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Behind the Chutes: Industry Recap for March

Thanks for checking in for another industry recap! If you’re checking in today, welcome to Behind the Chutes, a Cowboy Lifestyle Network industry recap series that is your all-in-one place to get your western industry news and rodeo updates for March! In this series, I will cover Pro Rodeo athlete updates, standings, events news and so much more!

Upcoming Rodeos in April

ABC Pro Rodeo | March 30 – April 1, 2023

Are you looking for an exhilarating and exciting western experience? Then look no further than the ABC Pro Rodeo taking place March 30 โ€“ April 1, 2023, in Levelland, Texas! This 79th annual event directly benefits the local Boys and Girls Club. Whether youโ€™re a fan of rodeo or simply looking for a fun way to spend the day, this event is a perfect choice. Keep reading for the full rundown:

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San Angelo Rodeo | March 31 – April 15

San Angelo Rodeo is back for another exciting year! Running March 31st through April 15th, 2023.ย The rodeo is held in the Foster Communications Coliseum on the San Angelo Fairgrounds and is sure to offer their fans and competitors a top-notch event. The turnout of competitors is some of the largest numbers in the PRCA since this rodeo is a โ€œPermit Maxโ€ and welcomes new competitors as well as the familiar faces of rodeo to come and compete.ย Read the full story here.

Yavapai Bottle Gas Mile High PBR 2023 Presented by Coors Light & Bucky’s Casino | April 21 – 22

If youโ€™re a fan of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) then youโ€™re probably familiar with the annual Mile High PBR event in Prescott, Arizona. This year’s event takes place April 21-22, 2023 at the Findlay Toyota Event Center and tickets start at only $14! With the event growing in popularity each year, itโ€™s no surprise that more and more people are becoming excited about the upcoming bull riding event.

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Legends of the West Rodeo | April 1-2

Cowboy Lifestyle Network is excited to invite you to the 2nd Annual Legends of the West PRCA Rodeo in Wickenburg, Arizona! Watch from the stands as the pro athletes put their skills to the test to compete at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena on April 1st-2nd. Pull on your boots and get ready to experience the excitement in beautiful, Wickenburg, Arizona, a modern town with an abundant historical past. This event is proudly produced by Honeycutt Rodeo and the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. Tickets can be purchased online at

Other Events to Keep on Your Radar

  • Queen Creek PBR | April 28 – 29
  • Red Bluff Round Up | April 21 – 23
  • Clovis Rodeo | April 27 – 30
  • Resistol Rookie Roundup | April 28 – 29

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CLN Exclusive with Wenda Johnson

With 2022 being her third, consecutive year qualifying for the NFR, Wenda Johnson had high hopes to make this year her golden ticket to being the World Champion. She had currently been sitting number three in the standings, and Wenda needed to make solid runs every night for a shot at the top. Check out the Q&A we did with Wenda below on what her journey looked like heading into her third National Finals Rodeo. Catch the full interview here.

Standings For Top 5 in Each Event (As of 3/23)

All Around

  1. Stetson Wright
  2. Nelson Wyatt
  3. Marcus Theriot
  4. Brushton Minton
  5. Chet Weitz


  1. Leighton Berry
  2. Keenan Hayes
  3. Kaycee Feild
  4. Rocker Steiner
  5. Jayco Roper

Saddle Bronc

  1. Sage Newman
  2. Stetson Wright
  3. Zeke Thurston
  4. Chase Brooks
  5. Kade Bruno

Bull Riding

  1. Ky Hamilton
  2. Jeff Askey
  3. Josh Frost
  4. Stetson Wright
  5. Trey Holston

Steer Wrestling

  1. Dalton Massey
  2. Will Lummus
  3. Jesse Brown
  4. Tyler Waguespack
  5. Jacob Talley

Team Roping Headers

  1. Rhen Richard
  2. Nelson Wyatt
  3. Andrew Ward
  4. Marcus Theriot
  5. Dustin Egusquiza

Team Roping Heelers

  1. Jeremy Buhler
  2. Justin Davis
  3. Buddy Hawkins
  4. Cole Curry
  5. Levi Lord

Tie Down

  1. Riley Webb
  2. Shad Mayfield
  3. Hunter Herrin
  4. Westyn Hughes
  5. Michael Otero

Barrel Racing

  1. Jordan Briggs
  2. Jackie Ganter
  3. Sissy Winn
  4. Molly Otto
  5. Kassie Mowry


  1. Hali Williams
  2. Cheyanne Guillory
  3. Tiffany Schieck
  4. Erin Johnson
  5. Joey Williams
Redding Rodeo 2021. Credit to CLN

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