Rodeo fans around the state already know this, but the Wilderness Circuit is the best pro rodeo circuit around.
The Intermountain area cowboys and cowgirls proved it last weekend when the Wilderness Circuit won the team title at the 2012 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. They took home $84,733 for their fourth win in the last six years.
Previous circuit finals events have been at Pocatello, Idaho, but even with a new venue and fewer hometown fans, the Wilderness Circuit was the tops.
The Etbauer brothers are headed to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
Five-time world champion saddle bronc rider Billy Etbauer and two-time world champ Robert Etbauer will be inducted into the hall in the fall, along with the late three-time world champion roughstock cowboy Frank Schneider, three-time PRCA bareback horse of the year Khadafy Skoal, five-time NFR barrelman Jon Taylor, rodeo administrator Hal Littrell and the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup as committee of the year.
The Big Sky Conference and KP Sports have reached a multi-year partnership agreement for sales and marketing. ...
Miller Motorsports Park is hoping someone will break the 200 mph barrier when the FIM Superbike World Championship returns to MMM on May 26-28. Fans are invited to enter "The Quest for 200," a contest to win tickets to the 2013 BigM Weekend.
For information, visit millermotorsportspark.com. ...
The 2012 NGA natural bodybuilding, figure, bikini, men's physique and fitness championships are set for April 14 at Bountiful High. For tickets, call James Purtell at 801-499-3633. ...
To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day last Monday, Madison Square Garden and many other prominent buildings and landmarks worldwide were lit blue as part of Autism Speaks' Light It Up Blue campaign. ...
CBS commentator Jim Nantz, a former KSL sports broadcaster, will be given the prestigious LASEC Ambassador Award of Excellence in May in Los Angeles. Few might know Nantz iz also a best-selling author, Nantz chronicled his father's life story and his battle with Alzheimer's disease in "Always By My Side."
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or email@example.com.