I Like Museums!

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The people and events of history are fascinating and good museums tie them together in interesting ways. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is one of those interesting places and, if you ever visit, you will enjoy learning about Cheyenne Frontier Days and its colorful and cowboy past.

I had the chance to visit the museum during the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days (the 125th CFD) and talk to the museum’s Executive Director, Morgan Marks. My article and photography that came out of that visit is now out on the website of The Fence Post magazine.

https://www.thefencepost.com/news/cfd-old-west-museum-stronger-than-ever/

Part of a large display of banners honoring the 90 years of Miss Frontiers at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, the first four Miss Frontier banners hang together on a wall in the museum. These banners represent the years 1931-1934.

Cheyenne Frontier Days itself is a bucket list experience. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is a part of the reason why.

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2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Article Now Online

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My article with photography about the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days championship round of rodeo is now published on The Fence Post magazine’s website! I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoyed photographing it and getting the interviews from the contestants.

https://www.thefencepost.com/news/2021-cheyenne-frontier-days-rodeo-makes-history-and-legends/

All the big name competitors show up in Cheyenne Frontier Days, as 6-time PRCA world champion bull rider Sage Kimzey qualified for the championship round and pleased the crowd with this 86.50-point score aboard Big Red for second place in the 125th CFD rodeo.

Make sure to give the article a read and the photos a look on The Fence Post magazine’s website!

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Hailey Kinsel & “Sister” Dominate Cheyenne’s Championship Round

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Hailey Kinsel and her mare “Sister” have become a well-known story. Obtaining the gorgeous palomino mare as a two-year-old, Hailey and her mother trained the horse themselves and now have a powerhouse competitor on their hands. How much of a powerhouse?

Kinsel and 10-year-old Sister have won three consecutive WPRA barrel racing world titles and are household names in the sport, with a legion of fans following them both.

Despite the stunning accomplishments, the duo had not yet won the prestigious Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Until 2021, that is. And they made sure to take care of that oversight in dominating fashion. Kinsel and Sister powered through the cloverleaf pattern in a blistering 17.30 seconds. To put it in context, second place was 17.47 seconds and third place was 17.62. In a sport where hundredths of a second count, the final result was dominant.

3-time world champion barrel racer Hailey Kinsel and her popular mare "Sister" nailed down the fastest time of 17.30 seconds in the championship round to win the Cheyenne Frontier Days buckle on Sunday August 01, 2021.
3-time world champion barrel racer Hailey Kinsel and her popular mare “Sister” blew into the first barrel during the championship round of rodeo at the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The duo nailed down the fastest time of 17.30 seconds in the round to win the CFD buckle on Sunday August 01, 2021.

“My horse is amazing,” said Kinsel as she made sure to give credit where credit is due immediately following the big win in Cheyenne. “By the grace of God she has carried me to some amazing places.  She is truly the best thing in my life.”

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Newt Novich Ties Cheyenne Steer Wrestling Record

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Montana steer wrestler Newt Novich saved his best effort for last in the championship round of rodeo at the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. With Cheyenne employing the tournament style format since 2019, where the winner of the championship round also wins the CFD title, the final round sees a lot of “go big or go home” efforts from the contestants.

Newt Novich went big.

Montana Steer Wrestler Newt Novich tied a Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo arena record with this 5.1-second time in Sunday’s (August 01) championship round to win the steer wrestling buckle and a big check.

Catching up to the steer in just over 2 seconds, Novich completed his effort in a time of 5.1 seconds, which tied the arena record at the historic rodeo.

“This is huge,” said Novich when collecting his trophy buckle and saddle in front of the packed stands. “This is an honor to be a part of it. Man, this couldn’t have worked out any better.”

Asked what he wanted to say to any fellow Montana residents who might be watching the rodeo on television that day, Novich had an enthusiastic answer.

“Hey, just glad to represent you guys in Montana,” he stated with a grin. “We are bringing it back to Montana.”

Go big or go home? Novich was happy to do both, and is carrying a coveted Cheyenne buckle on his return trip to Montana.

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The “Wright” Kind of Legend

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How many people get to be there when an actual legend is created?

And if they are, how many people know in that moment they are witnessing its birth?

Anyone in the stands during the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days championship round of rodeo (Sunday August 01) can say they were there when a new Cheyenne legend was made.

In its 125th year, the world famous Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo is rich with tradition and history. As the “World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo,” the venue has also created legends in the sport of rodeo throughout its long existence.

Utah cowboy Stetson Wright (shown here walking back to the chutes after a 90-point ride that won him the saddle bronc title) became the only roughtstock cowboy to win two consecutive Cheyenne Frontier Days All Around buckles since the famed Jim Shoulders did it back in 1963-1964.

If you are going to be a legend, Jim Shoulders is good company.

“It is pretty dang awesome, especially to have your name ranked up there with one of the greatest,” said Stetson Wright in an interview with me after the championship round was finished. “Hard to put into words, I guess. It is pretty special.”

Congrats, Stetson. And thanks for taking time to talk with me after the rodeo was complete.

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Wild Horses at Cheyenne Frontier Days

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Keep singing that country music song with me… “Wild horses… keep dragging me away.”

The popular and famous Wild Horse Race (they don’t use actual wild horses anymore) is a tradition on the last day of the world famous Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is a wild and wooly affair that pits cowboys against horsepower in a battle to saddle an untrained horse, ride it around the large track and cross the finish line first.

In a contest of strength and determination, it is cowboy against horse in the annual Wild Horse Race at the conclusion of the historic Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY.
In a contest of strength and determination, it is cowboy against horse in the annual Wild Horse Race at the conclusion of the historic Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY. As seen in this image, the horse usually wins.

The horses are typically unharmed during the event (there are plenty of people on hand to help with that). The same can’t be said about most of the cowboys, though.

I wonder if making the decision to sign up for this event goes something like this: “Hey pard, those guys last year couldn’t get that wild horse saddled.” “Here, hold my beer.”

“Wild horses…. keep dragging me away.”

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Cheers Mate! Aussie Wins 2021 CFD Bull Riding Title

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Australian bull rider Ky Hamilton rode a leaping Brand: 546 to take home the prestigious title at the 2021 CFD in Cheyenne, WY. His 89-point ride was the best bull riding score of the entire 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo.

Image copyright Lincoln Rogers, 2021. All rights reserved.

The championship round of rodeo is always amazing at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

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Tim O’Connell Wins 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days Bareback Title!

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Iowa bareback cowboy (and 3-time PRCA world champion) Tim O’Connell took time inside the arena to celebrate with the big crowd after winning his second Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo buckle on Sunday August 01, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. O’Connell posted an 89-point score on Sunday to win the title.

Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2021 – All rights reserved.

The Sunday championship round (August 01, 2021) at the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo was a great show. There will be more images coming in the future.

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Chuckwagons at 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days

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The Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming is one of the coolest events on the planet. It has been going for 125 years and is also the “World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo.”

One of my favorite things at Cheyenne is the chuckwagon cooking competition. Not so much the competition itself, but the chuckwagons and all the great people that own, run, and help out with those wagons.

I met more great people in Cheyenne in 2021. Adam Hanger from Middlebrook, Virginia and his family and friends brought their chuckwagon (The Shenandoah) all the way from Middlebrook, Virginia to compete for the third time at the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days. I had a great conversation with Adam about why they travel all the way out to Cheyenne with their chuckwagon and parts of that conversation will be in a future article, along with photos, about the chuckwagons at Cheyenne.

The Shenandoah Chuckwagon crew from Virginia at the 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days. Left to right — George Cox, Josh Cox, Glenn Hanger, Laurin Hanger, Adam Hanger, James Hulvey

If you haven’t attended Cheyenne Frontier Days, put it on your bucket list!

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A Fine Art T-Shirt!

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I love it!

One of my patriotic flag images supporting the 2A sold as a T-shirt from my gallery on Fine Art America.

https://fineartamerica.com/saleannouncement.html?id=34a62c1d296164c8d05d75a77a770312

“Shall Not Be Infringed” by Lincoln Rogers
A patriotic image using text directly from the Second Amendment of the USA’s Bill of Rights — “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Many thanks to the buyer from Castle Rock, CO for liking this enough to buy it for someone to WEAR!!! Would be fun to see this out in public someday.

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