News & Notes from the Rodeo Trail, November 22

The Greeley (Colo.) Stampede’s Hall of Fame has recognized some of the most influential individuals that have made long-lasting contributions and had a significant impact on the success of the event over the past 100 years. Special contributors have stood out by going above and beyond and are recognized by their peers as the cream of the crop. The Greeley Stampede is now accepting applications for the 2022 Hall of Fame class. Inductees into the Hall of Fame may include, but not be limited to, volunteers, affiliated organizations, contract personnel, and others who have made a significant contribution to the success and prestige of the Greeley Stampede. “We are thankful to everyone that contributes to the success of the Stampede,” said Justin Watada, General Manager and Hall of Fame Chairman. “The Hall of Fame members have left a long-lasting impression on the event that does not fade.”

Past Hall of Fame inductees include:
2018 Art Parker, the Farr Family, Hadley Barrett and Tom Mawson
2019 Bennie Beutler, Bill May and Bill Webster
2021 Earl Anderson, Nyla Bristow, Harold Evans and Dick Lookhart

Nominations will be open until Jan. 15, 2022. Inductees to the 2022 Hall of Fame will be selected by a review committee and inducted on April 8. Nomination forms can be found at

The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas, the official gift show of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will open one day early on Wednesday, Dec. 1 and include a tree lighting ceremony and additional live entertainment for attendees in celebration of the show’s return to Las Vegas. The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls, will then continue from Dec. 2-11, with the hours set for 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. (PT). The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas features more than 500,000 square feet of show floor and more than 350 exhibitors from across the United States.

Courtesy of PRCA

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