WELCOME BACK TO THE 2021 CARBONDALE WILD WEST RODEO SERIES! We hope you are as excited to be here as we are! The Rodeo is now in its 16th season and promises to be as fun and exciting as ever! Lots of great rodeo action, good food and good friends are at the rodeo every Thursday night all summer. We don’t know yet, just how different this year might look, but we will do our best to make it great! We will adjust as necessary to keep it safe and enjoyable for all, so bear with us and HAVE FUN!
Again this year, we will have the traditional Grand Entry start to the rodeo each week! We will once again be offering two $1,000 scholarships to deserving contestants or volunteers for use in a college or trade school. Watch for application details on the CWWRA web site. We will again present the “Trent Goscha Sportsmanship Award”, given to a deserving rodeo and/or Gymkhana participant. Watch for details on the web site regarding how to nominate someone that you feel deserves this award. We will also be presenting a new saddle at the end of the season to the top money winner in two events or more (All-Around Winner).
As always, we have many people to thank this year, because without these individuals and groups, the rodeo series would not be possible. So, in no particular order, here we go!
First a big thank you to our sponsors. Without the sponsorship of numerous businesses and individuals, we would not have the financial ability to do this. New sponsors are always welcome, so if you are looking for a great way to advertise and support the rodeo at the same time, please talk to us. We urge all the spectators and contestants alike, to support these sponsors who support the CWWRA!
We would like to thank the contestants young and old, who show up week after week and compete, putting on an excellent show for everyone to enjoy. We especially appreciate the young competitors and their parents who support them. They will carry the rodeo into the future!
Next, we would like to thank you.....The spectators who support the rodeo with your presence, week after week, rain or shine. We love your enthusiasm for the sport of rodeo and we hope that you enjoy the rodeo series we all have worked hard to bring to Carbondale every year.
Lastly, we would like to thank the volunteers who show up every week and help make this rodeo happen. Without these volunteers (in the red shirts), we could not produce this rodeo series. So if you see one of these dedicated people, please tell them "thank you". They will appreciate that you noticed!
The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association (CWWRA) is a non-profit 50l(c) (3) corporation dedicated to keeping the Western Heritage alive in Carbondale. It is run by a volunteer Board of Directors who spend countless hours planning and producing the Rodeo Series with no financial compensation.
The Board sincerely hopes you enjoy the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo! If you have questions, please feel free to ask one of the volunteers or stop by the Secretary's shed and someone will assist you.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a great 2021 Rodeo Season!
Mike Kennedy, President