That’s a wrap! 133rd World’s Oldest Rodeo® completes a successful yet challenging rodeo season

THANK YOU, PRESCOTT AND THE SURROUNDING AREA, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The 133rd World’s Oldest Rodeo® will go down in the history books, as it does each year, but this year is going to be different. With planning efforts from Prescott Frontier Days, Inc.®, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the City of Prescott and the Yavapai County Community Health Department, we fully embraced the saying “it takes a village” as COVID-19 took its toll on planning, implementation and safety concerns months prior to Prescott’s most anticipated event of the year. We had to be flexible, innovative, patient and resilient on planning, ticket sales, budgeting for new sanitation practices and being realistic overall on the ever-changing culture that presented itself. However, we did have an amazing rodeo and it was one for the history books! With a true partnership, anything can be done, and we proved that this year.

It was important and critical to the foundation and western traditions of Prescott Frontier Days® to host the rodeo again this year, hence the reason we take pride in the World’s Oldest Rodeo®. We haven’t missed a year since 1888, and we didn’t want this year to be any different. This community can be proud that we represent a rich, Western and dedicated culture that many love, embrace and quite frankly depend on over the Fourth of July.

Eight world-class rodeo performances took place from June 29 through July 5 in Prescott. It was quite a year from the production side of professional rodeo. With over 700 contestants in attendance throughout the eight performances, many had not been able to compete since mid-March and so that made for an amazing competition and exciting to watch.

Stock contractors were told that the best of the best would be attending and competing in Prescott, so they prepared and brought the very best stock (bulls and bucking horses) that they have on their ranches. This rodeo saved many cowboys and cowgirls in terms of helping aid in their way of life, their business of competing in professional rodeo. It came with determination and strength of the community, the organization and leadership. It was the first year we were given the opportunity to be on the Cowboy Channel for all eight performances, which made it very accessible to rodeo fans and we really appreciate the partnership and hope it continues.

Ticket sales and attendance were down to approximately 25% of a normal performance which provided ample room for people to sit with physical distancing in mind. Masks were given out to all that attended, and waivers were required to sign prior to entrance. We worked closely with the governor’s office to continue to update and engage our plan with the state and city leadership.

Overall, the rodeo was amazing, the contestants felt reenergized and the production was safe yet fun and provided an outlet for those that felt comfortable going out and attending the World’s Oldest Rodeo®.

Congratulations to JC Mortensen who is a local hometown rodeo cowboy and our General Manager JC Trujillo’s grandson, who won the All-Around for 2020 at the 133rd World’s Oldest Rodeo®. The all-around title is given to the cowboy who enters two events in a single rodeo, which were bareback riding and bull riding. Congratulations to all the winners! You can see the results for each performance on our website (www.worldsoldestrodeo.com) and click on the results tab, and here is the list of winners.

BAREBACK RIDING
1-2 Tanner Aus Granite Falls, MN 87
1-2 Ty Breuer Mandan, ND 87
3 Jake Brown Cleveland, TX 86.5
4-5 Zach Hibler Wheeler, TX 86
4-5 Logan Patterson Kim, CO 86
6-7 Clayton Biglow Clements, CA 85
6-7 Jesse Pope Marshall, MO 85
8-8 Logan Corbett Las Cruces, NM 83
8-8 Mason Clements Draper, UT 83

SADDLE BRONC RIDING
1 Wyatt Casper Pampa, TX 83.5
2-3 Cort Scheer Homedale, ID 83
2-3 Ryder Wright Milford, UT 83
4 Logan Cook Alto, TX 82.5
5-6 Zeke Thurston Big Valley, AB 82
5-6 Kade Bruno Challis, ID 82
7 Jacob Lewis Stephenville, TX 81.5
8 Tanner Butner Daniel, WY 81

BULL RIDING
1-2 Daylon Swearingen Rochelle, GA 84.5
1-2 Dallee Mason Weiser, ID 84.5
3-4 Garrett Smith Rexburg, ID 82.5
3-4 JC Mortensen Paulden, AZ 82.5
5-6 Zain Fitzgerald Cody, WY 82
5-6 Dustin Boquet Bourg, LA 82
7 Shad Winn Nephi, UT 79
8 no other qualified rides

TIE DOWN ROPING – TOTAL ON 2 HEAD WINNERS
1 Hunter Herrin Apache, OK 17.4
2-3 Adam Gray Seymour, TX 17.9
2-3 Shad Mayfield Clovis, NM 17.9
4 Zack Jongbloed Iowa, LA 18.3
5-6 Ike Fontenot Ville Platte, LA 18.4
5-6 Ryan Jarrett Comanche, OK 18.4
7 Kincade Cullen Henry Mount Pleasant, TX 18.7
8 Jake Pratt Ellensburg, WA 18.8

STEER WRESTLING – TOTAL ON 2 HEAD WINNERS
1 Jacob D Edler State Center, IA 9.6
2 Jacob Talley Keatchie, LA 9.7
3 Cade Goodman Waelder, TX 10.2
4 Cade Staton Jonesboro, TX 10.5
5 Tyler Waguespack Gonzales, LA 10.6
6 Riley Reiss Manning, ND 10.7
7 Cody Devers Balko, OK 11.0
8 Ty Erickson Helena, MT 11.3

TEAM ROPING – TOTAL ON 2 HEAD WINNERS
1 Clay Tryan Billings, MT / Jake Long Coffeyville, KS 11.9
2 Edward Hawley Jr. Surprise, AZ / Myles John Indian Wells, AZ 12.0
3-4 Charly Crawford Stephenville, TX / Logan Medlin Tatum, NM 12.2
3-4 Erich Rogers Round Rock, AZ  / Paden Bray Stephenville, TX12.2
5 J.D. Yates Pueblo, CO / Cullen Teller Fort Collins, CO 12.3
6 Tanner Baldwin Vail, AZ / Nano Garza Las Cruces, NM 12.6
7 Nelson Wyatt Clanton, AL / Levi Lord Sturgis, SD 13.0
8 Cody Snow Los Olivos, CA / Junior Nogueira Presidente Prude, BR 13.4

BARREL RACE – TOTAL ON 2 WINNERS
1 Wenda Johnson Pawhuska, OK 34.11
2 Lori Todd Willcox, AZ 34.58
3 Shelley Morgan Canton, TX 34.71
4 Megan Swint Dunnellon, FL 34.75
5 Jimmie Smith McDade, TX 34.77
6 Fallon Taylor Dallas, TX 34.81
7 Cheyenne Wimberley Stephenville, TX 34.95
8 Amberleigh Moore Keizer, OR 34.98
9 Cindy Smith Lovington, NM 35.06
10 Halyn Lide China Spring, TX 35.10

STEER ROPING – TOTAL ON 3 HEAD WINNERS
1 Garrett Hale Snyder, TX 41.6
2 Chet Herren Pawhuska, OK 41.9
3 Tuff Hardman Atoka, OK 43.1
4 Ryan Willberg Lott, TX 45.2
5 Trenton Johnson Blue Mound, KS 46.5
6 Scott Snedecor Fredericksburg, TX 46.7

 

ALL AROUND COWBOY:
J C Mortensen, in Bareback & Bull Riding

We couldn’t have done it without our amazing sponsors, each and every one of them. Mark your calendars for 2021, the dates will be June 28 through July 4. Tickets will go on sale online in mid-December and information is always available on the website or our social media channels.

Thank you, Prescott, for your support! Until next year, folks!

Photos Blushing Cactus Photography