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Rodeo 34 Award to Recognize Top Contestant

The Greeley Stampede, Rooftop Rodeo Estes Park, and Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo have partnered to recognize the rodeo contestant that earns the most money combined at their three rodeos in 2017.

The recipient will win the inaugural Rodeo 34 Award, receive a $3,000 gas & grocery gift card, and a championship pure beaver custom cowboy hat courtesy of Trent Johnson and Greeley Hat Works valued at $1,650. The Rodeo 34 Award recipient will also be featured during the 2017 PRCA Mountain States Circuit Finals at the Ranch, Larimer Country’s Fairgrounds and Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado on October 27th and 28th.

Congratulations to Barrel Racer Sydni Blanchard as our 2017 Rodeo 34 Award winner!

“This new partnership will be a great way to recognize and award the contestant that competes at all three rodeos.” said Mark Purdy, Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc. Chairman, “We felt it was important to provide items to help keep the contestant on the road like fuel and food. Hopefully we can continue to add to the prizes”

The new alliance, named after the highway that connects the three rodeos, was created to help promote the sport of rodeo. Members from the three rodeo committees will meet throughout the year to share information, cross promote and build new partnership.

“We are excited to create a stronger alliance with our neighbor rodeos.” said James Herman, Greeley Stampede Rodeo Chair, “It is a great opportunity to learn more about their events and to provide extra incentives for contestants to compete at all three rodeos.”

2017 Rodeo 34 schedule

  1. Greeley Stampede June 23-July 4
  2. Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo July 5-10
  3. Larimer County Fair &PRCA Rodeo August 6-8

“It will be fun to watch the leaderboard as the series starts in Greeley, goes through Estes Park and then ends in Loveland.” said Richard Rule, Larimer County Fair & Rodeo Committee, “Then we get to cap it off by recognizing them during the Mountain States Circuit Finals hosted at The Ranch in October.”

This year, the winner of the Rodeo 34 Award is barrel racer Sydni Blanchard of New Mexico. Sydni will be recognized on Saturday, October 28 during the Mountain States Circuit Finals in Loveland.

The top nine contestants from the series include:

  • Sydni Blanchard Barrel Racing 23.5 points
  • Brody Cress Saddle Bronc 20.5 points
  • Billy Bugenig Steer Wrestling 20 points
  • Seth Hardwick Bareback Riding 16 points
  • Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Barrel Racing 15 points
  • Baylor Roche Steer Wrestling 13.5 points
  • Leon Foundation Saddle Bronc 13.5 points
  • Jake Pratt Tie Down Roping 12 points
  • Josh Frost Bull Riding 11 points

More information about the Rodeo 34 Alliance is available by contacting:

  • James Herman Greeley Stampede
  • Mark Purdy Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc.
  • Richard Rule Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo
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