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Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Former Sheridan College cowboy Zeke Thurston won the saddle bronc riding title at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Sunday.

Thurston, the 2016 world champion, totaled 255.5 points on three head and pocketed $5,668 for the week.

Cort Scheer from Douglas tied for second with a three-head total of 249.5 and Hyatville's Chanse Darling was fifth with 244.

Also, former Gillette College cowboy Chason Floyd finished second in steer wrestling with a three-run time of 12.5 seconds. Defending world champ Tyler Pearson won the event with an 11.6.

Other winners were bareback bronc rider Caleb Bennett, team ropers Aaron Tsinigine and Kyle Lockett, tie-down roper Shane Hanchey, bull rider Chase Dougherty and barrel racer Christine Laughlin.

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Sports Editor

Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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