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4.22.19

DAYS OF ’47 UTAH TIMED EVENT CLASSIC CANCELLED

Due to athlete participation, World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) and The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo have mutually agreed to cancel the May 3-4 Utah Timed Event Classic (UTEC). To benefit all athletes, WCRA has given 51-100 on the leaderboard who had entered the UTEC, the opportunity for a full refund of their entry fees OR given the chance to roll their entry into the May 15-19 $500,000 WCRA Semi-Finals at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Both the WCRA and Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo
apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused athletes and fans.
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4.4.2019

GARRETT LLOYD FIRST RECIPIENT OF LEWIS FEILD BULLS AND BRONCS SCHOLARSHIP

SALT LAKE CITY (April 4, 2019) – A self-labeled “city boy” Garrett Lloyd of Woodland Hills, Utah, discovered the sport of rodeo a year ago and now he is all-in. The 19-year-old competed in football, wrestling, and track in high school and had some initial football scholarship offers, but a torn ACL took those offers off the table by the time he reached his senior year. Never in his wildest dreams did he think it would be a rodeo scholarship that would provide him an avenue to attend college, but that is exactly what is happening.

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3.26.19

ADVENTURE AND GOLD AWAIT CONTESTANTS AT DAYS OF ’47 COWBOY GAMES & RODEO

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2019) – The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City 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. Not only does the $1 million purse make it attractive but so does the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded to the top three, setting this rodeo apart from any other rodeo in the world.

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December 20, 2018

QUALIFYING FOR NEXT $1,000,000 WCRA MAJOR RODEO TO BEGIN DECEMBER 27

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August 5, 2018

Against All Odds

By now, you’ve likely heard the unlikely news that Wyoming’s Johnson brothers—Kellan, 19, and Carson, 17—took the team roping title and gold medals at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, which ran July 19-21 and 23-24 in Salt Lake City. But you’re probably not aware of just how long the odds were against these two teen-aged brothers taking center stage to have those gold medals placed around their necks while being handed life-changing checks for more than $50 grand a man. To sum up this Salt Lake stunner in a word, “miracle” is more like it.

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4.17.19

WOMEN’S BREAKAWAY ADDED TO THE DAYS OF ’47 COWBOY GAMES AND RODEO

AUSTIN, TEXAS- World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) and the Days of ’47 Rodeo (DO47) are pleased to announce that for the first time in history the discipline of women’s breakaway roping will be featured at the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank. The five-day event will be held July 19-24 in Salt Lake City.

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4.2.2019

CALEB BENNETT TO BE HONORED WITH 2019 LEWIS FEILD BAREBACK RIDING AWARD

SALT LAKE CITY (April 2, 2019) – Caleb Bennett, a seven-time Wrangler NFR bareback rider, will be honored as the recipient of the 2019 Lewis Feild Bareback Riding Award at the Governor’s State of Sport Awards presented by Zions Bank and hosted by the Utah Sports Commission on April 10.

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Champions crowned at Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment

Champions crowned at Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Saturday, Feb 2, 2019
 
Champions crowned at Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment

Salt Lake City, Utah – The score 86 points was the magical score in Salt Lake City on Saturday night, Feb. 2, at the Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs Event at the Maverik Center.

            Wyatt Denny of Minden, Nev., might want to change his address to Salt Lake City as he has won a truckload of money at the Days of ’47 Events and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Denny took home the bareback riding title with an 86-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Ruby’s Girl, a Wrangler NFR horse. Denny outscored Shane O’Connell, who finished with a 79.5-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Moma Mia.

            “It was really cool to be able to compete in this event that honors Lewis Feild and put the win under my belt,” said Denny following the victory. “He (Feild) was one of the best bareback riders and so to have an event that honors him like this and be a part of it is very special.”

            With the win, Denny automatically qualifies for the $1 million Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, July 19-24 in Salt Lake City. Denny has won that event and the gold medal that goes to the winner the last two years and he is hoping to make it three.

            “I have already won it twice so might as well make it three. As they say, the third time is the charm and I hope to have the same luck I have been having in Salt Lake,” said Denny about qualifying for the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in July. “My philosophy is show up with a good attitude and hope for the best. That is how I treat all my rodeos.”

            Tonight’s event honored the late ProRodeo Hall of Fame Utah 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 state of Utah. His son, Kaycee Feild carries on his legacy having won four PRCA world titles in the bareback riding.

            Bull rider Coleman Entze of Golden Valley, N.D., was the only bull rider on the night to ride two bulls. Entze finished second in the long round with a 76 on Bar T Rodeo’s Purple Haze, while Jesse Petri of Palestine, Texas, scored 80.5 on Bar T Rodeo’s Goofy. Entze turned up the heat in the final round scoring 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Exit Strategy. Petri bucked off before the eight-second whistle and finished with a no score. Entze left Salt Lake City with $9,500 and is now qualified for the Gold Medal Rodeo – the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in July where he hopes to take home the grand prize of $50,000.

            It was a showdown in the saddle bronc riding with Ross Griffin of Tularosa, N.M., and Cort Scheer of Elsmere, Neb., tying in the final round with 84 point rides. Griffin rode Bar T Rodeo’s Lady Vain, while Scheer was matched with Higher Standard. The tie-breaker and title went to Griffin based on the spur ride score in the final round. Griffin advances to the July Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo and will compete for a share of the $1 million purse up for grabs. This was a big win for Griffin as he was a rookie last year in the professional ranks.

            The top two from the Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs event will automatically qualify for the WCRA Semifinal Event in Guthrie, Okla., on May 15-19.

            For more information on the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com and for more information on World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) visit www.wcra.com.

*Note: Photos will be available as soon as possible*

Results:

Bareback riding: 1. Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D., 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Echo Bay, $4,000; 2. Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., 84, $3,000; 3. Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont., 83.5, 2,000; 4. George Gillespie, Darby, Mont., 83, $1,000. Final round: 1. Wyatt Denny, 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Ruby’s Girl, $3,000; 2. Shane O’Connell, 79.5, $2,000. Champion: Wyatt Denny. Total money: O’Connell $6,000; Denny, $6,000; Bennett, $2,000; Gillespie, $1,000.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 84 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Bitter Dan, $4,000; 2. Ross Griffin, Tularosa, N.M., 82, $3,000; 3. Nick LaDuke, Livermore, Calif., 79, $2,000; 4. Kole Ashbacher, Arrowwood, Alberta, 75.5, $1,000. Final round: 1. (tie) Ross Griffin on Bar T Rodeo’s Lady Vain and Cort Scheer on Bar T Rodeo’s Higher Standard, 84 points, $2,500 each. Champion: Ross Griffin. Total money: Scheer, $6,500; Griffin, $5,500; LaDuke, $2,000; Ashbacher, $1,000.

Bull riding: 1. Jesse Petri, Palestine, Texas, 80.5 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Goofy, $4,000; 2. Coleman Entze, Golden Valley, N.D., 76 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Purple Haze; no other qualified rides. Final Round: 1. Coleman Entze, 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Exit Strategy, $5,000; no other qualified rides. Champion: Coleman Entze. Total money: Entze, $9,500; Petri, $5,500.

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 Ann Bleiker, Days of ‘47

ableiker@yahoo.com

719.330.4283 PHONE

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Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment returns to the Maverik Center this February

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July 24, 2018

Gold Medals Awarded at Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City

The night started off similar to 2017 with bareback rider Wyatt Denny atop the medal podium after turning in an 88-point ride aboard Sankey Rodeo’s Sozo. Denny of Minden, Nev., added a second gold medal to his collection and another $50,000 to his bank account.

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4.22.19

DAYS OF ’47 UTAH TIMED EVENT CLASSIC CANCELLED

Due to athlete participation, World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) and The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo have mutually agreed to cancel the May 3-4 Utah Timed Event Classic (UTEC). To benefit all athletes, WCRA has given 51-100 on the leaderboard who had entered the UTEC, the opportunity for a full refund of their entry fees OR given the chance to roll their entry into the May 15-19 $500,000 WCRA Semi-Finals at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Both the WCRA and Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo
apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused athletes and fans.
READ FULL ARTICLE
4.17.19

WOMEN’S BREAKAWAY ADDED TO THE DAYS OF ’47 COWBOY GAMES AND RODEO

AUSTIN, TEXAS- World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) and the Days of ’47 Rodeo (DO47) are pleased to announce that for the first time in history the discipline of women’s breakaway roping will be featured at the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank. The five-day event will be held July 19-24 in Salt Lake City.

READ FULL ARTICLE
4.4.2019

GARRETT LLOYD FIRST RECIPIENT OF LEWIS FEILD BULLS AND BRONCS SCHOLARSHIP

SALT LAKE CITY (April 4, 2019) – A self-labeled “city boy” Garrett Lloyd of Woodland Hills, Utah, discovered the sport of rodeo a year ago and now he is all-in. The 19-year-old competed in football, wrestling, and track in high school and had some initial football scholarship offers, but a torn ACL took those offers off the table by the time he reached his senior year. Never in his wildest dreams did he think it would be a rodeo scholarship that would provide him an avenue to attend college, but that is exactly what is happening.

READ FULL ARTICLE
4.2.2019

CALEB BENNETT TO BE HONORED WITH 2019 LEWIS FEILD BAREBACK RIDING AWARD

SALT LAKE CITY (April 2, 2019) – Caleb Bennett, a seven-time Wrangler NFR bareback rider, will be honored as the recipient of the 2019 Lewis Feild Bareback Riding Award at the Governor’s State of Sport Awards presented by Zions Bank and hosted by the Utah Sports Commission on April 10.

READ FULL ARTICLE
3.26.19

ADVENTURE AND GOLD AWAIT CONTESTANTS AT DAYS OF ’47 COWBOY GAMES & RODEO

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2019) – The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City 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. Not only does the $1 million purse make it attractive but so does the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded to the top three, setting this rodeo apart from any other rodeo in the world.

READ FULL ARTICLE
Champions crowned at Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment

Champions crowned at Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Saturday, Feb 2, 2019
 
Champions crowned at Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment

Salt Lake City, Utah – The score 86 points was the magical score in Salt Lake City on Saturday night, Feb. 2, at the Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs Event at the Maverik Center.

            Wyatt Denny of Minden, Nev., might want to change his address to Salt Lake City as he has won a truckload of money at the Days of ’47 Events and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Denny took home the bareback riding title with an 86-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Ruby’s Girl, a Wrangler NFR horse. Denny outscored Shane O’Connell, who finished with a 79.5-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Moma Mia.

            “It was really cool to be able to compete in this event that honors Lewis Feild and put the win under my belt,” said Denny following the victory. “He (Feild) was one of the best bareback riders and so to have an event that honors him like this and be a part of it is very special.”

            With the win, Denny automatically qualifies for the $1 million Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, July 19-24 in Salt Lake City. Denny has won that event and the gold medal that goes to the winner the last two years and he is hoping to make it three.

            “I have already won it twice so might as well make it three. As they say, the third time is the charm and I hope to have the same luck I have been having in Salt Lake,” said Denny about qualifying for the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in July. “My philosophy is show up with a good attitude and hope for the best. That is how I treat all my rodeos.”

            Tonight’s event honored the late ProRodeo Hall of Fame Utah 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 state of Utah. His son, Kaycee Feild carries on his legacy having won four PRCA world titles in the bareback riding.

            Bull rider Coleman Entze of Golden Valley, N.D., was the only bull rider on the night to ride two bulls. Entze finished second in the long round with a 76 on Bar T Rodeo’s Purple Haze, while Jesse Petri of Palestine, Texas, scored 80.5 on Bar T Rodeo’s Goofy. Entze turned up the heat in the final round scoring 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Exit Strategy. Petri bucked off before the eight-second whistle and finished with a no score. Entze left Salt Lake City with $9,500 and is now qualified for the Gold Medal Rodeo – the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in July where he hopes to take home the grand prize of $50,000.

            It was a showdown in the saddle bronc riding with Ross Griffin of Tularosa, N.M., and Cort Scheer of Elsmere, Neb., tying in the final round with 84 point rides. Griffin rode Bar T Rodeo’s Lady Vain, while Scheer was matched with Higher Standard. The tie-breaker and title went to Griffin based on the spur ride score in the final round. Griffin advances to the July Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo and will compete for a share of the $1 million purse up for grabs. This was a big win for Griffin as he was a rookie last year in the professional ranks.

            The top two from the Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs event will automatically qualify for the WCRA Semifinal Event in Guthrie, Okla., on May 15-19.

            For more information on the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com and for more information on World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) visit www.wcra.com.

*Note: Photos will be available as soon as possible*

Results:

Bareback riding: 1. Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D., 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Echo Bay, $4,000; 2. Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., 84, $3,000; 3. Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont., 83.5, 2,000; 4. George Gillespie, Darby, Mont., 83, $1,000. Final round: 1. Wyatt Denny, 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Ruby’s Girl, $3,000; 2. Shane O’Connell, 79.5, $2,000. Champion: Wyatt Denny. Total money: O’Connell $6,000; Denny, $6,000; Bennett, $2,000; Gillespie, $1,000.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 84 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Bitter Dan, $4,000; 2. Ross Griffin, Tularosa, N.M., 82, $3,000; 3. Nick LaDuke, Livermore, Calif., 79, $2,000; 4. Kole Ashbacher, Arrowwood, Alberta, 75.5, $1,000. Final round: 1. (tie) Ross Griffin on Bar T Rodeo’s Lady Vain and Cort Scheer on Bar T Rodeo’s Higher Standard, 84 points, $2,500 each. Champion: Ross Griffin. Total money: Scheer, $6,500; Griffin, $5,500; LaDuke, $2,000; Ashbacher, $1,000.

Bull riding: 1. Jesse Petri, Palestine, Texas, 80.5 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Goofy, $4,000; 2. Coleman Entze, Golden Valley, N.D., 76 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Purple Haze; no other qualified rides. Final Round: 1. Coleman Entze, 86 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Exit Strategy, $5,000; no other qualified rides. Champion: Coleman Entze. Total money: Entze, $9,500; Petri, $5,500.

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 Ann Bleiker, Days of ‘47

ableiker@yahoo.com

719.330.4283 PHONE

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December 20, 2018

QUALIFYING FOR NEXT $1,000,000 WCRA MAJOR RODEO TO BEGIN DECEMBER 27

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Days of ’47 Lewis Feild Bulls & Broncs presented by Komatsu Equipment returns to the Maverik Center this February

READ FULL ARTICLE
August 5, 2018

Against All Odds

By now, you’ve likely heard the unlikely news that Wyoming’s Johnson brothers—Kellan, 19, and Carson, 17—took the team roping title and gold medals at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, which ran July 19-21 and 23-24 in Salt Lake City. But you’re probably not aware of just how long the odds were against these two teen-aged brothers taking center stage to have those gold medals placed around their necks while being handed life-changing checks for more than $50 grand a man. To sum up this Salt Lake stunner in a word, “miracle” is more like it.

READ FULL ARTICLE
July 24, 2018

Gold Medals Awarded at Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City

The night started off similar to 2017 with bareback rider Wyatt Denny atop the medal podium after turning in an 88-point ride aboard Sankey Rodeo’s Sozo. Denny of Minden, Nev., added a second gold medal to his collection and another $50,000 to his bank account.

READ FULL ARTICLE
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