It’s Haircut Time at NWSS for our Four-Legged Friends

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Bzzz, Bzzz, Bzzz, fills the air as you walk into Ames Activity Pavilion at the 2024 National Western Stock Show. As you enter the door, your eyes land on a year-old sheep being sheared. The sound you hear is a hand-held electronic clipper that Evan uses to shear his sheep. The once wooly sheep has lost a few pounds.  The Stock … Read More

Behind the Lens: Pirate Photographer, Hans Watson

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Are you a pirate? a young child asks photographer Hans Watson at the 2024 National Western Stock Show. A black cowboy hat, eye patch, and dual cameras portray volunteer house photographer, Hans Watson, as a pirate. Stock Show 2024 marks his 12th year volunteering as a photographer.  As a house photographer, Hans works directly with the Marketing and Sponsorship departments. According … Read More

NWSS Rodeo Champions Crowned

Susan KanodeMedia, Press Release, Rodeos

DENVER, Colo. – The 118th edition of the National Western Stock Show came to a close on Sunday and a highlight of the day’s events was the championship finals of the rodeo. It took 19 performances to determine who the players would be for the titles. Contestants competed in brackets and advanced to the Semi-Finals and then the Final round. … Read More

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

Barrel Racing Arena Record Set Again

Susan KanodePress Release, Rodeos

DENVER, Colo. – The barrel racing couldn’t have been any more exciting at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo on Saturday night. The arena record in the Denver Coliseum prior to this year’s rodeo was set in 2002 by Tammy Fischer at 14.69. That was broken during the eighth performance by Chelsea Moore, from Rose Hill, Kansas, who stopped the … 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

Press Release: 2024 National Western Stock Show Enters Final Five Days

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Denver, CO – Despite some of the coldest temperatures in Stock Show history, the National Western grounds have hosted over 441,846 visitors since opening day, January 6th. With just five days remaining in the best 16 days in January, and warmer weather in the forecast, show officials expect strong numbers for the final weekend. “With exciting competition like the pro rodeo … Read More