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2017 Stock Show Updates – Week 2

Sun., Jan 15: 51,746
Mon., Jan 16: 43,516
Tues., Jan 17: 33,489
Wed., Jan 18:  38,574
Thurs., Jan 19: 41,514
Fri., Jan 20: 43,099
Sat., Jan 21: 65,850
Sun., Jan 22: 42,661

Pro Rodeo Winners

  • Bareback: Kody Lamb
  • Steer Wrestling: Clayton Haas
  • Team Roping: Dustin Egusquiza and Kory Koontz
  • Saddle Bronc Riding: Audy Reed
  • Tie-down Roping: Marcus Costa
  • Barrel Racing: Kellie Collier
  • Bull Riding: Dustin Bowen
  • All-around Champ: Clayton Haas

See full standings here: Rodeo Results

Jr. Market Steer

  • Grand Champion: Lillie Skiles – Cottonwood Cattle of Dalhart, TX with Fu
  • Reserve Grand Champion: Mikala Grady of Grandview, TX with BFF

Jr. Market Lamb 

  • grandchamplambGrand Champion: Toree Fraze of Comanche, TX with Mac
  • Reserve Grand Champion: Madison Rule of Hawarden, IA with Chicken

Jr. Market Swine

  • Grand Champion: Christon Watson of Whitesboro, TX with Sprinkles
  • Reserve Grand Champion: Mikala Grady of Grandview, TX with 8-2

$40,000 Grand Prix

  • 1st Place: Lina Rojas riding Cafino Z

2017 Stock Show Updates – Week 1

Sat, Jan 7: 49,019 *
Sun, Jan 8: 46,788*
Mon. Jan 9: 26,418
Tues, Jan 10: 31,924
Wed, Jan 11: 30,559
Thurs., Jan 12: 30,821
Fri., Jan 13: 43,188
Sat., Jan 14: 65,421

Denver - PBR Winner, Kaique Pacheco, Itatiba, SP, BZ

Denver – PBR Winner, Kaique Pacheco, Itatiba, SP, BZ

*Second highest opening weekend attendance in Stock Show history

PBR Bull Riding Highlights

  • Jan 9 – Highest marked ride – Kaique Pacheco from Itatiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. – 87.5-point ride on Insane Hurricane
  • Jan 10 – Highest marked ride – Cody Heffernan from Singleton, New South Wales, Australia – 86-point ride on Freckled Fire.
  • Jan 11 – PBR Finals – Kaique Pacheco rode High Razor for his second bull and earned an 85.5. He moved onto the Finals and held onto Jack Shot earn a 91.5, his combined scores on 3 was 264.5 which made him this years Denver PBR Champion.

Jr. Market Goat 

  • Grand Champion: Ava Shroyer of DeGraff, OH with Walley
  • Reserve Grand Champion: Tara Hummel of Cabery, IL
Freestyle Reining

2nd Place winner, Sharee Schwartzenberger riding Walla Whiz Affair to Dream On

RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining

Winner: Bub Poplin riding Smokin Custom Crome*
2nd: Sharee Schwartzenberger riding Walla Whiz Affair
3rd: Devin Warren riding It’s A Magnum

*Bub Poplin was also the People’s Choice Award Winner

Catch-A-Calf Results

  • Grand Champion: Kaitlyn Wolters of Atwood, KS with Rusty
  • Reserve Grand Champion: Porsha Binning of McDonald, KS with Burt

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CINCH Jeans World Team beat out CenturyLink’s Team Colorado

  • Bareback Riding: Richmond Champion (87) – World Team
  • Steer Wrestling: Luke Branquinho (4.9) – Team Colorado
  • Saddle Bronc: Jesse Wright (85.5) – World Team
  • Barrel Racing: Kellie Collier (15.565) – Team Colorado
  • Bull Riding: Roscoe Jarboe (85.5) – World Team

Invitational Ranch Rodeo Winners

  • Top team overall – Veale/Triangle Ranch
  • Second overall – Arndt & Bailey Ranches
  • Third overall – Jolly Ranch & S & L cattle
  • 2017 top hand – Jet McCoy
  • 2017 top horse – Hermes Ranches, Dream Model Edition
  • 2017 excellence in animal care – Flying A/Beatty Canyon
  • Arena record – Team Sorting, time: 45.81 – Beebe & McCoy
  • Arena Record – Cut & Brand, time: 50.34 Jolly Ranch & S & L Cattle

Western Spirit Alive at the 111th National Western Stock Show –   Final Sunday Sets Attendance Record

Denver, CO. – The 2017 National Western Stock Show finished strong with the third highest overall attendance in Stock Show history at 684,580 visitors.  The largest Stock Show attendance was in 2006 for the 100th Anniversary with 726,972 guests.   The 2017 show reported a record closing Sunday with 42,661 fans enjoying Guest Appreciation Day.  “We are thrilled with the number of guests that came out to help us celebrate,” said Paul Andrews, President & CEO of the National Western Stock Show.   “These numbers are tremendous.  Any time we see more than 650,000 people in 16 days, we are ecstatic.”

The National Western Scholarship Trust is funded by three primary sources, and each source had a remarkable year. The Junior Livestock Auction had a record year, raising $912,750 with a percentage of the total going to fund the Scholarship Trust. The Citizen of the West dinner, honoring John C. Malone, sold out the Events Center arena floor. The Coors Western Art exhibit had a great year, and a portion of the proceeds fund the Scholarship Trust. All three of these events will produce enough revenue to fund a projected 80 scholarships throughout Colorado and Wyoming for students studying the fields of agriculture and rural medicine.

“The success of our show is due to the dedication and hard work of the National Western Volunteers, the support of the City of Denver, the Board of Directors, our sponsor partners, the livestock and rodeo committees, and the amazing rodeo and stock show fans that come out every year to celebrate the western tradition we call the National Western Stock Show,” said Andrews.

2017-livestockposter111th National Western Stock Show Kicks Off One Week from Today

Denver, CO.  – The National Western Stock Show is just one week away from the annual kick-off parade, launching its 111-year-old Colorado tradition in Denver.  The historic Stock Show Parade trots through the streets of downtown Denver next Thursday, January 5, at noon.  The procession will be led by parade Grand Marshal Thunder.

The 2017 National Western Stock Show promises to showcase your favorite western traditions as well as highlight the many “must see” events across the grounds.  The 16-day show opens Saturday, January 7, and features a BBQ Throwdown competition presented by Chevrolet, an authentic Ranch Rodeo, championship fiddle competitions, PBR bull riding, family-fun dog shows, Frontier Airlines Mutton Bustin’, Coors Western Art gallery, a nursery of baby animals, the King Soopers Petting Farm and acres of food and shopping.

Tuesday, January 10th, is FREE Grounds Admission Day, compliments of National Western Stock Show.  Visit the NW box office to get a ticket and enjoy the day.

The National Western Stock Show is celebrating 111 years in Denver with nearly 30 professional rodeo performances, world-class horse shows and the “Super Bowl” of livestock shows.  The historical National Western Yards will haul in 40 semi-loads of shavings, 14 semi-loads of straw, and will haul away 65 semi trucks full of manure for recycle after the 16 days.  There will be more than 15,000 head of livestock and horses that pass through the grounds, with 25 different breeds of cattle and six other species, including miniature Herefords, goats, lambs, alpaca, llama and poultry.  An estimated $10 million in livestock sales will be exchanged during the 16-day event.

The National Western Stock Show will drive nearly $100 million in economic impact to the Denver Metro area and raise right around $400,000 for the National Western Scholarship Trust, which distributes more than 80 scholarships to students studying in the fields of agriculture and rural medicine.

Grounds admission and event tickets are on sale at nationalwestern.com and all King Soopers locations.

Stock Show Parade (1/5) Canceled

Denver, CO.   –  Due to Denver weather forecasts, the National Western Stock Show has canceled the annual Stock Show Parade scheduled for Thursday, January 5th, at Noon in Downtown Denver.  “After several hours of gathering facts, we have decided to cancel the parade this Thursday.  It will not be rescheduled.  The risk of animal injury and injury to people is far too great with the 4 to 8 inches of snow predicted and six degree temperatures,” said Stock Show President and CEO, Paul Andrews.  “We invite everyone to come out to the grounds and celebrate the start of Stock Show with us this weekend.”

The annual Stock Show Parade barbecue lunch will take place, as scheduled, in the atrium of the Wells Fargo Building at 17th Street & Broadway, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The barbecue is open to the public and benefits the 4-H International Youth Group.  Lunch tickets are $10.

The 111th National Western Stock Show will open its doors on Saturday, January 7th, at 9am.  The 16-day show runs January 7th – January 22nd. Grounds admission and event tickets are on sale at nationalwestern.com and all King Soopers locations.

thunder_american_flag_nwssNWSS Announces Thunder as Parade Grand Marshal

Denver, CO.  – The National Western Stock Show is excited to announce Denver icon and Broncos’ team mascot, Thunder, as the 2017 parade grand marshal.

On Thursday, January 5th, Thunder, along with owner Sharon Magness Blake and rider / trainer Ann Judge, will lead the tradition of Longhorn cattle, horses and western wagons through the streets of downtown Denver to celebrate the start of the 2017 National Western Stock Show.   The parade begins at noon at Union Station and marches 15 blocks down 17th Street.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate Thunder, not only as the best mascot in the NFL, but also as a symbol of our western spirit and a representative of the equine community.” said Paul Andrews, President & CEO of the National Western Stock Show.  “Sharon, Ernie and Ann are an invaluable part of the Stock Show family and embody the western lifestyle.  We appreciate them sharing Thunder with us and with all of Denver.”

Denver Broncos Ann Judge-Wegener and Thunder during player introductions prior to kickoff against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara, Calif. February 7, 2016 (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

Denver Broncos Ann Judge-Wegener and Thunder during player introductions prior to kickoff against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara, Calif. February 7, 2016 (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

Owners Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake are celebrating Thunder’s 25th year as the Broncos mascot, but they have been equestrian ambassadors for more than three decades.

“After being involved at the Stock Show for thirty years, I am so excited that Thunder has received the honor of being the grand marshal of the Stock Show parade,” said Magness Blake.  “Thunder is one of the most amazing horses that I have ever owned.”

Thunder (III), a 2000 grey Arabian gelding registered as Me N Myshadow, initially served as the understudy for Thunder II and was trained specifically for the role of team mascot. While that might be where their main focus lies, Thunder and rider / trainer Ann Judge have many duties off the football field.

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2017 Featured Art Piece, Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale

Featured Artist – 2017 Coors Western Art

Dinah Worman has been named the 2017 Featured Artist of the 24th Annual Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale. Dinah’s painting “Community” will be the signature work for the 2017 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, and thereafter will reside in the National Western’s permanent collection. “Community” will also be available for sale as a poster, and can be purchased at the 2017 Coors Show or online here.

The Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale opens Tuesday evening, January 3, 2017, with the Red Carpet Gala Reception. The Exhibit features 66 contemporary realists from North America and Europe who capture the Western way of life.

Featured Artist Dinah Worman, a painter and printmaker, has been in the Coors Western Art Show since 2011.  In prior shows, Ms. Worman received the Best in Show Award and the Southwest Art Award. Her oil painting “Community” depicts Ms. Worman’s signature style of “stacked landscapes,” where she often treats the landscape like a still life for compositional elements rather than the beauty of individual objects.
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Press Release – September 21, 2016

John C. Malone, PhD named 2017 Citizen of the West

Denver – The National Western Stock Show has named John C. Malone the 2017 Citizen of the West, an award that recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of the Western pioneer and perpetuate the West’s agricultural heritage and ideals.  A committee of community leaders selects the recipients.

Malone is the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Media Corporation, Liberty Interactive Corporation, Liberty Broadband Corporation and Liberty Global, plc. He will receive the prestigious award at a dinner on January 9, 2017 at the National Western Events Center.  Proceeds from the event support 80 scholarships awarded annually to colleges and universities in Colorado and Wyoming by the National Western Scholarship Trust. [ Read More ]

Junior Livestock Auction Top Eight Animals Set All-Time Record of $412,000

Denver, Colo. –The 2016 Auction of the Junior Livestock Champions sets a Stock Show record with the top eight champion animals posting total sales of $412,000.  The standing room only crowd hollered as the Grand Champion Steer sold for $117,000, the second highest bid in Stock Show history.  The small animals were no small feat either. The auction started with a bang when the Grand Champion Lamb sold for $50,000, exceeding last year’s bid by $10,000.   The Grand Champion Goat sold for a record-breaking $40,000, more than doubling last year’s bid of $16,000.

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 The National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. As many as 80 scholarships are funded every year through our Scholarship Program. {click here} to learn more about our program and help support our cause.
CenturyLink is proud to support the National Western Scholarship Trust. During the 2017 National Western Stock Show, CenturyLink will donate $1 per photo uploaded to social media using the hashtag #CenturyLinkDonation to the National Western Scholarship Trust. See photos from the 2016 Stock Show

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