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2022 Press Releases




7.4.22 Champions' Press Release Here

Katie Pascoe - Barrel Racing Champ

Katie Pascoe - Barrel Racing Champ

St. Paul Rodeo 2022 by Hoot Creek
Sage Newman - Saddle Bronc Riding

Sage Newman - Saddle Bronc Riding

St. Paul Rodeo 2022 by Hoot Creek



Homegrown Cowboy Press Release Here

7.3.22 - Homegrown Cowboy

Sage Newman - Saddle Bronc Riding

Sage Newman - Saddle Bronc Riding

St. Paul Rodeo 2022
by Hoot Creek
Blake Knowles - Steer Wrestling

Blake Knowles - Steer Wrestling

St. Paul Rodeo 2022
by Hoot Creek



7.2.22 - St. Paul Rodeo Continues...

Trey Kimzey - Bull Riding

Trey Kimzey - Bull Riding

St. Paul Rodeo 2022 by Hoot Creek
Kole Ashbacher - saddle bronc riding

Kole Ashbacher - saddle bronc riding

St. Paul Rodeo 2022 by Hoot Creek

Read press release here




7.1.22 - Speeding to the Lead

Damian Brennan

Damian Brennan

St Paul Rodeo 2022
Photo by Hoot Creek
Cory Solomon

Cory Solomon

St. Paul Rodeo 2022
Photo by Hoot Creek

Read "Speeding to the Lead" here




6.30.22 - Craving Rodeo, Matching Records

Justin Houston 87.5 pts

Justin Houston 87.5 pts

St. Paul 2022 by Kent Soule
Kaycee Feild 89.5 pts

Kaycee Feild 89.5 pts

St. Paul 2022 by Kent Soule

Read full press release here




6.27.22 - Rodeo Central

Austin Foss at St. Paul Rodeo

Austin Foss at St. Paul Rodeo

Photo by Hoot Creek
Haven Meged  St. Paul Rodeo

Haven Meged St. Paul Rodeo

photo by Hoot Creek
Cooper Cano

Cooper Cano

photo by Ashley Kendall Photography

Read full press release here




6.13.22 - In the Hall

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees announced.

Download Press Release here

Georgene Bernards

Georgene Bernards

St. Paul Rodeo member
Paul Charron

Paul Charron

St. Paul Rodeo Member
Julio Moreno

Julio Moreno

Timed Event Contestant
Tim O'Connor

Tim O'Connor

Bull Fighter
Wally & Launa Pohlschneider

Wally & Launa Pohlschneider

St. Paul Rodeo Director/Officer



FROM RODEO QUEENS TO FANS

Gina Cloepfil SPR queen 2008
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Media Contact:
Ruth Nicolaus
319-321-2152
For the St. Paul Rodeo

FROM RODEO QUEENS TO FANS

Oregon family’s involvement in St. Paul Rodeo runs deep

St. Paul, Ore. (June 6, 2022) – The St. Paul Rodeo runs deep in the veins of the Richard and Christy Cloepfil family of Carlton, Oregon.

Not only have they and their three daughters been part of it, Richard is the third generation of his family to be involved.

It started with Richard’s grandfather, Harry Kuehne, owner of the Bar K Stock Ranch in Carlton. A horse trader, Harry was one of the original stock holders of the St. Paul Rodeo and provided livestock for the rodeo.

Richard, the son of Harry’s daughter Arlene, remembers riding in the St. Paul Rodeo parade when he was three, on the saddle with his dad, Darrel, “Boise.” As a four-year-old, he was “grown up enough” to ride his own pony through the parade. His mom Arlene, a horsewoman, roman rode at the rodeo on a matching pair of palomino horses.

Two of Richard’s relatives: aunt Maxine Kuehne, was on the court, as was his sister, Linda Cloepfil Boline, who also went on to serve as Miss Rodeo Oregon.

Richard and Christy had the next set of St. Paul Rodeo royalties, but with a twist.

Their youngest daughter, Regina, wanted to try out for the title of St. Paul Rodeo princess, but she wanted her older sister, Adrea, to try out with her. Gina’s plan was that she and her sister would win the two princess titles and serve together. Addie was willing to try out, but her heart wasn’t in it as much as her sister’s was.

But the irony was that Addie won a princess title, and Gina won nothing. “There wasn’t much conversation on the way home,” Richard quipped. That was in 2005, and Gina tried again, winning a princess title in 2007 and the queen title the next year.

Being on the royal court requires a parent as chaperone, and for Richard and Christy to leave their farm was tough. They credit their oldest daughter, Kelsey, with staying home to oversee employees and the work while they were gone weekends for the two younger girls.

The family attended when the girls were kids, but as they married and left home, they haven’t had the whole clan with grandkids at the rodeo together.

This year, they will be.

Kelsey is married to Mike Freese and lives in Yamhill with their son and triplet daughters.

The other two Cloepfil girls live in Australia: Adra and husband Jarrod Vinen, with two sons in Sydney, and Gina and husband Greg Walter and their two daughters, in Melbourne.

Because of pandemic restrictions, the Vinens and Walters haven’t been to the States since 2019.

The girls and their kids arrive In early June for “grandpa and grandma camp”, with the husbands coming in late June.

While in the States, Richard and Christy have fun things planned for the kids: camping out on the front lawn, bonfires, “backyard fun,” Christy said.

They’ll all attend the St. Paul Rodeo, the parade, the carnival, the fireworks, and all the activities.

The grandparents are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the entire clan. With eight grandkids between the ages of two and a half and seven, Christy thought about cleaning house to prepare for them, but decided against it, saying she’d have to clean house after they left.

The friends they’ll reconnect with at the St. Paul Rodeo, not only for the daughters but Richard and Christy too, are “invaluable,” Richard said.

He remembers his parents’ and grandparents’ generations, when the St. Paul Rodeo was often the only time the family left the farm for entertainment during the summer. “It was maybe the biggest thing they did each year, besides working on the farm.”

Times have changed, but the St. Paul Rodeo is still a big deal.

“We enjoy it,” he said. “It’s a good time.”

The St. Paul Rodeo runs June 30-July 4, with performances nightly at 7:30 pm and a 1:30 pm matinee on July 4. Fireworks follow each night show.

Tickets are available online at StPaulRodeo.com and at the gate. They range in price from $20 to $26.

For more information, visit the website or call 800.237.5920.

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Family: The Cloepfil family, from left to right: Kelsey, Gina, Richard, Christy and Adrea, from about 15 years ago. The Cloepfils have been involved in the St. Paul Rodeo for years.

Addie Cloepfil Vinen served as one of the 2005 St. Paul Rodeo Princesses.

Gina Cloepfil Walters was the 2008 St. Paul Rodeo Queen, after having served as princess in 2007.




Rodeo Gifts

Media Contact:
Ruth Nicolaus
319-321-2152
For the St. Paul Rodeo

RODEO GIFTS

St. Paul Rodeo awards annual scholarships

St. Paul, Ore. (May 25, 2022) – The 2022 recipients of the St. Paul Rodeo scholarships have been announced.

Rianna Nowlin, Keizer, Ore., and Brody Schindler, St. Paul, Ore., will both receive $4,000 towards higher education.

Nowlin, a 2022 graduate of St. Paul High School and one of four valedictorians of her class, was a member of the National Honor Society, St. Paul Business Leaders Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a copy editor for the St. Paul High School yearbook; participated in choir, track, and was involved in other volunteer capacities.

As a St. Paul High School athlete, she volunteered at the St. Paul Rodeo to benefit the high school booster club. She helped park cars and assisted with selling strawberry shortcake at the rodeo.

This fall, she will attend Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., to major in Christian Studies with a focus in leadership. She would like to be a pastor of a church. She is the daughter of Dwayne and Michele Nowlin.

Schindler, also a 2022 St. Paul High School graduate, was involved in FFA, St. Paul Business Leaders Club, and played football, basketball and baseball, serving as football and baseball team captain his senior year.

Schindler hasn’t missed attending the rodeo except for 2020, when it was canceled due to the pandemic. He has volunteered there since his junior high days, learning to work a booster club counter, count change and sell merchandise. He’s helped with parking and selling the St. Paul Parish barbecue chicken and ice cream.

This fall, he will attend Oregon State University for a business management degree, which he hopes to use with his family’s farming and landscaping businesses.

He is the son of Kevin and Peggy Schindler.

The St. Paul Rodeo Foundation awards two scholarships each year; one to a graduating senior of St. Paul High School and one to a child of a St. Paul Rodeo Association member. Nowlin is the graduating senior; Schindler’s parents are rodeo association members.

The St. Paul Rodeo kicks off June 30-July 4, with performances nightly at 7:30 pm and a 1:30 pm matinee on July 4.

Tickets are available online at StPaulRodeo.com and at the gate. They range in price from $20 to $26.

For more information, visit the website or call 800.237.5920.

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Cutlines:

Rianna Nowlin is the recipient of one of two St. Paul Rodeo scholarships. The 2022 St. Paul High School graduate was valedictorian of her class.

Brody Schindler received a St. Paul Rodeo scholarship. The St. Paul High School graduate will attend Oregon State University this fall.

Rianna Nowlin

Rianna Nowlin

2022 Scholarship Recipient
Brody Schindler

Brody Schindler

2022 Scholarship Recipient
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