Rodeo 34 Winner Announced

by Courtesy

For the first time, the Greeley Stampede, Rooftop Rodeo Estes, and Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo partnered to recognize one contestant from the combined rodeo series that earned the most points in 2017 for the Rodeo 34 Award.

The new alliance, named after the highway that connects the three rodeos, was created to help promote the sport of rodeo.  Members from the three rodeo committees will meet throughout the year to share information, cross promote and build new partnership.

Points were given to the top ten contestants of each rodeo event at all three rodeos. The points were determined on placing with first place earning ten points through tenth place earning one point. To be qualified for the award, contestants were required to compete in all three rodeos.

The recipient of the inaugural Rodeo 34 Award, will receive a $3,000 gas & grocery gift card and a championship pure beaver custom cowboy hat courtesy of Greeley Hat Works valued at $1,650.

This year, the winner of the Rodeo 34 Award is barrel racer Sydni Blanchard of New Mexico. Sydni will be recognized on Saturday, October 28 during the Mountain States Circuit Finals in Loveland.


The top nine contestants from the series include:

  1. Sydni Blanchard                      Barrel Racing                          23.5 points
  2. Brody Cress                             Saddle Bronc                           20.5 points
  3. Billy Bugenig                           Steer Wrestling                       20 points
  4. Seth Hardwick                         Bareback Riding                      16 points
  5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi             Barrel Racing                          15 points
  6. Baylor Roche                           Steer Wrestling                       13.5 points
  7. Leon Foundation                     Saddle Bronc                           13.5 points
  8. Jake Pratt                                Tie Down Roping                     12 points
  9. Josh Frost                                Bull Riding                               11 points



courtesy of Kevin McFarling, Marketing Coordinator

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