PRCA Nominates Cody Stampede Top 5 Large Rodeo
Written by Cole Havens on October 14, 2020
The Cody Stampede Rodeo is one of six nominees for Best Large Outdoor Rodeo of 2020 thru the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
The rodeo celebrated its nomination on Facebook:
Wow…. We are beyond humbled to be nominated to the Top 5 Large Outdoor Rodeos. Thank you to all the contestants and…
The world’s largest rodeo organization announced the finalists on Tuesday, Oct 13. There are several categories for “of the year” award consideration, including Stock Contract, Announcer Photographer, Dress, and Comedy Acts. There’s even an award for the Clown of the Year.
Cody’s Stampede Rodeo is one of the six nominees for Best Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year. This category is for rodeos that add $10,000 or more per event.
Nominations were submitted during the week of Oct 5-9, thru a combination of eligible PRCA contestants, members, and contract personnel.
The other five nominees for Best Outdoor Rodeo of 2020 are:
- Deadwood, South Dakota’s Days of ’76 Rodeo
- Dodge City, Kansas’s Roundup Rodeo
- Gooding, Idaho’s Pro Rodeo
- Prescott, Arizona’s Frontier Days
- Spanish Fork, Utah’s Fiesta Days Rodeo
PRCA members will vote on each of the 16 categories thru the final round of online ballots from Oct 19 thru the 23.
The winners for each category will be announced at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 2.
The Cody Stampede Rodeo has won PRCA’s Best Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year twice before, in 1998 and 1999. In 2019, the Rodeo was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame during its 100th year.
After all five of Wyoming’s largest rodeos were canceled in May due to COVID-19, the Cody Stampede Rodeo decided to thwart cancellation and proceed as planned. It was the state’s only major rodeo in Summer 2020.
The Cody Stampede Rodeo is “beyond humbled” to receive the nomination, recognizing its particular importance after the chaos of 2020 and its detrimental effects to rodeos nationwide.
The Cody Stampede Rodeo stands out for its perseverance, and now stands to be rewarded for it.
Earlier this Week the PRCA announced its 2020 award nominees and Cody Wyoming has been named one of the top five Large Outdoor Rodeos of the Year.
Per their Facebook page Cody Stampede Rodeo says “Thank you to all the contestants and contractors who continually make our rodeo top notch year after year. With this chaotic year, this nomination means even more.”
Cody Stampede Rodeo will find out if they are the winner of the Large Outdoor Rodeo when it is announced at the PRCA Awards Banquet at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, December 2nd.