Local rodeo star piling up the dough

Jun 15 2012 - 8:09pm

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Utah rodeo star Clint Robinson became the 102nd PRCA cowboy to surpass the $1 million mark in career earnings over the weekend.

Robinson, a former Davis County resident who now lives in Spanish Fork, collected $3,995 in tie-down roping at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, and another $661 in steer wrestling at the Lea Park Rodeo in Marwayne, Alberta, to finish with a total of $1,002,928.

He is eighth in this season's all-around world standings and 22nd in tie-down roping, aiming for a fourth trip to the National Finals Rodeo.

On point

Many members of the archery world have already gathered in Ogden, preparing for next week's Archery World Cup. The stakes are even higher in 2012 as this is the final qualifying event for the London Olympic Games.

Competition will be staged Tuesday through Friday at the Golden Spike Events Center at the Weber County Fairgrounds, with the finals set for Saturday and Sunday at Lindquist Field.

Despite the new venue, all competition is free to spectators.

Crawling around

The Teraflex All-Jeep Show will battle on the Rock-Crawling Course at Miller Motorsports Park today.

Also today, Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series-Utah will take place, followed by the "Racing to the Stars" fundraiser to benefit Clark Planetarium. For information, visit www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.

Tidbits

Race fans enjoyed a visit from Indy legend Mario Andretti at the Burt Bros. store in Farmington on June 6. ... Utah volleyball player Alli Spurrier is volunteering with Youthlinc, a SLC community service organization in Cambodia for the next two weeks. ...

Jazzman Jeremy Evans -- the NBA slam dunk champion -- tossed out the first pitch prior to Thursday's Salt Lake Bees-Fresno Grizzlies game at SpringMobile Ballpark. ...

Kevin Graham, one of the original voices at KFNZ-AM 1320 followed by sports talk stints in Phoenix, Detroit, Pittsburgh and New York City -- has returned as the station's program director.

Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or cmiller@standard.net.

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