by Courtesy
Cowboy on horseback roping a calf at a rodeo event.

courtesy of Keven McFarling

PRCA Pro Rodeo sponsored by Aims Community College brought in over 6,800 spectators during the final rodeo performance of the series. Committee members, James Herman and Guy Burke were honored in their last year of service to the Stampede. In addition, Grand Marshals, Jerry and Sandy Helgeson were recognized in the arena.


Listed as a Top-25 Pro Rodeo according to purse size, the Stampede is famous for having a topnotch performance. The Greeley Stampede Rodeo features eight exciting events during every performance: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin, and Bull Riding.


2017 PRCA Pro Rodeo Champions:

  • Bareback Riding – Shane O’Connell – score: 173.5/2
  • Steer Wrestling – Dru Melvin – time: 7.9/2
  • Team Roping – Clay Smith and Paul Eaves – time: 10.3/2
  • Saddle Bronc Riding – Rusty Wright – score: 168.5/2
  • Tie Down Roping – Shane Hanchey – time: 19.0/2
  • Barrel Racing – Sydni Blanchard– time: 34.45/2
  • Bull Riding – Brody Yeary – 85.5/1

Each winner received a custom Greeley Stampede Montana Silversmiths custom buckle.


Cowboy on horseback roping a calf at a rodeo event.
Shane Hanchey - photo by Hubbell
Shane O'Connell on Hollywood Hills Buetlers
Cade Swor

 Photos by Hubbell.


Greeley Stampede tickets for Demolition Derby are available online at, at the Stampede Ticket Office, by calling 970-356-7787 and at all Colorado King Soopers.


ABOUT THE GREELEY STAMPEDE: The Greeley Stampede, a 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation, is the Colorado’s premiere summer western celebration. This longstanding event has grown in diversity and popularity since its inception and has provided music and rodeo entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people every summer. The Stampede was inducted in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2014 and the event was named 2015 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Mountain States Large Rodeo of the Year. The Stampede will be celebrating its 96th annual event June 23 – July 4, 2017. For more information about the Greeley Stampede visit



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