Ogden Pioneer Days is celebrating events all over the Ogden Area. Visit our map to learn about venue details, directions and locations.
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Desiree Cooper-Larsen, Chairwoman, 801-801-540-8788
Jeff Haney, media room coordinator, 801-372-7665
OGDEN, Utah (July 21) — Two Utahns were among the best Tuesday at Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Steer wrestler Olin Hannum, who hails from West Haven, and Dusty Morse, a team roper from Randolf, found spots on the leader board at the second performance of Ogden Pioneer Days, Utah’s best celebration honoring the beginning days of the Beehive State.
Hannum was able to take down his steer in 4.5 seconds. Brad McGilchrist, from Wheatland, Colo., shared the top-spot with Hannum by also logging a 4.5-second time.
Morse’s partner in the roping competition was Jason Eiguren, Jordan Valley, Ore.
In other rough-stock events, bareback rider Dustin Mulrony, from Pomeroy, Wash., earned the top score of Tuesday’s performance. The judges awarded him 84 points for staying on the horse Goldielocks for the required eight seconds.
Canadian saddle bronc rider Samuel Kelts, who rode the horse Polyester Pants, had Tuesday’s top score with an 82. Bull rider Howdy Cloud, Kountz, Texas, received an 82 for completing his ride on the bull named Cat Fish.
In other timed events, tie-down roper Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas, was the fastest during Tuesday night’s performance. His time: 8.8 seconds. Barrel racer Sami Bessert, Loma, Colo., was clocked at 17.5 seconds to finish No. 1 for the night.
Ogio Airforce, a group of motorbike stuntmen, have proven to be a favorite attraction at the Ogden celebration. This is the second year the group has thrilled Ogden audiences with their aerodynamic tricks. The group performs immediately before the bull riding – the final event of the rodeo -- so those who arrive a little late can still catch a lot of high-octane action.
Keith Isley, the 2008 rodeo clown of the year, also is part of the group that makes the Ogden rodeo the best show on dirt. Isley will be at the rodeo, which is held at Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street, until July 24, the last night of the five-day event.
On Wednesday, which is Military and Veterans Appreciation Night, cost is $10 for adults, $6 for adults with a government ID, $5 for children, $3 for children with a government ID. See www.ogdenpioneerdays.com for details.
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The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo is taking place the week of July 24th at the Ogden Pioneer Stadium. The pre-rodeo begins each night at 6:30 pm with the main segment starting at 7:30 p.m. The crowning of Miss Rodeo Utah is scheduled on Friday, July 24 during the rodeo.
There is an air-conditioned media room located on the east side of the stadium with computers, wireless Internet access, food, drinks and anything else you may need. Please contact Jeff Haney or Tonnie Dixon for a media pass to enter the stadium, located at 668 17th Street in Ogden, or for any other questions you may have.
Jeff Haney (801) 372-7665
Tonnie Dixon (801) 726-9499