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Josie Goodrich and Keeper after their last college rodeo together.

Cougar Cowgirl: Hesa real easy Keeper

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor April 20, 2023

My love for rodeo can be accredited to many things … it could be the fact that the moment I was born I was traveling to rodeos with my mom and dad, or that my brother and I grew up riding horses together,...

Joy Wanja-Muraya and Josie Goodrich at the 47th annual Murrow Symposium.

Cougar Cowgirl: ‘Tis the season

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor April 12, 2023

I drove around 17 hours within three days last weekend, and that means rodeo season is back. April 5–6 was the 47th Murrow Symposium, an event hosted by the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication....

Josie Goodrich conducting interviews in Narok, Kenya, with participants of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health, March 14, 2023.

Cougar Cowgirl: Kenyan Edition

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor March 23, 2023

I traded in my rope for a camera and my horse Ruby for some zebras. Over spring break I went to Nairobi, Kenya, as part of a journalist group for the Murrow College of Communication. The trip was fully...

Cougar Cowgirl Josie looks toward 2023

Cougar Cowgirl: 2022 Review

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor January 12, 2023

2022 has come and gone and looking back, it was truly such a great year for me in so many different aspects of my life. Last year was my rookie season in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association...

The Cougar Cowgirl has her own traditions for Thanksgivng.

Rodeoing stops for nothing, not even holidays

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor December 1, 2022

Rope, ride, repeat. Thanksgiving is no exception. Usually, my parents and brother and I have a Thanksgiving lunch. My mom makes phenomenal mashed potatoes that I could eat all day long, and apparently...

There are certain guidelines for drug usage at rodeos.

Cougar Cowgirl: Behind the Scenes

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor November 17, 2022

This week's special edition is about drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll. Basically, the behind-the-scenes of a cowboy's life. Believe it or not, members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association are not...

Josie switches her outfit from her typical cowgirl vibe to a princess for Halloween.

Cougar Cowgirl: Tangled up in Halloween

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor November 3, 2022

The best weekend has come and gone, and I am counting down the days until next year's Halloween. As I mentioned in my last column, I am a big advocate of Halloween. I love everything about the costumes...

Josie Goodrich interviewing year-end Columbia River Circuit champions for the Cowboy Channel this weekend.

Cougar Cowgirl: Both Sides of the Camera

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor October 27, 2022

My very first Columbia River Circuit Finals is in the books, and I walked away with a little more than just money. The first round of the circuit finals in Redmond, Oregon, Thursday night brought a...

Josie Goodrich and Ruby splitting the win at the Pendleton college rodeo on Saturday

Cougar Cowgirl: Ropin’ necks and cashin’ checks

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor October 20, 2022

Whoop whoop!  Another weekend of rodeoing in the books, and I am happy to say it was nothing but a great weekend. My game plan for the weekend, and really every weekend was to score good and take...

Josie Goodrich had a rough weekend at her first college rodeo of the season but she hopes to bounce back at her rodeo this weekend.

Cougar Cowgirl: Staying in the Saddle

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor October 13, 2022

Well, the first weekend of college rodeos are in the books, and boy, what a weekend it was.  After classes on Thursday I headed back home to Stanfield, Oregon, and practiced up a little before my...

Josie Goodrich and Keeper look towards first college rodeo of the 2022 season after a good college season this past spring

Cougar Cowgirl: A short break before junior season

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor October 6, 2022

I took a little break from the rodeo world to spend some time in Pullman, which turned into me picking up a new hobby - chariot racing. I found out Saturday during halftime of the Homecoming football...

Josie Goodrich and her Greek family at Kappa Deltas big/little event on Sunday.

Cougar Cowgirl: A Weekend in Pullman

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor September 29, 2022

After a well deserved break from the rodeo world, I got to soak in a whole lot of Pullman sunshine and Coug pride this weekend. I got to go to my very first football game of the year, which was awesome...

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