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Cowboy Trio Work Both Ends Of The Arena

August 5, 2021

By JOE KUSEK

Brice Patterson, Dixon Winn and Caleb McMillon are different from their peers.

But in a good way.

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Numbers adding up to another great NRA season

July 28, 2021

By JOE KUSEK

Everyone involved agreed that they were heading into uncharted territory for the 2021 rodeo season.

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Billings Barrel Racer Bella Fossum Driven to Succeed

July 21, 2021

By JOE KUSEK

Bella Fossum is giving new definition to the phrase “driven to succeed.”

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Great Northern RAM Rodeo Returns

July 15, 2021

By JOE KUSEK

After a five-year absence, the Great Northern RAM Rodeo returns to the Northern Rodeo Association’s Mountain Health Co-op Tour.

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Why buy when you can make your own?

July 8, 2021

By JOE KUSEK

Brice Patterson created his own fireworks during the Fourth of July run for the Mountain Health Co-Op Northern Rodeo Association Tour.

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Celie Salmond’s roping is matching the weather.

June 29, 2021

By JOE KUSEK

The Choteau cowgirl started her 2021 by winning the breakaway roping at Conrad, the first event of the season for the Northern Women’s Rodeo Association.

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Tayla Moeykens was winning long before CNFR title

June 25, 2021

By JOE KUSEK

Entering the championship round of the College National Finals Rodeo, Tayla Moeykens was sitting in fourth place.

She would need another good barrel run – Moeykens had already won rounds one and three – and get a little help to be in national title contention.

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2021 Season Ready To Launch

May 25, 2021

By JOE KUSEK

“Onward and upward, bigger and better,” declared Joe Warner, the NRA president.

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NRA Announces Judges & Timers Clinic

February 5, 2021

By NRA

NRA Announces Judges & Timers Clinic

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NRA Finals Awards Banquet

October 20, 2020

By NRA

To salute all those involved and to honor our 2020 champions, the NRA / NWRA is working towards an awards banquet.

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Competitors, committees make 2020 season work

September 11, 2020

By JOE KUSEK

Every rodeo in the abbreviated season became that much more important and competitors were willing to go the extra distance in pursuit of titles.

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Championship roads lead to Helmville

September 3, 2020

By JOE KUSEK

In a season filled with twists and turns and stops and starts, the final road to year-end championships lead to Helmville.

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Tyler Houle Makes Plans To Return To Montana

August 27, 2020

By JOE KUSEK

And he has a good reason to return to his home state and make his way to the small unincorporated community in western Montana.

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2020 Northern Rodeo Association Finals Update

August 26, 2020

By NRA

Because of the continuing impact of COVID-19, the NRA board has made the decision to cancel the 2020 NRA Finals.

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Ben Ayre goes the extra mile in pursuit of NRA all-around title

August 21, 2020

By JOE KUSEK

Cowboys and cowgirls chasing year-end championships in the Northern Rodeo Association and Northern Women’s Rodeo Association have had to go the extra mile this season.

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Strong-Willed Women Get It Done

August 13, 2020

By KAREN MILLER

Northern Rodeo Association Breakaway Roping Paves the Way

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World Champions Take Similar Path

July 28, 2020

By JOE KUSEK

A seven-time world champion, Dan Mortensen has had his picture taken thousands of times.


And he has about the same number in bulging scrapbooks at home.


But one of those pictures, taken in August of 1983, is among his favorites.

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Caleb Meeks part of NRA’s Next Generation

July 24, 2020

By JOE KUSEK

Caleb Meeks has studied rodeo history, taught rodeo history and is now creating some of his own rodeo history.

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Jody Sarchett Ropes Down Memory Lane

July 17, 2020

By JOE KUSEK

As her mother maneuvered the family truck and horse trailer toward the rodeo arena in Harlowton, Jody Sarchett sat in the passenger seat, looking out the window as the memories started flooding back.


It had been two decades since Sarchett roped at one of the Fourth of July mainstay rodeos for the Northern Rodeo Association and Northern Women’s Rodeo Association.

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New NRA Stock Contractor Brings The NRA To Malta

July 10, 2020

JOE KUSEK

The Malta rodeo on Saturday is new to the NRA/NWRA schedule. The stock contractor is the Treasure State Rodeo Company.


“It’s kind of a big deal to be with the NRA,” said McEwen.


McEwen formed a rodeo committee last fall and in January the group approached the NRA and NWRA about having a sanctioned event with one of the strongest grass roots rodeo organizations in the United States.

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