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Cheyenne Frontier Days to Host Free Concert

To show our appreciation to our volunteers and the community for the success of the 126th celebration, Cheyenne Frontier Days will be hosting a Volunteer and Community Appreciation Party on August 25 featuring Chancey Williams with special guest Josh Dorr.

Cheyenne Frontier Days invites our community, sponsors, and volunteers to come out and enjoy the evening at Frontier Park. Admission is free and the show starts at 7 p.m.

QUICK FACTS:

What: Free Volunteer and Community Appreciation Party

Who: Chancey Williams with special guest Josh Dorr

When: Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m.

Where:  B Stand — Frontier Park Arena

Why: Celebrating a successful 126th Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days with our volunteers, sponsors, and community!

Participating Sponsors: #1 Properties, 4Rivers, Bison Beverage, Dyno Nobel, Peth Holdings LLC, Reiman Corp and Visit Cheyenne

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WATCH: Steer Wrestling Quarter Finals

Oklahoma steer wrestler Denard Butler is enjoying his first Cheyenne Frontier Days. He won the Saturday afternoon performance with expert assistance from Cheyenne native Aaron Vosler hazing. Butler, who does some modeling work for Wrangler, had to coax Vosler to help because he was planning to be at another rodeo. It all worked out for both of them.

WATCH: Barrel Racing Qualifier

A mother of four from a town of 80 people in South Dakota set a new barrel racing arena record Wednesday at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Summer Kosel and her horse Apollo finished the big arena pattern in 17.02 seconds to win the qualifying round that trimmed the field from more than 190 barrel racers to 72. Kosel has never been to ‘The Daddy’ and came this year at the urging of a friend. She beat the previous Frontier Park time by one one-hundredth of a second.

WATCH: Breakaway Qualifier

Sundance, Wyoming’s Peggy Garman set a breakaway roping record at Cheyenne Frontier Days on Wednesday morning with a three-second flat run. She won the wild card round in which just twelve of 140 ropers advanced to afternoon performances starting Saturday at ‘The Daddy.’ Garman is an alum of Casper College where she spent two years on the rodeo team. It may be some time before a smile leaves her face.

WATCH: Steer Wrestling Qualifier

The Etbauer name has been synonymous with success at Cheyenne Frontier Days because a trio of Oklahoma saddle-bronc riding brothers ruled the roost for a long time. Robert Etbauer’s son Trell is a bit stouter, and he wrestles steers. Etbauer was faster than 130 of his bulldogging pals in qualifier Round 1 competition at ‘The Daddy’ Tuesday with a run of 5.7 seconds.

WATCH: Tie Down Roping Qualifier

Oklahoman Mike Johnson is Chute 9 royalty at Cheyenne Frontier Days. He won his first of two tie-down roping titles a quarter century ago and Johnson has entered ‘The Daddy’ for nearly four decades. He’s not going to many rodeos these days but the man who holds the NFR record for appearances in his event (23) was back in Cheyenne to easily advance out of the tie-down qualifying round with a solid 12.4 second run on Monday.

WATCH: Team Roping Qualifier

Those in the know say Sunday at Cheyenne Frontier Days was as good a display of team roping skill as you’d ever encounter. A total of 72 teams advanced out of the qualifying rounds to performances that begin next weekend and did so with runs ranging from seven to twelve seconds. A number of former Central Rocky Mountain Region college stars were among those to move on for a chance at a coveted buckle from ‘The Daddy.’ If you aren’t aware of strategy in team roping stick around for the last run here by Hershey, Nebraska’s Cooper and Tucker White. Cooper was an all-around cowboy for Gillette College.

Qualifying rounds of team roping Sunday at Cheyenne Frontier Days trimmed the field of more than 160 to 72 teams that advance to afternoon performances starting next weekend. Brothers Riley and Brady Minor from Ellensburg, Washington were fastest stopping the clock at 7.1 seconds. Heeler Brady has confidence in his horse no matter where they compete.

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