All I’ve heard lately is how wonderful Comanche’s July 26 rodeo is going to be. In fact, every time I’ve even been within shouting distance of people like Kenneth Harvick, Harry Dudley, Terry Barnes, Neil Dudley, etc. etc. all I’ve heard is rodeo, rodeo, rodeo.
This week, I finally decided to sit down with Comanche Roping Club member and announcer extraordinaire, Danny Armstrong, to see just what all the hype is about. It took about three seconds for me to understand that he is just as excited as the rest! Of course, loving Comanche history as he does, Danny began his explanation with a flashback.
It seems that the roping club was established in 1948 and believe it or not, it was an extremely exclusive group of people…limited to only a small number of people at the time of the club’s inception.
Of course, the idea that not just anybody could be a roping club member didn’t fly for long, and for years now a one-time $25.00 membership fee is all it takes to become a lifetime member of the club. “We have members scattered all across the country today,” Armstrong explained.This is paid advertising. If you’d like to see your business or event featured on texansunited.com, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We WILL get you noticed!
“Since 1948, the Comanche Rodeo has had countless world champion cowboys and cowgirls participate in that arena. People such as Joe Beavers, Guy Allen, Randy Majors, Terry Walls, Roy Cooper, and Jimmie Gibbs Monroe are just a very few of the champions who have competed in Comanche.”
One event that members are especially excited about is the mini bronc riding for 7-12 year old boys and girls from all over the state.
“They ride some rank stuff,” Armstrong said. “And they can ride ‘em! These kids will come from San Antonio, the Metroplex, the Panhandle, and all points in between. Believe me, it’s gonna be a show!
The extremely popular Chase Nolen will be back again this year as well.
“Chase is a PBR funny-barrel man, meaning he works the barrel and he will be in the arena the whole time. He definitely was a huge part of last year’s success. Chase is quickly becoming one of the top men in demand. Luckily, I booked him a year ago, or we wouldn’t have him this year!”
Another arena attraction this year will be the Concho Chicks from San Angelo who will be performing before and during the rodeo with their drill team horsemanship.
Of course, the mutton bustin’ is always a very popular event and kiddos need to be entered by 6 that evening to participate.
And our resident home town bullfighter, Ryan Fizer, is also a show stealer! Ryan has performed all over the state and is in high demand as a bullfighter. He’ll keep you entertained while he works to make sure the cowboys are taken care of during the bull riding.
Pre-rodeo activities include a downtown National Day of the Cowboy Rodeo Parade at 5:00 p.m. From there, we’ll travel to the arena for burgers and then on to the mutton bustin’ and a night of Texas Cowboy/Cowgirl FUN!!
“The committee has worked very hard to make this our best rodeo yet. We hope you’ll come on out and see if you don’t agree!”
Schedule of Events
Ranch Bronc Riding
Breakaway Roping, 15 and under
Ladies Breakaway Roping
Mini Bronc Riding
With new bucking chutes and lighting, this rodeo is going to be pretty darned uptown….well, as uptown as a rodeo can get, that is!