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PRCA For The Record: Pueblo

by Matt Naber | Aug 22, 2019

PRCA Media Coordinator

Before Colorado was even a state, the event that eventually became the Colorado State Fair was already established. In 1869, a horse exhibition was held in Pueblo with 2,000 attendees, and that spurred into the Colorado State Fair once statehood was established in 1876. 

Over time, the horse exhibition expanded into a rodeo, and by 1945 it was sanctioned by the Cowboys’ Turtle Association, which transitioned to a new name – the Rodeo Cowboys Association. (“Professional” was added to the association’s name in 1975.)

A lot has changed for both ProRodeo and the rodeo in Pueblo, Colo., but the tradition of top-tier rodeo action remains the same. 

One Pueblo record that’s unlikely to be broken any time soon is Steve Woolsey’s 2011 bull riding score of 95 points on Four L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Big Iron.

Woolsey is a seven-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2005-06, 2008-11 and 2013) with more than $1.1 million in career earnings since joining in 2005. The Utah cowboy is still at it, splitting the win at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup in July. 

Cowboys will have a chance to top Woolsey’s record, and the rest, while claiming their share of Pueblo’s prize money Aug. 23-26.

Rodeo records

  • Total payout: $153,133, 1983
  • All-around: $6,551, Ty Murray, 1991
  • Bareback riding: 92 points, Royce Ford, 2008
  • Steer wrestling: 3.4 seconds, Byron Walker, 1982; Mike Smith, 1998 (7.3/2, Mike Smith, 1998)
  • Team roping: 4.7 seconds, Cody McMinn/Boogie Ray, 2010 (10.8/2, Tee Woolman/Rich Skelton, 1995; Steve Purcella/Steve Northcott, 1998)
  • Saddle bronc riding: 91 points, Matt Hebbert, 2004
  • Tie-down roping: 7.3 seconds, Tuf Cooper, 2008; Hunter Herrin, 2010 (15.9/2, Doug Pharr, 2008)
  • Barrel racing: 16.90 seconds, Carole Strickland, 1997
  • Bull riding: 95 points, Steve Woolsey, 2011

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