Saddle bronc riding at the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo went the Wright way.
After two decades of coming up short in the event, professional rodeo’s most decorated saddle bronc family finally earned the top spot at the “Daddy of ’em All” as Milford, Utah cowboy Stetson Wright posted a 90-point ride on the back of Championship Pro Rodeo’s Feather Fluffer to secure the title during Sunday’s Championship Finals.
Beginning with Cody in the late 90s, eight different members of the Wright family have competed in saddle bronc at CFD throughout the years, each coming up short of bringing home the buckle. Following his ride and the score announcement, Wright sprinted to the chute he’d just come out of and scaled the fence to hug and high-five family members in celebration of the moment.

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Ty Harris thought he had made a little history at the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Ultimately, he came up just shy, but the tie-down roper from San Angelo, Texas was more than happy to secure his spot in Sunday’s Championship Finals.
During Saturday’s CFD Semi Final round, Harris finished his run in 10.1 seconds, the fastest of any tie-down roper at the rodeo this year and just two-tenths off the Frontier Park Arena record to win the day and advance.

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The first bracket of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo was completed at Frontier Park on Thursday afternoon.
A new format this year meant the rodeo started with six Quarter Finals with the best from each advancing to two Semi Finals. The best from the Semi Finals advance to the Championship Finals which will close out the competition on Aug. 1.

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The fifth performance of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo will be a memorable one for J.B. Mauney from Cotulla, Texas.
Mauney is one of the most well-known bull riders in the sport’s history. He spent many years on the Professional Bull Riders tour and earned titles from that organization in 2013 and 2015. While he is a bull rider and has enjoyed a successful career, he wanted to compete in rodeos as well. He did that in 2009 and that was the only time he rode at the rodeo in Frontier Park. He’s competing full-time for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association this year and is climbing up the standings very quickly.

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Lisa Lockhart and her buckskin mare Rosas Cantina CC (Rosa) have been dominating the barrel racing this week at the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD).  Lockhart who lives in Oelrichs, S.D., is no stranger to the Daddy of ‘em All. She won the championship here in 2015 riding another buckskin – the gelding nicknamed Louie, now age 18, who Lockhart rode for most of her 14 trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).

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While the 2020NE Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are just getting underway, the Only Gold Medal Rodeo in the World came to a close on Pioneer Day in Utah at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City. Making the evening more special was that July 24 was also the National Day of the Cowboy in 2021.
Breakaway roper Tacy Kay Webb turned in the fastest time stopping the clock in a quick 1.95 seconds to win her first Gold Medal. Webb, of Madisonville, TX, got a standing ovation from the sold out crowd thanking her for her work as an ICU nurse in dealing with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

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The first of two sold out crowds enjoyed world class action on Friday night at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank and now the field is set for the Gold Medal Round on July 24.
It might have taken Orin Larsen 16 seconds instead of just eight to earn his spot in the Gold Medal Round but it was worth it. Larsen of Inglis, Manitoba, Canada, initially drew Powder River Rodeo’s Naughty Temptation but was given a reride. He came back and spurred Flying U Rodeo’s Talk Derby To Me for 86 points to move on to the finals knocking Garrett Shadbolt from the leaderboard with his 85.5 on Sankey Rodeo’s Silver Screen.
In 2019, Larsen won a bronze medal and is hoping to move up the medal podium on Saturday night and add to his trophy case.

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It was a night full of dodging multiple rain storms that passed through the Salt Lake Valley on Thursday night for the third performance at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank. The performance was initially delayed 30 minutes due to lightening and then again in the middle of the team roping due to more lightening, high winds and torrential rain.
2019 PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Clayton Biglow took the first victory lap on Thursday night following the first weather delay after posting an 80.5 points ride aboard Legend Rodeo’s Smokey Bay. Biglow of Clements, CA, punched his ticket to the Gold Medal Round on Saturday night and will be looking to add a gold medal to his PRCA gold buckle already in his trophy case. Nate McFadden of Elsmere, NE, took second worth $1,200 after spurring Flying U Rodeo’s Gold Coast Jackie for 78 points.

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SALT LAKE CITY (July 21, 2021) – A mix of top talent and those looking to become household names found their way onto the top of the leaderboard on night No. 2 at the at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City.
Trenten Montero of Winnemucca, NV and three-time PRCA World Champion Tim O’Connell of Zwingle, Iowa, duked it out on Wednesday night with Montero taking the win in the bareback riding. Montero rode Powder River Rodeo’s Rich & Fancy for 88.5 points to knock the recent Calgary Stampede champion off the leaderboard. O’Connell spurred Bar T Rodeo’s Lite My Fire for 85 points. Montero will now advance to the final round on Saturday night while O’Connell will have to wait it out to see if his ride will be enough to advance.

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SALT LAKE CITY (July 20, 2021) – It was an action-packed opening night performance at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City.
Richmond Champion gave the fans a show in the bareback riding spurring Sankey Rodeo’s Shoutin Shoes for 87 points to win the first performance and punch his ticket to the Gold Medal Round on Saturday evening. Champion of Stevensville, MT, has competed here in Salt Lake City in the past but has yet to land on the medal podium. He is hoping to ride the momentum into the final round with all eyes on the gold medal. Wyatt Denny, who won the gold in 2017 and again in 2018 finished in a tie for second with an 85 point ride aboard Flying U Rodeo’s Misplaced Insanity. He will have to wait to see if that ride holds up to advance to the final round following the fourth performance on Friday night.

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