RODEO: Chisholm Trail competition set for Friday

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

Two years ago, a decision was made to turn the Chisholm Trail Rodeo into an “open event.”
“We wanted to get more local people to participate,” said Stepheny Womack, one of the Chisholm Trail Rodeo’s organizers. “They didn’t have to be a member of any association.”
Nocona’s tradition is all about cowboys, and this will mark the 64th year for the Chisholm Trail Rodeo to take place at 8 p.m. on June 10-11 in Nocona.
“It’s a tradition,” said Scott Womack. “Everybody goes to the rodeo here, it’s like going to a fair or a carnival.”
Both nights will start with mutton bustin’ at 7:30 p.m.
Big L Rodeo Company, the stock contractor, has added a junior bareback event this year. Youth riders will compete on ponies. Read more in the June 4 Bowie News.

Last year, bulls were the big winners at the Chisholm Trail Rodeo as no counted rides were scored in the bull riding event on either night in Nocona. This year’s rodeo is set for June 11-12. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)