For The Record: Estes Park

Named for its high elevation of 7,500 feet, the Rooftop Rodeo in Estes Park, Colo., is considered by many to be the final rodeo in the Cowboy Christmas run. Cowboys will have from July 5-10 to leave their mark at one of the highest rodeos in the country and make one final cash-in during Cowboy Christmas.

Since 1947, the Rooftop Rodeo has hosted some of the biggest names in ProRodeo, but only the best made the rodeo’s record book.

Estes Park’s biggest payout was in 2017 with $161,029.

Trevor Brazile set the rodeo’s record for most money won in all-around with $6,588 in 2015.

Bareback rider Kelly Timberman set the Rooftop Rodeo record of 88 points in 2001.

Two steer wrestlers share the Rooftop Rodeo record of 3.2 seconds. John Lowry set the record in 1976, and Chad Hagan matched his time in 2002.

Three sets of team ropers share the rodeo’s record of 4.1 seconds. Brady Tryan and York Gill set the record in 2012, as did Paul David Tierney and Cody Doescher. Dustin Egusquiza and Clint Summers matched the record in 2016. Tryan and Gill also set the two-head average record of 8.5 seconds in 2012.

Saddle bronc rider Cody Angland set the Rooftop Rodeo record of 88 points in 2012.

Tie-down roper Taylor Santos set the Rooftop Rodeo record of 7.5 seconds in 2017.

Barrel racer Taci Bettis set the rodeo’s record of 17.36 seconds in 2017.

Two bull riders share the Rooftop Rodeo record of 91 points. Jarrod Ford set the record in 2005, and Trey Benton III matched him in 2012.

Courtesy of PRCA