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