Saddle Bronc riding action from this summer’s Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup. (Nathan Schucker photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wind River PRCA Rodeo Roundup’s 2013 Fremont County Fair Rodeo has been nominated by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association for the second year in a row for 2013 PRCA Small Rodeo of the Year. Riverton’s rodeo is one of five nominated out of 303 small PRCA rodeo’s in the United States. Voting will take place in late September and early October and the final results will be announced at the PRCA awards banquet in Las Vegas on Dec. 4th.
PRCA stock contractor Powder River Rodeo Co., owned by Hank & Lori Franzen of Riverton, has also been nominated for 2013 PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year.
The Riverton rodeo was named the Mountain States Circuit Finals “Small Rodeo of the Year” last year by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The rodeo was also one of five rodeos selected as a finalist for National Rodeo of the Year in 2012. To read about those honors, click here.
Gold Buckle Ball date set
The Wind River Roundup Rodeo Committee in conjunction with the Fremont Co. Fair Royalty, is holding their second annual Gold Buckle Ball & Royalty Coronation on Saturday Nov. 9th at the Fremont Co. Fair, Fremont Center. The ball will start at 6:00 p.m.,with dinner, dancing, games, and auctions. Tickets are available for $ 25.00 per person from any Rodeo Committee member, the Royalty, or at the Fremont Co. Fair Office. All tickets purchased are eligible to win three nights at the MGM Grand, and two nights tickets for two to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December. Please come and help the committee celebrate their nomination.