Rodeo News

CWWR Needs You -- Volunteer for the 2022 Rodeo Season

Here's your chance to be a part of the legacy of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo and have a lot of fun too! We need more volunteers for the 2022 season. You don't need experience with rodeo or livestock to help with the contestant check-in, parking, handing out programs, and all help outside the arena. If you have livestock experience we can use you in the arena. We will train you for the skills you need. It's the place to be on Thursday night from June to August for 12 weeks.

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Seeking 2022 Rodeo Photographer to Join Our Team

We are currently looking for a photographer for the 2022 Carbondale Wild
West Rodeo season from June 2nd through August 18th. Paula Mayer, our
2021 photographer, is returning and we are looking for a second
photographer to be part of the team.

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Sponsoring Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Will Get You Noticed

Why sponsor the Rodeo?

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Celebration of Life -- Todd Shipley

All of us at Carbondale Wild West Rodeo -- our board, volunteers, contestants and spectators are saddened by the passing of Todd Shipley. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Todd lit up the rodeo and was always in the heat of the action as a volunteer pulling the rope and throwing open the bucking chute. He was always up for joining in on the fun and giving his all to the rodeo.

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CWWR Photographer Paula Mayer -- Sopris Sun Article on Pickup Men

Paula Mayer takes a closer look at the life saving job the rodeo pickup men perform around the rough stock events at a rodeo. It takes a special dedication to go into the fray of animal and rough stock contestant, while horseback and putting aside the thought that they as pickup men or their horses could end up a casualty to the frenzied action. The pickup men push these thoughts aside and go into the wreck to keep rider and horse or bull, and themselves and their mounts safe to ride another day.

Read the article for yourself:

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Don't Miss it This Thursday Aug. 19 -- CWWR Finals & End of Season

Come join us for the last rodeo of the season. You don't want to weaken now and you sure don't want to miss out. We will be announcing the Buckle Winners and All Around. It's been a heck of a fun season and we've sure been blessed to be back at it. We can't express in words how much it meant to see the stands fill up, hear the whoops of the fans, and watch the action packed events. The enthusiasm of the crowds has been contagious. Thank you for showing how much the rodeo means to you.

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