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A Ketchum Kalf first

Rodeo's all-around cowboy award, the H.L. Murrary Memorial Buckle, goes unclaimed

For the first time since the award became available in 1986, the Ketchum Kalf Rodeo didn't have an all-around cowboy to present the H. L. "Tye" Murray Memorial Buckle to.

The award, by tradition, goes to the cowboy who wins the most money overall in at least one rough-stock and one timed event. It is in memory of Murray, the Glenwood Rodeo Association's longtime secretary-treasurer, who died in 1986.

During last weekend's 70th annual rodeo at the Glenwood Rodeo Grounds, no cowboy earned money in both categories.

"That's never happened before," said rodeo secretary Chris Miller. "It's something the rodeo association is going to have to look at" to see if it should stick with the same criteria for awarding the highly coveted buckle.

Glenwood's own John LaVallie won the first Murray buckle, which had been awarded every Father's Day at the conclusion of the rodeo since 1986.


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