As a member of the Kansas State University Rodeo Team, Tanner Brunner. Ramona, placed first in the third go-round of steer wrestling with a time of 4.1 seconds at the recent National College Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. En route to the national competition, Brunner won the steer wrestling event in the Central Plain Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. (Photo courtesy of rodeo photographer Dan Hubbell.)
One getaway steer only slight setback for top Kansas college rodeo cowboy
By Frank J. Buchman
“That’s the reason we play the game.”
Broken hearts can come from not only lost loves. While he wouldn’t readily admit such, and didn’t experience a crushed body organ, one of the best college cowboys in the country acknowledged intense emotional pain of similar sort.
“I had a great year on the college rodeo circuit, won the Central Plains Region, and things were really going well until my last steer,” reflected Tanner Brunner, who just returned from the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.
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America's Horse in Art
America’s Horse in Art returns to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas, with a list of more than 45 world-renowned Western artists providing pieces for the seventh annual art show and sale. Mark your calendar now for the show’s opening on Aug. 16 or plan a trip to view this year’s exhibit before it closes Nov. 8.
The signature piece for the 2014 show is an oil on canvas by renowned Western artist Edgar Sotelo. The piece is titled “Sentinel.” Sotelo, along with many of the contributing artists, will be at the opening, which is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on August 16 at the Hall of Fame. The event will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
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