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1/22/06-Ben Wheeler

Proud Of East Texas: Dedee Crawford

Dedee Crawford of Ben Wheeler, is a world champion in both bareback and bull riding. She entered the professional rodeo world at age 18 and immediately made her mark as Reserve World Champion in bull riding.

In 2000, Crawford won the bull riding World Championship and in 2001 won both the bareback and bull riding titles. But in 2002 crawford broke her leg and in 2003 dislocated her shoulder. She says if you compete, "You know you'll get hurt sometime".

Crawford spent 2004 recuperating from her injuries, but in 2005 came back with a vengeance. In October, Crawford was crowned World Champion in bareback and bull riding at th Coors Women's Nationals in Ft. Worth.

Joan Hallmark reporting, jhallmark@kltv.com

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