Mark Your Calendars for Next Year's Rodeo!
August 13-14, 2021 • Alpine, Texas
Big Bend Ranch Rodeo has been named the
2020 WCRA RODEO OF THE YEAR!
The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is extremely proud to announce that it has been named RODEO OF THE YEAR by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA). The BBRR has been an official sanctioned WRCA rodeo for the past 20 years and is the 2nd sanctioned rodeo to be given this award.
The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo has been a leader among WRCA sanctioned rodeos in many areas: we are proud to be the 1st sanctioned rodeo to designate our proceeds for rodeo scholarships, we were the 1st to establish a Youth Competition as part of our rodeo weekend (that has spread to the WRCA as one of their weekend events) and we were also the 1st to have a “Buy a Cowboy a Meal” type program where we feed every contestant in addition to a hospitality tent where the cowboys and their families can get a hot meal.
The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo Committee is made up of hard working people who are dedicated to preserving the ranching way of life and providing a venue where working ranch cowboys can show off the skills they use in their everyday work and also have a little fun and maybe earn a little prize money. 2020 Committee members are: Gary Dunshee, John and MaryAnn Luedecke, Don Cadden, Mattie and Clayton Sargent, Ashley Wood, Stacey Wood, CJ Aragon, Jess and Colby Smith, Dennis Yadon, Paula Wilson and Lonnie Rodriguez, Tate McMullan and Chachi Hawkins.
This ranch rodeo could not happen every year without the terrific support of area businesses, restaurants and ranches and we are grateful for their continued interest in keeping the working cowboy traditions alive. Our hats are off to you all. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.
The RODEO OF THE YEAR award was presented to BBRR Committee members Gary Dunshee, John and MaryAnn Luedecke during the Friday night performance of the WRCA World Championship in Amarillo the weekend of November 14-15, 2020.
The BBRR Committee is already working on plans for next year’s BBRR---August 13-14, 2021 so mark your calendar and stay tuned.
The 2020 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is now in the record books.
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Buy a Cowboy a Meal
“Buy a Cowboy a Meal” has been great success and a part of our weekend that these ranch cowboys are still talking about - so we will repeat again this year. There will be over 80 cowboys from Texas and New Mexico coming into Alpine for the weekend. These boys will be hungry for a win at the rodeo and a good, West Texas meal. Show these cowboys some good ole’ West Texas hospitality and donate to the “Buy a Cowboy a Meal” fund.