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Get To Know 1977 World Champ Dennis Motes

Dennis Motes roped at nine National Finals Rodeos, and won the world with brother David in 1977.

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The Horseman’s Breeder: Mel Potter

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Winning Combo: Justin and Jordon Briggs on Raising Rope and Barrel Horses

Justin Briggs and his two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo barrel racer wife, Jordon, run Briggs Performance Horses. They specialize in barrel and team roping horses. The Briggs family, which also includes their 3-year-old daughter, Bexley, lives in Tolar, Texas.

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Within Reach: Aguilera’s Team Roping Roots and Aspirations

Wenceslao “Lightning” Aguilera has been busy turning heads in the team roping world. The Florida native, who now calls Athens, Texas, home, is making headlines as a big-league reacher.

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Okie Auctioneer Sam Stamper’s Roping and Family Legacy

Sam Stamper, owner/auctioneer at the Checotah Livestock Market, balances work and team roping.

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Theriot’s Timed Event Title Rooted in Southern Upbringing

Marcus Theriot answers questions on his lifetime of championship titles, his early career influence and winning the Cinch Timed Event Championship.

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Hurley Looks Back on a Gold-Buckle Career

Bobby Hurley is a two-time world champion header who qualified for 15 Wrangler National Finals Rodeos between 1986 and 2001. Now 56, Hurley and wife Trish live in his native Clarksville, Arkansas, after spending 18 years in her California home country. The Hurleys have four now-grown kids, Brooke, Brittany, Blake and Bob, and two grandkids, who call Bobby “Poppy.”

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All About Life with World Champion Bareback Rider Bobby Mote

Four-time World Champion Bareback Rider Bobby Mote now serves as president of the World Champions Rodeo Alliance and ranch manager of Reliance Ranches, which includes a horse, cattle and hay operation.

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Growing Up with Erich Rogers

Erich Rogers, the 2017 world champion header, shares information on his life, roping and more.

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Living It Everyday with Hatco President Ricky Bolin

Ricky Bolin is a lifelong cowboy who grew up in Mesquite, Texas. The four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo bull rider—who currently serves as President of HatCo (makers of Resistol, Stetson and Charlie-One-Horse Hats, which sponsor the World Series of Team Roping and USTRC)—has always loved to rope.

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