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  • Canoe Marathon World Championships notebook: Pan American medals also will be awarded during event

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Marathon World Championships, which are being held Friday through Sunday on the Oklahoma River, also will double as the same event for the 2014 Pan American Championships.

  • Canoe Marathon World Championships: Oklahoma City the first in U.S. to host event

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    When Mike Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, traveled to Budapest in 2009 to make a pitch to the International Canoe Federation to bring its Canoe Marathon World Championships to the United States for the first time, he really wasn’t expecting the answer to be yes.

  • Fly pattern means something else now for ex-football coach

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Like many Texans, Eddie Brister fell in love with southeastern Oklahoma and the Lower Mountain Fork River. So much so, that when Brister retired five years ago after 38 years of coaching high school and college football (most of it in north Texas), he built a cabin and moved to the Broken Bow...

  • Kayaks aid in early duck hunt

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Oklahoma’s September teal season (Sept. 13-28) gives duck hunters the first opportunity at wing shooting before the serious waterfowling begins this winter. An opening day hunt at Lake Thunderbird required an early wakeup call for duck hunters Alex Allen and Easton Ramsey of Edmond, who were...

  • Outdoors notebook: Wildlife Expo returns to Lazy E next weekend

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    After a one-year hiatus, the Oklahoma Wildlife Expo returns to the Lazy E Arena and Ranch in Guthrie Friday through Sunday. Friday is reserved for school field trips. Admission and parking is free. The Expo will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. There...

  • Outdoors notebook: QDMA names ODWC its 'Agency of the Year'

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    QDMA names ODWC its ‘Agency of the Year’ The Quality Deer Management Association on Monday presented its 2014 Agency of the Year Award to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Wildlife Department Director Richard Hatcher accepted the award from J.B. Wynn, southwest region...

  • Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program working to get kids to enjoy the outdoors

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    In the past seven years, volunteers of the Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program (formerly known as the Youth Hunting and Shooting Program) have taken as many as 300 kids ages 12 to 17 on their first hunts.

  • Outdoors notebook: Teal, resident Canada goose seasons opens Saturday

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Oklahoma’s two early waterfowl seasons, the teal season and the resident Canada goose season, open Saturday statewide. “We for sure don’t have a shortage of resident Canada geese, and we are hoping for teal,” said Alan Peoples, chief of the wildlife division for the Oklahoma Department of...

  • Gentle giants compete in 6-horse hitch finals

    Staff Writer |
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Horse shows have been part of the Oklahoma State Fair since there has been a state fair. Equine competitions once again will be a big part of the fair. New this year at the fair will be the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series Finals, which will be held in conjunction with the...


Ed Godfrey

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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years.
During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more than a decade and has covered some of the biggest trials in the state's history.
He began his career at The Oklahoman as a sports writer and rejoined the sports desk in 2002 to become the outdoor writer. He now writes on a wide range of subjects from wrestling to hockey to rodeo.
He earned a journalism degree in 1982 from the University of Oklahoma and holds a master's degree in journalism education from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Journalist for The Oklahoman 25 years
Current position - sports writer
Previous position - Courthouse reporter for more than a decade

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