702,697 Memories Made During the 117th National Western Stock Show

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Denver, CO. – The National Western Stock Show presented by Centura Health drew excited crowds of Coloradans and out-of-towners alike. The gates closed and the arenas cleared as the best 16 days in January came to an end. A final attendance tally of 702,697 guests made the 2023 NWSS the fourth highest attended show in event history. The grand champion attendance record of … Read More

Overwhelming Support for Colorado Kids Leads to Record Numbers at Auction of Junior Livestock Champions

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DENVER, CO. – The sold-out crowd at the 2023 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions attracted spectators and buyers eager to support young men and women in agriculture. This year, all eyes were on the two kids from Colorado, Justin Pfannebecker from LaSalle, Colorado, and his Grand Champion Steer named Stan, aka Stan The Man. Also from Colorado, the Reserve Champion Hog … Read More

Press Release: National Western Stock Show Names Jennifer Boka Director of Livestock Operations

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Denver, CO. – Jennifer Boka, comes to the National Western Stock Show with years of experience managing and producing top livestock shows and expos across the country. Boka spent over eight years as the General Manager of the Northern International Livestock Exposition in Billings, Montana, where she oversaw entire operations, productions, and development of the 50+-year-old Livestock Expo organization. Boka was … Read More

Press Release: Western Stock Show Association Holds Annual Meeting of the Members

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DENVER, CO – The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) (dba, National Western Stock Show) welcomed the membership back to the historic Stadium Arena for the in-person Annual Meeting of the Members, on the afternoon of May 12, 2022.   Douglas L. Jones was elected to serve a third term as Chairman of the Board. Acceptance of Association officers includes Vice Chairman Barth … Read More

Press Release: Stock Show Fans and Competitors Celebrate the Return of Colorado’s Favorite Western Tradition

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DENVER, CO. – The 116th National Western Stock Show welcomed home nearly 600,000 guests during the 16-day celebration. Deprived of the annual event in 2021, Stock Show fans of all ages and different communities dusted off their hats and boots to celebrate Colorado’s long-standing western tradition. Management, staff, volunteers, and countless others that organize and support the annual agricultural event are grateful and amazed … Read More

Press Release: Colorado Bidders Step Up Big for Youth in Agriculture

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DENVER, CO. –  Auction-goers were chomping at the bit to open their wallets and support young men and women in agriculture. The generosity was evident at the 2022 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions, where the Grand Champion Steer sold for a record-high $160,000. The top eight champion animals tallied sales of $519,000. The Reserve Grand Champion Hog sold for an impressive $50,000, breaking the … Read More

Press Release: Centura Health Named the Official Presenting Partner of the National Western Stock Show

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Denver, CO – For the first time in its 116-year history, the legendary National Western Stock Show will have an official presenting partner. Colorado-based health care leader Centura Health will present the iconic National Western Stock Show under a three-year agreement. Centura Health’s vision – every community, every neighborhood, and every individual – whole and healthy – will be featured … Read More

Press Release: The Best 16 Days in January Are Back

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DENVER, CO – The crown jewel of Denver and Colorado’s favorite western tradition, the beloved National Western Stock Show, is back in the saddle January 8 – 23, 2022.   After a year of postponement, Stock Show management, staff, and all of Denver are excited to welcome fans back to the best 16 days in January.  Preparations are in full swing for the … Read More

Press Release: Western Stock Show Association Holds Virtual Meeting of the Members

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DENVER, CO – The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA), (dba, National Western Stock Show), held the Annual Meeting of the Members virtually on the afternoon of May 13, 2021. Members and trustees tuned into the online session led by Chairman of the Board, Douglas L. Jones.    Board officers were elected at the meeting by proxy. Douglas L. Jones was reelected for another … Read More

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 … Read More