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News and notes from the rodeo trail

by Tracy Renck | Jan 22, 2019

1.2 million
According to TV station NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, estimated number of people expected to attend the 123rd Annual Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, which began Jan. 18 and concludes Feb. 9. The rodeo takes place from Jan. 25 to Feb. 9.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

The 44th Annual Cowboy Downhill
took place Jan. 21 in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Steer wrestler Colin Wolfe doubled up the victories, winning the downhill slalom (timed event) and the stampede race. The winner of the best wreck was Brooke Wallace, Miss Rodeo Kansas 2019.

There were 97 contestants from Denver’s National Western Stock Show and Rodeo who entered the Downhill, and more than 25 legends and friends who competed, some who have been attending the event for more than 30 years.

Wolfe, of Wenatchee, Wash., also won the slalom competition at the 2018 Cowboy Downhill.

The Cowboy Downhill is held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver and began in 1975. The Downhill has become a fundraiser for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, which provides financial assistance to injured PRCA cowboys.


T. Barrett 'Teaberry' Porter will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. The Leesville, La., native began rodeoing in the early 1940s and at the age of 16 became a member of the Cowboy’s Turtle Association, which evolved into the PRCA. Porter, 91, is the first rodeo competitor selected for the state hall. He will be enshrined in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches, La., June 8. Porter will be inducted with the 2019 LSHOF class with five-time NFL Most Valuable Player Peyton Manning, former LSU football coach Les Miles, five-time USA Olympic volleyball standout Danielle Scott-Arruda, championship coaches Roger Cador (Southern University baseball) and Charles Smith (Alexandria-Peabody Magnet High School basketball), Louisiana Tech quarterback and Canadian Football League Hall of Fame member Matt Dunigan, and LSU football great Max Fugler, an All-American on the Tigers’ 1958 national championship team.


A PRCA Rodeo camp will take place Jan. 27 in Fort Worth, Texas, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT). All abilities welcome – ages 8-plus.

Registration Required —

The concert lineup for Rodeo Austin (Texas) has been revealed and is as follows: Aaron Watson (March 16); La Adictiva (March 17); Flo Rida (March 18); Midland (March 19); Chris Janson (March 20); The Struts (March 21); Randy Rogers Band (March 22); Josh Turner (March 23); Ronnie Milsap (March 24); Walker Hayes (March 25); Martina McBride (March 26); The Jacksons (March 27); Dustin Lynch (March 28); Parker McCollum (March 29); Kevin Fowler (March 30). Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. (CT), Jan. 25. Go to or call 512.919.3000 for more information.

Next Up

Jan. 22           National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, Denver, continues

Jan. 22           Division 1 Xtreme Bulls, Fort Worth, Texas, begins

Jan. 25           PRCA Championship Rodeo, Park City, Kan., begins

Jan. 25           Rodeo Rapid City (S.D.) begins

Jan. 25           Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo, St. Paul, Minn., begins

Jan. 26           Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Rapid City, S.D.


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