Rodeo returns to St. Croix County Fairgrounds
The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo brings top notch Ram Rodeo to St. Croix County Fairgrounds & Fairplex, Glenwood City June 15-16 with 7:30 p.m. performances. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
In addition to the thrill of watching professional cowboys compete on the rough stock furnished by the famed Barnes Rodeo Stock Company, there are added attractions for the entire family, particularly junior wranglers.
Muttin Bustin, sponsored by Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep, is a real crowd pleaser, testing the ability of junior wranglers to ride a sheep against the clock. Each performance 10 lucky entrants weighing 55 pounds or less are drawn by lot. Winners of the event, receive a traveling trophy that they keep for a year and then turn in for an engraved western buckle.
Last year's winners, Walter Thommes, Somerset, and Adrian Haro, Golden Valley, Minn., shared the highlights of their wins. For both boys, the Traveling Trophy had an honored place in their homes with the story of their rides being retold numerous times. Walter was a repeat competitor, falling off immediately in 2010 and holding on for the "gold" in 2011.
Following his successful ride, Adrian commented "that was awesome; I don't know how I did that!"
In addition to Muttin Bustin, youth can compete in Nickel & Calf Scrambles. Saturday only, Fantasy Corral will bring their collection of exotic petting animals and, for a charge, offer pony rides. Be sure to come early, by 5 p.m., to take full advantage of the junior wrangler competition.
For details and advance discount tickets, visit www.gorodeo.org.