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ProRodeo’s biggest stars ready to shine in Cheyenne

The Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo has been one of the top rodeos in America since its inception in 1897.

The rodeo was canceled in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the nine-day event is back and better than ever this season.

The event draws in nearly 200,000 ProRodeo fans every single year, which means it also brings in the top cowboys and cowgirls the sport has to offer.

The ProRodeo Tour stop will run July 24-Aug.1 taking place at 2:45 p.m. (EDT) each day and will air on The Cowboy Channel and PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App.

One of those cowboys is 2019 Cheyenne Frontier Days bareback riding champion Clayton Biglow. The five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier (2016-2020) and world champion (2019) will be back at the “Daddy of ’em All” next week.

“It was heartbreaking to see it get canceled last year, it’s one of those rodeos you have circled on the calendar every single year,” said Biglow, 25. “I can only imagine how fun and electric it’s going to be up there this year, I can’t wait.”

Cheyenne will provide Biglow with a big opportunity to continue climbing in not only the PRCA | RAM World Standings, but also on the ProRodeo Tour leaderboard. As of July 22, he sits third in the world standings with $81,397, after a $4,759 win at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo last weekend and is third in the ProRodeo Tour.

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“I think I’m in a good spot right now standings-wise, I wish I was first, but third still has me in the hunt,” Biglow said. “A win at Cheyenne would be really nice and that would for sure help my case as we get further into summer.”

Five of last year’s seven World Champions are scheduled to take part in the rodeo, so they know the competition will be fierce if they want to come out with the 2021 title.

Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo is one of those rodeos that brings in a ton of competitors, both young and old, it’s pretty awesome actually,” Biglow said. “So, that makes the competition just that much tougher, it’s not one of the biggest and best rodeos for nothing.”