101 Wild West Rodeo





The 58th Annual 101 Wild West Rodeo

June 8 - 10, 2017

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Work Sessions

Work will continue through this year and next on improvements to the 101 Wild West Rodeo Arena, watch here for upcoming dates. Volunteers are always welcome.





NEW THIS YEAR: Pony Express Relay Race




Barrelman - Jeff "Slim" Garner



The bull riders won’t be the only brave souls in the arena at the 101 Wild West Rodeo this year, with a 2,000-pound bull bearing down on you, it helps to have a sense of humor. It also helps to have a barrel to hide in. Jeff Garner is a second-generation clown, who started clowning around when he was 17 years old. He has been traveling coast to coast for the past 21 years full time, but has been a rodeo clown for a total of 27 years.

He obtained his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association card in 2000, and he has been traveling to 30 to 40 rodeos a year. Jeff has a large variety of rodeo acts to keep the crowds entertained. Anything that is loud and can catch people’s attentions is what he likes.

Jeff took some time off from rodeo clowning to go to college. He went to college at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. He obtained his associates degree in animal science while he was there. He came to miss the rodeo arena, and found out where his true passions lie, and that was in entertaining people.

Jeff likes to ride horses, rope, and help his dad on the ranch in his spare time. He also likes to see what other inventions he can come up with so that his rodeo acts can be better and the crowd will always be entertained. Jeff gets a huge thrill just stepping into the rodeo arena. He loves what he does and he’s living out his dream performing in the middle of rodeo arenas.




Jeff Garner and his Bull Fighters provide a line of defense for bull riders in the arena.
While they swap one-liners with rodeo announcer Garrett Yerigan, they also perform the important task of distracting the bulls and keeping them away from the riders.


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