Nite Rodeo Kicks Off 80th Year Tomorrow
Written by andrew-rossi on May 31, 2018
You know summer has begun when it’s time for the Cody Nite Rodeo.
The 80th year for the Nite Rodeo kicks off tomorrow evening at 8 p.m. at the Stampede Grounds. Keith Nelson, president of the Stampede board, says there are several new aspects to the Nite Rodeo that will enhance the experience for the cowboys and cowgirls as well as the visitors – including a Rodeo School.
Nelson says the PRCA-sponsored school is targeted to youth 14-18 years old, and will focus primarily on bareback and saddle bronc riding. He adds that by offering the school, organizers are hoping that interest in the Nite Rodeo will increase.
Rodeo organizers say that the Cody Nite Rodeo has produced over 250 National Finals Qualifiers, as well as 50 world champions. This is the 80th year for the Cody Nite Rodeo, and while some faces are new, such as a new announcer and new clowns, others are familiar. The Mo Betta Rodeo Company will still be producing the show, and the crowds will still come from far and wide to catch some old fashioned wild west action.
This Saturday, June 2nd is the Big Horn Radio Network’s Park County Nite, when tickets for residents are just $5.00. Those tickets can be purchased at the Stampede Grounds, or at the Stampede main office at 1031 12th Street.