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Lebanon cowboy qualifies for Nat'l Longhorn Rodeo
Nov 06, 2006 12:00 am
Lebanon-resident Troy Orr is one of five Tennesseans who have qualified for next weekend's National Longhorn Championship Rodeo in Murfreesboro.
Orr, whose wife, Misty, is a professional cowgirl barrel racer, was crowned the IPRA world champion steer wrestler in 2003 and is currently ranked No. 2 for the world title.
He is one of 60 of North America's best cowboys and cowgirls who will be vying for a 2006 national title next Saturday and Sunday in the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro. Each of the entrants is one of more than 1,200 contestants who tried to qualify for this rodeo at all 2006 Longhorn rodeos ranging from Tulsa to Detroit.
The titles with diamond inlaid trophy buckles will be awarded in six separate contests: bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, cowgirls barrel racing, tiedown roping and the U.S. Army bonus bull riding. The most coveted title will be the all-around champion cowboy who wins the most in two or more contests at this rodeo.
Advance tickets are available at 615-876-1016. They are also available at Ticketmaster outlets.