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You couldn’t have asked for a better night in rodeo than what we had at the PRCA Pro Rodeo tonight at the Stampede. The weather was perfect as world class rodeo professionals, including the current number one Bull Rider in the world Sage Steele Kimzey and the number one ranked Bareback Rider Tim O’Connell, competed to be champions in their event.

Along with the cowboys and cowgirls of the rodeo, Beutler and Son provided some of the best animal rodeo athletes including Wound Up, Killer Bee, Wonderland, Spin Bo and Cimarron Jack all ranked in the top 20 WNFR Rodeo Stock Roster.

PRCA Pro Rodeo Finals sponsored by Aims Community College brought in over 6,900 spectators during the final rodeo performance of the series. Committee members, John DeWitt and Patty Gate were honored in their last year of service to the Stampede. In addition, Grand Marshals, Rob and Anita Reeve were recognized in the arena.

Listed as a Top-25 Pro Rodeo according to purse size, the Stampede is famous for having a topnotch performance. The Greeley Stampede Rodeo features eight exciting events during every performance: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin, and Bull Riding.

2018 PRCA Pro Rodeo Champions:

  • Bareback Riding Tim O’Connell score: 168.0/2
  • Steer Wrestling K.C. Jones time: 14.6/3
  • Team Roping Garrett Tonozzi and Joe Mattern time: 17.4/3
  • Saddle Bronc Riding Wade Sundell score: 172.5/2
  • Tie Down Roping Caleb Smidt time: 17.0/2
  • Barrel Racing Tracy Nowlin time: 34.5/2
  • Bull Riding Sage Steele Kimzey 170.5/2

Each winner received an Otterbox Venture 45 cooler along with their prize money.

Tomorrow at the Stampede, the arena will be taken over by the roar of the Demolition Derby after the traditional Independence Day Parade. Taking the Extraction Park Stage that evening before the fireworks begin, is 90’s country music sensation Diamond Rio beginning at 8pm. Join us for the final day of the Stampede as we celebrate our independence!

ABOUT THE GREELEY STAMPEDE: The Greeley Stampede, a 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation, is the Colorado’s premiere summer western celebration. This longstanding event has grown in diversity and popularity since its inception and has provided music and rodeo entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people every summer. The Stampede was inducted in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2014 and the event was named 2015 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Mountain States Large Rodeo of the Year. The Stampede will be celebrating its 96th annual event June 23 – July 4, 2017. For more information about the Greeley Stampede visit www.greeleystampede.org.


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