Rodeo News

July 30, 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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2016 Rodeo Royalty Tryouts -- Sept. 19, 2015

2016 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Royalty Contest and Rules
Contest to be held Sept. 19, 2015 (pdf printable link below)



Page One

Official Contest Rules

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Upcoming Special Events -- Aug. 6, 13, 20

Only 3 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.

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Matt Nieslanik, Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Pickup Man -- Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association Board, Volunteers, Contestants and Fans are wishing Matt Nieslanik a speedy recovery.

Matt is pictured above assisting a ranch bronc contestant. Photo courtesy of George Hendrix.

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The One Arm Bandit to Appear at July 30, 2015 Rodeo

July 30, 2015 --- The One Arm Bandit Returns to CWWR. The One Arm Bandit & Company is a Wild West Show Fit for a King. John Payne should know as he has performed around the world and for a King. John Payne, the One Arm Bandit & Company will perform at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo on July 30, 2015. John uses buffalo, horses, mules and Longhorn/Watusi cross steers in his performance. The One Arm Bandit & Co. has won the prestigious title of PRCA “Specialty Act of the Year” an unprecedented 12 times. John calls Shidler, OK home.

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Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Photos -- July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo -- Photos by Cody Griebel -- View Cody's images at Facebook at or her website

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