Over the past 99 years, there has been many people that have made valuable contributions to the success of the Greeley Stampede. Through a community nomination process, the Greeley Stampede has selected two outstanding individuals and a family to be inducted into the 2022 Greeley Stampede Hall of Fame.
This year’s inductees include:
• Ron Jackson, who was instrumental in major capital improvement projects including the west arena enclosure project, the Stampede office expansion and the construction of the portable music stage.
• Lynn Settje, who was the first CEO of the Greeley Stampede and helped lead the event to gain international recognition.
• The Hill Family, whose involvement started in the 1970’s when the Stampede transition into a stand-alone organization, have made an impact by being on the Committee or as a Wrangler Trail boss in three decades and were major leaders in the rebuilding of the grandstands and the construction of the Island Grove Events Center.
“This process gets harder and harder each year as there were so many great nomination forms to review. The Stampede is what it is today because of the countless hours that all of these nominees put in to make our community better.” said Justin Watada, General Manager and Hall of Fame Chairman. “The Selection committee felt these two individuals and the Hill Family made the biggest impact and deserve to be recognized for their contributions as part of the 2022 Hall of Fame class.”
To recognize the Hall of Fame inductees, the Greeley Stampede will be hosting an induction ceremony dinner Friday, April 8, 2022 at Zoe’s Café starting at 6pm. Individual tickets will be $30 or a table of eight for $180. Tickets for the banquet for the special event will go on sale on March 8, 2022 at 10am through the Stampede Ticket Office.
Additional recognition will take place during the 100th Annual Greeley Stampede in June including recognition during the June 26th Pro Rodeo performance and display cases for each inductee with information and artifacts about their contributions to the Stampede.
The Greeley Stampede Hall of Fame was established for the purpose of honoring individuals who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to the Greeley Stampede. Inductees into the Hall of Fame may include, but not be limited to, volunteers, affiliated organizations, contract personnel, and others who have made a significant contribution to the success and prestige of the Greeley Stampede. More information is available at www.greeleystampede.org/p/halloffame.