Discover the remarkable journey of rodeo superstar Jesse Brown, from his gridiron days to his pursuit of a world title in the rodeo arena.
Discover the incredible journey of sportswriter Barbara Pinnella, from her early years covering bull riding to her decades-long dedication to sports journalism.
Keenan Hayes, a dominant force in bareback riding, is making waves in professional rodeo. Hailing from Hayden, Colorado, Hayes has earned over $225,000 in the 2023 season, leading both the world standings and the Resistol Rookie of the Year race by significant margins. From his early days riding mini steers to his impressive achievements today, discover the journey of this rising star in bareback riding.”
Cole Reiner, Clayton Biglow and Kade Sonnier
87.5 points all around at Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) made for a three-way bareback riding tie at the Daddy of ‘Em All! Clayton Biglow, Cole Reiner and Kade Sonnier are all cowboys who have earned over $100,00 since last October to be sitting in the top 10 in the 2023 world standings.
By Lillian Landreth Josh Frost showed his skill on both ends of the arena yet again, clinching the all-around title
Teton Ridge announces the return of The American Western Weekend to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on March 8-9, 2024. This iconic event, hosted by Teton Ridge, will showcase The American Rodeo and The American Performance Horseman, featuring top-notch western sports and entertainment. Partnering with Concerts West and AEG Presents, Teton Ridge promises world-class musical talent to enrich the experience. Following the success of the 2023 event with increased viewership and substantial prize money, the 2024 edition aims to continue the momentum. Stay tuned for ticketing information, performer lineup, and more exciting details to be announced later this year. Subscribe to Teton Ridge Plus for exclusive alerts and offers.
Step into the riveting world of rodeo with our latest episode as we spotlight Cade Staton, a dedicated PRCA Steer Wrestler. Despite his unranked status, Cade’s unyielding determination echoes through his decade-long journey in the sport. Join us in unraveling his inspiring story, marked by recent triumphs, including his notable Pecos Rodeo win. Tune in and discover the heart and passion that drives Cade’s commitment to both family and rodeo.
Join Hannah Crandall, the marketing and media manager, on “Where Rodeo Meets the Road” podcast for a journey through the 95th year of the fair. Experience PRCA Rodeo thrills, delectable fair food, exciting rides, and more. Don’t miss this family-friendly event packed with entertainment and fun!
A long-standing barrel racing arena record broken, not once, but three times in two years at the Daddy of ‘Em All.
On Championship Sunday, Summer Kosel and her gelding, Apollo, broke their own 17.02-second record from the 2022 Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) with a smoking 16.97 run. However, Sue Smith and her mare, Centerfold, came in hot with a time of 16.89 seconds to take over the 2023 win and the record.
From Glenham, South Dakota, Kosel has earned more than $62,000 by attending just over 30 rodeos in the 2023 season. The wife and mother of four has only held her Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) membership since 2017, after her kids were old enough to peewee rodeo themselves; but her and Apollo have made waves in the barrel racing world the past three years.
Smith’s win and new arena record are proof of her exceptional horse training; but it’s not the first time her training has led to a CFD win, as the horse Andrea Busby won the legendary rodeo on in 2022 won more than $76,000 on the futurity scene with Smith. After being crowned champion in Cheyenne, Wyoming at 68 years old, Smith jumped from number 17 in the world standings to sixth with earnings of more than $89,000 in her most exciting rodeo season since 2009, when she finished fifth in the world.
Big things are happening for both CFD barrel racing winners and the horses carrying them to great heights, and an exceptional end to their seasons is expected for the two experienced horsewomen!
In the fast-paced world of rodeo, Riley Webb and Shad Mayfield stand out as rising stars in tie-down roping. These two young cowboys, both under the age of 25, have formed a unique alliance that has seen them supporting each other’s journeys in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) for the past two seasons. This partnership has fostered a true “iron sharpens iron” dynamic, allowing them to draw energy and inspiration from each other’s successes, leading to their remarkable domination on the rodeo circuit.
As the current top contenders in the 2023 world standings, Webb and Mayfield have showcased their skill and determination, recently securing the champion and reserve champion average titles at the Reno Rodeo with impressive times of 25.8 and 26.0 seconds on three head, respectively.
Webb, a 19-year-old talent hailing from Denton, Texas, emerged onto the scene and made his mark by amassing a notable $200,000 in earnings. His victories at various events including the Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo, the Redding Rodeo, and the Rodeo Houston have solidified his reputation as a force to be reckoned with.
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old Mayfield, a former world champion and four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifier, has continued to shine in the 2023 season. His triumphs at rodeos like the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, and the Santa Rosa Roundup have contributed to his impressive earnings of over $127,000. As the summer rodeo season draws to a close, all eyes are on this dynamic pair as they make their mark on the rodeo world.