Stockyards Championship Rodeo Report
July 19 & 20
Tory Johnson struck pay dirt for the second weekend in a row at the Stockyards Pro Rodeo in Cowtown Coliseum. Johnson placed third last week with a 4.1 in the steer wrestling and took the win this past week with a 4.4, worth $714.
Team ropers had a tough time Friday night getting their steers caught, but Saturday night Jarrett Freeman and Steve Ross stopped the clock at 7.9 for the win and $846 per man. Kyle Parrish won the tie-down roping with a 9.5, worth $752.
Jill Crotta won the barrel racing with a 14.15 placing for the second straight, winning $532. She placed sixth last weekend with a 14.27.
Dakota Rice had a big weekend in the open ranch bronc riding. He won both nights with a 78-point effort Friday and 79 points Saturday, giving him a weekend take of $1,250.
Bailey Henning won Friday’s open breakaway roping and $291.40 with a 2.9, while Tallaney Nilson pocketed $870.38 for her win Saturday night with a 2.7.
Eduardo de Oliveira dominated the open bull riding, making the only qualified ride Friday, winning $500 with a 78-point effort. He repeated the win Saturday winning $450 with 76 points.
The Stockyards Pro Rodeo is a PRCA sanctioned event, but for all of the non-PRCA members out there, we may be taking some open entries with separate prize money and separate pay-outs, those events depend on the number of PRCA entries and in which event. You can text 254-371-7343 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get details.
Stockyards Pro Rodeo is every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Cowtown Coliseum. We also have the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 4:30. The rodeo is also currently airing live on Ride-TV every Saturday and the Friday night performance can be streamed on the Ride-TV Go app. For more information on Coliseum events, visit StockyardsRodeo.com.
This weekend the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame will be featured Friday night during the Stockyards Pro Rodeo. Saturday will be National Day of the American Cowboy in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District with a full-day of family-friendly activities. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with a youth fiddle contest. From that point on the day will be filled with face painting, chuck wagon poetry and more, including a parade down Exchange Ave. at 11:30 a.m.
We want to thank some of our great sponsors who make the Stockyards Pro Rodeo possible every Friday and Saturday, such as Ben E. Keith Distributing, Budweiser, Bud Light and Roger Williams Chrysler–Dodge–Jeep in Weatherford.