Rodeo News

Updated Schedule for Rodeo Royalty Tryouts on Sept. 19 -- Time Change


The scheduled time for tryouts has been changed -- It is now 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19 at the Gus Darien Arena.

ROYALTY GUIDE 2016 (pdf printable link at bottom of page)
Contestant Tryouts on September 19, 2015 (Schedule Change from original posting – be ready to start promptly at 8:00 a.m. Tryouts are from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. )

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Official Contest Rules

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Welcome Back Adam Bugner -- CWWR Volunteer Extraordinaire

On behalf of all the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association Board, Volunteers, Contestants and Fans we would like to welcome back Adam Bugner. Adam was injured during the second rodeo of the season when he stepped between a bull and a gentleman behind the bucking chutes.Adam suffered some injuries to his rib cage and took some time off to recuperate. Adam returned as a volunteer at the August 13, 2015 rodeo. Adam, thanks again for your dedication to the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo.

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August 13, 2015 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Photos

August 13, 2015 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo -- Photos by Cody Griebel -- View Cody's images at Facebook at or her website

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One Arm Bandit Video of July 30, 2015 performance

Video of the One Arm Bandit performance at the July 30, 2015 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

This video was taken by guest photographers -- Chelsea Self, a photojournalist based out of Glenwood Springs and past photography student at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. Chelsea is originally from Tulsa Oklahoma. Ana Gaytan a portrait and family photographer is based in Glenwood Springs and New Castle . Ana also went through the photography program at CMC.

Thank you Chelsea and Ana for a great video!

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August 6, 2015 Guest Photography by George Hendrix

Guest Photographer George Hendrix has shot the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo for many seasons. George says, "I continue to feel the magic taking photos of people, particularly candids." George captures images of contestants, volunteers and spectators, representing a visual snapshot of what the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo represents. You can learn more about George and view his images at
Thank you George for sharing with us!

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Hawaiian Night Returns on August 13th

Only 2 Rodeos Remain Rodeo Season is winding down but don't lose heart, there are still fun times to be had. See specific dates below for special events. As always there are great activities for kids. Kids can participate in Mutton Bustin' and Calf Scramble. To participate in Mutton Bustin -- Children MUST be under 50 pounds. Mutton busters must register through the call-in line on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm MDT. The call-in number is 970 923 9270. Mutton busters will not be allowed to ride on consecutive weeks unless we do not have enough participants signed up.

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