Wyoming plays host to several of the best rodeos in the country. If you are a rodeo fan you already know Casper, Wyoming is the host city of the prestigious College National Finals Rodeo.
The CNFR kicked off with the Bulls & Broncs specialty section on Sunday. The ladies also had a chance to showcase their skills in the Breakaway Roping which is a fairly recent addition to the “Bulls and Broncs” event.
ESPN U is covering the event and I will try to get a broadcast schedule for you ASAP so you can get in on the excitement of the CNFR.
Speaking of excitement - Seth Glause takes the cake! Glause is from Rock Springs and he drew one of my favorite bulls going down the pro rodeo trail, “Q” owned by Wyoming residents, Bill and Dona Larsen. Seth had “Q” once prior to the CNFR and failed to make a qualified ride. However, Sunday night would be different. Not only did Seth win the round with an 87.5 score, his next closest competitor was a distant seven points back.
“Q” is widely known on the pro circuit and has produced round winners at the famed Cheyenne Frontier Days and the National Finals Rodeo alike. Be sure to keep your eyes opened for this 1700 pound black and white spotted bull the next time you are at a rodeo event. “Q” is an amazing animal athlete and certainly worth watching.
In terms of bullfighting, it was a good performance with only one minor injury. One cowboy was jerked down on a bull’s head and hung in the bull rope causing us to work a little. All in all that was our only issue and it was fixed with a few stitches. Did I mention rodeo is not a sport for the faint of heart??
Speaking of “us” in regards to bullfighters, the CNFR has a new one working with me this year. Al Sandvold, a Montana resident, has made the trek to Wyoming for his first appearance at the CNFR.
Check back often as I update from the CNFR. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, the CNFR has a lot to offer: fast times, wild rides and overall high flying action. Couple that with the Casper fishing, golfing, hiking and more you might find yourself having the time of your life merely miles from home.
The CNFR runs through 22 June.