Three of the five Cushing Rodeo Queen contestants spoke to Cushing Rotarians as part of the competition. This year the competition added more components to the quest for the crown that included speaking and later a demonstration of horsemanship.
Rockin' Robbie Hodges, clown and barrelman for the Cushing Rodeo, will be a guest on the Donna & Molly Show, Friday morning at approximately 8:30 on 1600 KUSH radio. Hodges, a Georgia native, is regarded as one of the most talented clowns in the PRCA circuit.
For a third straight year, the Cushing Community Rodeo Association
will host one of the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association events.
This year's event is August 18th & 19th at the Cushing Rodeo Arena.
Cushing is the starting point for the fall season of the OHSRA, and the
rodeo will run most of both Saturday and Sunday due to the number of
It will be a bittersweet day for MaKayla Foster July 14th. Not only
will the Drumright 6th grader celebrate her 12th birthday, she will give
up her reign as the 2011 Cushing Community PRCA Rodeo Queen.
"O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin' down the street, oh please let it be for me!"
This opening line in a song from the classic musical, "The Music Man"
reflects the excitement felt when that well-known wagon came rolling
by. And although it may not be coming down your street, you can feel
the excitement too, as the Wells Fargo Wagon (Stagecoach actually) rolls
into the 2012 Cushing Community PRCA Rodeo on Saturday, July 14th. AND
if weather permits, folks can take a ride around the arena prior to the
start of the rodeo.
Ask any rodeo cowboy (or cowgirl) and they will tell you, the rodeo
circuit isn't cheap. On paper, and in the movies, it seems like a simple
proposition, pull into town for the rodeo, hop on a bull or bronc for a
few seconds when your number comes up, collect a little prize money and
head down the road for the next rodeo. The reality is far different of
popular announcer Justin McKee will return as the announcer for the 20th time
at the Cushing Community PRCA Rodeo.
perhaps best known for his time spent as the Voice of the PBR, but to Cushing
Rodeo fans, he's a lot like family.
riding just seems to come naturally to 16-year-old Jordan Root. The Bristow teen didn't even start riding
horses until his "Papaw" Rick Root gave him his first horse as an 8th
grade graduation present in 2010. But
since then, not only has Jordan participated in barrel racing, flags and poles
in the Beggs Round Up Club, he has recently developed a love for ranch bronc
isn't the first rodeo for rodeo queen contestant Heather Taylor. The 17-year-old Drumright senior said she has
competed in several rodeo queen pageants - including Cushing's in 2011. "They are a lot of fun," Heather
said. "But they also get me out of
my comfort zone with the speeches and molding.
I feel like it betters me as a person, improves my horsemanship and
Mitchell, a senior at Cushing High School, has wanted to be the Cushing Rodeo
Queen since she attended her first Cushing Rodeo when she was just in third
grade. Her love of horses is indicated
by the things she participates in - such as showing horses in western pleasure,
halter and speed events.
The Cushing PRCA Community Rodeo is just around the corner and rodeo queen contestants have started selling tickets. Contestants have been invited to be interviewed on the Donna & Molly Show to share a little information. The first contestant to be interviewed was Abigail Jones.
Ten-year-old Abigail (Abby) Jones thinks it would be "good to be queen"
and has set her sight on becoming the 2012 Cushing PRCA Rode Queen.
The Cushing Community PRCA Rodeo starts tonight, Friday, July 8th, at the Rodeo Arena located on North Linwood. Advance tickets will be sold up until noon today at Bank of Cushing locations in Cushing and Drumright. They can also be purchased from any rodeo queen contestant. Be sure to tune in to the Donna & Molly Show this morning to hear John Harrison and a chance to win a 6-pack of rodeo tickets!
Known for many years as the "Voice of the PBR", Justin McKee is
returning to Cushing as the announcer for the Cushing Community PRCA
Rodeo. This marks McKee's 19th year of doing the announcing for the
Leslie Kirkland and her staff of volunteers are hoping the weather
cooperates this year so the riders from Right Path Riding Academy will
be able to "let their little lights shine" at this year's rodeo.
Typical for most girls her age, nine-year-old Hailey Lacy says her
favorite part of winning the title of Cushing Rodeo Queen, 2010 was
"getting the crown." Hailey will be wearing that crown when she takes
her last ride around the arena as queen, Saturday, July 9th.