Kansas native Nancy Bragg first rode into the rodeo arena to dazzle fans with her talents in 1939. After moving with her family to Oklahoma, she perfected her roping and riding skills as a member of the Tulsa Mounted Troops. The organization trained ambitious young women and men in the art of calf roping and pole bending, a timed event that features a rider weaving a horse through a serpentine path around six poles arranged in a line.
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