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.
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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.