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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

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....

Brooklynn Been running in the grand entry at the Pendleton Round-Up.

A Princess in a Cowboy Hat

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor November 10, 2022

With the eyes of 65,000 people on her, Brooklynn Been entered the grass arena from the West gate on her bay horse, Captain. The roaring and chanting of the sold-out performance was electrifying, but Brooklynn...

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 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 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...

Josie Goodrich and Ruby placing fifth at Pendleton Round-Up

Cougar Cowgirl: Wrapping up the Season

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor September 22, 2022

As my rookie season comes to an end, I am happy to say I accomplished my one goal for the summer: make the Columbia River Circuit Finals. I breakaway roped a little bit during my freshman year of high...

Josie hopes to return to the Pendleton Round-Up with a win

Cougar Cowgirl: Let ‘er Buck

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor September 15, 2022

The best rodeo of the entire year has finally arrived, and I could not be happier to run down the hill.  To give some history, the Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Oregon is not only one of the oldest...

Josie prepares for Palouse Empire Fair Rodeo in Colfax

Cougar Cowgirl: On the Road

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor September 8, 2022

I can hardly believe I am saying this, but I am definitely ready for this rodeo season to be about done.  Last Tuesday after classes I drove back to my hometown in Stanfield, Oregon, and spent the...

Josie with her parents Brad and Jodi, younger brother Gator and horse Keeper at the 2020 National High School Finals Rodeo in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Cougar Cowgirl: The Instigators

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor September 1, 2022

I love talking about myself. Who doesn’t? The whole reason I started this column was so I could share my life with everyone and talk about my rodeos, my horses, when I win and unfortunately even when...

Josie Goodrich and Ruby compete to stay in top 3

Cougar cowgirl: staying positive

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor August 25, 2022

After a consistent winning streak this summer, things have steadily gone downhill for me within the last month. I have avoided writing about my rodeos and how I have been doing because quite frankly,...

as soon as the crowd hears “hometown cowgirl,” they start going bananas, and Keeper thrives off of it.

Cougar Cowgirl: Counting down the weeks

Josie Goodrich, Reporter/Copy Editor July 29, 2022

The next time you hear from me I will be back in school trying to juggle my rodeoing and classes, so I am savoring these last few weeks of freedom.  In the next three weeks, I will be attending eight...

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