WYO rodeo, five others across state canceled

SHERIDAN — Gov. Mark Gordon, flanked by representatives of six of the largest rodeo events in the state, announced the cancellation of such events for the summer of 2020.

Since early April, a statewide coalition including individual rodeo committees, professional rodeo leaders, the Wyoming Office of Tourism and the governor’s office have met to discuss if and how to host such events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the end, though, it was unanimously decided that the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous, Cody Stampede, Central Wyoming Fair and PRCA Rodeo in Casper, Laramie Jubilee Days and Cheyenne Frontier Days would be canceled.

Representatives of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo board said every possible option was considered to keep the events on the calendar for the summer tourism season.

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