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Desiree Cooper-Larsen, Chairwoman, 801-801-540-8788
Jeff Haney, media room coordinator, 801-372-7665
OGDEN, Utah (July 22) — Payson bull rider Steve Woolsey expertly executed an 8-second ride atop a twisting and turning bull to win the event at the third performance of Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, the state's biggest and best statehood celebration.
The crowd, estimated at more than 8,000, roared its approval when Woolsey's score – 88 -- was flashed on the massive capture-the-action screen on the northeast section of Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street, Ogden.
Woolsey, who catapulted to the top of the average after his ride on the bull named Franklin, was one of two Utah PRCA athletes to win their events Wednesday at Ogden Pioneer Days, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Cody Wade, a cowboy from Heber City, took down his steer in 4.1 seconds to win the night. He is now fourth in the average.
To kick off the rodeo, Canadian cowboy Luke Creasy scored an 83, landing him atop the standings for the night. Saddle bronc rider JJ Elsehere, Quinn, S.D., scored 86 to finish first for the performance and land at No. 2 in the average.
In team roping, cowboys Tommy Edens and Justin Hendrick, from Gatesville, Texas and Rosenburg, Texas, respectively, won the night with a 5.4-second ride. They stand in the fourth spot in the average. Ricky Canton, from Navasoto, Texas, ranked No. 1 for the performance by tying his calf in 8.9 seconds, pushing him to No. 3 in the average.
Heather Morrison, Lander, Wyo., raced around the cloverleaf pattern in 17.83 seconds to be the top ride for the third performance.
Ogio Airforce, a group of motorbike stuntmen, are crowd favorites at this year's Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo. Audiences at Pioneer Stadium have been electrified by their flips and tricks for two consecutive years.
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.
Thursday is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night.” Tough Enough to Wear Pink is Wrangler's campaign to raise cancer awareness. Don't be surprised to see many cowboys and cowgirls in pink Wrangler shirts to help further the cause. Organizers of the rodeo plan to release doves to honor those who waged valiant fights with cancer.
Cost to enter the rodeo is $10 for adults, $5 for children.
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