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Laura Dahl, Director
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**For Immediate Release**
More Wild Rides This Weekend!
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 05/08/06

Goodwell, Okla. — Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Rodeo Team holds the Deke Latham Memorial Bronc Riding School each May the weekend following the Pioneer Day Celebration. This year’s school begins Thursday and offers budding bronc riders the opportunity to learn skills from the professional rodeo cowboys that reside right here in Texas County. The proceeds of the school help fund the rodeo team. Following the completion of this year’s school, family, friends, and anyone who enjoys saddle bronc competition will have the opportunity to watch more wild rides.

This Sunday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Doc Gardner arena next to the OPSU farm, the students will ride to demonstrate what they have learned during the week. In addition, up to twenty bronc riders will vie for bragging rights and a share of the entry fees plus $1,000 in added money. The match ride is open to anyone and the entry fee is $100.00. Ten contestants have already entered and only twenty spots are available.

A free calf scramble will be offered for children 12 and under and prizes will be awarded! A wild cow riding competition will be also be held for a $10 entry fee.

Admission to all of the fun this Sunday is $5 per person. Children 12 and under get in free. For more information about the match bronc riding, the calf scramble or the wild cow riding, call Robert Etbauer at 580-349-2988.

Mike Garth will be cooking breakfast and a barbecue lunch at the arena every day from Thursday through Sunday. For a small fee, anyone can enjoy a meal and see what the students are learning at the bronc riding school.

All extra proceeds benefit the OPSU Rodeo Team. The Doc Gardner Arena was completed with funds raised by the team, so help support OPSU rodeo by attending or participating in this Sunday’s fun!

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