Silver State Stampede Rodeo Celebrated 100 Years in 2012
of special events and opportunities for rodeo fans and collectors celebrated
(More photos below. Click on photos for larger views.)
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.
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.
marked 100 years for this rodeo, making the Silver State Stampede the oldest
rodeo in Nevada.
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.
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.
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.
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
Ryan Shaw 4.6
2) Seth Hadlock 4.7
3) Baylor Roche 5.4
1) Josi Young 80 on Oakey Robin
2) Morgan Heaton 77 on
3) Cody Kiser 75 on Oakey Robin
Justin Truman 8.2
2) Justin Brinkerhoff 8.8
3/4) JC Malone 8.9
Martin Joseph Paris
1) Brian Winn/Dusty Morse
2) Cy Eames/Cody Young 5.7
3) Pace Freed/Jesse Sheffield 5.8
1) Vauna Walker 16.99
2) Tracee Young 17.24
3) Chrissy Van 17.37
Frost 83 on Alamo
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
favorite Silver State Stampede special events are the WSRRA sanctioned Old
West Bronc Riding and the Ring of Fear.
Gardner was again a favorite with his clown acts.
“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.
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
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
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
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
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:
Second go-round placings were:
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
Silver State Stampede Cowgirl Court
Princess – Megan Harney
Jr. Princess –
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
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.
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
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.
second and third in the average were Pook Hoots and Dalton Jim, each receiving
$750. Isaiah Jones was fourth, winning $300.
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)
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Silver State Stampede Results 2009
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
Bradley Bynum 8.3
Saddle Bronc Riding: Wyatt
Dirk Tavenner 4.4
Steve Sherwood/Jason Warner 6.2
Barrel Racing: Tracee Young
RC Landingham 83
All-around Cowboy was RC Landingham
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.
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
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.
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
State Stampede Rodeo Photos