Rodeo Terminology

Pro Rodeo

You might hear a few new words or phrases that aren’t in your regular vocabulary at tonight’s event at Romick Arena. It’s all part of the jargon here at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. The following guide will help you decipher the drawl: All-around…

Behind the Stock

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Behind every great ride you see in Brent Romick Arena are the unsung heroes of all rodeos: the animals providing cowboys their rides. Top-notch stock is what lures top-notch riders, and the Steamboat rodeo series brings in only the best. The rides beneath every contestant…

Remembering a Legend

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Colin Stalley is on a roll, one that, in the past three years, has earned him prestige among his peers as well as a little additional prize money. At the end of every season, the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series’ top six saddle bronc riders…

Rodeo Clowns

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Please, don’t call them “clowns” (okay, your kids can). The proper term is bullfighter or barrelman. While part of their job is to entertain audiences during breaks in the action, their real job is to protect cowboys’ backs once they’re off their mounts — which…

Calf, Ram Scrambles

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Yippee-kayay! Cowboys and cowgirls aren’t the only ones with the chance to perform in Brent Romick Arena at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. Your young’uns can get in on the action every night as well, down to the dirt on their boots. All they…

Past Rodeo Series Champions

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Bareback Matt Webber, 1985; Tracy Lawton, 1986; Mark Darling, 1987; Brian Swingle, 1988; Jesse Banek, 1989; Gordon Griffith, 1990; Gordon Griffith, 1991; Shane Call, 1992; Shane Call, 1993; Rick Bradley, 1994; Rick Bradley, 1995; Rick Bradley, 1996; George Harty, 1997; Rick Bradley, 1998; Mitch Walz,…

Rodeo History

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“In the early days, spectators would form a rodeo ring by positioning their horses in a circle, heads turned inward. Later, cars were used to form the circle.” When you watch the action-packed Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, you’re taking part in a time-honored tradition…

Rodeo Events Described

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Reaching the overall winner’s podium at the end of each season is no easy task. It takes consistency, skill, guts and a little luck. If last year’s tight-as-a-belt-buckle rodeo season was any indication, this year will be no exception, with some of the best rodeo…

Steamboat Pro Rodeo on Wrangler Network

Pro Rodeo

Like the action you see at the Romick Rodeo Arena? Now you can watch the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series when you’re back home as well. This year, the series announced that it will have a new presence on the Wrangler Network’s rodeo-only YouTube channel,…