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Days of '47
Cowboy Games and Rodeo
July 19-22, 24, 2017
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Gold Medals Awarded at Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo

SALT LAKE CITY - History was made on Monday night, July 24, in Salt Lake City at the Days of '47 Arena. For the first time at a regular season PRCA/WPRA Rodeo gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the winners.

The two ladies that were the last to qualify for the $1 million rodeo went 1-2 on the final night. Recent Texas A&M University graduate Hailey Kinsel stopped the clock in 17.06 seconds to take the gold medal and $50,000, which will move her into the top 15 and a shot at her first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

"This is a true blessing and I am sure I will find something to do with the $50,000," said Kinsel. Read more 

 


 
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Field Set for Gold Medal Round on Monday in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY - The barrel racing will be a definite horse race on Monday night at the 2017 Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in Salt Lake City.

No. 1 ranked Tiany Schuster looks to add to her world standings, which is currently at $224,683. She will face some stiff competition on July 24 with No. 2 ranked Stevi Hillman and the rest of the stacked field. Hillman currently has $117,191, so a $50,000 payday on Monday would go a long way in closing the gap on Schuster with a little over two months left in the regular season. Read more 

 


 

Contestant Information

Congratulations on your entry into the 2017 Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank – “The Gold Medal Standard in Rodeo”. We are excited to be hosting you at our all-new, $17.5 million, state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, built specifically with this rodeo in mind. We hope you enjoy your time here in Salt Lake City and leave town with your pockets full! There are great sights no less than 30 minutes away, with world class golfing, fly fishing, rafting, or just a simple hike through the National Forrest. We have put together the following information to give you some insight on what to expect and to make your arrival easier. (There are some maps located at the very end of the document.) Thank you for competing in our event. Our goal is to increase the opportunities for the rodeo athletes, the partners, and most of all the fans of this sport we love. Ride hard, and win Gold!

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Cowboys and Cowgirls Ready to Go For Gold in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY - The field for the much anticipated Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo is set with a great mix of current and former world champions as well as the new kids on the block trying to etch their names into the PRCA and WPRA record books.

The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, July 19-22 and 24, will take place at the all-new, $16 million, state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features 10,000 stadium-style seats.

“We are excited to welcome these world class athletes to the new Days of '47 Arena and watch them compete for a share of $1 million,” said Days of ’47 Rodeo General Manager Tommy Joe Lucia. “Looking at our list of athletes combined with our exciting new format, at our brand-new stadium, we anticipate a highly competitive event that fans will enjoy and a life-changing rodeo for the cowboys and cowgirls.”

A total of 32 contestants each in bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding, along with 32 teams in the team roping have earned the right to compete in the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo.

Seven of the current PRCA world champions will compete in one of the first three performances as they look to add a Gold Medal to their 2016 World Champion Gold Buckle.

"It would be pretty outstanding," said 2016 PRCA World Champion Tie-Down Roper Tyson Durfey, when asked what it would mean to add a Gold Medal to his collection. "I have won some pretty cool prizes in my career over the last decade, but never have I ever won a Gold Medal.

"I won a car in Brazil one-time at a big competition, won a rifle, buckles, spurs and all that stuff, but never won a Gold Medal."

This will be the first time in the history of the PRCA/WPRA that contestants will have an opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals at a regular season rodeo. The previous two times were in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002), when rodeo was part of the Cultural Olympiad. The medals that will be awarded at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo will be produced by OC Tanner, the same company that made the Olympic medals for the champions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

This will be an international event with contestants not only from the United States and Canada but also Brazil, Australia and France.

Utah rodeo fans will be treated to the "Wright" show in the saddle bronc riding with brothers Cody, Jake, Jesse and Spencer along with brother-in-law CoBurn Bradshaw and Cody's sons, Rusty and Ryder, all vying for the $50,000 that will be awarded to the champion on July 24. Other family duos that will be looking to spoil the Wright's celebration will be Jacobs and Sterling Crawley and Cody and Heith DeMoss.

Bull riding fans will be treated to a field that includes three-time world champion Sage Kimzey of Strong City, Oklah. Kimzey recently added $20,000 to his bank account after conquering leading PBR World Champion Bull contender Pearl Harbor, owned by Chad Berger, for 92 points in an exhibition showdown on July 1 in Mandan, N.D. Kimzey will face more stiff competition in Salt Lake City with Utah brothers Joe and Josh Frost of Randlett and Tim and Tyler Bingham of Honeyville. They will all be trying to leap frog current world standings leader Garrett Smith of Rexburg, Idaho.

The WPRA Barrel Racing qualifier race on July 18, will christen the new arena with the top four finishers qualifying for the Days of '47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo for the Saturday night performance. These ladies will face some fast competitors led by WPRA World Standings leader Tiany Schuster who has already won $163,433 in 2017, along with 2016 reserve world champion Amberleigh Moore, and two-time world champion Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, who won the most money of any WPRA member over the Fourth of July week, known in rodeo as Cowboy Christmas.

The top two in each discipline from each day will advance to the Gold Medal Round on July 24. The Gold Medal Round, featuring the top eight in each discipline, will compete in a sudden-death format with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $50,000 cash that will count towards the PRCA and WPRA world standings that determine Wrangler NFR qualifiers and world champions. This payout marks the largest one-day payout in the PRCA regular season and will be the most anticipated stop on the Road to Vegas.

The official dedication of the Days of '47 Arena will be on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. with a performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The July 24th Gold Medal Round will be televised on CBS Sports Network.

Tickets are still available starting as low as $14 each at smithstix.com. For more information on the event visit www.daysof47cowboygames.com.


 
Days of '47 Cowboy Games Contestant List
As of July 10, 2017
Contestant list for first three performances schedule to change

Bareback Riding

Contestant Name Hometown Qualification Category Perf #
Richmond Champion The Woodlands, Texas Top 10 First
Caleb Bennett Tremonton, Utah Top 10 First
Tanner Phipps Dalton, Ga. Rookie First
Justin Miller Billings, Mont. Circuit First
Orin Larsen Inglis, MB, Canada Circuit First
Tyler Waltz Martin, Tenn. Circuit First
Anthony Thomas Palistine, Texas Circuit First
Zachariah Phillips Gillette, Wyo. Circuit First
       
Tanner Aus Granite Falls, Minn. Top 10 Second
Jake Brown Cleveland, Texas Top 10 Second
J.R. Vezain Cowley, Wyo. Top 10 Second
Wyatt Bloom Bend, Ore. RNCFR Second
Tilden Hooper Carthage, Texas Circuit Second
Luke Creasy Lovington, N.M. Circuit Second
Matthew Smith Saraland, Ala. Circuit Second
Ty Breuer Mandan, N.D. World Standings Second
       
Bill Tutor Huntsville, Texas Top 10 Third
Clayton Biglow Clements, Calif. Top 10 Third
Evan Jayne Marseille, BD, France Top 10 Third
Wyatt Denny Minden, Nev. Circuit Third
Shane O'Connell Rapid City, S.D. Circuit Third
Steven Peebles Redmond, Ore. Circuit Third
Tyler Nelson Victor, Idaho World Standings Third
Jake Vold Ponoka, AB, Canada World Standings Third
       
Mason Clements Santaquin, Utah Trials Fourth
Austin Foss Terrebonne, Ore. Trials Fourth
Steven Dent Mullen, Neb. Trials Fourth
Jessy Davis Power, Mont. Trials Fourth
Seth Hardwick Ranchester, Wyo. Trials Fourth
Logan Corbett Las Cruces, N.M. Trials Fourth
Blake Smith Zap, N.D. Trials Fourth
Jamie Howlett Roma, QL, Australia Trials Fourth

Steer Wrestling

Contestant Name Hometown Qualification Category Perf #
Olin Hannum Malad, Idaho Top 10 First
Nick Guy Sparta, Wis. Top 10 First
Tanner Milan Cochrane, AB, Canada Top 10 First
Josh Peek Pueblo, Colo. Top 10 First
Scott Guenthner Provost, AB, Canada Top 10 First
Hunter Cure Holliday, Texas Circuit First
Justin Shaffer Hallsville, Texas RNCFR First
Jason Thomas Benton, Ark. World Standings First
       
Jace Melvin Fort Pierre, S.D. Circuit Second
Baylor Roche Tremonton, Utah Top 10 Second
Matt Reeves Cross Plains, Texas Top 10 Second
Kyle Irwin Robertsdale, Ala. Circuit Second
Dirk Tavenner Rigby, Idaho Circuit Second
Justin Morehouse Crawfordsville, Ind. Circuit Second
Sterling Lambert Fallon, Nev. Circuit Second
Tyler Pearson Louisville, Miss. World Standings Second
       
Ty Erickson Helena, Mont. Top 10 Third
*Tyler Waguespack Gonzales, La. Top 10 Third
Dakota Eldridge Elko, Nev. Top 10 Third
J.D. Struxness Appleton, Minn. Circuit Third
Trevor Knowles Mount Vernon, Ore. Circuit Third
Chason Floyd Buffalo, S.D. Circuit Third
Jesse Brown Baker City, Ore. Rookie Third
Clayton Hass Weatherford, Texas World Standings Third
       
Chance Howard Cedarville, Ark. Trials Fourth
Will Lummus West Point, Miss. Trials Fourth
Jacob Talley Keatchie, La. Trials Fourth
Jon Ragatz Beetown, Wis. Trials Fourth
Rowdy Parrott Mamou, La. Trials Fourth
Tom Lewis Lehi, Utah Trials Fourth
Ryle Smith Oakdale, Calif. Trials Fourth
Riley Duvall Checotah, Okla. Trials Fourth
*Reigning World Champion

Team Roping - Heading

Contestant Name Hometown Qualification Category Perf #
Luke Brown Stephenville, Texas Top 10 First
Garrett Rogers Baker City, Ore. Top 10 First
Dustin Egusquiza Mariana, Fla. Top 10 First
Riley Minor Ellensburg, Wash. Top 10 First
Chad Masters Cedar Hill, Tenn. Circuit First
Blake Teixeira Tres Pinos, Calif. Circuit First
Jr. Dees Aurora, S.D. Circuit First
Nelson Wyatt Clanton, Ala. Rookie First
       
Erich Rogers Round Rock, Ariz. Top 10 Second
Cody Snow Los Olivos, Calif. Top 10 Second
Coleman Proctor Pryor, Okla. Top 10 Second
Clay Smith Broken Bow, Okla. Top 10 Second
Hayes Smith Central Point, Ore. Circuit Second
Tom Richards Humboldt, Ariz. Circuit Second
Brady Tryan Huntley, Mont. Circuit Second
Clayton Van Aken Descanso, Calif. Circuit Second
       
Kaleb Driggers Albany, Ga. Top 10 Third
*Levi Simpson Ponoka, AB, Canada Top 10 Third
Marcus Theriot Poplarville, Miss. Circuit Third
Jesse Stipes Salina, Okla. Circuit Third
Adam Rose Willard, Mo. Circuit Third
Rhett Anderson Anabella, Utah Circuit Third
Edward Hawley Jr. Surprise, Ariz. RNCFR Third
Charly Crawford Prineville, Ore. World Standings Third
       
Clay Tryan Billings, Mont. Trials Fourth
Lane Ivy Adrian, Texas Trials Fourth
Matt Sherwood Pima, Ariz. Trials Fourth
Clayton Hass Weatherford, Texas Trials Fourth
Manny Egusquiza Jr. Marianna, Fla. Trials Fourth
Ty Blasingame Ramah, Colo. Trials Fourth
Jake Orman Prairie, Miss. Trials Fourth
Garrett Tonozzi Fruita, Colo. Trials Fourth
*Reigning World Champion

Team Roping - Heeling

Contestant Name Hometown Qualification Category Perf #
Jake Long Coffeyville, Kan. Top 10 First
Jake Minor Ellensburg, Wash. Top 10 First
Kory Koontz Stephenville, Texas Top 10 First
Travis Graves Jay, Okla. Circuit First
Cody Pearson Tucson, Ariz. Circuit First
Matt Kasner Cody, Neb. Circuit First
Cody Hogan Athens, Texas Rookie First
Brady Minor Ellensburg, Wash. World Standings First
       
Cory Petska Marana, Ariz. Top 10 Second
Wesley Thorp Throckmorton, Texas Top 10 Second
Billie Jack Saebens Nowata, Okla. Top 10 Second
Paul Eaves Ionedell, Mo. Top 10 Second
Russell Cardoza Terrebonne, Ore. Top 10 Second
Buddy Hawkins II Columbus, Kan. Top 10 Second
Kyle Lockett Visalia, Calif. Circuit Second
Kory Mytty Lolo, Mont. Circuit Second
       
**Junior Nogueira Presidente Prudente, Brazil Top 10 Third
Joseph Harrison Overbrook, Okla. Circuit Third
*Jeremy Buhler Arrowwood, AB, Canada Circuit Third
Clint Summers Lake City, Fla. Circuit Third
J.W. Beck Moville, Iowa Circuit Third
Quinn Kesler Holden, Utah Circuit Third
Trey Yates Pueblo, Colo. Circuit Third
Ty Romo Whiteriver, Ariz. RNCFR Third
       
John Robertson Polson, Mont. Trials Fourth
Jake Corkill Fallon, Nev. Trials Fourth
Tanner Luttrell Oroville, Calif. Trials Fourth
Trace Porter Leesville, La. Trials Fourth
Daniel Braman IV Victoria, Texas Trials Fourth
Tyler Domingue DeKalb, Texas Trials Fourth
Wyatt Cox Arroyo Grande, Calif. Trials Fourth
Patrick Smith Lipan, Texas Trials Fourth
*Reigning World Champion
**Reigning World Champion - All-Around

Saddle Bronc Riding

Contestant Name Hometown Qualification Category Perf #
Jacobs Crawley Boerne, Texas Top 10 First
*Zeke Thurston Big Valley, AB, Canada Top 10 First
Taos Muncy Corona, N.M. Top 10 First
Sterling Crawley Stephenville, Texas Circuit First
Nick LaDuke Livermore, Calif. Circuit First
Joe Lufkin Sallisaw, Okla. Circuit First
Joseph Austin Benton, Ky. Circuit First
Shade Etbauer Goodwell, Okla. Rookie First
       
Audy Reed Spearman, Texas Top 10 Second
Ryder Wright Milford, Utah Top 10 Second
Rusty Wright Milford, Utah Circuit Second
Tyler Corrington Hastings, Minn. Circuit Second
Curtis Garton Lake Charles, La. Circuit Second
JJ Elshere Hereford, S.D. Circuit Second
Sage Newman Melstone, Mont. Circuit Second
Cody Wright Milford, Utah World Standings Second
       
CoBurn Bradshaw Beaver, Utah Top 10 Third
Hardy Braden Welch, Okla. Top 10 Third
Jesse Wright Milford, Utah Top 10 Third
Tyrell Smith Sand Coulee, Mont. Top 10 Third
Clay Elliott Nanton, AB, Canada Top 10 Third
Brody Cress Hillsdale, Wyo. Circuit Third
Chuck Schmidt Keldron, S.D. RNCFR Third
Heith DeMoss Heflin, La. World Standings Third
       
Cody DeMoss Heflin, La. Trials Fourth
Jake Wright Milford, Utah Trials Fourth
Allen Boore Axtell, Utah Trials Fourth
Isaac Diaz Desdemona, Texas Trials Fourth
Cort Scheer Elsmere, Neb. Trials Fourth
Bradley Harter Loranger, La. Trials Fourth
Spencer Wright Milford, Utah Trials Fourth
Wyatt Casper Pampa, Texas Trials Fourth
*Reigning World Champion

Tie-Down Roping

Contestant Name Hometown Qualification Category Perf #
Marty Yates Stephenville, Texas Top 10 First
Tuf Cooper Weatherford, Texas Top 10 First
J.C. Malone Plain City, Utah Top 10 First
Randall Carlisle Athens, La. Top 10 First
Matt Shiozawa Chubbuck, Idaho Top 10 First
Cade Swor Winnie, Texas Circuit First
Cooper Martin Alma, Kan. Circuit First
Tim Pharr Resaca, Ga. Circuit First
       
Caleb Smidt Bellville, Texas Top 10 Second
Marcos Costa Childress, Texas Top 10 Second
Shane Hanchey Sulphur, Texas Top 10 Second
Joseph Parsons Marana, Ariz. RNCFR Second
Tyler Milligan Pawhuska, Okla. Rookie Second
J.R. Myers Felton, Pa. Circuit Second
Kevin Peterson Kilgore, Neb. Circuit Second
Hunter Herrin Apache, Okla. World Standings Second
       
*Tyson Durfey Weatherford, Texas Top 10 Third
Cody Quaney Cheney, Kan. Top 10 Third
Ryan Jarrett Comanche, Okla. Circuit Third
Riley Pruitt Gering, Neb. Circuit Third
Ryle Smith Oakdale, Calif. Circuit Third
Blake Ash Aurora, Mo. Circuit Third
Jesse Clark Portales, N.M. Circuit Third
Tyler Theil Belle Fourche, S.D. Circuit Third
       
Cory Solomon Prairie View, Texas Trials Fourth
Timber Moore Aubrey, Texas Trials Fourth
Ace Slone Cuero, Texas Trials Fourth
Cimarron Boardman Stephenville, Texas Trials Fourth
Trell Etbauer Goodwell, Okla. Trials Fourth
Blane Cox Cameron, Texas Trials Fourth
Reese Riemer Stinnett, Texas Trials Fourth
Trevor Brazile Decatur, Texas Trials Fourth
*Reigning World Champion

Barrel Racing

Contestant Name Hometown Qualification Category Perf #
Stevi Hillman Weatherford, Texas Top 10 First
Kassie Mowry Dublin, Texas Top 10 First
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Victoria, Texas Top 10 First
Kris Gadbois Escondido, Calif. Circuit First
Jana Griemsman Piedmont, S.D. Circuit First
Jordan Moore Mauston, Wis. Circuit First
Sabra O'Quinn Ocala, Fla. Circuit First
Michele McLeod Whitesboro, Texas Circuit First
       
Tiany Schuster Krum, Texas Top 10 Second
Amberleigh Moore Salem, Ore. Top 10 Second
Nellie Miller Cottonwood, Calif. Top 10 Second
Tillar Murray Fort Worth, Texas Top 10 Second
Sydni Blanchard Albuquerque, N.M. Top 10 Second
Ari-Anna Flynn Charleston, Ark. RNCFR Second
Kimmie Wall Roosevelt, Utah Circuit Second
Pamela Capper Cheney, Wash. Circuit Second
Tammy Fischer Ledbetter, Texas World Standings Second
       
Kathy Grimes Medical Lake, Wash. Top 10 Third
Kellie Collier Hereford, Texas Top 10 Third
Taci Bettis Round Top, Texas Rookie Third
Lori Todd Willcox, Ariz. Circuit Third
Kim Schulze Larkspur, Colo. Circuit Third
Emily Miller Weatherford, Okla. Circuit Third
Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, S.D. Circuit Third
       
Jessie Telford Caldwell, Idaho Trials Fourth
Ivy Hurst Springer, Okla. Trials Fourth
Jane Melby Bokchito, Okla. Trials Fourth
Ericka Nelson Century, Fla. Trials Fourth
*Remaining four for the Fourth performance will be determined after the WPRA Qualifier on July 18

Bull Riding

Contestant Name Hometown Qualification Category Perf #
Joe Frost Randlett, Utah Top 10 First
Dustin Bowen Waller, Texas Top 10 First
Josh Frost Randlett, Texas Circuit First
Shane Proctor Grand Coulee, Wash. Circuit First
Will Crain St. Peter, Ill. Circuit First
Christopher Byrd Compton, Calif. Circuit First
Jesse Petri Athens, Texas Circuit First
Trevor Reiste Linden, Iowa World Standings First
       
Garrett Smith Rexburg, Idaho Top 10 Second
Ty Wallace Collbran, Colo. Top 10 Second
Jordan Spears Redding, Calif. Top 10 Second
Brady Portenier Caldwell, Idaho Top 10 Second
Audie Maier Ardie Maier Circuit Second
Dave Mason Burnet, Texas Rookie Second
Trey Benton III Rock Island, Texas World Standings Second
Dalan Duncan Ballard, Utah World Standings Second
       
*Sage Kimzey Strong City, Okla. Top 10 Third
Roscoe Jarboe New Plymouth, Idaho Top 10 Third
Tim Bingham Honeyville, Utah Top 10 Third
Brennon Eldred Sulphur, Okla. Top 10 Third
Boudreaux Campbell Crockett, Texas Circuit Third
Lon Danley Tularosa, N.M. Circuit Third
Trevor Kastner Sulphur, Okla. Circuit Third
Jacob Smith LaSalle, Colo. Circuit Third
       
Cole Melancon Liberty, Texas Trials Fourth
Bayle Worden Charleston, Texas Trials Fourth
Elliot Jacoby Fredericksburg, Texas Trials Fourth
Garrett Tribble Bristow, Okla. Trials Fourth
Eli Vastbinder Athens, Texas Trials Fourth
Tyler Bingham Honeyville, Utah Trials Fourth
Riker Carter Stone, Idaho Trials Fourth
Kurtis Turner Washington, Utah Trials Fourth
*Reigning World Champion


 
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Days of '47 Trial Rodeo

Eagle Mountain, Utah—The little town of Eagle Mountain is nestled in a big pretty valley just over half an hour south of Salt Lake City. It is a quiet stretch of sage brush and high desert that seems far removed from the very busy Orem-Provo metro area that is just a short drive away. Read more 


 
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The Gold Standard in Rodeo Puts Down Roots

One of the west’s great traditions, the Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank, has a new home in Salt Lake City – The Days of ’47 Arena at State Fair Park. It’s a $16-million-dollar outdoor arena custom created for the rodeo experience—where rodeo reigns and the fan experience is second to none. Read more 

 

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Updated Days of '47 Qualifications
for WPRA Barrel Racers

Following the release regarding qualifications for WPRA Barrel Racers to the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, the WPRA Board of Directors has refined the qualification elements and they are now final. Read more

 

 

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