The Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Committee is pleased to announce our 2016 RODEO dates.
The Boys and the Bulls will be on Wednesday, June 1 and our three PRCA Rodeo performances will be June 2, 3, & 4. Gates open at 6:30 pm, mutton bustin at 7:30 and the rodeo gets underway at 8 pm. Once again, Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo will be our stock contractor and Mike Mathis will be our announcer. Planning for the 26th annual Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo is already underway. Tickets will be available mid-May 2016.
See you at the Rodeo!
The Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Committee is looking forward to once again working with Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo as our stock contractor in 2015, as well as specialty act Cody Sosebee.
Pete Carr’s stock is always top of the line. In 2014, Dirty Jacket was honored as the Bareback Horse of the Year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The award is based on a vote of the top bareback riders in the sport, and this is the third time Dirty Jacket has been named one of the top horses in the game – he was the Runner-Up Reserve World Champion Bareback horse in 2012, then finished as the Reserve World Champion in 2013. Also, in 2014 Poker Face was the Reserve Runner Up Bull of the Year.
Pete states, “It is our mission at Carr Pro Rodeo to continue to raise the bar for production and performance in our industry. Out team consists of the very best in the business who share my passion for the sport of rodeo, and we enjoy bringing that experience to rodeo fans everywhere.” The WWWPR Committee looks forward to working with Pete and his great staff again in 2015. You know when a stock contractor has 27 animals selected to go to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo they are the best of the best.
Cody Sosebee is more than just clown or a barrel man, he is a rock star entertainer as well. He spends hours every day on the internet keeping up with current events and gossip columns to prepare for his time in the arena. “I think people would be surprised at how much preparation I do to be able to reach each individual in the stands. It’s not about just going out there and acting like a clown for a few hours. I have to go in there with as many bullets in my arsenal as possible so that I can connect with whatever crowd is there that night, no matter if they are nine or ninety,” explained Sosebee. As a former bareback contestant Cody knows the rodeo business well and knows how stock contractors like their shows run. He is considered one of the best professional rodeo clowns in the business.
Celebrate Grant County’s rich Western heritage with the 23rd annual First New Mexico Bank Wild, Wild, West ProRodeo. The event kicks off on Wednesday, June 5 with the Boys and the Bulls. The PRCA Rodeo runs June 6, 7 and 8 and boasts a unique combination of traditional rodeo events, along with a variety of other acts sure to entertain, including welcoming back our friend and professional rodeo announcer “Mr. Rodeo” Mike Mathis. Fans of all ages will enjoy all the rodeo action! Grounds open at 6:00 p.m. each evening —come early and enjoy the family-friendly pre-show fun, including Mutton Bustin’, the Southwest Horseman’s Association Gymkhana demonstration, food and ware vendors and much more! Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the gate and can be purchased in Silver City at Circle Heart Western Wear, First New Mexico Bank, Lawley Dodge and in Deming at Circle S Western Emporium and in Lordsburg at Trail Town Chevron.