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Annual Bubble Bull

The Bubble Bull takes the classic rodeo event of bull riding and turns it on its head.

This year the 101 Wild West Rodeo is exited to announce that we have brand new bleacher seating!

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The Importance of the National Anthem in Rodeo Culture

Rodeo is a uniquely American sport that has been a part of our country's culture for over a century. It is a sport that is deeply rooted in tradition and patriotism, and one of the most visible symbols of this patriotism is the National Anthem.

Barrel Racing: A Fast Paced Oklahoma Tradition

 Barrel racing: fast paced, female dominated. In this article, we'll explore the history and roots of barrel racing in Oklahoma.

The next barrel racing event at the 101 Wild West Rodeo will happen during the second weekend of June, 2024.

The Essence of Ranching: A Deep Dive into a Classic Roping Event

Have you ever wondered about the classic ranching duties that trace back to the early days of the American West? Imagine a time when these duties were a part of daily life, ensuring the prosperity of ranches and safety of livestock. Let's embark on a journey to understand one such fascinating event that showcases these duties at their finest. 

The Thrill of Bareback Riding 

Ever watched a rodeo and marveled at the sheer audacity of those cowboys riding untamed horses without a saddle? Well, that's bareback riding for you! Let's delve into the thrilling world of this event and unveil the secrets behind it. 

Introduction to Bull Riding

You've probably heard the phrase, "the most dangerous eight seconds in sports." Well, it wasn't just coined out of thin air. It’s all about bull riding—a thrilling, adrenaline-pumping event that has won hearts worldwide. Dive with me into the exciting world of the 101 Rodeo Association and its iconic bull riding events. 

Saddle Bronc Riding

Welcome, rodeo enthusiasts and curious minds alike! Today we're going to delve into the heart of rodeo - its classic event. Ever wondered how cowboys stay on those bucking broncos? Let's find out! 

Steer Wrestling

In the thrilling world of rodeo sports, there's one event that stands out for its raw power and adrenaline rush - steer wrestling, also known as bulldogging. 101 Rodeo Association takes center stage, proudly showcasing this electrifying sport. In this article, we'll dive into the captivating world of steer wrestling, exploring the techniques, athleticism, and traditions that make it a favorite among rodeo enthusiasts. 

The Rich History of Rodeo in Oklahoma

Rodeo, a thrilling and heart-pounding sport, holds deep roots in the culture of Oklahoma. It has been an integral part of the state's history, reflecting the ruggedness and tenacity of the people who call it home. This article delves into the history of Rodeo in Oklahoma and explores its enduring significance in modern times.

Ron DeSantis: Governor, Presidential Candidate, Rodeo Supporter

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a prominent political figure and potential presidential candidate, recently made an impactful appearance at the 101 Wild West Rodeo in Ponca City. In this article, we will delve into the details of Governor DeSantis' appearance at the 101 Wild West Rodeo and explore the significance of his presence in fostering a sense of unity and cultural preservation.


Governor Kevin Stitt and His Appearance at Ponca City's 101 Wild West Rodeo

In the state of Oklahoma, rodeos hold a special place in the hearts of its residents. These events showcase the rich western heritage and cowboy culture that is deeply ingrained in the region. One such prominent event is the 101 Wild West Rodeo held in Ponca City. Recently, the rodeo gained significant attention when Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt made an appearance. This article will explore the governor's interest in rodeo, his visit to the 101 Wild West Rodeo, and the impact of his presence at the event.


Oklahoma Representative Ken Luttrell and the 101 Wild West Rodeo

Oklahoma Representative Ken Luttrell has long been a staunch supporter of the 101 Wild West Rodeo held in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The annual event, which celebrates the rich Western heritage of the region, has deep historical roots and holds a special place in the hearts of Oklahomans. Luttrell's close relationship with the rodeo and his dedication to its success highlight his commitment to preserving and promoting the cultural traditions of Oklahoma.


Ponca City's 101 Wild West Rodeo Parade

The 101 Wild West Rodeo Parade in Ponca City, Oklahoma, is a vibrant celebration of Western heritage, showcasing the rich cultural traditions and lively spirit of the Wild West. This annual event has a long-standing history and draws visitors from far and wide. From its inception to the exciting rodeo events and captivating parade, Ponca City's 101 Wild West Rodeo Parade offers a thrilling experience for all.


The Best Show On Dirt Returns 2024

Welcome to the thrilling world of the 101 Wild West Rodeo, the greatest show on dirt, returning on June 6th, 7th & 8th, 2024! This highly anticipated event is set to captivate rodeo enthusiasts, thrill-seekers, and families alike with its heart-pounding action, incredible horsemanship, and electrifying atmosphere. As the dust settles and the adrenaline runs high, prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the spirit of the Wild West and showcases the incredible skills of talented cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world.


Team Roping

This is one of the events that require two competitors: a header and a heeler. Once the steer leaves the chute and reaches its head start point, both cowboys come out of the boxes horseback. The header is in charge of roping the horns, and the heeler is in charge of the feet.