Press Release: Fans and Competitors Embrace the Cold to Celebrate Colorado’s Beloved Western Tradition

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Denver, CO – It is officially time to take down your Christmas lights; the 118h National Western Stock Show, presented by CommonSpirit Health, has come to a close. The 2024 Stock Show welcomed over 671,000 guests during the 16-day celebration. Despite the frigid cold temperatures, Stock Show fans of all ages and different communities dusted off their hats and boots to celebrate Colorado’s … Read More

World Champions Highlight Friday’s Rodeos

Susan KanodeNews, Press Release

DENVER, Colo. – The brackets of the 2024 National Western Stock Show Rodeo were completed on Friday and contestants are now ready for Saturday’s Semi-Finals. Reigning world champions showed fans in the Denver Coliseum the talent that it took to win gold buckles in 2023 and are embarking on the 2024 season in style. It started Wednesday afternoon when Texans … Read More

Press Release: Buyers Came Out in Support of the Future Leaders in Agriculture 

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Denver, CO – The iconic Beef Palace Auction Arena at the National Western Stock Show hosted a standing-room-only crowd for the 2024 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions, presented by BOK Financial. The generosity of the buyers was evident as the sale numbers were tallied, totaling $548,000 across the top eight champion animals.  The money invested supports the junior exhibitors who raised the … Read More

Cooper Hoping to Add NWSS Title to Resume

Susan KanodeMedia, News, Rodeos

DENVER, Colo. (Jan. 18, 2024) — It’s probably been 15 years that Tuf Cooper has been competing in the tie-down roping at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo. The Decatur, Texas, resident has won four world championships, qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on 15 occasions, and added countless other rodeo wins to his resume, but the one in … Read More

Idaho Cowboys Excel at National Western Rodeo

Susan KanodeNews, Press Release, Rodeos

DENVER, Colo. – Idaho cowboys were at the top of the bareback riding and bull riding on Wednesday at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo. Bull rider Brady Portenier from Caldwell, Idaho, was not successful in his first attempt on Wednesday afternoon. He came back Wednesday night determined to get a score and he got a big one. He rode … Read More

Rodeo Action Heating Up At NWSS

Susan KanodeNews, Press Release, Rodeos

DENVER, Colo. – Five out of eight brackets are now complete at this year’s National Western Stock Show Rodeo. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association events in the Denver Coliseum are all set up in brackets. Eighty contestants in each event are evenly distributed across eight brackets. A bracket consists of two rounds of competition and … Read More

Saturday Rodeos See Top Action

Susan KanodeNews, Press Release, Rodeos

High scores and fast times highlight NWSS Rodeo DENVER, Colo. – Sub-zero temperatures in Colorado didn’t keep the action from heating up in the Denver Coliseum on Saturday. The highest score of bareback riding at the 2024 edition of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) through six performances has been awarded to Ty Pope from Garnett, Kansas. Pope is the … Read More

Bull Rider Sets Bar High at National Western

Susan KanodeNews, Press Release, Rodeos

Contestants plan to return to National Western Stock Show Rodeo DENVER, Colo. – With three performances completed at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo, three contestants in each of the events are already planning their trip back to Denver next week to compete in the Semi-Finals. Friday’s action in the Denver Coliseum saw the completion of Bracket 1 and the … Read More

NWSS Rodeo Underway

Susan KanodeNews, Press Release, Rodeos

DENVER, Colo. – Fans at the first performance of the National Western Stock Show Rodeo saw world champions, Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) qualifiers, and area contestants vying for fast times and high scores. One of those competitors, Keenan Reed Hayes fits all three of those categories. Hayes, who is a native Coloradoan grew up in Hayden. He qualified for … Read More

McFadden Wins Denver Chute-Out

Susan KanodeNews, Press Release, Rodeos

Texas Bull Rider Leaves National Western $20,000 richer DENVER, Colo. – It was a profitable three days at the National Western Stock Show’s Denver Chute-Out for Cort McFadden from Novice, Texas.               The 2022 high school graduate had the highest total score out of approximately 90 bull riders to win the title at the event which is part of the … Read More