 with the gold buckle in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Sage Kimzey

Sage Kimzey

“Those two championships, and being able to do it in my rookie year, just validated my career and what I’ve been able to do,” said Kimzey, 20, who will test his skills at the Kansas Star Chute Out, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane. “It made me feel like all the work I’ve put in my whole life paid off.”

The young cowboy earned more than $400,000 last season between the CBR and the PRCA. He plans to add a little Kansas Star cash in late March.

“With the CBR, you get the most exciting event in rodeo with bull riding,” said Kimzey, of Strong City, Okla. “Rodeo is a true cowboy sport, and this will be an exciting two hours for everybody involved. It’s a fun event to be part of, so I’m looking forward to it.”

He will be one of five world champions in the mix, joining CBR titlists Cole Echols, Josh Barentine and Clayton Foltyn and 2012 PRCA champ Cody Teel. They will be matched with some of the top bulls in the game, including some from Arkansas City, Kan.-based contractor Brad Vogele, the 2010 CBR Stock Contractor of the Year.

“You’ll get to see the top 24 guys in the world and the top 24 bulls in the CBR matched up,” Kimzey said, who pointed to the opportunity to earn $20,000 in one night. “It’s a great show.”

It’s a show that Kimzey plans to share with his family and friends, many of whom will make the trip to the Kansas Star Arena from western Oklahoma.

“It’s always great to ride close to home,” he said. “The Kansas Star is a great facility that puts on a great event. Hopefully all the fans and my family will get to come out and enjoy it.”

Tickets start at $17 and are available at the Kansas Star Arena Box Office or at www.KansasStarArena.com.

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