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Silver State Stampede Rodeo Celebrated 100 Years in 2012

A variety of special events and opportunities for rodeo fans and collectors celebrated our centennial.


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In 1912, G. S. Garcia, originally from Salinas, California, put on the first Silver State Stampede in Elko, Nevada.  At that time it was a carnival and celebration, as well as a rodeo.  The rodeo committee was established with 60 community members and the gala event involved the whole community for five full days.

Here we are 100 years later and the Silver State rodeo committee put on the Silver State Stampede starting with a concert on Wednesday July 11, a kick-off party and Old West Bronc Riding and Calcutta on Thursday, and a PRCA rodeo with mutton busting and Old West Bronc Riding on Friday and Saturday evenings. John Wright produced a Bucking Bull Futurity on Sunday.  This marked 100 years for this rodeo, making the Silver State Stampede the oldest rodeo in Nevada.

On Friday evening, the performance began with a Centennial Celebration ceremony that featured 100 individuals from the community each carrying an American flag into the arena.  The flags were then placed atop the arena wall lending a special background to this centennial rodeo.  Dee Dee Garcia, descendent of G. S. Garcia, was the Grand Marshall.  She rode in the grand entry carrying a special American flag that had been flown in Washington, D. C. and was accompanied by Doug and John Wright and John’s wife and children.  Paula Wright, co-owner of J. M. Capriola Co., was honored.  Paula, who was very active in the Silver State Stampede’s centennial activities, was recently killed in a tragic horse accident.

The Centennial Silver State Stampede concluded on Saturday, with over $40,000 in purse money and prizes being awarded in seven PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association) rodeo events and two special events. All PRCA event winners received a pair of Garcia spurs. The Silver State Stampede is the only professional rodeo to offer the coveted Garcia spurs as a prize.

Kirby’s Bar T Rodeo of Chester, UT provided the rodeo stock. In 2006 and 2011, Bar T won the coveted PRCA Best Remuda award, which is given to rodeo companies whose breeding program produces exceptional bucking stock. A number of horses and bulls that had been at the NFR in Las Vegas last year were featured.

2012 PRCA Results

Saddle Bronc:

1) Landon Mecham 84 on Bitter Robin 
In addition to the Garcia spurs, Mecham received a miniature bronc saddle hand-crafted by Spring Creek, NV saddlemaker Bill Maupin.
2) Joseph Lee Harper 81 on Fire Fly
3) Charlie Kogaines 78 on Lulibelle

Steer Wrestling:

1) Ryan Shaw 4.6
2) Seth Hadlock 4.7
3) Baylor Roche 5.4

Bareback Riding

1) Josi Young 80 on Oakey Robin
2) Morgan Heaton 77 on Romantic Belle
3) Cody Kiser 75 on Oakey Robin

Tie-Down Roping

1) Justin Truman 8.2
2) Justin Brinkerhoff 8.8
3/4) JC Malone 8.9
Martin Joseph Paris

Team Roping

1) Brian Winn/Dusty Morse 5.4
2) Cy Eames/Cody Young 5.7
3) Pace Freed/Jesse Sheffield 5.8

Barrel Racing

1) Vauna Walker 16.99
2) Tracee Young 17.24
3) Chrissy Van 17.37

Bull Riding

1)
Joe Frost 83 on Alamo
2) Jake Charlton 76 on Lucky Duck
3) Cooper Davis 67 on Sneaky

Cy Eames, who competed in tie-down roping and team roping, won the all-around champion was. Eames won $1,459.20.


2012 Special Events

The local favorite Silver State Stampede special events are the WSRRA sanctioned Old West Bronc Riding and the Ring of Fear.  Slim Gardner was again a favorite with his clown acts.

Alvaro “Cowboy” Rodriguez of Tuscarora, NV, won the Old West ranch-style bronc riding this year was with a combined score (average) of 173 on two horses. Rodriguez scored 92 on his first horse, winning the first round and qualifying for the second round.

The top 12 scoring riders from the first round rode a second horse. Rodriguez won a pair of handmade custom boots by Kelly Martin and a bedroll quilt by Timmy Lyn DeLong for his first round win, and, for the average, received a pair of Garcia spurs donated by JM Capriola Co, and a trophy buckle donated by Skyline Silversmiths. Rodriguez’s prize money totaled $2,350.40.

Old West Bronc Riding

1) Cowboy Rodriguez 173
2) Victor Madrigal 157
3) Malachi McLain 153
4/5) Colton Vega / Chris Baird 151

The ever-exciting Ring of Fear, sponsored by Triple Crowns Casino, was won on Friday by Nathan Morgan, who received $500 for being the last man standing in his designated ring after a PRCA fighting bull was released into the arena. Jordan Brough also received $250 on Friday for leaving his ring, thus forfeiting his chance of winning, to help his friend that was taken down by the bull. Severin Richey won the Saturday event.

This year saw the biggest crowds the Stampede has ever drawn in the past 100 years it has been produced. Hats off to the un-paid Rodeo Committee and their volunteers who made this production a huge success.


 Photo Gallery 2012

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2011 Silver State Stampede Results

There were a total of 219 professional rodeo contestants in 7 events, competing for over $33,000 in prize money. Winners of the PRCA events receive Garcia spurs; the Silver State Stampede is the only PRCA rodeo to offer them as a prize. The winner of the saddle bronc riding also receives a handmade miniature bronc saddle made by local craftsman, Bill Maupin.

  • Bareback riding was won by Josi Young of Kimberly, ID, with a score of 82 on Bar T’s horse Top Ridge.

  • Tie-down roping was won by Jake Pratt of Ellensburg, WA with a time of 8.6 seconds.

  • Saddle-bronc riding was won by Brock Winn of Ferron, UT on Bar T’s horse, Robins Best.

  • Steer wrestling was won by Wyatt Kinghorn of Lewisville, ID with a time of 3.6 seconds.

  • Team roping was won by Kaden and Rhen Richard of Roosevelt, UT, with a time of 5.2 seconds.

  • Barrel racing was won by Nellie Williams of Cottonwood, CA, with a time of 15.88 seconds.

  • Bull riding was won by Tyler Willis of Wheatland, WY on the Bar T bull, Alamo.

A local favorite, the 9th annual Old West Bronc Riding had 22 riders competing for a buckle donated by Skyline Silversmiths, and Garcia spurs donated by JM Capriola Co. In addition to prize money from the entry fee pool, there was also $3,000 added money donated by Barrick Gold of North America. Other prizes included custom boots by Kelly Martin, a framed Buck Taylor print donated by Western Horseman magazine, tack donated by B Braiding and Amanda Lewis designs, and a quilt by Timmy Lyn DeLong.

Each contestant rode two horses, with the total score on two head (the average) determining the overall winner. The first go-round placings were:

  • Isaiah Jones 74

  • Myles Blossom 73

  • Seth Franklin 72

  • Eli Burr/Gene Curtis/Cameron Hopper 70

Second go-round placings were:

  • Mike McBeth 78

  • Dalton Jim/Gene Curtis/ 77
    Cameron Hopper/Roberto Melendez

Average:

  • Seth Franklin/Gene Curtis/Cameron Hopper 147

  • Eli Burr 146

  • Mike McBeth 145

The three-way tie resulted in a ride-off for the buckle and spurs, while the prize money was split evenly between the three high scorers. Winning the ride-off was Cameron Hopper, with a 79.


2011-12 Silver State Stampede Cowgirl Court

  • Queen - Shelby Bellander

  • Princess – Megan Harney

  • Jr. Princess – Alyssa Boyd

Silver State Stampede Court



2011 Art Contest Winner was Mary Williams Hyde.


Silver State Stampede Results 2010

PRCA Rodeo Results
The Silver State Stampede is the only professional rodeo to offer Garcia spurs to event winners. In  addition, there is also an added purse of $3250 per event.

  • Bareback riding was won by Elko native Paul Jones, with a score of 84 on Bar T Rodeo’s horse, Brown Robin.   There were 26 entries in the bareback riding. ·

  • Tie-down roping was won by JC Malone of Roy, UT, with a time of 8.2 seconds.  There was a total of 49 entries.

    • Saddle bronc riding was won by Jesse Wright of Milford, UT, with a score of 87 on Bar T’s horse, Robin’s Best.  In addition to the Garcia spurs, Wright will also receive a hand-crafted miniature bronc saddle by Elko saddle maker Bill Maupin.  There were 27 saddle bronc riders.

    • Steer wrestling was won by Casey McMillen of Redmond, OR, with a time of 4 seconds flat.  There were 37 steer wrestlers.

    • Team roping was won with a time of 5.4, split with a tie by Kaden and Rhen Richard from Roosevelt, UT, and Blaine Linaweaver of Leavenworth, KS, and Wade Hooker of Winchester, CA.  There was a total of 27 teams.

    • Barrel racing was won by Norma Wood of West Jordan, UT, with a time of 16.02.  There were 36 entries.

    • Bull riding was won by Hutch Haslam of Morgan, UT, with a score of 83 on Bar T’s bull, All Fired Up.  There were 27 entries.

    • The All-Around winner was Wyatt Smith of Rexburg, ID, who competed in steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding.

Old West Bronc Riding
Bucking horses for the Old West Bronc Riding were provided by Wally and Teola Blossom of Owyhee.  Judges this year were Ira Slagowski and Charley Gardner, both ranch cowboys and former NFR qualifiers from northern Nevada.
The elimination round, known as the long-go, was won by Jake McKay of Wells, with a score of 78.  McKay won $1200, a certificate for a pair of custom made boots by Kelly Martin, and a bedroll quilt made by Timmy Lyn DeLong, Christy Stanton, and Samme Engelson.
Nolan O’Leary and Pook Hoots split second and third in the long go, each receiving $750.  One will receive spur straps donated by Amanda Lewis, and one will receive a mecate donated by B Braiding. Splitting fourth place in the long go were Dalton Jim and Jake Flint, receiving $150 apiece.
The winner of the championship round, known as the short go, was Eli Burr, with a score of 82.  Burr won $500.  Second was Isaiah Jones with a score of 77.  Jones received $250.
The overall event winner was determined by the total score on two head.  The 2010 champion is Eli Burr, who scored a 73 in the elimination round and an 82 in the championship round, for a total of 155.   Burr received a trophy buckle donated by Skyline Silversmiths and the Silver State Stampede Association; a pair of Garcia spurs donated by JM Capriola Co; and $1200.  His name will also be added to the new trophy, which is a Remington bronze donated by Western Horseman magazine.  Burr was also the 2003 champion.
Splitting second and third in the average were Pook Hoots and Dalton Jim, each receiving $750.  Isaiah Jones was fourth, winning $300.

Eli Burr wins the Old West Bronc Riding for Second Time
Eli Burr (3rd from left) receives spurs from Doug Wright (left), bronze from Jennifer Denison, Western Horseman Magazine (2nd from left) and buckle from Becky Lisle, Stampede Committee Secretary. (right)

2010 Photos
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Silver State Stampede Results 2009

PRCA events:
All event winners receive Garcia spurs.  In addition, the winner of the saddle bronc riding receives a miniature bronc saddle made by Bill Maupin.  The all-around winner receives a gold watch donated by Chip Stone of Stonecraft Jewelers.

Bareback riding:      Moe Heaton          88
Tie-Down Roping:    Bradley Bynum      8.3
Saddle Bronc Riding:  Wyatt Smith       83
Steer Wrestling:       Dirk Tavenner       4.4
Team Roping:         Steve Sherwood/Jason Warner         6.2
Barrel Racing:        Tracee Young         15.89
Bull Riding:            RC Landingham        83

All-around Cowboy was RC Landingham

Bareback Riding

Old West Bronc Riding- Troy Van Norman Memorial:
 
This year, each Old West Bronc Riding contestant rode two horses, and go-round winners were paid as well as the average (overall event) winner.
 
Go-round money paid $750 for first, $375 for second, $200 for third, and $100 for fourth. 

First go round placed as follows:  1st  John Wright, 2nd/3rd Victor Madrigal/Monte Greene, 4th/5th  Chris Laucomer/Jake McKay.
 
Second go round placed as follows:  1st  Chris Baird, 2nd Nathan Kelly Jr, 3rd Jack Payne, 4th Moe Star.

The average paid $2750 for first, $1625 for second, $800 for third, and $250 for fourth.  Prizes were also donated for the average (overall event) winners.  Results follow:

1st  John Wright (Elko, Nevada)--in addition to prize money, won a buckle donated by Skyline Silversmiths and Garcia spurs by JM Capriola Co.  Wright also won a pair of custom handmade boots by Kelly Martin for having the highest score of the event, with 80 points.
 
2nd  Chris Baird(Battle Mountain, Nevada) (2006 and 2008 Old West Bronc Riding Champion)--in addition to prize money, won a handmade mecate donated by Tracy Sue Bruce, and a custom metal art sign by Cade Lindquist.
 
3rd  Victor Madrigal (Beatty, Oregon)--in addition to prize money, won a pair of custom chinks by Amanda Lewis and a bedroll quilt by Timmy Lyn DeLong, Samme Engleson, and Christy Stanton.
 
4th  Chris Laucomer (Scottsbluff, Nebraska)--prize money only

2009 Silver State Stampede Rodeo Photos

 

2007 Best Small Rodeo in the PRCA Wilderness Circuit.
We won this award four out of five years -- in 2003, 2005,  2006, and 2007. 

2008 Best Medium-Sized Rodeo in the PRCA Wilderness Circuit.

All activities are held at the Elko County Fairgrounds unless otherwise stated. See Map:  


2008 Silver State Stampede Results

The results of the PRCA events are as follows:

Bareback riding: Colton Bair 80 points

Tie-down roping Jesse Loveless 9.5 seconds

Saddle bronc riding Wyatt Smith 80 points

Steer wrestling Lex Smith 4.9 seconds

Team roping Matt Losee/Trent Clement 5.5 seconds

Barrel racing Megan McLeod 17.35 seconds

Bull riding Dwayne Hargo 76 points

All-around champion Lex Smith

Event winners receive Garcia spurs, in addition to purse money. The Silver State Stampede is the only professional rodeo to offer Garcia spurs as prizes. Additional prizes include a hand-crafted miniature bronc saddle made by Bill Maupin for the saddle bronc winner, Montana Silversmiths jewelry donated by Lois Lacaillade for the barrel racing winner, and a watch donated by Chip Stone for the all-around champion.

2008 World Championship Old West Bronc Riding
second overall was Monte GreeneIn its sixth year, the World Championship Old West Bronc Riding was a big success with a total of 37 entries. Tying for first in the elimination round were Chris Baird of Battle Mountain and Ira Wines of Tuscarora with scores of 74.

Baird and Wines both receive a pair of custom handmade boots by Kelly Martin of Battle Mountain in addition to purse money.

Tying for second in the elimination round were Daniel Richards of Murphy, Idaho and Monte Greene of Battle Mountain with scores of 73. In addition to purse money, Richards received handmade western pillows donated by Shar Peterson. Greene will receive a custom handmade mecate donated by Tracy Sue Bruce.

The top 13 riders of the elimination round rode a second time on Saturday night, and the overall event winners were determined by the combined total score on two head. The 2006 champion, Chris Baird, took the title home again after scoring 77 in the short-go for a total of 151 on two head. Baird received a Skyline Silversmiths buckle in addition to prize money.

Taking second overall was Monte Greene, with a score of 76 in the short-go for a combined total of 149 on two head. Greene received prize money, a bedroll quilt made by Timmy Lyn DeLong, Samme Engelson, and Christy Stanton, and will receive custom handmade chinks donated by Amanda Lewis.

Daniel Richards took third overall, and 2004 champion Jack Payne of Jordan Valley, Oregon, took 4th.

 

2007 Old West Bronc Riding Winner:  Matt Morrison (middle), being presented his trophy buckle from Skyline Silversmiths, his Western Horseman bronze, and a quilt made and donated by Timmy Lyn DeLong, Christy Stanton, and Samme Engelson. He also has a certificate for a pair of handmade custom boots by Kelly Martin.

 


Barbara Hoffheins, 2008 Poster Contest Winner,
receives her Garcia Spurs from Crystal Bartorelli.


2008 Photos
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Silver State Stampede, Elko Nevada the heart of the West

For more information contact:

Silver State Stampede
P.O. Box 7

Elko, Nevada 89803
 

President: Bob Rosevear