The Wyoming High School 2022-23 Rodeo season begins close to home this weekend at the Riverton Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th.
The rodeo begins on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with rough stock beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday night. The Sunday performance opens again at 10 a.m.
In rodeo junior high and high school contestants can qualify for the National Finals and Fremont County athletes have fared well in national competitions over the years.
This year four junior high school students will continue in competition with Eion Murray, a Wind River 5th grader competing in bull riding, bareback, steers, breakaway and team roping.
Lily Vigoren, an 8th grade home schooled student competes in barrels, poles, breakaway and goat tying.
Remington Prince, a Shoshoni 7th grader competes in barrels and poles, and Ryker Crimm, a Shoshoni 6th grader competes in chute dogging, breakaway ang goats.
The high school boys team represents students from Wind River, Lander, and Shoshoni.
From Lander freshman Levi Vold competes in bull riding, Kolton Bonenberger another Lander freshman, is also a bull rider.
Shoshoni’s freshman Stetson St. Clair is a bull rider and team roper, along with fellow Wrangler Cannon Campbell, a senior who team ropes, calf ropes and is a bull dogger.
Wind River senior KC Gibson is a bareback rider, and Cougar junior Aidan Ruby is a team roper and bull rider.
The girls team features Melanie Vigoren, a home school sophomore in breakaway roping. Gracie Skogen at freshman in pole bending and breakaway, and Jordan Bonengerger, a Lander Valley junior in goat tying, breakaway roping and pole bending.
From Wind River junior Faye Hellyer competes in barrels and poles, Grace Neubauer in breakaway roping and freshman Aislynn Vroman is a three event contestant in barrels, poles and goat tying.
Shoshoni freshman Irelynn Campbell competes in Barrels, poles and breakaway.
The high school rodeo season has only three rodeos in total.
After the Riverton rodeo, there will rodeos in Jackson on September 17&18th, and the final competition in Wheatland on September 23rd and 24th. The season reopens in the spring.
There will be donation buckets by the main entrance during evening performances this weekend with all proceeds going to the rodeo club.