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Gunnison is key to rodeo’s elite

GUNNISON, Colo. – Over the last two years, an influx of dozens of ProRodeo’s elite athletes have made their way to this mountain community. They’ve not only competed at the Cattlemen’s Days PRCA Rodeo, but many have left with money earned in the Gunnison Valley. That includes 12 former world champions that account for 24[...]
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Rooftop arose like a phoenix

Estes Park rodeo was lifted from ashes of the pandemic into a fruitful event ESTES PARK, Colo. – The volunteers that formulate this community’s annual ProRodeo were a bit skeptical last year. Still in the throes of the pandemic, the organizers were unsure of what to expect with Rooftop Rodeo. With more than 90 years[...]
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Gooding ready to welcome clown

Sosebee will get to experience the rodeo’s unique personality this year GOODING, Idaho – In his years as a professional rodeo clown, Cody Sosebee has received many accolades. He’s been named the PRCA’s Comedy Act of the Year and has been selected to work the National Finals Rodeo, the sport’s premier championship that takes place[...]
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An outlaw approach to rodeo

Rooftop Rodeo committee has been a longtime partner with Cinch ESTES PARK, Colo. – Rooftop Rodeo was a Cinch rodeo before being one was cool. There was a time not long ago when another Western clothier had a stranglehold on ProRodeo marketing, and the Colorado-based manufacturer was left to its own devices. David Dean, the[...]
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Dirty Jacket still winning

PECOS, Texas – Over the last 11 years of the West of the Pecos Rodeo, one of the greatest bucking horses in the sport has reigned supreme. Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket has carried cowboys to the Pecos bareback riding title six times, including each of the past two years. The 18-year-old bay gelding[...]
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Champs crave mountain money

GUNNISON, Colo. – On the verge of his first National Finals Rodeo qualification, Tegan Smith needed every dime he could muster. He found it in the Rocky Mountains town of Gunnison, a community of nearly 6,700 people with the most established history of rodeo in Colorado, now celebrating 122 years this summer. He won the[...]
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