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Press Release: Leon Vick Promoted to Vice President of Rodeo, Horse and Livestock Operations

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DENVER, CO – National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is pleased to announce the promotion of Leon Vick to Vice President of Rodeo, Horse and Livestock Operations. For the past several years, Vick managed the rodeo and horse show departments for the NWSS. The office of Livestock Operations was vacated by former Senior Director, Marshall Ernst who retired at the end of January after ten …

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PRESS RELEASE:The Best 16 Days in January Celebrates the Second Highest Attendance in Stock Show History

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Denver, CO. – The 114th National Western Stock Show (NWSS) celebrated sixteen days with 707,922 guests, making it the second highest attended show in Stock Show history. The grand champion attendance record of 726,972 guests was set in 2006 during the 100th Anniversary.  “Thank you to every single stock show fan, exhibitor, family member, contestant and volunteer who joined in the celebration this …

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Longhorn Love

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From the second you lay eyes on them, they make their presence known. Their confidence is shown with their heads held high and their horns held higher. The Longhorns are one of the most well-known animals at the National Western Stock Show.  Many know them as the official kick-off of Stock Show with the parade in downtown Denver. But what …

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Small in Size, Big with Love

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From a world of horses, Colorado agriculture, Audra McNicholas is no stranger to the industry. McNicholas was a former Miss Rodeo Colorado in 2009. With her love for horses and her community, she is paving the way for therapy horses in Colorado by restoring love and mental health back into her community.  After several years of working with horses, McNicholas …

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Grabbing Life by the Horns

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Many rodeo athletes have dreamed of a career in the sport since they could walk. For 41-year-old steer wrestler Matt Reeves, life as a rodeo athlete looked a little different when he started out.  “I never thought when I was a little kid that I was going to go rodeo for a living,” Reeves said.  Originally from Pampa, Texas, Reeves …

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Showing Family Values

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The National Western Stock Show is the premier livestock show in the United States, and it draws talented competitors from across the nation to contend for glory on the Hill. The variety and intensity found only at national shows is what keeps contestants like 16-year-old Maddie Unruh from Peyton, Colorado coming back.

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PRESS RELEASE: Stock Show Debuts New Pro Rodeo Format

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National Western Stock Show Debuts New Tournament-Style Pro Rodeo Format The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is the first stop of the year for rodeo’s biggest and best stars. This year, the NWSS Pro Rodeos will feature a new tournament-style format with more than half a million dollars up for grabs. The top 80 athletes from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys …

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PRESS RELEASE: Record Breaking Weekend at Stock Show

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The “Best 16 Days in January” Kicks Off with Record-Breaking Weekend Attendance The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is excited to announce a record-breaking opening weekend. The 114-year-old Colorado tradition brought in crowds totaling 106,921 for the first two days of its sixteen-day event. Previously, the largest opening weekend was in 2018 with 103,546 guests. The opening Saturday attendance record also was the largest …