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Championship Rodeo at 100th Greeley Stampede is a winner

June 30 short go lives up to century mark hype

The Greeley Stampede’s final round of rodeo delivered on the high expectations set for celebrating its 100th year. Whether it was barrel racer Shelley Morgan winning back-to-back titles, bull rider Chance Schott making the only qualified ride to win more than $5,000 for the effort, or the famous bucking bronc Killer Bee lighting up the big crowd by helping saddle bronc cowboy Hardy Braden win a title plus set an arena record with an 89.50-point score, Greeley’s short go helped the long-running rodeo celebrate its century mark in style.

“I like the short go — always have, always will,” said PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Bennie Beutler, whose Beutler and Son Rodeo Company has been supplying stock in Greeley since 1982. “In a short go, people get to see the winners. To me, that helps the whole rodeo business. That is what the people come to see, is the winners. If you don’t like it up here (in Greeley), you won’t like anything,” he summed up with a grin.

Parents step in to give their youngsters some encouragement behind the scenes before the kids go out to take part in the always popular mutton busting event during the final round of rodeo action in 2022's 100th Greeley Stampede.
Showmanship and trick riding were on display during the 100th Greeley Stampede as Magic in Motion brought their skills to the arena to entertain the crowd between performances, including this Roman Riding run complete with fire.
New Mexico tie down roper Shad Mayfield's fastest time in the short go of 7.8 seconds also earned him the average title in 2022's 100th Greeley Stampede.
A trick riding exhibition by "Magic in Motion" was put on for the big crowd attending 2022's Greeley Stampede short go.


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