July 19-28, 2024

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The Rodeo: Steer Wrestling

  • July 20-28 at 1 p.m.
  • Arena
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600 Pounds of Pure Opposition

Steer wrestling or Bulldogging is an event where men try to wrestle a 600 pound steer to the ground. Steer Wrestling has a long history at Cheyenne Frontier Days, first being introduced in 1904. It is said that the event is influenced by working cattle dogs who would grab the cattle when they were unruly. Steer Wrestling has evolved and now has a hazer and the Bulldogger. Cattle dogs are still used on ranches today to help manage the cattle.


The Steer is given a 30 foot head start in Cheyenne.

The Record

Holder: Rick Myhre

Year: 2000

Score: 5.1 Seconds