Rodeo Personalities and Profiles
Welcome to rodeo profiles!! In this section, we will introduce you to the people that bring the rodeo to you. These will be the folks that have been with the rodeo from the beginning and you can see them performing for years to come!! But first, we should explain a little more about the makeup of the rodeo. We have all your favorite rodeo events include Bareback Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Breakaway Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, and even and event where KIDS GET TO COMPETE!!!!
Pictured below, the calf scramble is open to all children. There are 2 divisions (8 and under & 9-12). This is where a calf comes out of the chute and has a ribbon on its tail - the winner is who gets the ribbon first. The winner of the 8 and under division has the opportunity to compete again in the senior division. Everyone is a winner here - each child who competes gets a Gold dollar and the winner also receives a gift certificate to Beartooth BBQ!!
In this picture, you see fearless Wild West Pizzeria bullfighter/clown Matthew Corbridge using his clown barrel to shield himself from the wrath of famous bucking bull "Chicken Pox." The rodeo bullfighter is very important in protecting the lives of the cowboys. He has many hilarious clown acts to entertain the crowd in his free time.
Here are the Hibernation Station pickup persons, Bobbe McMillan and Boyd McMillan. Their job is to rescue the Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riders after their 8-second ride and to take care of the bucking horses by taking off the flank and leading them out of the arena.
In rodeo, the animals are family members just as much as the people, pictured below is a series of shots depicting a ride from a rodeo in July when the All-around Champion of the Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo Jake Pate attempted to ride "Lunatic Fringe," a bull loved by rodeo fans everywhere but feared and respected by all rodeo athletes. Lunatic Fringe went 3 years without being ridden but in the pictures below, Jake Pate made the closest attempt ever by riding for 7.92 seconds. Despite the fact that he still scored 0, he was really excited and was quoted to say: Run him in again, I will ride him if it's the last thing I ever do!"
Clowns are a crowd favorite!! They are funny and entertaining but also have very important jobs. Clowns also serve as bullfighters to protect the bull riders from imminent danger during and after their ride. Make sure to watch them work during the excitement of the Bull Riding event!!