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 … Read More

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 … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Marcy and Bruce Benson Named 2020 Citizens of the West

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Denver, CO, September 17, 2019 – The National Western Stock Show is proud to announce Marcy and Bruce Benson as the 2020 Citizens of the West. This prestigious annual award recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of Western pioneers and perpetuate the West’s agriculture heritage and ideals. A committee of community leaders selects recipients.   “I’m pleased to see … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Western Stock Show Association Announces Douglas L. Jones As New Chairman of the Board

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Denver, CO, May 17, 2019 –  During the annual meeting of the Western Stock Show Association (WSSA),(dba, National Western Stock Show), the membership unanimously elected Douglas L. Jones as the new Chairman of the Board and recognized the departure of long-time board member and Chairman, Patrick A. Grant.    Doug Jones is the Owner and President of Jones Realty Group, a commercial … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Best 16 Days In January Comes To A Close

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2019 National Western Stock Show Celebrates Over 700,000 Attendees DENVER, CO, January 27, 2019 – The 113th National Western Stock Show celebrated the best sixteen days in January with the third highest attendance, hosting 701,656 visitors. The attendance record sits at 726,972 guests and was set in 2006 during the 100th Anniversary. “We appreciate every person, young and old, from near and … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: The National Western Stock Show Grand Champion Steer Sets a New Record

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DENVER, CO, January 25, 2019 – The standing-room-only crowd at the 2019 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions roared as the Grand Champion Steer sold for an all-time record of $150,000. The top eight champion animals tallied generous sales of $480,000. The Grand Champion Hog sold for $70,000, and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer sold for an impressive $90,000. The money … Read More

FREE Holiday Weekend Parking for Stock Show Guests

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DENVER, CO – Free overflow parking this weekend for Stock Show guests. Parking is available at the Coors Field parking garage or the PepsiCo lot this Saturday, January 19th, and Sunday, January 20th. Complimentary shuttles will run every 15 to 20 minutes to the National Western Complex. The Coors Field parking garage is located at 27th Street & Blake. The gates to the … Read More

Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Makes Major Gift to Help Make New National Western Center A Reality

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Hub for livestock activities, major multi-use facilities to be named the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Livestock Center. DENVER, Jan. 16, 2019  – Rancher, businesswoman and philanthropist Sue Anschutz-Rodgers has made a major gift to the Honoring the Legacy…Building the Future campaign supporting the new National Western Center, and one of the redevelopment’s centerpiece facilities will be named in her honor, the Western Stock Show … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: National Western Stock Show Opens Doors with Record Saturday

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DENVER, CO – The National Western Stock Show opened its doors Saturday, January 12th, with record attendance.  The super Saturday recorded 837 more guests than the year before, setting a new opening Saturday record of 53,806 guests.  The previous opening day record was 52,969 guests. The Stock Show grounds were also bustling Sunday, marking a successful opening weekend.  “These are the best sixteen … Read More