It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted, but the ol’ brainbox needed a breather.
Now that it’s been recharged, it’s time to get back at it. Work has begun on several jobs already, and I’m so very blessed by these tremendous opportunities. We’re hot and heavy with the new year, and my first writing assignment is for the WPRA’s magazine, Women’s Pro Rodeo News. It’s the same publication that received my final story of 2012, so it’s only fitting.
It’s a great way to kick start the new season. But so is working on the Timed Event Championship, which will take place the first weekend in March at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie, Okla. The very best in the business earn the right to compete in this unique event, and this year the list of invitees includes Linderman Award winners Trell Etbauer and Mike Outhier, the latter of which has competed in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in saddle bronc riding; the former, by the way, is the son of two-time bronc riding world champion Robert Etbauer and nephew of five-time titlist Billy Etbauer.
What a phenomenal way to open things up. I’m looking forward to many big-time events, from promoting the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo to handling more duties for the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo to being able to see the transition of the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo to the outstanding production from Carr Pro Rodeo, one of the top stock contracting firms in the game right now. This is the first year for the Carr crew to work the Claremore rodeo, but the show should be fantastic.
I hope you enjoy the next 12 months of rodeo information on TwisTED Rodeo. I’m really looking forward to it.