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Coulee City readies for last stand rodeo


Last updated 5/15/2013 at 8:35am

Every May over Memorial Dayweekend, the citizens of the oldest town in Grant County put on their boots and dust off their hats for an action-packed weekend with Coulee City’s “Last Stand Rodeo.”

The May 24-26 event historically has drawn some of the best talent in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

It starts Friday night under the lights with a Bullarama at 7, pitting cowboys against beasts that weigh up to 2,000 pounds. Also on Friday there is the added wild and woolly action of Mutton Bustin’ for children ages 3 to 8 years old, 60 pounds and under.

The rodeo continues with more bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding and tie-down roping, along with the entertainment of famous rodeo clown Kevin Higley and bullfighters Danny Newman and Donnie Griggs both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Newly elected rodeo queen and hometown girl Caelan Pitts, invites you “to the first 2013 professional rodeo in the Columbia Basin River Circuit PRCA rodeo season. I have dream of being the Last Stand Rodeo Queen since I was a little girl. I am so honored to represent the Last Stand Rodeo this year in Coulee City and look forward to meeting you at the rodeo!”

The Big Bend & Flying 5 Rodeo Company, one of the top rough stock companies in the United States, provides the rodeo stock. The announcer is PRCA announcer-of-the-year Wayne Brooks from Texas.

The event also offers a cowboy breakfast, parade and 5K “Cow Pie Jog.”


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