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Miami, Oklahoma Kicks Off Biggest Rodeo In The Four States

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Thousands of Rodeo fans from across the Four States are making their way to Miami, Oklahoma this weekend. And from mutton busting for the kids, calf roping for the adults, and of course bull riding, organizers say this year is shaping up to be the best yet.

Colby Ungeheuer is the epitome of cowboy. From traveling the professional rodeo circuit, roping calf and now teaching the younger generations how to do it at NEO College; he's done it all. But this weekend he is one of over 450 cowboys and cowgirls traveling to Miami to compete in this year's Rodeo.  

"A lot of people golf, but the sport of rodeo, it'll get you hooked on it just like anything else," Ungeheuer said. 

And according to the American Cowboy Rodeo Association (ACRA), the one in Miami is the best. Voting it "Rodeo Of The Year" for the past four years running. Chairman Bobby Carder says it's also the biggest, thanks in part to the show.  

"It's probably the action, I hate to say this too, but it's probably the thrill to see if somebody gets hurt, it's about like Nascar, they want to see action, they want to see somebody get hurt," Carder said.
 
The event is put on by the Rodeo Association, the City of Miami and NEO College. And it's expecting more than 12,000 to walk through the gates at this year's event-all looking for a thrill.  

"It's an adrenalin pumping sport, the spectators really get into it," Ungeheuer said.
 
But for Ungeheuer, it's a chance to watch his NEO team compete while also making sure to show the younger generation how it's done.  

"For your entertainment dollar you won't have a better time." 

Events in Miami continue here through Saturday night with over $75,000 dollars in prize money ready to hand out to the top contenders. 

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