Courtesy of Wrangler Network contributor Charlie Coon
Border Town Bucking Big names in rodeo, whether contestant or livestock, were on parade during the Fourth of July run. Virtually all of them got their start at small venues where they either showed the skills and heart to move up to the higher echelons of the sport, continue at the mostly amateur level or leave rodeo behind. Along the Wyoming/Colorado border in Carbon County, WY over the weekend some decisions on a rodeo future undoubtedly came into focus at the Little Snake River Lions Club annual event which was sanctioned by both the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association (CPRA) and the Wyoming Rodeo Association (WRA). Bronc rider Tyler Beebe from La Junta, Colorado is a prime example. He’s on the Otero Junior College rodeo team and won the event Sunday outside of the town of Baggs where rough-stock animals were provided by H&H Rodeo based in Centennial, WY. They are an offshoot of Summit Pro Rodeo Co.