More than 80 world titles to be represented at Sundown on the Square

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Four-time world champ Bobby Mote, shown at the 2015 NFR, is one of 28 legends of rodeo being honored Saturday during Sundown on the Square. This photo of Mote was taken by another of the honorees, 2013 PRCA Photographer of the Year Dudley Barker, whose work will be signing and selling his book Five Decades of Rodeos.

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STEPHENVILLE (October 6, 2016) — More than 80 world titles will be represented when 28 Erath County legends of rodeo are honored by Stephenville Mayor Kenny Weldon and Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller Saturday evening at the downtown square.

The event – from 5-9 p.m. on the square around the Erath County Courthouse – includes everything from kids rodeo activities to a western art show for adults. Kids activities cost 1-3 tickets, which are sold in $2 increments at outlets set up around the square. The event even includes a wine tasting for the adults, featuring nine tastings for $20.

The rodeo-themed event is a fundraiser for the Stephenville Historical House Museum. Fittingly legends of rodeo are being honored, including:

Bobby Mote (4 time PRCA bareback riding world champion)

Clay Tryan (4 time PRCA team roping (header) world champion)

Brad Smith (PRCA team roping (header) world champion)

Cody Ohl (6 time PRCA tie-down roping world champion, PRCA All-Around Cowboy)

Chad Masters (Two time PRCA team roping (header) world champion)

Turtle Powell (PRCA team roping (header) world champion)

Patrick Smith (Two time PRCA team roping (header) world champion)

Jacobs Crawley (Current PRCA saddle bronc riding world champion)

Patrick Smith (Two time PRCA team roping (heeler) world champion)

Adam Carrillo (PBR Founding Member, PBR Walk of Fame)

Gilbert Carrillo PBR Founding Member, PBR Walk of Fame)

Tuff Hedeman (Three time PRCA bull riding world champion)

Jim “Razor” Sharp (Two time PRCA bull riding world champion)

Ty Murray (Seven time PRCA All-Around Cowboy, Two time PRCA bull riding world champion)

Ted Nuce (PRCA bull riding world champion)

Jade Corkill (Four time PRCA team roping (heeler) world champion)

Walt Woodard (Two time PRCA team roping (heeler) world champion)

David Motes (PRCA team roping (header) world champion)

Arnold Felts (PRCA steer roping world champion)

Dennis Motes (PRCA team roping (heeler) world champion)

Chick Elms (Six time NFR qualifier, past PRCA board member, competed in Presidential Rodeo for

        Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1983)

JJ Hampton (17 time WPRA world champion)

Jackie Hobbs Crawford (14 time WPRA world champion)

Barrie Beach Smith (Two time WPRA team roping (header) champion)

Harry Tompkins (Five time PRCA bull riding world champion, PRCA bareback riding world champion

              Two time PRCA All-Around Cowboy)

Virginia Reger (Renowned trick rider known largely for her leadership of women in rodeo)

Dudley Barker (2013 PRCA Photographer of the Year)

Big Smokin Wonder (AKA Pearl): Two time AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year owned by Texas Ag

          Commissioner Sid Miller)


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