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Club Rodeo

John Clanton Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm •  Published: May 11, 2009
A bullrider waits for his turn during a night at Club Rodeo in Oklahoma City last Summer.
A bullrider waits for his turn during a night at Club Rodeo in Oklahoma City last Summer.

Last Summer, one of the reporters from The Oklahoman and I went to a club to photograph bull riders. Club Rodeo in Oklahoma City has an intriguing juxtaposition. There’s dancing and drinking at one end of the large room, but a few times a night, everyone gathers around to see amateur bull riders trying to earn a few hundred bucks.

Club Rodeo 8-22-08 Oklahoma City. By John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Club Rodeo 8-22-08 Oklahoma City. By John Clanton, The Oklahoman

Some of the guys were looking for an adrenaline rush, others were riding for practice, hoping to get to another level. There were a couple of interesting stories at the club on south Meridian. We planned to produce a story or multimedia package, but as often happens, we got busy. Then he got laid off, so that put an end to the Club Rodeo story. I found these images last week when I was cleaning off my computer’s hard drive. It seemed a shame that nobody would ever see them, so I put them here for both of you to enjoy.

Club Rodeo 8-22-08 Oklahoma City. By John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Club Rodeo 8-22-08 Oklahoma City. By John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Fans watch and react to their friend's attempt in the bullriding ring.
Fans watch and react to their friend's attempt in the bullriding ring.

-John Clanton

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