There was a large turnout for the annual Dinosaur Tire/Les Schwab Cowboy’s Memorial Rodeo presented by Emery Telcom on Friday and Saturday at the Castle Dale Fairgrounds.
The rodeo was the season opener for the Rocky Mountain Professional Rodeo Association (RMPRA) summer circuit. The Cowboys Memorial Rodeo (CMR) is the starting line for the cowboys and cowgirls of the RMPRA as they make their way through the summer in a battle to become one of the top twelve in each event in the RMPRA, and in turn, earn an opportunity to compete in the RMPRA Finals Rodeo hosted each November. The summer circuit consists of 40 rodeos that span an area from Rigby, Idaho to Battle Mountain and Pahrump, Nevada, with the majority of the sanctioned rodeos in Utah.
The crowds were entertained while watching the first section bulls, tie down roping, bareback riding, ladies breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, ladies barrel racing and the second section bulls.
Thanks to all the sponsors of the 2014 CMR: Dinosaur Tire/Les Schwab, Emery Telcom, San Rafael Country Travel Bureau, R Livestock Connection, Zions Bank, IFA, J & D Automotove, Farm Bureau Insurance, Magnuson Lumber, Castleview Hospital, JN Auto, Main Street Express, Landon’s Diesel, Johnansen & Tuttle Engineering, Tony Basso GM, Mountainland Supply, Scholzen Supply, Gordon’s Floral & Ag. Feed, Stewart’s Market and Harward Irrigation.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the 2014 CMR: Amber Magnuson, Colton Grange, Brady Ramone, Carson and Brittney Cox, Hailey Cloward, McCoy Hurst, Hadley Cloward, Taylor Wilstead, Louis Ivie, Jim and Justin Jennings, Shem Guymon, Mark Jensen, Ky Jensen, Austin Leamaster, Shawn and Becky Jewkes, Jessee Jewkes, Lexee Jewkes, Kelly Hall, Shelby Bagley, Justin and Alyssa Truman, Gayleen Cox, Chase Sherman, Gardy Adams for prepping the ground, Joel Dorch and the Castle Dale City crew.