Only Gold Medal Rodeo in the World Set to Air on CBS Saturday, July 31

SALT LAKE CITY (July 30, 2021) – Looking for some Gold Medal Action of a different kind? Tune-in Saturday, July 31, 2021 to CBS to catch the action from the Only Gold Medal Rodeo in the World – the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank from Salt Lake City.

            Tune-in or set your DVR for 11 a.m. MT/1 p.m. ET on CBS as nine-time world champion and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Ty Murray is joined in the booth by Craig Hummer to call all the exciting action. A total of nine Gold Medals were awarded and sideline reporter Kate Harrison caught up with all the event champions following their medal ceremony.

            “This rodeo brings a uniqueness to the sport of rodeo as there is no other rodeo in the world that awards Olympic-style medals crowning the top three in each discipline with a Gold, Silver or Bronze,” stated Tommy Joe Lucia, General Manager of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo. “We are excited to partner with the WCRA and PBR to bring this world class action to fans across the country on CBS. We hope you tune-in.”

            For only the sixth time in the history of rodeo, riders competed 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 and Rodeo 2017-2019. 2021 marked only the second time for breakaway ropers as their event was added to the roster in 2019. The medals awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo were produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, took place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

            For more information visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com. Catch a sneak peak: https://fb.watch/73UJHx95No/


Olympic-Style Medals handed out at the Only Gold Medal Rodeo in the World

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (July 24, 2021) – While the 2020NE Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are just getting underway, the Only Gold Medal Rodeo in the World came to a close on Pioneer Day in Utah at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City. Making the evening more special was that July 24 was also the National Day of the Cowboy in 2021.

            Breakaway roper Tacy Kay Webb turned in the fastest time stopping the clock in a quick 1.95 seconds to win her first Gold Medal. Webb, of Madisonville, TX, got a standing ovation from the sold out crowd thanking her for her work as an ICU nurse in dealing with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.  

            “This past year has been tough seeing this virus first hand and the patients battling against it. It was not easy,” stated Webb. “To go through this past year, I just have to step back a little and realize how blessed I am to be able to do what I love.”

            Reigning WPRA World Champion Breakaway roper Jackie Crawford captured her second consecutive silver medal stopping the clock in 2.28 seconds and Bradi Good captured her first bronze medal in a time of 2.48 seconds. Webb pocketed $25,000, Crawford $12,500 and Good $6,000.

            A total of 288 competitors took their shot at a share of the $562,500 in prize money and three in each discipline were awarded with a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal.

            World Champion Clayton Biglow kicked off the night with a 90.5 point ride on Northcutt-Macza’s Stevie Knicks to win his first gold medal to go alongside his gold buckle. Biglow of Clements, CA, finished ahead of Richmond Champion with an 85 on Powder River Rodeo’s Two Buck Chuck, and Garrett Shadbolt and Taylor Broussard tied for third with an 84.5. Shadbolt received the bronze medal after having the higher score in the semifinal round.

            Another world champion found his way to the top of the medal podium in the steer wrestling. Tyler Waguespack took the title in a time of 3.69 seconds, outrunning Jesse Brown in 4.39 and Cody Devers in 4.43 seconds. These are the first medals for all three men.

            Tanner Green was the big winner of the night capturing two medals in two different events. His first came in the team roping when he teamed with Will Woodfin for the Gold. They stopped the clock in 5.08 seconds to add $25,000 each to their bank account. Green returned in the tie-down roping and finished third to collect the bronze medal. Green of Cotulla, TX, stopped the clock in 10.15 seconds in the tie-down roping.

            All-around world champion Ryan Jarrett can now add a gold medal to his gold buckle after stopping the clock in 8.03 seconds to win the tie-down roping. Marshall Leonard took silver in a time of 8.95 seconds.

            It was a dogfight in the saddle bronc riding with Brody Cress and Chase Brooks both posting 90.5 points on the night. Cress of Hillsdale, WY, spurred Sankey Rodeo’s Black Tie, while Brooks of Deer Lodge, MT, was matched with Powder River Rodeo’s Miss Valley. Cress received the Gold based on the Days of ’47 tiebreaker rules that reverted to the higher score in the semifinal round. Canadian Kolby Wanchuk took bronze with a 90 point ride. Wanchuk of Sherwood Park, Alberta, rode Northcutt-Macza’s Get Smart for $6,000.

            While an ICU nurse took top honors in the ladies breakaway roping, it was a nurse practitioner atop the medal stand in the barrel racing. Wenda Johnson turned in the fastest time of the week when it counted the most. Johnson of Pawhuska, OK, stopped the clock aboard Macgyver Moonflash in a time of 16.948 seconds. Hallie Hanssen, who came in as the No. 1 on the WCRA segment 8 leaderboard, took silver in a time of 16.997. Michelle Darling and Acey Pinkston tied for third with a time of 17.184 seconds. Again the tiebreaker rules for medals went back to the faster time in the semifinal round. Darling had a 17.114, while Pinkston finished with a 17.353. They did split the money with each receiving $4,500.

            Brazilian Claudio Montanha Jr was the only one to turn in a qualified ride on the final night scoring 91 points on Phenom Gentics’ Arctic Assassin. He walked away with a Gold medal and $25,000. The silver and bronze medal went to the Dalton’s – Dalton Rudman and Dalton Davis. Rudman received the silver after scoring 90.5 in the semifinal round and Davis got bronze due to his 88.5 in the semifinal round.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, took place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

            For only the sixth time in the history of rodeo, riders competed 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 and Rodeo 2017-2019. 2021 marked only the second time for breakaway ropers as their event was added to the roster in 2019. The medals awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo were produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            CBS will air the Gold Medal Round of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 31 at 11 a.m. MT with Craig Hummer and Ty Murray calling the action and Kate Harrison handling the sideline reporting.

            For more information visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

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Results: – Performance 5 – July 24, 2021

Bareback riding: 1. Clayton Biglow, Clements, CA, 90.5 points on Northcott-Macza’s Stevie Knicks, $25,000; 2. Richmond Champion, Stevensville, MT, 85 on Powder River Rodeo’s Two Buck Chuck, $12,500; 3. (tie) Garrett Shadbolt, Merriman, NE, on Legend Rodeo’s Uptown Flash and Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, LA on Powder River Rodeo’s Black Leg, 84.5, $4,500 each

Gold medalist: Clayton Biglow

Silver medalist: Richmond Champion

Bronze medalist: Garrett Shadbolt

*Garrett won the bronze medal tie-breaker after having the higher scored ride in the semifinal round

Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, LA, 3.69 seconds, $25,000; 2. Jesse Brown, Baker City, OR, 4.39, $12,500; 3. Cody Devers, Perryton, TX, 4.43, $6,000; 4. Shane Frey, Duncan, OK 5.16, $3,000.

Gold medalist: Tyler Waguespack

Silver medalist: Jesse Brown

Bronze medalist: Cody Devers

Team roping: 1. Tanner Green, Cotulla, TX/Will Woodfin, Stephenville, TX, 5.08 seconds, $25,000; 2. Clint Summers, Lake City, FL/Ross Ashford, Lott, TX, 5.15, $12,500; 3. Luke Brown, Lipan, TX/Hunter Koch, Vernon, TX, 5.21, $6,000; 4. Cody Snow, Stephenville, TX/Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, TX, 10.45, $3,000.

Gold medalist: Tanner Green/Will Woodfin

Silver medalist: Clint Summers/Ross Ashford

Bronze medalist: Luke Brown/Hunter Koch

Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Brody Cress, Hillsdale, WY, on Sankey Rodeo’s Black Tie and Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, MT, on Powder River Rodeo’s Miss Valley, 90.5 points, $18,750 each; 3. Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, 90 on Northcutt-Macza’s on Get Smart, $6,000; 4. Jake Wilson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia, Canada, 86.5 on Powder River Rodeo’s Look Again, $3,000

Gold medalist: Brody Cress

Silver medalist: Chase Brooks

Bronze medalist: Kolby Wanchuk

*Tie for gold and silver was broken by the semifinal round score and Brody had a higher score

Tie-down roping: 1. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, OK, 8.03 seconds, $25,000; 2. Marshall Leonard, Shongaloo, LA, 8.95, $12,500; 3. Tanner Green, Cotulla, TX, 10.15, $6,000; 4. Jody Green, Ada, OK, 12.23, $3.000

Gold medalist: Ryan Jarrett

Silver medalist: Marshall Leonard

Bronze medalist: Tanner Green

Breakaway roping: 1. Tacy Kay Webb, Madisonville, TX, 1.95 seconds, $25,000; 2. Jackie Crawford, Stephenville, TX, 2.28, $12,500; 3. Bradi Good, Abilene, TX, 2.48, $6,000; 4. Josie Conner, Iowa, LA, 3.53, $3,000

Gold medalist: Tacy Kay Webb

Silver medalist: Jackie Crawford

Bronze medalist: Bradi Good

Barrel racing: 1. Wenda Johnson, Pawhuska, OK, 16.948 seconds, $25,000; 2. Hallie Hanssen, Hermosa, SD, 16.997, $12,500; 3. (tie) Michelle Darling, Medford, OK and Acey Pinkston, Stephenville, TX, 17.184, $4,500 each.

Gold medalist: Wenda Johnson

Silver medalist: Hallie Hanssen

Bronze medalist: Michelle Darling

*Tiebreaker for bronze was based on who turned in the faster time in the semifinal round

Bull riding: 1. Claudio Montanha Jr., Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 91 points on Phenom Genetics’ Rodeo’s Arctic Assassin, $25,000; no other qualified rides

Gold medalist: Claudio Montanha Jr

Silver medalist: Dalton Rudman

Bronze medalist: Dalton Davis

*Silver and bronze medals were determined based on previous scores from the semifinal round


Sold Out Crowd Treated To World Class Action at Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City on Friday Night

SALT LAKE CITY (July 23, 2021) – The first of two sold out crowds enjoyed world class action on Friday night at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank and now the field is set for the Gold Medal Round on July 24.

            It might have taken Orin Larsen 16 seconds instead of just eight to earn his spot in the Gold Medal Round but it was worth it. Larsen of Inglis, Manitoba, Canada, initially drew Powder River Rodeo’s Naughty Temptation but was given a reride. He came back and spurred Flying U Rodeo’s Talk Derby To Me for 86 points to move on to the finals knocking Garrett Shadbolt from the leaderboard with his 85.5 on Sankey Rodeo’s Silver Screen.

            In 2019, Larsen won a bronze medal and is hoping to move up the medal podium on Saturday night and add to his trophy case.

            A total of 288 competitors will take their shot at a share of the $562,500 in prize money and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal that will be awarded on Saturday, July 24. There will be 32 competitors in each of the following events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s breakaway roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

            The full field of 32 competitors is divided into four groups of eight each and compete in one of the first four performances (July 20-23). The one (1) highest score/fastest time from each discipline of each performance will advance to the Gold Medal Round along with the three (3) highest scores/fastest times overall, from all four combined Semi-Final performances that have not yet advanced. In addition, the #1 ranked athlete in each discipline (for team roping it is highest ranked team after pairing) of the final audited standings of the WCRA Segment 8 Leaderboard will be automatically qualified for the Gold Medal Round making a total of eight (8) contestants in each discipline to compete in the Gold Medal Round.  Scores/times from the Semi-Final performances will NOT carry forward to the Gold Medal Round (only to break ties). The 8 competitors in each event in the Gold Medal Round will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $25,000 cash.

            While it took Larsen two rides it took a challenge flag for world champion Tyler Waguespack to earn his spot in the final round. Initially called for a broken barrier, Waguespack challenged the call and it was overturned resulting in a 4.03 second run moving him to the top of the leaderboard. While the Gonzales, LA, steer wrestler has two gold buckles in his trophy case he doesn’t have an Olympic-style medal and he will be looking to grab gold on Saturday night, July 24.

            “It was a great Friday night but Saturday will be even better,” stated Waguespack following his victory lap. “It was a strong pen of steers, so was glad to get by the one I had. I was glad they were able to take a second look and get the call right tonight.”

            Clint Summers of Lake City, FL teamed with Ross Ashford to take the performance four victory lap in the team roping with a time of 4.89 seconds. They are hoping to duplicate their success on Saturday night. Lane Ivy and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Rich Skelton finished second on the night with a 5.41-second run and will be back on Saturday night after earning one of the at-large spots in the finals. Skelton will be the only one in the field who actually competed in the Olympic Rodeo that was part of the Cultural Arts Festival during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games right here in Salt Lake City. In 2002, Skelton was teamed with ProRodeo Hall of Famer Speed Williams and they left town with a silver medal. Skelton is eyeing Gold on Saturday night.

            Another Canadian finished atop the leaderboard, this time in the saddle bronc riding when Jake Watson collected 86.5 points aboard Legend Rodeo’s Artificial Colors. Watson calls Hudsons Hope, British Columbia home and he would love to take the Days of ’47 Gold back to Canada.

            It was a very rough night in the tie-down roping with only three qualified times. Marshall Leonard of Shongaloo, LA stopped the clock in 9.85 seconds. The other times were turned in by Jud Nowotny with a 10.48 and Jody Green with a 10.90.

            It was a stacked field in the women’s breakaway roping on Friday night and they all came with their A-Game. Three world champions were atop the leaderboard with Hope Thompson leading the way in a time of 2.07 seconds. Thompson out roped Kelsie Chace who finished with a 2.26 and reigning world champion Jackie Crawford took third in a time of 2.40. It was by far the quickest performance in the breakaway roping this week with all three earning their spot in the final round.

            After the torrential rain hit the Days of ’47 Arena on Thursday the third performance barrel racing competition was delayed until 3 p.m. on July 23rd before the fourth performance. Maggie Poloncic of Gillette, WY, brought the heat with a 17.222-second run to easily advance to the Gold Medal Round. In 2019, Poloncic won the silver medal behind Hailey Kinsel and Sister, so she will be looking for gold on Saturday and her second consecutive WCRA Major win of 2021. She previously won Rodeo Corpus Christi the first of May. Chani Graves of Sulphur Springs, TX, was second in a time of 17.374 and pocketed $1,200.

            On Friday night, Michelle Darling and her great horse Martini finished with a bronze medal in 2019 but will be back on Saturday night looking for gold. Darling of Medford, OK, turned in the fastest time of the week during the fourth performance with a time of 17.114 to cruise into the Gold Medal round. It is shaping up to be a great showdown on Saturday.

            “That mare gives me 110-percent every time and I am just blessed to own her,” said Darling about Martini following their blistering fast run.

            The bulls were the big winners on Friday night bucking off every rider that tried to ride. Through four performances only five bull riders turned in a qualified ride so all will advance to Saturday night and will be joined by three that turned in the longest buckoff time through all performances.

            A complete list of Gold Medal Round qualifiers is listed below.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, is taking place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

            For only the sixth time in the history of rodeo, 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 and Rodeo 2017-2019. This will be the second time for breakaway ropers as their event was added to the roster in 2019. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            Tickets are still available for Friday night at www.axs.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

            For those unable to attend in person the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is being live streamed on RidePass PlutoTV-Channel 720 nightly at 7:30 p.m. MT. CBS will air the Gold Medal Round of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 31 at 11 a.m. MT.

            Action at the Day of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo continues July 24 at 7:30 p.m. MT.

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Results: – Performance 4 – July 23, 2021

Bareback riding: 1. Orin Larsen, Inglis, MB, Canada, 86 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Talk Derby to Me, $1,600; 2. Garrett Shadbolt, Merriman, NE, 85.5 on Sankey Rodeo’s Silver Screen, $1,200; 3. Jayco Roper, Oktaha, OK, 79.5 on Bar T Rodeo’s Miss Major, $800; 4. Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, WY, 75 on Bar T Rodeo’s Higher Standards, $400.

Gold Medal Round qualifiers: Caleb Bennett (WCRA No. 1), Richmond Champion (Perf 1 winner), Trenten Montero (Perf 2 winner), Clayton Biglow (Perf 3 winner), Orin Larsen (Perf 4 winner), Garrett Shadbolt (at-large), Wyatt Denny (at-large), Tim O’Connell (at-large)

Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, LA, 4.03 seconds, $1,600; 2. Connor Gentry, Pleasanton, KS, 5.68, $1,200; 3. Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, ID, 6.45, $800; 4. Cody Harmon, Dublin, TX, 7.47, $400.

Gold Medal Round qualifiers: Will Lummus (WCRA No. 1), Cody Devers (Perf 1 winner), Riley Duvall (Perf 2 winner), Stockton Graves (Perf 3 winner), Tyler Waguespack (Perf 4 winner), Jesse Brown (at-large), Scott Guenthner (at-large), Jacob Talley (at-large)

Team roping: 1. Clint Summers, Lake City, FL/Ross Ashford, Lott, TX, 4.89 seconds, $1,600 each; 2. Lane Ivy, Santo, TX/Rich Skelton, 5.41, $1,200; 3. Dustin Egusquiza, Marianna, FL/Travis Graves, Jay, OK, 18.63, $800, no other qualified runs

Gold Medal Round qualifiers: Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (WCRA No. 1), Joe Mattern/Lucas Falconer (Perf 1 winner), Coy Rahlmann/Douglas Rich (Perf 2 winner), Luke Brown/Hunter Koch (Perf 3 winner), Clint Summers/Ross Ashford (Perf 4 winner), Tanner Green/Will Woodfin (at-large), Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp (at-large), Lane Ivy/Rich Skelton (at-large)

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, BC, Canada, 86.5 points on Legend Rodeo’s Artificial Colors, $1,600; 2. Dalton Kingery, Monroe, LA, 83 on Bar T Rodeo’s Vudu Doll, $1,200; 3. Kole Aschbacher, Arrowwood, Alberta, Canada, 81.5 on Flying U Rodeo’s Cowboys and Kids, $800; 4. Tyrel Larsen, Carnegie, OK, 70.5 on Powder River Rodeo’s 94, $400.

Gold Medal Round qualifiers: Kolby Wanchuk (WCRA No. 1), Lefty Holman (Perf 1 winner), Riggin Smith (Perf 2 winner), Brody Cress (Perf 3 winner), Jake Watson (Perf 4 winner), Isaac Diaz (at-large), Jake Clark (at-large), Chase Brooks (at-large)

Tie-down roping: 1. Marshall Leonard, Shongaloo, LA, 9.85 seconds, $1,600; 2. Jud Nowotny, La Vernia, TX, 10.48, $1,200; 3. Jody Green, Ada, OK, 10.90, $800; no other qualified runs.

Gold Medal Round qualifiers: Riley Webb (WCRA No. 1), Westyn Hughes (Perf 1 winner), Ryan Jarrett (Perf 2 winner), Trenton Smith (Perf 3 winner), Marshall Leonard (Perf 4 winner), Tanner Green (at-large), Jud Nowotny (at-large), Jody Green (at-large)

Breakaway roping: 1. Hope Thompson, Abilene, TX, 2.07 seconds, $1,600; 2. Kelsie Chace, Dublin, TX, 2.26, $1,200; 3. Jackie Crawford, Stephenville, TX, 2.40, $800; 4. Amanda Coleman, Stephenville, TX 2.74, $400.

Gold Medal Round qualifiers: Josie Conner (WCRA No. 1), Tibba Smith (Perf 1 winner), Tacy Kay Webb (Perf 2 winner), Bradi Good (Perf 3 winner), Hope Thompson (Perf 4 winner), Kelsie Chace (at-large), Jackie Crawford (at-large) and Amanda Coleman (at-large)

Barrel racing

Performance 3 (delayed performance due to rain): 1. Maggie Poloncic, Gillette, WY, 17.222 seconds, $1,600; 2. Chani Graves, Sulphur Springs, TX, 17.374, $1,200; 3. Bradi Good, Abilene, TX, 17.501, $800; 4. JJ Baldwin, Lufkin, TX, 17.805

Performance 4: 1. Michelle Darling, Medford, OK, 17.114 seconds, $1,600; 2. Acey Pinkston, Stephenville, TX, 17.353, $1,200; 3. Liz Pinkston, Stephenville, TX, 17.438, $800; 4. Kelley Carrington, Sturbridge, MA, 17.527, $400.

Gold Medal Round qualifiers: Hallie Hanssen (WCRA No. 1), Kassie Mowry (Perf 1 winner), Sue Smith (Perf 2 winner), Maggie Poloncic (Perf 3 winner), Michelle Darling (Perf 4 winner), Acey Pinkston (at-large), Chani Graves (at-large), Wenda Johnson (at-large)

Bull riding: 1. No qualified rides

Gold Medal Round qualifiers: Joao Ricardo Vieira (WCRA No. 1), Keyshawn Whitehorse (Perf 1 winner), Dalton Rudman (Perf 2 winner), Claudio Montanha Jr (Perf 3 winner), Dalton Davis (at-large), Chase Dougherty (at-large), Alex Cerqueira (at-large), Cooper Davis (at-large)


Torrential rain didn’t dampen the spirit of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City on Thursday Night

SALT LAKE CITY (July 22, 2021) – It was a night full of dodging multiple rain storms that passed through the Salt Lake Valley on Thursday night for the third performance at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank. The performance was initially delayed 30 minutes due to lightning and then again in the middle of the team roping due to more lightning, high winds and torrential rain.

            2019 PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Clayton Biglow took the first victory lap on Thursday night following the first weather delay after posting an 80.5 points ride aboard Legend Rodeo’s Smokey Bay. Biglow of Clements, CA, punched his ticket to the Gold Medal Round on Saturday night and will be looking to add a gold medal to his PRCA gold buckle already in his trophy case. Nate McFadden of Elsmere, NE, took second worth $1,200 after spurring Flying U Rodeo’s Gold Coast Jackie for 78 points.

            A total of 288 competitors will take their shot at a share of the $562,500 in prize money and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal that will be awarded on Saturday, July 24. There will be 32 competitors in each of the following events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s breakaway roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

            The full field of 32 competitors is divided into four groups of eight each and compete in one of the first four performances (July 20-23). The one (1) highest score/fastest time from each discipline of each performance will advance to the Gold Medal Round along with the three (3) highest scores/fastest times overall, from all four combined Semi-Final performances that have not yet advanced. In addition, the #1 ranked athlete in each discipline (for team roping it is highest ranked team after pairing) of the final audited standings of the WCRA Segment 8 Leaderboard will be automatically qualified for the Gold Medal Round making a total of eight (8) contestants in each discipline to compete in the Gold Medal Round.  Scores/times from the Semi-Final performances will NOT carry forward to the Gold Medal Round (only to break ties). The 8 competitors in each event in the Gold Medal Round will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $25,000 cash.

            Stockton Graves of Alva, OK was the fastest in the steer wrestling stopping the clock in 4.92 seconds and will be back on Saturday night for the finals with hopes of landing on the medal podium. The next closest competitor to his time was Sterling Walton with a 6.09.

            Halfway through the team roping another 30-minute delay hit the arena with more wind, lightening and rain. Prior to the delay only one team, Reno Stoebner and Coy Brittain, had a qualified time with 10.48 seconds. It got quick following the delay with Luke Brown of Lipan, Texas and Hunter Koch of Vernon, Texas taking the top time on Thursday night with a 4.91 second-run. They will be back on Saturday night looking to finish atop the medal podium.

            Brody Cress landed atop the leaderboard in the saddle bronc riding with an 89-point ride aboard Flying U Rodeo’s Colt 45. Isaac Diaz was a close second with an 86.5 on Bar T Rodeo’s Lady Vain. Cress pocketed $1,600 and will be looking to add $25,000 on Saturday night.

            Trenton Smith stopped the clock in 9.01 seconds winning night No. 3 in the tie-down roping. Ace Slone was second in 10.93, while reigning world champion Shad Mayfield had a tough night finishing with a 12.16.

            Bradi Good of Abilene, TX, made her trip to Utah count stopping the clock in 2.52 in the women’s breakaway roping. She will be looking to carry her momentum into the final round on Saturday night to earn her first Days of ’47 medal.

            Due to ground conditions the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo made the decision to delay the barrel racing for performance three until Friday.

            The performance came to a close with the first 90-point ride at the 2021 event in bull riding. Claudio Montanha Jr. hailing from Brazil matched HD Page’s Flight Risk jump for jump and the judges rewarded him. He knocked Dalton Davis off the leaderboard, who two rides before had posted an 88.5 point ride aboard HD Page’s Cold Chill. Montanha secured his spot in the final round and Davis is in the driver’s seat to also return as one of the wildcards based on his score tonight.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, is taking place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

            For only the sixth time in the history of rodeo, 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 and Rodeo 2017-2019. This will be the second time for breakaway ropers as their event was added to the roster in 2019. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            Tickets are still available for Friday night at www.axs.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

            For those unable to attend in person the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is being live streamed on RidePass PlutoTV-Channel 720 nightly at 7:30 p.m. MT. CBS will air the Gold Medal Round of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 31 at 11 a.m. MT.

            Action at the Day of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo continues July 23 at 7:30 p.m. MT.

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Results: – Performance 3 – July 22, 2021

Bareback riding: 1. Clayton Biglow, Clements, CA, 88.5 points on Legend Rodeo’s Smokey Bay, $1,600; 2. Jacob Lees, Pismo Beach, CA, 80.5 on Sankey Rodeo’s Mental Illness, $1,200; 3. Nate McFadden, Elsmere, NE, 78 on Flying U Rodeo’s Gold Coast Jackie, $800; 4. Montana Duvall, Oktaha, OK, 68.5 on Legend Rodeo’s Chaorone, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Caleb Bennett (WCRA No. 1), Richmond Champion (Perf 1 winner), Trenten Montero (Perf 2 winner), Clayton Biglow (Perf 3 winner)

Steer wrestling: 1. Stockton Graves, Alva, OK, 4.92 seconds, $1,600; 2. Sterling Walton, Houston, TX, 6.09, $1,200; 3. Hazen Smith, Holbrook, ID, 6.10, $800; 4. Juan Alcazar, Okeechobee, FL, 6.74, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Will Lummus (WCRA No. 1), Cody Devers (Perf 1 winner), Riley Duvall (Perf 2 winner), Stockton Graves (Perf 3 winner)

Team roping: 1. Luke Brown, Lipan, TX/Hunter Koch, Vernon, TX, 4.91 seconds, $1,600 each; 2. Cody Snow, Stephenville, TX/Wesley Thorp, Stephenville, TX, 5.24, $1,200; 3. Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, OK/Daniel Braman, Refugio, TX, 6.18, $800; 4. Reno Stoebner, Stephenville, TX/Coy Brittain, Rockwall, TX, 10.48, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (WCRA No. 1), Joe Mattern/Lucas Falconer (Perf 1 winner), Coy Rahlmann/Douglas Rich (Perf 2 winner), Luke Brown/Hunter Koch (Perf 3 winner)

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Brody Cress, Hillsdale, WY, 89 point on Flying U Rodeo’s Colt 45, $1,600; 2. Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, TX, 86.5 on Bar T Rodeo’s Lady Vain, $1,200; 3. Shorty Garrett, Eagle Butte, SD, 83.5 on Legend Rodeo’s 83.5; 4. (tie) Cody DeMoss, Heflin, LA, on Powder River Rodeo’s Chrome and Wacey Hathcock, Sulphur Springs, TX, on Powder River Rodeo’s Foxy Mama, 58 points, $200 each.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Kolby Wanchuk (WCRA No. 1), Lefty Holman (Perf 1 winner), Riggin Smith (Perf 2 winner), Brody Crewss (Perf 3 winner)

Tie-down roping: 1. Trenton Smith, Bigfoot, TX, 9.01 seconds, $1,600; 2. Ace Slone, Cuero, TX, 10.93, $1,200; 3. Shad Mayfield, Clovis, NM, 12.16, $800; 3. Shane Hanchey, 13.63, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Riley Webb (WCRA No. 1), Westyn Hughes (Perf 1 winner), Ryan Jarrett (Perf 2 winner), Trenton Smith (Perf 3 winner)

Breakaway roping: 1. Bradi Good, Abilene, TX, 2.58 seconds, $1,600; 2. Daysha Steadman, Georgetown, ID, 2.92, $1,200; 3. Abby Medlin, Stephenville, TX, 7.57, $800; no other qualified times

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Josie Conner (WCRA No. 1), Tibba Smith (Perf 1 winner), Tacy Kay Webb (Perf 2 winner), Bradi Good (Perf 3 winner)

Barrel racing: Delayed until Friday due to ground conditions.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Hallie Hanssen (WCRA No. 1), Kassie Mowry (Perf 1 winner), Sue Smith (Perf 2 winner)

Bull riding: 1. Claudio Montanha Jr., Pacaembu, Brazil, 90 points on HD Page’s Flight Risk, $1,600; 2. Dalton Davis, Yakima, WA, 88.5 on HD Page’s Cold Chill, $1,200; no other qualified rides.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Joao Ricardo Vieira (WCRA No. 1), Keyshawn Whitehorse (Perf 1 winner), Dalton Rudman (Perf 2 winner), Claudio Montanha Jr (Perf 3 winner)


Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Brings Top Talent & Action to Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (July 21, 2021) – A mix of top talent and those looking to become household names found their way onto the top of the leaderboard on night No. 2 at the at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City.

            Trenten Montero of Winnemucca, NV and three-time PRCA World Champion Tim O’Connell of Zwingle, Iowa, duked it out on Wednesday night with Montero taking the win in the bareback riding. Montero rode Powder River Rodeo’s Rich & Fancy for 88.5 points to knock the recent Calgary Stampede champion off the leaderboard. O’Connell spurred Bar T Rodeo’s Lite My Fire for 85 points. Montero will now advance to the final round on Saturday night while O’Connell will have to wait it out to see if his ride will be enough to advance.

            A total of 288 competitors will take their shot at a share of the $562,500 in prize money and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal that will be awarded on Saturday, July 24. There will be 32 competitors in each of the following events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s breakaway roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

            The full field of 32 competitors is divided into four groups of eight each and compete in one of the first four performances (July 20-23). The one (1) highest score/fastest time from each discipline of each performance will advance to the Gold Medal Round along with the three (3) highest scores/fastest times overall, from all four combined Semi-Final performances that have not yet advanced. In addition, the #1 ranked athlete in each discipline (for team roping it is highest ranked team after pairing) of the final audited standings of the WCRA Segment 8 Leaderboard will be automatically qualified for the Gold Medal Round making a total of eight (8) contestants in each discipline to compete in the Gold Medal Round.  Scores/times from the Semi-Final performances will NOT carry forward to the Gold Medal Round (only to break ties). The 8 competitors in each event in the Gold Medal Round will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $25,000 cash.

            A household family name in the steer wrestling rose to the top of the leaderboard in Salt Lake City. Riley Duvall of Checotah, Oklahoma, known as the steer wrestling capital of the world stopped the clock in a time of 4.13 seconds to punch his ticket to the Gold Medal Round on July 24. Jesse Brown of Baker City, OR, was close behind in 4.16 seconds.

            Team ropers Coy Rahlmann and Douglas Rich took the victory lap on night two in the team roping after stopping the clock in 4.69 seconds. Rahlmann of Ellinsore, MO and Rich of Millsap, TX, will now turn their focus to trying to win Gold on Saturday night. Rich won the bronze medal in 2019 with Cory Clark but Rahlmann is looking for his first Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo medal.

            Riggin Smith of Winterset, Iowa rode Bar T Rodeo’s Twice Shy for 82.5 points to take the saddle bronc win during the second performance knocking Jake Burwash off the leaderboard with his 76.5 points. Burwash of Nanton, AB, Canada was trying to add a gold medal to the family collection. His father, Robin Burwash, won the gold medal in 1988 in the bareback riding when rodeo was an exhibition event during the Winter Olympics in Calgary. Although he didn’t advance this year, he will keep it on his bucket list.

            Ryan Jarrett was the first tie-down roper out on Wednesday night and set a bar that no one came close to catching. Jarrett, the 2005 PRCA All-Around champion, stopped the clock in 8.94 seconds to easily advance to the final round on Pioneer Day on Saturday. Tanner Green of Cotulla, TX was second with a 9.32.

            Tacy Kay Webb turned in a blistering run in the women’s breakaway roping stopping the clock in 2.40 seconds to move on to her first Gold Medal Round. With the second performance win she pocketed $1,600. Hailey Schafer of San Tan Valley, AZ, was second in a time of 4.74 seconds.

            While barrel racers usually prefer the top of the ground the last two nights the final lady out has finished atop the leaderboard. The first night Kassie Mowry was the victor and on Wednesday night Sue Smith of Blackfoot, Idaho, turned in the top time. Smith stopped the clock in 17.389 seconds to knock off Wenda Johnson who was third out on the ground. Johnson, a nurse practitioner, rounded the cloverleaf pattern in a time of 17.410.

            Utah’s own cowboy Dalton Rudman put an exclamation on the night scoring 90.5 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Angel’s Landing. Rudman of Wellington, Utah, had the homestate crowd on their feet cheering him to the Gold Medal Round. He is hoping to replicate tonight’s ride on Saturday night to stand atop the medal podium. Chase Dougherty of Decatur, TX, was the only other bull rider to finish with a qualified ride scoring 83.5 on Northcott-Macza Ugly Wish.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, is taking place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

            For only the sixth time in the history of rodeo, 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 and Rodeo 2017-2019. This will be the second time for breakaway ropers as their event was added to the roster in 2019. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            Tickets are still available for Thursday night and Friday night at www.axs.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

            For those unable to attend in person the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is being live streamed on RidePass PlutoTV-Channel 720 nightly at 7:30 p.m. MT. CBS will air the Gold Medal Round of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 31 at 11 a.m. MT.

            Action at the Day of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo continues July 22 at 7:30 p.m. MT.

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Results: – Performance 2 – July 21, 2021

Bareback riding: 1. Trenten Montero, Winnemucca, NV, 88.5 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Rich & Fancy, $1,600; 2. Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, IA, 85 on Bar T Rodeo’s Lite My Fire, $1,200; 3. Taylor Broussard, Estherwood, LA, 83 on Power River Rodeo’s 99 Problems, $800; 4. Anthony Thomas, Houston, TX, 80.5 on Power River Rodeo’s Blue Collar, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Caleb Bennett (WCRA No. 1), Richmond Champion (Perf 1 winner), Trenten Montero (Perf 2 winner)

Steer wrestling: 1. Riley Duvall, Checotah, OK, 4.13 seconds, $1,600; 2. Jesse Brown, Baker City, OR, 4.16, $1,200; 3. Scott Guenthner, Provost, AB, Canada, 4.22, $800; 4. Jacob Talley, 4.44, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Will Lummus (WCRA No. 1), Cody Devers (Perf 1 winner), Riley Duvall (Perf 2 winner)

Team roping: 1. Coy Rahlmann, Ellinsore, MO/Douglas Rich, Millsap, TX, 4.69 seconds, $1,600 each; 2. Tanner Green, Cotulla, TX/Will Woodfin, Stephenville, TX, 4.97, $1,200; 3. Clay Tryan, Billings, MT/Jake Long, Coffeyville, KS, 5.79, $800; 4. Brooks Dahozy, Window Rock, AZ/Evan Arnold, Stephenville, TX, 6.20, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (WCRA No. 1), Joe Mattern/Lucas Falconer (Perf 1 winner), Coy Rahlmann/Douglas Rich (Perf 2 winner)

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Riggin Smith, Winterset, IA, 82.5 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Twice Shy, $1,600; 2. Jake Burwash of Nanton, AB, Canada, 76.5 on Northcutt-Macza’s Big Surprize, $1,200; 3. (tie) Clint Lindenfeld, Dayton, TX, on Bar T Rodeo’s Bitter Dan, and Brandon Lansford, Cotulla, TX, on Northcutt-Macza’s Bottoms Up, 75.5, $600 each.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Kolby Wanchuk (WCRA No. 1), Lefty Holman (Perf 1 winner), Riggin Smith (Perf 2 winner)

Tie-down roping: 1. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, OK, 8.94 seconds, $1,600; 2. Tanner Green, Cotulla, TX, 9.32, $1,200; 3. Cy Eames, Gooding, ID, 14.28, $800; 4. no other qualified runs.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Riley Webb (WCRA No. 1), Westyn Hughes (Perf 1 winner), Ryan Jarrett (Perf 2 winner)

Breakaway roping: 1. Tacy Kay Webb, 2.40 seconds, $1,600; 2. Hailey Schafer, San Tan Valley, AZ, 4.74, $1,200; 3. Sawyer Gilbert, Buffalo, SD, 7.30, $800; 4. Jordan Jo Fabrizio, Springtown, TX, 7.58, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Josie Conner (WCRA No. 1), Tibba Smith (Perf 1 winner), Tacy Kay Webb (Perf 2 winner)

Barrel racing: 1. Sue Smith, Blackfoot, ID, 17.389 seconds, $1,600; 2. Wenda Johnson, Pawhuska, OK, 17.410, $1,200; 3. Amanda Welsh, Gillette, WY, 17.445, $800; 4. Ashley Lawson, Star, ID, 17.481, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Hallie Hanssen (WCRA No. 1), Kassie Mowry (Perf 1 winner), Sue Smith (Perf 2 winner)

Bull riding: 1. Dalton Rudman, Wellington, UT, 90.5 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Angel’s Landing, $1,600; 2. Chase Dougherty, Decatur, TX, 83.5 on Northcutt-Macza’s Ugly Wish, $1,200; no other qualified rides.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Joao Ricardo Vieira (WCRA No. 1), Keyshawn Whitehorse (Perf 1 winner), Dalton Rudman (Perf 2 winner)


Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Officially Back in the Saddle in 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (July 20, 2021) – It was an action-packed opening night performance at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City.

Richmond Champion gave the fans a show in the bareback riding spurring Sankey Rodeo’s Shoutin Shoes for 87 points to win the first performance and punch his ticket to the Gold Medal Round on Saturday evening. Champion of Stevensville, MT, has competed here in Salt Lake City in the past but has yet to land on the medal podium. He is hoping to ride the momentum into the final round with all eyes on the gold medal. Wyatt Denny, who won the gold in 2017 and again in 2018 finished in a tie for second with an 85 point ride aboard Flying U Rodeo’s Misplaced Insanity. He will have to wait to see if that ride holds up to advance to the final round following the fourth performance on Friday night.

            A total of 288 competitors will take their shot at a share of the $562,500 in prize money and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal that will be awarded on Saturday, July 24. There will be 32 competitors in each of the following events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s breakaway roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

            The full field of 32 competitors is divided into four groups of eight each and compete in one of the first four performances (July 20-23). The one (1) highest score/fastest time from each discipline of each performance will advance to the Gold Medal Round along with the three (3) highest scores/fastest times overall, from all four combined Semi-Final performances that have not yet advanced. In addition, the #1 ranked athlete in each discipline (for team roping it is highest ranked team after pairing) of the final audited standings of the WCRA Segment 8 Leaderboard will be automatically qualified for the Gold Medal Round making a total of eight (8) contestants in each discipline to compete in the Gold Medal Round.  Scores/times from the Semi-Final performances will NOT carry forward to the Gold Medal Round (only to break ties). The 8 competitors in each event in the Gold Medal Round will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $25,000 cash.

            In 2019, Lefty Holman went home with a bronze medal and he will be back in the hunt for a medal in the Gold Medal Round on Saturday after winning the first performance at the 2021 Cowboy Games and Rodeo. Holman, of Visalia, CA, posted a 88.5 points aboard Flying U Rodeo’s Yeti Rambler to pocket $1,600 on opening night and punch his ticket to the Finals. He will be looking to improve on his finish from two years ago.

            Cody Devers of Perryton, TX was the fastest in the steer wrestling tonight with a 6.09 second run earning him a check worth $1,600 and a chance at a $25,000 payout on Saturday.

            Taking the victory lap in the team roping on opening night was the first team out. Joe Mattern of Magnolia, TX and Lucas Falconer, of Summerset, WI, finished in a time of 5.44 seconds out roping WCRA’s No. 1 team from the segment 8 leaderboard Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira, who finished in a time of 5.45 seconds. Driggers and Nogueira had already earned a spot in the Gold Medal round due to their No. 1 status. Therefore both teams will be back to rope on Saturday night, July 24 on Pioneer Day.

            It was a rough night for the majority of tie-down ropers on opening night in Salt Lake City but Westyn Hughes took care of business and finished in a time of 7.94 seconds to earn a spot in the final round. The next closest competitor was Cory Solomon with an 11.63 second run.

            Tibba Smith took the win in breakaway roping in a time of 2.28 seconds. Smith of Hobbs, NM was by far the best roper tonight with Jenna Lee Hays Adams finishing in 4.61 seconds.

            It was an epic night in the barrel racing with Kassie Mowry riding her great mount CP He Will Be Epic stopping the clock in an impressive 17.623 seconds knocking Anna Jorgenson of Hudson, Colorado, off the top of the leaderboard who turned in a 17.728-second run. Mowry will return on Saturday night and Jorgenson’s time is in a good position to return as well.

            Utah’s own Keyshawn Whitehorse was the only bull rider to turn in a qualified ride on opening night. Whitehorse of McCracken Springs, UT, posted an 84 on Matt Sharping’s Hi Jacked and will be looking for his second consecutive medal after collecting bronze in 2019.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, is taking place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

            For only the sixth time in the history of rodeo, 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 and Rodeo 2017-2019. This will be the second time for breakaway ropers as their event was added to the roster in 2019. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            Tickets are still available at www.axs.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

            For those unable to attend in person the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is being live streamed on RidePass PlutoTV-Channel 720 nightly at 7:30 p.m. MT. CBS will air the Gold Medal Round of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 31 at 11 a.m. MT.

            Action at the Day of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo continues July 21 at 7:30 p.m. MT.

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Results: – Performance 1 – July 20, 2021

Bareback riding: 1. Richmond Champion, Stevensville, MT, 87 points on Sankey ProRodeo’s Shoutin Shoes, $1,600; 2. (tie) Wyatt Denny, Minden, NV, on Flying U Rodeo’s Misplaced Insanity, and Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, MN, on Legend Rodeo, Critical Smile, 85 points, $1,000 each; 4. George Gillespie, Darby, MT, 83 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Lil Red Hawk, 400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Caleb Bennett, Richmond Champion

Steer wrestling: 1. Cody Devers, Perryton, TX, 6.09 seconds, $1,600; 2. Josh Garner, Live Oak, CA, 6.12, $1,200; 3. Bridger Anderson, 6.35, $800; 4. Zack Jongbloed, Iowa, LA, 10.47, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Will Lummus, Cody Devers

Team roping: 1. Joe Mattern, Magnolia, TX/Lucas Falconer, Summerset, WI, 5.44 seconds, $1,600 each; 2. Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, GA/Junior Nogueira, Brazil, 5.45, $1,200; 3. Brit Ellerman, Ft. Lupton, CO/Trey Johnson, Weatherford, TX, 5.67, $800; no other qualified times

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Joe Mattern/Lucas Falconer and Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Lefty Holman, Visalia, CA, 88.5 points on Flying U Rodeo’s Yeti Rambler, $1,600; 2. Jake Clark, Crane, OR, 85 on Flying U Rodeo’s 301R, $1,200; 3. Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, MT, 84 on Flying U Rodeo’s 217, $800; 4. Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta, 82.5 on Sankey Rodeo’s Mugilla, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Kolby Wanchuk, Lefty Holman

Tie-down roping: 1. Westyn Hughes, Caldwell, TX, 7.94 seconds, $1,600; 2. Cory Solomon, Prairie View, TX, 11.63, $1,200; 3. Tyler Prcin, Alvord, TX, 12.09, $800, no other qualified times

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Riley Webb, Westyn Hughes

Breakaway roping: 1. Tibba Smith, Hobbs, NM, 2.28 seconds, $1,600; 2. Jenna Lee Hays Adams, Weatherford, OK, 4.61, $1,200; Shelli Scrivner, New Plymouth, ID, 4.64, $800; no other qualified times.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Josie Conner, Tibba Smith

Barrel racing: 1. Kassie Mowry, Dublin, TX, 17.623 seconds, $1,600; 2. Anna Jorgenson, Hudson, CO, 17.72, $1,200; 3. Emily Miller-Beisel, Weatherford, OK, 17.731, $800; 4. Sissy Winn, Corpus Christi, TX, 17.854, $400.

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Hallie Hanssen, Kassie Mowry

Bull riding: 1. Keyshawn Whitehorse, McCracken Springs, UT, 84 points on Matt Sharping’s Hi Jacked, $1,600; no other qualified rides

Gold Medal Round current qualifiers: Joao Ricardo Vieira, Keyshawn Whitehorse


DAYS OF ’47 COWBOY GAMES & RODEO GETS UNDERWAY TUESDAY, JULY 20

Field includes a mix of defending champions and contenders looking to land on the medal podium for the first time in their rodeo career

SALT LAKE CITY (July 14, 2021) – The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank will kick off rodeo action in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 20th, at 7:30 p.m. with some of the top names in professional rodeo.

            A total of 288 competitors will take their shot at a share of the $562,500 in prize money and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal that will be awarded on Saturday, July 24. There will be 32 competitors in each of the following events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, ladies breakaway roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

            The field includes a mix of defending champions and other contenders who are looking to land on the medal podium for the first time in their rodeo career. Those back to defend their Gold medals include Caleb Bennett (bareback riding), team ropers Ty Blasingame and Kyle Lockett, Zeke Thurston (saddle bronc riding), tie-down roper Ty Harris, breakaway roper Jordi Edens and Trevor Kastner (bull riding).

            New to the 2021 rodeo format is that athletes who finished No. 1 on the World Champions Rodeo Alliance’s (WCRA) Segment 8 Leaderboard have earned an automatic berth into the Gold Medal Round. Bennett took advantage of this, knowing he now just has to ride better on one day than seven other athletes, to be awarded a second consecutive gold medal. Don’t think he won’t have his work cut out for him though with the likes of two-time DO47 gold medalist Wyatt Denny, three-time PRCA World Champion Tim O’Connell, 2019 PRCA World Champion Clayton Biglow and reigning College National Finals Rodeo Champion Cole Franks in the mix of athletes in the semifinal round.

            In the steer wrestling, the big man’s event of rodeo, Dakota Eldridge and Tyler Pearson are looking to improve on their 2019 finish of silver and bronze, respectively. Pearson of Louisville, Mississippi, is looking to add gold to his collection that also includes a silver medal from 2017. Justin Shaffer, who finished atop the podium in 2018, is also looking for a return to the medal stand in 2021 after coming up just short of it in 2019. Will Lummus, already seeded into the Gold Medal Round due to finishing atop the WCRA leaderboard, will be there looking for his spot as well.

            Although Ty Blasingame and Kyle Lockett will be roping with different partners this year, they are both still focused on landing atop the medal stand once again. Lockett will be looking for his third medal after winning gold in 2019 and silver in 2017. This year, the father of five will be roping with Aaron Tsinigine, while Blasingame, looking for a second consecutive medal, will team with Corey Hendrick. Wyatt Imus, the son of the late radio personality Don Imus, will partner with Caleb Anderson as they compete for spots on the medal stand for the first time. Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira will rope on opening night trying to add round money to their pockets knowing that no matter what, they have already earned a spot in the final round after finishing atop the WCRA leaderboard for Segment 8.

            Canadian Zeke Thurston is also looking for his third Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo medal. He won a bronze in 2017 and took home the gold in 2019. Lefty Holman, who took home the bronze in 2019 will be back to try to improve on his finish. Cody DeMoss will also be looking to return to the medal stand in 2021. After an injury in the semifinals at the 2019 event kept him out of the final round, he will be anxious to return. DeMoss won gold in 2017 and 2018. Can he return to the top in 2021?

            All eyes will be on the tie-down event this year. Not only is it the only event that returns all three medalists from 2019 with Ty Harris (gold), Caleb Smidt (silver) and Trenton Smith (bronze), the big story will be 17-year old Riley Webb in the Gold Medal Round. Webb has a seeded spot in the final round, and he is going after three consecutive wins in a WCRA Major event. If he is successful, he will not only win $25,000 for winning the DO47 but will also be awarded the Triple Crown of Rodeo $1 million bonus. Webb would make history as the youngest millionaire in the sport of rodeo.

            For the past three years a palomino horse has carried its jockey to the top of the stand in the barrel racing. While that horse, known as Sister in the rodeo circles and is ridden by Hailey Kinsel, won’t be in Salt Lake City this year another palomino horse by the name of Martini will be looking to take her place. Martini will be jockeyed by Michelle Darling and the duo will be focused on improving from their bronze medal performance in 2019.

            The ladies breakaway roping is shaping up to be an action packed event with Jordi Edens (2019 gold medalist) and Jackie Crawford (2019 silver medalist) eager to win another DO47 medal. Since Crawford last competed in Salt Lake City, she has added to her world title list bringing her career total to 20 after winning the 2020 WPRA World Champion Breakaway Roping title. She has also added a baby girl to her growing family. She will have to bring her A-game to the Days of ’47 Arena at Utah State Fairpark to hold off the likes of world champions Hope Thompson, JJ Hampton, Kelsie Chace and Lari Dee Guy along with Martha Angelone and Shelby Boisjoli. Josie Conner has already earned her spot in the final round after her No. 1 finish on the WCRA leaderboard.

            Utah’s own Keyshawn Whitehorse took home the bronze medal in bull riding in 2019 but would like to add a gold to his collection. He will have to outride the likes of Derek Kolbaba, who won the gold in 2018 and is coming off an injury, Trevor Kastner, 2019 gold medalist and PBR top riders Cooper Davis and Joao Ricardo Vieira.

            The full field of 32 competitors in each event will be divided into four groups of eight each and will compete in one of the first four performances (July 20-23). The one (1) highest score/fastest time from each discipline of each performance will advance to the Gold Medal Round on July 24 along with three (3) highest scores/fastest times overall, from all four combined semifinal performances who have not yet advanced. In addition, the #1 ranked athlete in each discipline (for team roping it is highest ranked team after pairing) of the final audited standings of the WCRA Segment 8 Leaderboard will be automatically qualified for the Gold Medal Round making a total of eight (8) contestants in each discipline to compete in the Gold Medal Round. Scores/times from the semifinal performances will NOT carry forward and the 8 competitors in each event will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $25,000 cash.

            The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, July 20-24, will take place at the $17.5 million state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, custom designed and built for rodeo. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats.

            For only the sixth time in the history of rodeo, 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 and Rodeo in 2017-2019. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

            Tickets are still available at axs.com and start at just $14. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

            For those unable to attend in person the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be LIVE streamed on PlutoTV – Channel 720. CBS will also air the Gold Medal Round of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 31 at 11 a.m. MT.

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For a full list of competitors by performance visit: https://daysof47cowboygames.com/rodeo2/


Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Will Be Live Streamed on Pluto TV

Pluto TV to bring the wild west to the streaming frontier

LOS ANGELES (July 13, 2021) – Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service, and PBR, the world’s premier bull riding organization, has announced a new multifaceted partnership that will kick off by bringing PBR’s signature streaming service RidePass, and its stable of live events, talent and fans, to an all-new arena.

            Beginning July 20th, 2021, PBR RidePass will stream exclusively on Pluto TV as both a linear channel and on-demand, featuring hundreds of hours of live professional bull riding, rodeo, other western sporting events, and more. Additionally, Pluto TV will market its service to PBR fans, becoming one of the sport’s largest partners.

            As the leading destination for fans of bull-riding and western sports content, the launch of PBR RidePass on Pluto TV will mark a transition from the digital network’s origin as a subscription-based streaming service to an ad-supported streaming channel. With a growing audience of over 50 million global users on Pluto TV, the PBR RidePass channel will super-serve western sports fans by providing them with front-row streaming access, for free, to fan-favorite western sports content. Programming includes PBR’s Unleash The Beast and Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour, marquee rodeos including WCRA Triple Crown, Indian National Finals Rodeo, Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, and National High School Rodeo Finals, premier horse and equestrian events, including “Road to the Horse,” highlight shows, and western sports shoulder programming.

            The first marquee rodeo to be carried live on Pluto TV is Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo on July 20-24 from Utah Fair Park, with all five rounds of competition free on Pluto TV.

            “This new relationship with Pluto TV allows PBR to super-serve fans with hundreds of events and thousands of hours of great western sports programming now available for free,” said Sean Gleason, Commissioner and CEO, PBR. “With PBR’s linear and streaming live event content all within the ViacomCBS family through CBS and Pluto TV, we will benefit from tremendous synergies to grow this first-of-its-kind sports network.”

            PBR RidePass on Pluto TV represents an expansion of the FAST leader’s growing footprint in live sports and events programming, building on Pluto TV’s existing appointment viewing for franchises and iconic sporting events. This marks a first-of-its-kind deal for Pluto TV, bringing education and amplified brand awareness via in-event marketing and broadcast television promotion and activations as an official PBR partner. As the streaming sector continues to expand, with more and more new entrants joining the space to provide a variety of offerings, this partnership demonstrates a new paradigm for niche streaming services and broader platforms to work together. Albeit across screens or in stadiums, this symbiotic relationship provides a mutual vehicle to speak to, and engage with, brand-new audiences while collaboratively growing user bases.

            “Pluto TV is excited to be the new exclusive home for PBR RidePass, our first dedicated live sports and lifestyle channel featuring PBR’s marquee lineup of live rodeos, bull-riding and western sports. We are the perfect destination to entertain PBR’s vast and loyal fanbase and are proud to be able to deliver this best-in-sport streaming content, for free, for the very first time,” states Tom Ryan, CEO and President ViacomCBS Streaming. “We welcome the challenge to partner and build upon the successful foundation PBR established with RidePass by adding our own expertise in live, ad-supported streaming.”

            PBR RidePass, which was launched in February 2018, bringing to fans live coverage of PBR’s tours as well as dozens of rodeo and western sports events, complements Pluto TV’s lineup of western-themed programming, including the Western TV channel, which streams series like The Lone Ranger and Walker Texas Ranger as well as a dedicated movie channel, Pluto TV Westerns, featuring iconic films like True Grit, Geronimo: An American Legend, and The Alamo. Earlier this month, Pluto TV launched an exclusive dedicated channel to Steve McQueen’s Wanted: Dead or Alive.

            Stream PBR RidePass, beginning July 20th, 2021, on Pluto TV. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices. Search for it in the app store and download for FREE. Tune to PBR RidePass Channel 720 to catch all this exciting action.

            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.


Versus Systems to Drive Fan Engagement for Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City, UT

Rodeo Fans to Play Versus’ In-venue and Interactive Games at the Second Stop on the WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2021 — Versus Systems Inc. (“Versus” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: VS) announced today that they will be powering live in-stadium experiences and second screen engagement for fans attending the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City, UT, from July 20 through July 24, 2021. The World’s only Gold Medal Rodeo, powered by Versus, is the second stop on the World Champions Rodeo Alliance Triple Crown of Rodeo. 

“We are excited to once again be setting the standard in technical innovation in the sport of Rodeo,” stated Tommy Joe Lucia, Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo General Manager. “This will be a great new addition for our fans at the Days of ’47 and will help us expand our Cowboy Games and Rodeo to all attendees and viewers. The top 10 finishers in total points will be awarded prizes at the conclusion of the event.”

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, the Gold Standard in Rodeo, will feature bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, tie-down roping, women’s breakaway roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling. Versus will power the event’s interactive games using XEO and the Versus Predictive Gaming Platform.  Games, polling and rewarding will be hosted by XEO and will give fans a chance to win prizes up for grabs.  During the Rodeo, fans (at the event and at home) will be able to predict the winner of each event via the Pick the Podium experience, using the Versus Predictive Gaming Platform for all five performances.  Versus will also provide The Days of ’47 with professional services to assist them in content creation and operation during the event. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Days of ’47 to make the Cowboy Games and Rodeo even more fun for fans,” said Matthew Pierce, Founder and CEO of Versus Systems.  “Expanding our engagement with The Days of ’47, a partner we have worked with for years, demonstrates the unique value that the Versus prizing platform and professional services team can offer to live event organizers.  Versus is excited to be a part of The Days of ’47, the next stop on the WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo.”

Fans can sign-in on the gaming platform starting July 14, with point collection beginning July 17 with trivia. For every correct answer on trivia and Pick the Podium, fans will earn points. Visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com for more information and to get signed up. We will post the link on the Days of ’47 social platforms on July 14 to get signed up as well.

About Versus Systems

Versus Systems Inc. has developed a proprietary prizing and promotions engine that allows publishers, developers, and creators of streaming media, live events, broadcast TV, games, apps, and other content to offer real world prizes inside their content. Audiences can choose from among the offered prizes and then complete in-game or in-app challenges to win the prizes.  The Versus platform can be integrated into streaming media, TV, mobile, console, and PC games, as well as mobile apps. For more information, please visit www.versussystems.com or visit the official Versus Systems YouTube channel.

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. 

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Days of ’47 and Road to the Horse to Co-Host Collegiate Colt Starting Competition

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo is excited to continue to add to its legacy in the Salt Lake Valley by expanding events featured in conjunction with the World’s Only Gold Medal Rodeo. In 2021, Road to the Horse Collegiate Colt Starting Competition will be added to the schedule.

With an emphasis on education, Road to the Horse has inspired and fostered a strong knowledge of the fundamentals of natural horsemanship within its fan base.  Since its inception in 2003, cultivating a solid foundation of natural horsemanship and strengthening equine partnerships have served as key principles of Road to the Horse, and one is hard pressed to find a more fitting classroom than the collegiate equestrian arena. Road to the Horse is honored to co-host the Collegiate Colt Starting Challenge in conjunction with the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo on July 23rd and July 24th at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center in South Jordan, Utah. 

“There is no better way to create a legacy, than to invest in the future,” states Morris Equine Group President, Tina Battock. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with the Days of ’47 Rodeo to create an amazing platform to showcase the region’s top collegiate teams. We’re excited to bring Road to the Horse colt-starting action to Utah for the very first time!”

Three top collegiate teams will compete for $30,000 in scholarships during the Collegiate Colt Starting Challenge, which requires each team to gentle a colt and display the highest standards of horsemanship over a two-day period. Top regional horsemanship teams will represent University Montana Western, Utah Valley University and Casper Community College. The judging panel will consist of Road to the Horse celebrities including Jeff Williams, Ken McNabb, and Wade Black. The event schedule, brimming with colt starting action, includes invaluable clinics from Ken McNabb and Wade Black.

“As we continue to look for events to showcase as part of our overall Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, this event felt like a natural fit,” said Tommy Joe Lucia, General Manager of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo. “Road to the Horse not only reminds us of the importance of horsemanship fundamentals but showcases it in a competitive environment. We are excited to bring this unique event to the great State of Utah.”

Spectators will be able to purchase a $20 wristband good both days at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/160875993427 or on-site daily. Individuals eight (8) and under get in free. Competition gets underway on Friday, July 23rd at 8:30 a.m. and Saturday, July 24th at 8:15 a.m. Learn more about Road to the Horse at www.RoadtotheHorse.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 first rodeo performance is slated for July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark in the heart of Salt Lake City. Action will continue daily through July 24 when medalists in each rodeo discipline will be crowned.

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 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.

For more information on Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.

A perfect prelude to Road to the Horse 2022, The Collegiate Colt Starting Challenge will feature the world’s top colt starters competing for over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Road to the Horse 2022 commences at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on March 24-27, 2022. Tickets are available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 800-514-3849.

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About Road to the Horse

Founded in 2003, Road to the Horse strives to inspire people to reach a higher level of horsemanship and develop unity with a horse based on trust and not fear. We believe through education and entertainment; we can change people’s ideas and create a better world for the horse. The purpose of Road to the Horse is to identify the superior colt starter who accumulates the highest score throughout the competition. Judging focuses on the competitor and the effectiveness of their horsemanship methodology to communicate, educate, and build a partnership with their colt based on trust. Fans witness the entire journey, from colt selection to the final obstacle challenge. Purchase tickets and see the event schedule at www.RoadtotheHorse.com.

About Morris Equine Group

Morris Equine Group consists of some of the industry’s most recognized brands, including Western Horseman, Quarter Horse News and Barrel Horse News. The group also includes business-to-business publication Western Lifestyle Retailer and Equi-Stat, a statistical service offering detailed information and earnings for the performance horse industry. Morris Equine Group is also home to the National Barrel Horse Association, the West Coast Barrel Racing Association and the world championship of colt starting, Road to the Horse.

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.


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