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By MARIO RENTERIA | Imperial Valley Press Sports Editor | January 17, 2012
Local rodeo fans gathered at the Brawley Cattle Call Arena this past weekend to watch as the future rodeo stars performed in a California High School Rodeo District 8 event. Six local teens tested their skills against other competitors from around the state.  Official results were not available Monday but local competitors were aware of how they finished.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | November 11, 2012
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | January 23, 2010
BRAWLEY — Brawley’s Erin Wilson, 13, finished second in the pole bending and barrel racing events at the California High School Rodeo Association Wrangler Division, District 8 rodeo here recently. In pole bending, Wilson finished in 22.46 seconds and in 17.64 seconds in the barrel racing. With the results, Wilson is fourth overall in the pole bending and sixth overall in barrels going into the final Wrangler rodeo of the season. After the end of the season, the top 5 in year-end points will advance to the CHSRA State finals in June.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | October 16, 2011
BRAWLEY - While she wasn't related to her pint-sized pupil, Myron D. Witter Elementary School kindergarten teacher Mary Lu Casey showed up Saturday to cheer Kelsey Lynn Huber on as a 2011 Little Miss Cattle Call contestant. Kelsey was among five of the small contestants - in a new category - who weren't being judged but participated in the festivities at the Brawley Lion's Club where more than 100 people were in attendance. The other Little Miss Cattle Call contestants were Molly Pole, Shea Robertson, Cidney Roper and Ruby Gail Robbins.
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BY ROMAN FLORES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | November 15, 2010
BRAWLEY — A “whoa” and corresponding thump a few seconds later and 7-year-old Isabella Ochoa was flung off a mechanical bull. When the ride was over she ran back to her mother with a smile on her face. “Falling off (was my favorite part),” she said with a nod, still smiling. Isabella was just one of many children with their families at the Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo’s Family Day here Sunday. “We thought Sunday we had time and so we came up with the idea for a family day a while ago,” said Cattle Call Rodeo committee member Curt Rutherford.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Staff Writer | January 15, 2012
Erin Wilson's blonde hair flew back as she made her way through the course painstakingly set up in a line on one side of the ring. Weaving in and out, between red, white and blue-striped poles, she raced to make it back first. She also took care to miss toppling the poles that stood taller than she was. And she was doing it on a horse. Friends and family cheered from around Cattle Call Arena as Wilson made it past the finish line. Then the call came down: 20.52 seconds. A new leader for the pole bending event.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | October 21, 2012
HOLTVILLE - Kristen Sharp was crowned the 2012 Cattle Call queen at the Barbara Worth Resort and Country Club on Saturday night. “I'm not going to lie, I didn't prepare a speech,” said Sharp with a smile before she thanked her parents as well as the individuals who helped her in this important achievement. The 22-year-old also thanked the Brawley Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the event. El Centro resident Anne Locher, 16, is first princess while Mikalla McFadden, 14, was selected as teen queen.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | November 13, 2011
BRAWLEY - Amid the cheers and applause Blake McFann couldn't tell for how long he managed to stay mounted on a bucking bull before losing his grasp. Eight seconds is all it takes to come out winning in the dangerous sport that McFann, an affable 29-year-old Pedley resident, has been doing since he was a teen. “It's like a drug, pretty much,” McFann said about his devotion to the sport. “I started when I was 14.” Scores of people braved the chilly weather and overcast skies to cheer McFann and other intrepid contestants on during the annual Cattle Call Rodeo.
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Elizabeth Varin | Staff Writer | October 28, 2010
Cattle Call Rodeo tickets went on sale today at noon in Brawley. Though tickets have been available online since August, the ticketing office at the Imperial Valley Press building on South Plaza Street opened today. Presale tickets are $14 for the reserve sections and $7 for general admission. Tickets will also be sold at the arena during the event, though the price goes up to $17 for the reserved section and $10 for general admission. The rodeo will be held November 13 and 14, with events going on almost every night leading up to it. While tickets are available at the arena, the rodeo has been almost sold out in past years, so there's no guarantee of having extra tickets to sell on the days of the rodeo, said Chairman of the Cattle Call Board Danny Williams.
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By JONATHAN DALE | Special to this Newspaper | January 13, 2012
It takes a certain combination of unique talent to be competitive in the rodeo arena. It takes strength tempered with expert finesse, something local students expect to exhibit this weekend here at the Brawley Cattle Call Arena. The California High School Rodeo Association District 8 is inviting rodeo fans from throughout the Imperial Valley to a free rodeo competition Saturday and Sunday. CHSRA District 8 features high school competitors from San Diego, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
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By Alexis Rangel | Staff Writer | April 8, 2013
BRAWLEY - Jacque Hannon brought her daughter Ruby Robbins to compete in California's Junior Rodeo qualifier here over the weekend. For Hannon, of Brawley, the event was more than a competition, it was about spending quality time with family. Young cowboys and cowgirls came out from all over the region to compete in the CJRA's two-day rodeo at Cattle Call Arena. Contestants ranged in age from 4-18. This was the first year that the CJRA - a family-orientated nonprofit organization - held a junior rodeo in Brawley, according to event organizers.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 31, 2013
> > 40 Years Ago - Miss Joyce Warwick, Brawley Union High School graduate and 1969 Cattle Call Queen, has been selected University of Nevada's National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Queen for 1973. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Warwick, formerly of Brawley and now of Reno, Nev., is attending the university majoring in animal science. Miss Warwick is former president of the Desert Dolls drill team and is a member of the Barrel Racing Association. > > 50 Years Ago - BRAWLEY - Supported by an improving defensive game, classy John Bishop held the Blythe Yellowjackets to four hits at Lions Field last night, striking out 14 batters and hurling the Brawley Wildcats to a lopsided 6-2 Imperial Valley League triumph.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 2, 2013
> > 50 Years Ago - A native son returned home last night and made good in a big way at the first performance of the Fair Rodeo. El Centro's own Jim Charles scored a big 177 on a bull which had flattened him in their last encounter. Charles, who has finished among the top ten bull riders for four consecutive seasons, showed a hometown audience the form that has carried him to the top on the rodeo trail, and in doing so took the lead for the first place on the bulls, worth $612.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | February 28, 2013
> > 50 Years Ago - A historic rodeo first will be featured at the Mid-Winter Rodeo at the Imperial Fairgrounds this weekend, beginning Saturday night at 7:30. A champion Mexican Charro will be matched against one of professional rodeo's most skilled trick ropers in a three-round competition. The winner will be determined by audience reaction. Long ago, vaqueros from South of the Border perfected the use of long, wiry lariat ropes for artful loops, spins and twirls. North American rodeo cowboys copied their neighbor's style as best they could, then polish the execution of this fancy roping into the exhibition seen in modern rodeo today.
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January 19, 2013
WRESTLING Central at Temecula Tourney, TBD RODEO California High School Rodeo Association District 8 event, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Cattle Call)
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By MICHAEL DUKES | Sports Writer | January 19, 2013
The sound of lowing calves and grinding tractor gears; the smell of manure, dust and sun-cured leather; the Spirit of the West, alive and well - all were present this weekend at the Brawley Cattle Call grounds, as members of the California High School Rodeo Association rolled into town. Sixth- to ninth-graders partook in a variety of sports that arose out of the working practices of Spanish cattle-herders and their descendants, the Mexican vaqueros, and eventually crept north of the border to take the American West by storm.
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By MICHAEL DUKES | Sports Writer | January 14, 2013
The rodeo may come once a year, but enthusiasts will have another opportunity to get their fix of broncs and bulls Saturday and Sunday, as the California High School Rodeo Association will be holding a youth rodeo at the Brawley Cattle Call grounds. Publicity manager for District 8 of the CHRSA Tracey Scott is looking forward to returning to Imperial County for what she hopes will be “a beautiful, sunny weekend,” she said. “It's great to see the level of enthusiasm down (in the Valley)
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By JULIE REEVES, JOANIE MOORE, BRETT LEAVITT, KAREN REED, PATTI WILSON, LAUREN HUTCHINSON and CHERYL FOSTER | November 21, 2012
The Cattle Call Mini Rodeo Committee extends their sincere thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 24th annual “Mini Rodeo for Special People” a great success. Volunteers of all ages from around the Imperial Valley were involved in the production helping set up for the events, providing stock and equipment and competing in the events. Thank you to John Muse for announcing, Mario Roacho of Extreme Pro Audio for the sound system, Hugh Kissick Jr. and Bud McDaniel for prepping the arena, Leonard Vasquez for the wagon, the Cattle Call Queen, Princess, Teen Queen and Little Misses and National Anthem singer Emma Walker.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | November 13, 2012
BRAWLEY - Arizona's Joseph Parsons went home with the All-Around Cowboy title after winning the tie-down roping event and finishing sixth in the team roping event at this past weekend's PRCA Rodeo event during the Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo here. The Marana, Ariz., resident took home a total of $1,817 in winnings. Brad McGilchrist of Marysville won the steer wrestling ($1,260). Seth Hall of Albuquerque, N.M., and Bruce Reidhead of Taylor, Ariz., won the team roping ($1,550 each)
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