Working cowboys rodeo June 30 at Norris-Penrose stadium

       Events including wild cow milking, ranch bronc riding, sorting and branding will be offered at the annual Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo Saturday, June 30.
       Starting at 6:30 p.m., the rodeo will be in Penrose Stadium at the Norris-Penrose Events Center, 1045 W. Lower Gold Camp Road.
       “This event showcases the working ranch cowboy in competition format,” reads a press release from event spokesperson Nikki Wall. “Sixty cowboys from 12 ranches who traveled from five states will compete in six events in a winner-take-all showdown.”
       Tickets are $10-$20 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-11. Tickets are available online at or at the Norris-Penrose ticket office.
       The rodeo will be preceded by a chuck wagon cook-off and supper at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the supper are $20 (ages 11 and under eat free) and can be purchased onsite or online.
       As in past years, Ride for the Brand will be heralded at noon the day before by a longhorn “cattle drive” on Tejon Street through the downtown.
       After the rodeo will be live entertainment by Syd Masters and the Swing Riders.
       More information is at

Westside Pioneer/press release