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Laura Dahl, Director
P.O. Box 430, Goodwell, Oklahoma 73939
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Excitement is high as the OPSU Rodeo Team hosts the Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo this weekend. During the spring rodeo season, the women's team has brought home three championships, and the men have won two. Help us continue the winning tradition this weekend in Guymon! -photo by Lori Latham

**For Immediate Release**

Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo Begins Tomorrow!
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 03-31-05

The weather promises to be great for all scheduled performances of Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo this weekend!Bring the whole family and cheer on our National Championship rodeo team, and don’t forget Saturday night’s steak eating contest that will feature teams of OPSU students and alumni to see who can finish a 72 oz. steak and all the fixings in the shortest amount of time. Sponsored by KYGN Radio and the Big Texan Steak Ranch of Amarillo, Texas, Hody Porterfield will make the trip from Amarillo to cook. Known as Long Bow, he is a seasoned entertainer who keeps children and adults enthralled with his interesting and educational stories.Other special events include a boot race for children during the Friday and Sunday performances, and OPSU graduate Christy LaCross will demonstrate her trick riding skills during both performances on Saturday.The first performance begins Friday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m., and following performances are Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. with the short round set to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets will be available all weekend at College Corner and 54 Gas ‘N Go in Goodwell and Mr. Burger locations in Guymon, or they may be purchased at the gate. Admission is $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under get in free. See you at the rodeo!










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