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The First One

I nodded my head, the gate swung wide,

 The rest was just a blur...

The whistle blew, I made the ride,

Just how I still aint sure.


A seventy two point score,

I know it might sound a little silly.

But I won my first buckle.

On a white faced bull named Willy


First bull Id ever tried,

First Kamloops High School Rodeo.

It`s hard to believe it all began.

Forty Years ago.


Mike Puhallo

PS , Bob Gottfriedson and Reg Depper  judged that first high school rodeo and Mike Hayward won the bareback riding  Victor Mack won the All Around .  Be darned if I can remember much else.


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