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Harrison earns 2nd trip to College National Finals
Brandi Harrison of Pecos will be representing West Texas A&M College
Rodeo Team at the 2003 College National Finals Rodeo June 9-14 in Casper,
Wyoming for the second time. She will be competing in the breakaway roping.
Brandi's trip to the CNFR was successful in 2002, finishing eighth in
the nation. She is a senior pre-med major at West Texas A&M University
Harrison is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association
The NIRA is the governing body of college Rodeo in the United States.
There are 11 regions that comprise the NIRA represented by over 135 member
colleges and universities and many other colleges and universities represented
by independent members. There are over 3,500 student member rodeo athletes
from the United States and beyond competing in over 100 rodeos every year
working toward the road to the College National Finals by way of the Conference
2001 was the inaugural year for the Conference Finals Rodeo held in Hobbs,
N.M. This event, begun by NIRA last year is the final step for college athletes
across the United States to advance to the College National Finals Rodeo
in Casper. Only the top 10 contestants in each region qualify for the Conference
Finals Rodeo in Hobbs. The CNFR is dubbed as the "Rose Bowl" of college
rodeo where the nation's best college cowboys and cowgirls from the 11 different
regions enter into the CNFR arena in an effort to win national titles in
saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping,
barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying.
The all around cowboy and cowgirl and the National Men's and Women's
Teams are also determined at the national event in Wyoming. Student athletes
will also be competing for over $200,000 in scholarships from the US Smokeless
Tobacco Co. Scholarship Awards Program.
Amateur poetry contest set
The Talent Literary Guild is sponsoring an amateur poetry contest, free
to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all, including a $1,000 grand prize.
"We are delighted to sponsor this contest," said Thomas Grey, Poetry
Director. "Poets deserve opportunities to exhibit their work and get recognition.
We expect our contest to encourage new poets," he said.
To enter, send one poem 21 lines or less: Free Poetry Contest, 1257 Siskiyou
Blvd. PMB Ashland, OR 97520, or enter online at www.freecontest.com.
Poems may be written on any subject, using any style. The deadline for
entering is June 14. The editors reserve the right to publish the winning
poems online. A winner's list will be sent to all entrants.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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