My position for this year’s Stampede was supervisor for the Infield setup and Rodeo. There were many challenges thanks to the amount of rain that kindly fell on us for the 10 days.
We got an early start at 5 a.m. to clear the arena of mud and water. Most days the bucking chutes, alleys and pens were either full of water, mud or both.
Most days the bucking chutes, alleys and pens were either full of water, mud or both.
The crews worked extremely hard to have these areas ready for the day’s Rodeo. The safety of the contestants, stock crews and our four-legged superstars was paramount.
We installed the “walk of fame” boardwalk at the south Infield suites every day, for the first time in a long time. The customers crossing from the Grandstand to Infield Suites arrived with very little mud on their boots. We had a lot of smiling faces as they came to the gate to cross the track for their afternoon of fun at the Rodeo.
It was a pleasure to work with such dedicated Stampede people. The effort and pride by Stampede employees and volunteers make the Stampede a great place to be.