July 19-28, 2024


WATCH: 2023 Rookie Bronc Riding

Retired state tourism director for Wyoming, Gene Bryan, called Cheyenne Frontier Days rookie bronc riding a rodeo unto itself, and that was clearly in evidence at ‘The Daddy’ on July 23 when it was Ben Kukowski’s turn. The Kaycee, WY cowboy, rode for Casper College and now works as a cattle buyer for Torrington Livestock. His trip in the big Cheyenne arena ended on the track in front of the grandstands. Kudos to the talented team of CFD pickup men who got there fast. Fans were supercharged, as was Ben. He pulled off the old bronc rider classic move doffing his hat to the crowd.