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News and notes from the rodeo trail

by Tracy Renck | Jun 24, 2019

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What to Watch For

Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, June 24-29, 7 p.m. (PT)

West of the Pecos Rodeo, Pecos, Texas, June 26-29, 8 p.m. (CT)

ProRodeo Live with Steve Kenyon

Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Clear Lake, S.D., June 26, 8 p.m. (CT)

Crystal Springs Rodeo, Clear Lake, S.D., June 27-29, 8 p.m. (CT)


News & Notes from the rodeo trail

The Ellensburg Rodeo clown Flint Rasmussen and the Burkheimer Family will be inducted into the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo Hall of Fame, induction committee chair Dr. Ken MacRae announced. The Induction banquet is Aug. 29, 5-8:30 p.m. (PT), at Central Washington University’s Student Union Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom and will feature ERHOF’s “Boxes of Fame” Western art auction and fundraiser. Rasmussen is being inducted into the “Participant” category while the Burkheimers are being inducted as an “Ellensburg Rodeo Family.” Rasmussen, a Montanan who was the PRCA Clown of the Year from 1998-2005, ranks alongside the most accomplished clowns and barrelmen in professional rodeo history. Rasmussen was selected PRCA’s Coors Man in the Can in 1998-99 and 2001-05. John and Frances Burkheimer moved to Ellensburg in 1950 to become ranchers. They quickly became involved in the community and formed many longstanding friendships over their 28 years ranching. John served on the rodeo board for more than a decade. John and Frances’ daughter, Ann, was the 1959 Ellensburg Rodeo Princess and represented Kittitas County in a wide variety of venues statewide. Son Bob Burkheimer was one of the three founders of the Gold Buckle Club. Son John Jr. was an accomplished horseman and a member of the Kittitas County Junior Sheriff’s Posse. The Burkheimers have been long-time supporters of the Ellensburg Rodeo, organizing and working at Gold Buckle events, maintaining a box at the rodeo, and donating to various rodeo-related causes. Tickets for this year’s Hall of Fame Banquet and Art Auction are available at, where supporters may reserve entire tables in advance.


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Next Up

June 24          Reno (Nev.) Rodeo continues

June 25          Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede begins

June 26          Greeley (Colo.) Stampede Division 2 Xtreme Bulls

June 26          West of Pecos (Texas) Rodeo begins

June 26          Rodeo of the Ozarks, Springdale, Ark., begins

June 26          Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Clear Lake, S.D.

June 27          Crystal Springs Rodeo, Clear Lake, S.D., begins

June 27          Greeley (Colo.) Stampede begins

June 27          Roughrider Days Rodeo, Dickinson, N.D., begins

June 27          Edgewood (Iowa) Days PRCA Rodeo begins

June 27          Flagstaff (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo begins

June 27          Crystal Springs Rodeo, Clear Lake, S.D., begins

June 27          Lehi (Utah) Roundup begins

June 27          Crooked River Roundup, Prineville, Ore., begins

June 27          Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede begins

June 28          Summer Celebration, Fort Benton, Mont.

June 28          Stockyards Championship, Fort Worth, Texas, begins

June 28          Meridian (Idaho) Lions Rodeo begins

June 28          Daniel Dopps Memorial RAM PRCA Rodeo, Mountain Home, Idaho

June 28          Days of ’56 Ponca (Neb.) Rodeo begins

June 28          Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series begins

June 28          Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series, permit section, begins

June 28          Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo begins

June 29          Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo

June 29          Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

June 30          Augusta (Mont.) American Legion Rodeo

June 30          Cody (Wyo.) Stampede Division 2 Xtreme Bulls



2019 PRCA | RAM World Standings Leaders

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Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas



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Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.



Ty Blasingame, Casper, Wyo.



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Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah



Michael Otero, Weatherford, Texas



Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas



Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.



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