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Get Ready for the 2017 - 21st Annual Miller Lite Bull Bash

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

7:30 P.M. Sportsman's Horse Arena  Mitchell, SD

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Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Bronc Riding Highlights

2018 Rodeo Dates

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Let's Get Ready To RODEO!

48th Corn Palace Stampede  PRCA Rodeo

July 19th thru July 22nd, 2018

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Rodeo Announcer - Davie Kimm 

Davie Kimm 1Davie Kimm was raised on the family farm in Lakeville, MN.  His rodeo career started when he joined the Minnesota High School Rodeo Association in 1981.  During High School Rodeo competition he rode bareback horses, saddle broncs and roped calves.  Davie was the reserve state champion saddle bronc rider for Minnesota in 1982, and he qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals in Douglas, WY.
In 1986 Davie joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (P.R.C.A.) and he qualified as a saddle bronc rider for the Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo in Louisville, KY in 1987, '88, '89, and '92.  He retired from competition in October 1994.  Occasionally riding until early 2000 when injuries forced him to stop.Davie Kimm 2
Davie's announcing career began in 1989 when he announced his first rodeo filling in for a no show announcer.  The following year he began announcing High School rodeos in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  He attended Sam Howry's Rodeo Academy, a school for professional rodeo announcers in Oklahoma City, OK.  Since then Davie has worked high school, college, amateur, and professional rodeos and bull ridings that stretch from the upper Midwest to northern Alberta Canada.
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2017 Rodeo Clown - John Harrison

 

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We welcome  "John Harrison" for the 2017 Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo.  John is a high energy Rodeo Clown with strong acts and is a noted rodeo clown and barrelman.  He comes by his profession honestly.  His late grandfather was rodeo legend, Freckles Brown.   (Freckles rode the "unrideable" bull Tornado, the subject of Western Music songs and was a World Champion Bull Rider).  John has been around rodeo and rodeo people his whole life.  He became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999, as a trick and roman rider and trick roper.  He later diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card.

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John has worked rodeo from coast to coast and has made 4 appearances at the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV three times as a specialty act performer and twice as a barrelman.  John has also picked up the coveted award of Comedy Act of the Year.  In 2014 he brought home the gold buckle that represents his achievement of Coors Man in the Can.  He feels blessed to be doing what he loves and with those he loves at his side.

John married in 2006.  he and his wife Carla have four children:  daughters Addison & Billie (now an angel in heaven), Charlee and son, Cazwell.  You won't often catch John without his family.  Rodeos seem more fun with them at his side.

Professional Bull Fighter - Kaleb Barrett

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Rodeo has always been a major part of Kaleb's life.  He started  off riding in 4-H rodeos and moved to riding bulls in High School Rodeo.  He was fortunate enough to go to the University of Montana to ride bulls.  At that time, he was accepted to nursing school at the University and began fighting bulls and ended his career riding them.  
Kaleb has been fighting bulls for 14 years and is currently a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana.  He has been honored by being selected by his rodeo peers to fight the Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo the last seven years.Kalebbarrett230
"I am very thankful to have two professional careers that allow me to help people that are in need.  It is very fulfilling to help someone heal and leave the hospital, or do my best to keep someone from having to go to the hospital all together,"  says Kaleb.  He enjoys every aspect of rodeo and looks forward to being a part of it for many years to come.  Kaleb, his wife, Shawna, and son Jett live in Lolo, MT.

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Professional Bull Fighter - Josh Rivinius

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Rodeo has always been apart of Josh's life -- he got his start, like many other cowboys, in Little Britches rodeos.  He moved up through the ranks and eventually became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.  In 1997 Bullfighting became his passion.  

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Rivinius is an elite bullfighter in the PRCA. During his career, Rivinius has been at the Badlands Circuit Finals for 11 years, Lawton, OK since 2002, Rapid City Stock Show, Clear Lake, SD PRCA Rodeo, the Tour Finale in 2007 and 2008 and the Ram Finals in 2012 and 2015.  

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Rivinius was born in Elgin, ND and still reside there with his wife and son when not on the road traveling to rodeos across the country.  Sports have been a big part of his life.  Growing up he competed in bareback, steer wrestling and roping events, played football in high school and then on to rodeo.  While at home Rivinius enjoys ranching and hunting.

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