Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Announces 5 For The Fight Promotion

SALT LAKE CITY (June 15, 2021) – Today, the Days of ’47 is excited to announce they are joining the fight against cancer by partnering with 5 For The Fight during the five-day 2021 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo at Utah Fairpark this July.

            5 For The Fight, created by Qualtrics in 2016, is a global movement inviting everyone to give $5 for the fight against cancer. During the first three performances, July 20-22, the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be donating $5 to 5 For The Fight for every ticket sold using the code “FIVE.”

            “We know that cancer does not discriminate and can affect you or your family at any age and time,” said Tommy Joe Lucia, General Manager of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo. “We are honored to join the Utah Jazz in bringing attention to the 5 For The Fight campaign and to play a small role in helping to find treatments for this gut-wrenching disease.”

            To date, 5 For The Fight has raised $27 million for cancer research. That money has fueled the work of established researchers already in the field, expanded research capacity through constructing new cancer facilities, and helped hire 13 cancer researchers through the 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Fellowship.

            To commemorate their fifth anniversary, and in conjunction with the Utah Jazz, they have launched a campaign to try and break the longest virtual high 5 chain world record that started with 8-year-old Utah cancer fighter Steele McKinney to bring awareness for life-saving cancer treatments.

            “Days of ’47 is leading the way this summer to motivate donations to cancer research with 3 special nights benefitting 5 For The Fight,” said Lori Morency Kun, Head of Social Impact, Qualtrics. “We’re excited to see an arena full of engaged fans working toward a goal that everyone can get behind. We hope everyone uses the code FIVE to both receive a discount and donate to cancer research.”

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo has become a must stop on the summer rodeo schedule for contestants from the junior high level all the way to the pros of the sport as they vie for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded to the top three, setting this rodeo apart from any other rodeo in the world.

            To have your ticket purchase, on the dates of July 20, 21 and 22, benefit this campaign please us this ticket link: http://www.axs.com/series/12037/2021-days-of-47-cowboy-games-rodeo-five-for-the-fight-tickets and use code FIVE to secure tickets in the $19 and $29 price range. Not only will individuals be able to help raise money for the 5 For The Fight campaign but they will also be given a $4 discount on event tickets purchased with this code. Additional campaign donations can be made by texting Future to 50555 to add $5 to your cell phone bill or Venmo Five-ForTheFight.

            Gates will open at 4:30 pm daily so fans can enjoy the historical exhibits, commercial exhibitors, the world record high 5 booth, great food, and preshow activities in the arena including the Young Guns Rodeo featuring the future stars of the sport. The main rodeo action takes place nightly at 7:30 p.m. July 20-24. Medalists in each rodeo discipline will be crowned on the final night.

            For updates regarding the 2021 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, please visit our website (www.daysof47cowboygames.com) or social media platforms: (https://www.facebook.com/daysof47rodeo, https://twitter.com/Daysof47Rodeo, http://instagram.com/daysof47rodeo).

            For more information on 5 For The Fight visit https://www.5forthefight.org.

# # #

About Days of ‘47

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, takes place at the $17.5 million, state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark each July. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats. The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1847. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is a private, non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s kids. Please visit daysof47cowboygames.com for more information.

About 5 For The Fight: 5 For The Fight, a Qualtrics-led nonprofit, is a global campaign inviting everyone to donate $5 to the fight against cancer. Each donation is made in honor of someone who is battling or has been touched by the disease. To date, 5 For The Fight has raised more than $27 million to help eradicate cancer with one hundred percent of those funds donated directly to the world’s leading cancer researchers. 5 For The Fight is featured on the Utah Jazz jersey patch and is the only cause-related jersey patch in the NBA. To join the fight, please visit 5forthefight.org.


Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Raising the Bar with Bonus Program

SALT LAKE CITY (June 3, 2021) – The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Board of Directors know that last year’s cancellation was hard on the rodeo contestants and stock contractors, so they are excited to announce a bonus program for 2021 that will benefit all participants. This bonus program will be in addition to the already announced $562,500 in prize money up for grabs, which includes the lucrative $25,000 payout to each gold medalist.

            “We felt this year it was important to contribute to all the athletes that compete at our rodeo after a disruptive year in 2020,” said Dan Shaw, Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo President & CEO. “Unlike other professional athletes, cowboys and cowgirls don’t get paid unless they win. We want to change that with this program so that everyone has the opportunity to leave with a little something in their pocket. In addition, we also want to recognize the animal athletes this year through our Zions Bank Livestock Award bonuses. We hope it will be well received by all.”

            Every contestant competing in the semifinal round of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo will have the opportunity to receive a $500 Pioneer Bonus. Those that advance on and compete in the Gold Medal Round will receive another $750 Pioneer Bonus. This will be very beneficial to every contestant and will continue to make this truly a one-of-a-kind rodeo. Not only are athletes competing for over half a million dollars in prize money but now they are eligible to receive a bonus for participating, plus there is an opportunity to compete with no entry fees. Definitely a win-win.

            Stock contractors will also reap the benefit of these bonuses with the nightly Zions Bank Livestock Awards for the top bareback horse, saddle bronc horse and bull in each semifinal round performance being awarded $1,600 each. In the Gold Medal Round, those bonuses will increase to $5,000 each.

            Contestants wanting to be part of this unique rodeo still have a chance to get qualified. Nominations for the DO47 Leaderboard (Segment 8) via the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) will remain open until June 27 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The top 24 timed event athletes and the top 24 roughstock athletes on the leaderboard at that time will qualify for the event with the No. 1 athlete on the leaderboard in each discipline being automatically seeded into the Gold Medal Round on July 24. The No. 1 athlete will also be given the opportunity to compete in the semifinal rounds. For the team roping, once the headers and heelers have confirmed their partners, the No. 1 ranking will be based on the two partners combined point total.

            The remaining eight (8) athletes in each discipline will be qualified via the DO47 Committee parameters to include the top three medalists in each discipline from the 2019 event, along with the top five athletes in the 2021 PRCA, WPRA and PBR world standings, respectively as of June 28.  

            A total of 32 athletes (eight athletes per night) in each of the following disciplines (bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s breakaway roping, barrel racing and bull riding) will compete in the semifinal performances with the fastest time or highest score in each discipline of each performance advancing to the Gold Medal Round. The three fastest times or highest scores, from all the semifinal performances combined, not already advancing, will also move on to the Gold Medal Round. The seven qualifiers from the semifinals round along with the WCRA Leaderboard No. 1 will combine for a total of eight athletes competing in each discipline of the Gold Medal Round.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will once again be a stop on the WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR). The TCR is an annual bonus that pays $1 million to any one athlete or collection of athletes who wins the Event Championship of the same discipline in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos.

            Tie-down roper Riley Webb has a chance to make rodeo history at this year’s Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo. After winning the Stampede at the E in Guthrie, Oklahoma and Rodeo Corpus Christi in Texas, he is the only athlete eligible to cash in on the TCR bonus in Salt Lake City. If successful, Webb, just 17 years old, would make history as the first victor of the WCRA Triple Crown Rodeo $1 Million Bonus and would become the youngest millionaire in the history of the sport of rodeo.

            Tickets are now on sale ranging in price from $14 to $29 and are available through AXS tickets – online at http://www.axs.com/series/11764/2021-days-of-47-cowboy-games-rodeo-tickets or by phone at 800-888-8499. Group sales of 10 tickets or more will receive a $5 off excluding the $14 priced tickets.

            The first performance is slated for July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark. Action will continue daily through July 24 when medalists in each rodeo discipline will be crowned.

            The 2021 rodeo will mark the sixth time in the history of rodeo where riders will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. The first two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad and the other three times being the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in 2017-2019. The medals awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo are produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            Please keep an eye on our website (www.daysof47cowboygames.com) and our social media platforms (https://www.facebook.com/daysof47rodeo, https://twitter.com/Daysof47Rodeo, http://instagram.com/daysof47rodeo) for the latest news regarding the 2021 event.

# # #

About Days of ‘47

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, takes place at the $17.5 million, state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark each July. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats. The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1847. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is a private, non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s kids. Please visit daysof47cowboygames.com for more information.

About WCRA

WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit wcrarodeo.com. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit app.wcrarodeo.com.


Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo To Feature $50,000 Young Guns Rodeo

SALT LAKE CITY (May 25, 2021) – The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is excited to announce the expansion of the Days of ’47 Young Guns Rodeo that will be a featured competition during rodeo week in Salt Lake City.

            The Days of ’47 Young Guns Rodeo will feature the next generation of rodeo stars ages 13-18 in the timed events (steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing and breakaway roping) and 6-18 in the roughstock events (bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding) and will be part of the Nation’s Only $1 Million Cowboy Games and Rodeo July 20-24 in the Salt Lake Valley.

            “We are excited to feature one of the largest youth rodeos in the State of Utah boasting $50,000 in prize money,” said Tommy Joe Lucia, Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo General Manager. “Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s youth. We are honored to make this investment into the future of our sport and tomorrow’s leaders.”

            The timed event competition will take place daily, July 20-24 starting at 10 a.m. at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park outdoor arena in South Jordan, Utah. While the roughstock competition will be held daily at 4:30 p.m. at the Days of ’47 Arena in Salt Lake City as part of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo pre-rodeo entertainment.

            Entries are on a first come, first serve basis with entries opening at 10 a.m. MT on May 26, 2021 online at www.ctrodeo-Idaho.weebly.com. Individuals can enter once per day with daily payouts of $1,000 in each category. Entries will be capped at 15 per category per day in the timed events and a total of 15 per discipline in the roughstock events. Books close and fees are due NO LATER than July 1, 2021.

            “Youth in the State of Utah and across the United States will not want to miss this event,” said Cameron Tuckett, owner and operator of CT Rodeo. “This is a huge step for us expanding to offer opportunities for the timed event youth during the Days of ’47 and drastically increasing the total event payout from $7,500 to $50,000. We can’t thank our partners with Days of ’47 enough for investing in the next generation of rodeo stars and the sky is the limit for this event.”

            The overall champion (highest score in the five days not including the pee wee age group) in the bareback and saddle bronc riding competition will earn a GOLDEN TICKET to the Junior Roughstock World Finals in Las Vegas during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December.

            For those kids that aren’t quite ready for the bucking horses and bulls, the Young Guns Rodeo will also feature mutton busting. There will be three sections each day at the Days of ’47 Arena as part of the pre-rodeo entertainment beginning at 4:30 p.m. Always a crowd favorite, the mutton busting gives the younger kids an opportunity to “Get Their Cowboy On.” Participants must weigh less than 50 pounds and be between the ages of 3 and 8 years old. No exceptions. Entries are on a first come, first serve basis and are free to sign-up at www.daysof47cowboygames.com under the Events tab. Tickets to that night’s rodeo are required for entry to the arena.

            Tickets are now on sale and range in price from $14 to $29. Tickets can be purchased through AXS tickets – online at http://www.axs.com/series/11764/2021-days-of-47-cowboy-games-rodeo-tickets or by phone at 800-888-8499. Group sales of 10 tickets or more will receive a $5 off excluding the $14 priced tickets.

            Gates open at 4:00 pm daily and fans are encouraged to come early to enjoy the historical exhibits, commercial exhibitors, great food, and preshow activities in the area including the Young Guns Rodeo featuring tomorrow’s champions. New this year is an air-conditioned vendor space and additional shading for the Fun Zone activities that is open and free to the public. The Young Guns Rodeo will take place in the main arena beginning at 4:30 p.m., and a rodeo ticket will be required for admission. For more information on pre-event activities please visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo has become a must stop on the summer rodeo schedule for contestants from the junior high level all the way to the pros of the sport as they vie for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded to the top three, setting this rodeo apart from any other rodeo in the world.

            Please keep an eye on our website (www.daysof47cowboygames.com) and our social media platforms (https://www.facebook.com/daysof47rodeo, https://twitter.com/Daysof47Rodeo, http://instagram.com/daysof47rodeo) for the latest news regarding the 2021 event.

# # #

FACT SHEET

  • The Days of ’47 Young Guns Rodeo will be part of the Nation’s Only $1 Million Cowboy Games and Rodeo this July in the Salt Lake Valley.
  • The Days of ’47 Young Guns Rodeo will feature the next generation of rodeo stars ages 13-18 in the timed events (steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing and breakaway roping) and 6-18 in the roughstock events (bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding). Ages are based on as of January 1, 2021
    • The timed event competition will take place daily, July 20-24 starting at 10 a.m. at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park outdoor arena in South Jordan, Utah.
    • The roughstock event competition will take place daily, July 20-24 starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Days of ’47 Arena in Salt Lake City as part of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo pre-rodeo entertainment.
  • One of the largest youth payout rodeos in the State of Utah with $50,000 paid out over the 5-day event with daily payouts of $1,000 in each category
  • Entries are a first come, first serve starting May 26, 2021 online at www.ctrodeo-Idaho.weebly.com. Individuals can enter once per day per discipline. Entries will be capped at 15 per category per day in the timed events and a total of 15 per discipline in the roughstock events. Books close and fees are due NO LATER than July 1, 2021. Payment made through Venmo.
  • Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

Timed event categories:

  • Steer Wrestling (boys only) – Age 14-18
    • Team Roping – Age 18 and under
    • Tie-Down Roping (boys only) – Age 14-18
    • Barrel Racing – Age 13 and under
    • Barrel Racing (Girls only)- Age 14-18
    • Breakaway Roping – Age 13 and under
    • Breakaway Roping (Girls only) – Age 14-18

Roughstock categories – all qualified riders will be qualified to compete at the Junior World Roughstock Mountain States Region Finals

  • Bareback Riding – overall champion (highest score in the five days not including pee wee age group) will receive a GOLDEN TICKET to the Junior World Roughstock National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas
    • Pee Wee – Ages 6-9
      • Rookie – Ages 10-11
      • Junior – Ages 12-13
      • Senior – Ages 14-15
      • Novice – Ages 16-18
  • Saddle Bronc Riding – overall champion (highest score in the five days not including pee wee age group) will receive a GOLDEN TICKET to the Junior World Roughstock National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas
    • Pee Wee – Ages 6-9
      • Rookie – Ages 10-11
      • Junior – Ages 12-13
      • Senior – Ages 14-15
      • Novice – Ages 16-18
  • Bull Riding
    • Pee Wee – Ages 6-9
      • Rookie – Ages 10-11
      • Junior – Ages 12-13
      • Senior – Ages 14-15
      • Novice – Ages 16-18
  • Entry fees are $75 for each event each day and includes three tickets to that night’s Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo performance
  • Additional tickets available online at http://www.axs.com/series/11764/2021-days-of-47-cowboy-games-rodeo-tickets or by phone at 800-888-8499. Ticket price levels are $14, $19 or $29. Group sales of 10 tickets or more will receive a $5 off excluding the $14 priced tickets
  • In addition, mutton busting will be part of the pre-rodeo entertainment between Young Guns Rodeo events at the Days of ’47 Arena. Participants must weigh less than 50 pounds and be between the ages of 3 and 8 years old. Entries are on a first come, first serve and are free to sign-up at www.daysof47cowboygames.com under the Events tab. Tickets to that night’s rodeo are required for entry to the arena.
  • For information on other activities including the nightly rodeo go to www.daysof47cowboygames.com
  • For more information on the Days of ’47 Young Guns Rodeo visit www.ctrodeo-idaho.weebly.com, email: ctrodeo.livestock@gmail.com or text questions to 208-219-4203.

About Days of ‘47

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, takes place at the $17.5 million, state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark each July. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats. The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1847. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is a private, non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s kids. Please visit daysof47cowboygames.com for more information.


Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Tickets Go On Sale May 21

SALT LAKE CITY (May 19, 2021) – As our county, state and country work to rebound from the global pandemic, we are excited to announce tickets for the 2021 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank go on sale this Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. MT with no capacity restrictions.

            Ticket price levels are $14, $19 or $29 and will be available through AXS tickets – online at http://www.axs.com/series/11764/2021-days-of-47-cowboy-games-rodeo-tickets or by phone at 800-888-8499. Group sales of 10 tickets or more will receive a $5 off excluding the $14 priced tickets.

            “We are excited to once again celebrate Utah’s great pioneer heritage and rodeo in Utah with our fans this July,” said Dan Shaw, Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo President & CEO. “We are confident in having a successful and safe event this summer and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Days of ’47 Arena in the heart of Salt Lake City.”

            May 21 marks 60 days until we “Ride Again” with the first performance slated for July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark. Action will continue daily through July 24 when medalists in each rodeo discipline will be crowned and each champion will walk away with a minimum of $25,000.

            Gates open at 4:00 pm daily and fans are encouraged to come early to enjoy the historical exhibits, commercial exhibitors, great food, and preshow activities in the area including the Young Guns Rodeo featuring the future stars of the sport. New this year is an air-conditioned vendor space and additional shading for the Fun Zone activities that is open and free to the public. The Young Guns Rodeo will take place in the main arena beginning at 4:30 p.m., and a rodeo ticket will be required for admission. For more information on pre-event activities please visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo has become a must stop on the summer rodeo schedule for contestants from the junior high level all the way to the pros of the sport as they vie for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded to the top three, setting this rodeo apart from any other rodeo in the world.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will once again be a stop on the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR). The TCR is an annual bonus that pays $1 million to any one athlete or collection of athletes who wins the Event Championship of the same discipline in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos. Tie-down roper Riley Webb will be the only athlete eligible to cash in on this bonus at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo after having won the Stampede at the E in Guthrie, Oklahoma and the Rodeo Corpus Christi in Texas. Webb, just 17 years old, would make history as the first victor of the WCRA Triple Crown Rodeo $1 Million bonus and would become the youngest millionaire in the history of the sport of rodeo.

            “Rodeo fans in Salt Lake are in a unique and lucky position to be able to witness what could be an historical event for Riley Webb and the sport of rodeo,” said WCRA President Bobby Mote. “There is not a better setting, with the high-energy atmosphere, for what might be our first million dollar bonus payout. We are excited to be part of one of the top paying rodeos of the summer featuring the world’s top athletes from across the country.”

            The 2021 rodeo will mark the sixth time in the history of rodeo where riders will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. The first two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad and the other three times being the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in 2017-2019. The medals awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo are produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            Please keep an eye on our website (www.daysof47cowboygames.com) and our social media platforms (https://www.facebook.com/daysof47rodeo, https://twitter.com/Daysof47Rodeo, http://instagram.com/daysof47rodeo) for the latest news regarding the 2021 event.

# # #

About Days of ‘47

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, takes place at the $17.5 million, state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark each July. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats. The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1847. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is a private, non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s kids. Please visit daysof47cowboygames.com for more information.

About WCRA WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit wcrarodeo.com. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit app.wcrarodeo.com.


2021 DAYS OF ’47 COWBOY GAMES AND RODEO PAYOUT AND FORMAT ANNOUNCED

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) in partnership with Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (DO47) is excited to announce the format and payout for the 2021 event. The DO47 will play host to the second stop of the WCRA’s Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) during the 2021 series and will have a payout of $562,500. Each champion will walk away with a minimum of $25,000 and a coveted DO47 Gold Medal.

“WCRA is thrilled to continue our relationship with such an iconic rodeo as we continue to bring marquee events to the Triple Crown of Rodeo,” said WCRA President Bobby Mote. “This event looks to be one of the top 10 payouts of the summer, and we’re extremely fortunate to be able to work with DO47 to bring this opportunity to the rodeo world

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank takes place July 20-24, at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City. The total event payout will be $562,500 with the payout per round as follows:

  • Semi-Final Rounds (July 20-23): $144,000 ($36,000 per performance)
  • Gold Medal Round (July 24): $418,500 ($46,500 per discipline)

Nominations for the DO47 Leaderboard (Segment 8) will remain open until June 27 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The top 24 timed event athletes and the top 24 roughstock athletes on the leaderboard at that time will qualify for the event with the No. 1 athlete on the leaderboard in each discipline being automatically seeded into the Gold Medal Round on July 24. The No. 1 athlete will also be given the opportunity to compete in the preliminary rounds.

The remaining eight (8) athletes in each discipline will be qualified via the DO47 Committee parameters to include the top three medalists in each discipline from the 2019 event, along with the top five athletes in the 2021 PRCA, WPRA and PBR world standings, respectively as of June 28.  

A total of 32 athletes (eight athletes per night) in each of the nine disciplines will compete in the semi-final performances with the fastest time or highest score in each discipline of each performance advancing to the Gold Medal Round. The three fastest times or highest scores, from all the semi-final performances combined, not already advancing, will also advance to the Gold Medal Round. The seven qualifiers from the semi-finals round along with the WCRA Leaderboard No. 1 will create for a total of eight athletes competing in each discipline of the Gold Medal Round.

The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions celebrating the State’s heritage since 1847. For only the sixth time in the history of rodeo, riders will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the 2021 Salt Lake City event along with that sizable $562,500 total payout.

“The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo has become a must stop on the summer rodeo schedule and with over a half a million dollars in prize money, we will be the largest five day rodeo this summer,” said Tommy Joe Lucia, Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo General Manager. “Every contestant will not only vie for prize money but will be competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals setting this rodeo apart from any other rodeo in the world.”

On Saturday, July 31 (1:00 PM, ET), CBS Television Network will broadcast the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo. 

The TCR is an annual bonus that will pay $1 Million to any one eligible athlete or collection of eligible athletes who win the Event Championship and place first in the same discipline of any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos.

The TCR bonus will be available to all athletes from around the globe who nominate their current competitive efforts through the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) and earn a minimum of 15 points on the DO47 (Segment 8) leaderboard. Athletes will have until June 27 at 11:59 p.m. CT to earn a position on the leaderboard.

For more information on the event visit www.wcrarodeo.com or www.daysof47cowboygames.com. Questions regarding entries, and nominations can be directed to support@wcrarodeo.com.

Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $8,500,000 in new money to rodeo athletes. All rodeo athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA or the VRQ should be directed to wcrarodeo.com.

-WCRA-

About WCRA

WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit wcrarodeo.com. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit app.wcrarodeo.com.

About Days of ‘47 The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, takes place at the $17.5 million, state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark each July. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats. The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1847. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is a private, non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s kids. Please visit daysof47cowboygames.com for more information.


Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Ready to Ride Again in 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (April 15, 2021) – We have missed you! And we hope you have missed us too. Mark your calendars as the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is “Ready to Ride Again” in 2021. We will kick open the chutes July 20th, at the Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, in the heart of Salt Lake City and 100 days from today, we will crown our medalists.

            “The year 2020 was a trying year for all of us, but hope is on the horizon, and we are looking forward to once again celebrating Utah’s great pioneer heritage and Rodeo in Utah with our fans this July,” said Dan Shaw, Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo President & CEO. “We are confident in having a successful and safe event this summer thanks to lower infection rates and the availability of vaccine in our area.”

            Gates will open at 4:30 pm daily so fans can enjoy the historical exhibits, commercial exhibitors, great food, and preshow activities in the area including the Young Guns Rodeo featuring the future stars of the sport. The main rodeo action takes place nightly at 7:30 p.m. July 20-24. Tickets will go on-sale the latter part of May and will be available via www.axs.com. Please keep an eye on our website (www.daysof47cowboygames.com) and our social media platforms (https://www.facebook.com/daysof47rodeo, https://twitter.com/Daysof47Rodeo, http://instagram.com/daysof47rodeo) for the latest news regarding the 2021 event.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will once again be a stop on the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR). The TCR is an annual bonus that pays $1 million to any one athlete or collection of athletes who wins. The Event Championship of the same discipline in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos. The current WCRA Triple Crown Rodeo series started with the Stampede at the E in 2020 and the second stop will be in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the Buc Days Pro Rodeo May 6-9. Therefore the Days of ’47 rodeo could be the key to drastically changing an athlete or athletes’ year and bank account.

            “Rodeo fans in Salt Lake are in a unique and lucky position to be able to witness what could be someone’s $1 million payday,” said WCRA President Bobby Mote. “The high-energy atmosphere tied-in with one of the top paying rodeos of the summer to the world’s top athletes will sure be one of the best rodeos in the country this summer.”

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo has become a must stop on the summer rodeo schedule for contestants from the junior high level all the way to the pros of the sport as they vie for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded to the top three, setting this rodeo apart from any other rodeo in the world.

            The 2021 rodeo will mark the sixth time in the history of rodeo where riders will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. The first two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad and the other three times being the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in 2017-2019. The medals awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo are produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

# # #

About Days of ‘47

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, takes place at the $17.5 million, state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark each July. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats. The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1847. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is a private, non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s kids. Please visit daysof47cowboygames.com for more information.

About WCRA WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit wcrarodeo.com. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit app.wcrarodeo.com.


Drive-In Holiday Laser Spectacular this December at Maverik Center

WEST VALLEY CITY (November 16, 2020) – Need a little Holiday Cheer after what has been a challenging year on so many fronts? We have just the event for you AND it’s socially distant!

            Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo and Maverik Center have teamed up for a new-to-the-area Drive-In Holiday Laser Spectacular presented by Zions Bank and Maverik this December. The event will take place December 10 – January 2* with two shows (6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) a night every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during this timeframe (*no shows on December 24th). Each show will be a 30-minute Holiday themed laser show with Holiday music available via your car radio. The event will take place in Lot A of Maverik Center where the laser graphics will be projected and viewable from your vehicle!

            “Christmas time is a time of celebration with our families and a time to cherish all that God has blessed us with in our lives,” said Tommy Joe Lucia, General Manager Day of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo. “While this year will be unlike any we have experienced, it is our hope this Drive-In Holiday Laser Show Spectacular will shine a positive light on the Holiday Season and families in the Great Salt Lake Valley will make memories to cherish for a lifetime.”

            The cost will be $25 per car and tickets must be purchased online before entering the lot. Tickets can be purchased at www.maverikcenter.com or at www.axs.com.

            Below is a full list of dates and show times:

                        Thursday, December 10         6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Friday, December 11              6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Saturday, December 12          6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Thursday, December 17         6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Friday, December 18              6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Saturday, December 19          6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Friday, December 25              6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Saturday, December 26          6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Thursday, December 31         6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Friday, January 1                    6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

                        Saturday, January 2                6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

            *Note: Gates will open 1-hour before show time (5 p.m. & 7 p.m.). Public restrooms will be available if needed near the Maverik Center Offices.


Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Will Ride Again in 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (April 29, 2020) – After very careful consideration and interaction with local authorities the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Board of Directors have determined that it is in the best interest of all to cancel the 2020 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by  Zions Bank.

            “While this is a difficult announcement to share, we know it is the right thing to do at this time,” said Tommy Joe Lucia, General Manager. “There were several factors that went into our decision including if our fans and partners had the resources after these trying times to support the event as they have in the past, as we were unwilling to add additional economic pressure to those who have supported us for so long as well as the safety of all those involved to put on a world class event. With the current guidelines in place, we could not in good conscience continue to move forward with our July event.

            “Our team will continue to explore concepts on how to salute our Pioneers during the Days of ’47 holiday week in a safe and fitting manner.”

            Those who had purchased advanced tickets will automatically receive a refund to the credit card used for purchase. Please allow up to 10 working days to show on your account. For those who purchased tickets at a Smithtix location, please take the tickets directly to the Smith’s Store for a refund. If you purchased from a third party ticket seller, you will need to contact them for reimbursement.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, was scheduled for July 21-25, 2020 at the 10,000 seat Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, in the heart of Salt Lake City.

            While we are being sidelined this year like the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, know we will be ready to ride again in 2021. Mark your calendars now for July 20-24, 2021 and follow us on social media.


2020 LEWIS FEILD MEMORIAL BAREBACK RIDING SCHOLARSHIP

About:           

This scholarship honors the late ProRodeo Hall of Fame cowboy Lewis Feild. Feild was Utah’s own two-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider and three-time All-Around Champion, whose legacy continues to live on in the sport of rodeo and the Beehive State. In 2019, the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo awarded the first rodeo and academic scholarship in honor of Feild.

            This is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to an individual that plans to attend and participate in the bareback riding portion of the rodeo program at a recognized Utah University.

Requirements: To be eligible to apply for, or to be awarded, the Lewis Feild Memorial Bareback Riding Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States. If the applicant’s transcript reflects a place of birth other than the United States, appropriate proof of citizenship must be furnished (i.e. a copy of the photo page of a valid U. S. passport, a copy of Naturalization Certificate or a birth certificate for U. S. Citizen Born Abroad). Applications submitted without proof of citizenship will not be considered. Students with permanent resident status are not eligible to apply.
  • Be a current Utah resident.
  • Attend and graduate from a public high school in Utah.
  • Be a graduating senior in the 2019 – 2020 school year.
  • Be ranked in the top 50% of the graduating class at the completion of the first semester of the senior year. This ranking is to be verified as a part of the official transcript or by an accompanying certification from an appropriate school official.
  • Have made formal application to enroll with intent to attend an accredited, not-for-profit Utah college or university and participate in that college or university’s Bareback Riding Rodeo program and participate in a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree. Strictly online colleges and universities, even if they are not-for-profit, are not permitted.
  • Previous volunteer activities with a Days of ’47 event is recommended.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES

Applications due:                              March 15, 2020

Recipient Selection Notification:     April 1, 2020

*Awards Presentation:                     April 15, 2020

* Winner officially recognized at Utah Sports Commission Awards Banquet

For more information including application requirements and online application process visit: https://form.jotform.com/200357173932049.

DON’T DELAY APPLY TODAY

FOR A CHANCE AT A $5,000 RODEO SCHOLARSHIP!!!


Garrett Wins Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs

WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH (February 1, 2020) – Shorty Garrett did the family name proud on Saturday night at the third annual Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs event at the Maverik Center.

            Garrett of Dupree, S.D., comes from a long line of champions with two uncles being world champions – Mark and Marvin Garrett and his lineage goes all the way back to the great Casey Tibbs. In the long round, he rode Northcott Macza’s Dark Secret for 83 points to advance to the final round where he matched up with Diamond G Rodeo’s Miss Nancy for 85.5 points. Dalton Kingery of Monroe, Iowa, rode Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Momma’s Boy for 81.5 points to advance to the two person finals. Unfortunately for the Iowa cowboy, he was unable to make the eight second whistle aboard Diamond G Rodeo’s Sis is Sassy.

            Garrett punched his ticket to two $1 million rodeos the first being the WCRA event in Kansas City, Missouri, and the second being in July right here in Salt Lake City with the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, July 21-25 at Utah Fairpark.

            In addition, this event served as a World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) Semifinal event. The top eight in the bareback and saddle bronc on the day advanced for a chance at their share of $1 million at the WCRA Royal City Roundup in Kansas City, Feb. 28, 2020. The top four in the bull riding also advanced to the WCRA’s $1M event at the Sprint Center.

            Bull rider Colten Fritzlan also punched his ticket to July’s Days of ’47 event after marking 86.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Hou’s That in the long round. Fritzlan of Rifle, Colorado, was unable to stay atop his bull for eight seconds in the short round but earned $6,250 on the night with a chance to add to that in Kansas City in February and Salt Lake City in July.

            The top bareback rider on the night was Canadian Orin Larsen after he finished with an 88-point ride on Northcott Macza Ima Winner. Larsen was in fact the winner after out riding Jamie Howlett who was matched with Northcott Macza’s Dirty Looks for 84 points. The duo earned a spot in WCRA’s $1 million rodeo in Kansas City but will have to wait to see if they are back in Salt Lake City in July.  Pascal Isabelle of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, rode earlier in the day and turned in an 89.5-point ride in the short round aboard Utah’s own Bar T Rodeo’s Red Lady to earn his spot in the July Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo.

            The event honors the late ProRodeo Hall of Fame cowboy Lewis Feild. Feild was Utah’s own two-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider and three-time All-Around Champion, who continues to be an icon in the sport of rodeo and the Beehive State. His son, Kaycee Feild carries on his legacy having won four PRCA world titles in the bareback riding. Kaycee was on hand Saturday to welcome the crowd and interact with fans and cowboys alike.

            For a full list of the day’s results visit www.wcrarodeo.com.

Advancing to Days of ’47 Cowboy Games Rodeo – July 21-25:

Bareback riding – Pascal Isabelle

Saddle Bronc riding – Shorty Garrett

Bull riding – Cole Fritzlan


© 2021, Days of ’47 Cowboy Games. All rights reserved.