CASPER, WYOMING MEANS RODEO, the greatest of all western sports. With two great events, the College National Finals Rodeo and the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo, Casper hosts the best amateur and professional cowboys and cowgirls. Featuring events like bull riding, bareback, saddle bronc, barrel racing and roping events, these two fine rodeos offer some of the best rodeo action in the country.
The CNFR takes place June 14-20, 2010 in Casper, Wyoming. The CNFR features top qualifiers from colleges and universities across the country. Championships are awarded to Women's and Men's Team, and Men's and Women's All Around champions. Events include saddle bronc, bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping and more. Come see the top amateur cowboys and cowgirls in the country at a truly one-of-a-kind Wyoming rodeo.
Casper, Wyoming also hosts another one of the top 50 rodeos in the country, located at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo is one of the biggest Wyoming fairs. In addition to the rodeo, which features top-flight PRCA action and the best bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, barrel racing, and roping events around, the fair and rodeo also boasts the largest carnival in the state of Wyoming. Treat yourself to a unique experience at the best Wyoming fair and rodeo.
In 2005, Donna Vold Larsen and friends initiated a weekend tribute to Chris LeDoux. The art show held on Friday night includes artwork by Chris and a collaboration of illustrations created by artists in honor of Chris's memory.
A PRCA sanctioned event, the Chris LeDoux Rodeo was voted "Small Rodeo of the Year" by the PRCA in 2005, its inaugural year. Only 2,300 tickets available for event.
Chris LeDoux was born born October 2, 1948, in Biloxi, Mississippi and moved to Wyoming in 1967. He was a onetime bareback bronc riding champion and a country singer and song writer. LeDoux made 36 albums and sold 6 million records. In 1989 Garth Brooks immortalized Chris LeDoux in the song that would become his first hit, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," and LeDoux's career skyrocketed. He is most remembered for his unique style of singing. One Chris called "Western soul, sagebrush blues, cowboy folk and rodeo rock 'n' roll." Chris LeDoux died from a rare liver disease on March 9, 2005 at the age of 56.