Pictured (left to right): Randilyn Madison – 2023 Miss Rodeo Colorado, John Adams – Mountain States Circuit Board Committee Rep., Rebecca (Becky) Podio – WSF Rodeo Superintendent, Kota Provence – WSF Marketing and Communications Liaison, William Warpness – Mountain States Circuit President,  Courtny Conkle – WSF General Manager, Reata Cook – 2023 Miss Rodeo Wyoming

The Wyoming State Fair (WSF) is proud to announce that its PRCA Rodeo has been honored with the esteemed title of “Mountain States PRCA Circuits Small Rodeo of the Year” for 2023. This incredible recognition comes after the WSF PRCA Rodeo was nominated for both “Mountain States PRCA Circuit Most Improved Rodeo” and “Small Rodeo of the Year” in 2022.

Under the exceptional leadership of Rebecca “Becky” Podio, WSF Rodeo Superintendent, the Wyoming State Fair’s PRCA Rodeo has achieved remarkable growth and success in recent years. Becky, a former competitor at the WSF Rodeo and a livestock exhibitor, took on her role in 2021 and has since demonstrated unwavering dedication to enhancing every aspect of the rodeo.

Becky Podio commented on the recognition, stating, “It’s a tremendous honor to receive this prestigious award. We’ve worked diligently to create an unforgettable rodeo experience for both contestants and fans. This award reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire team, and I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved.”

The journey towards this award has been marked by significant accomplishments. Under Becky’s direction, the PRCA Rodeo at the Wyoming State Fair has seen a substantial increase in attendance, a surge in competitor entries, and an overall improvement in event production. The commitment to providing an exceptional experience for both competitors and spectators has been instrumental in securing this prestigious recognition.

Courtny Conkle, WSF General Manager, expressed her delight at the rodeo’s recognition, saying,  “This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, our stock contractors, personnel, rodeo boosters, and the rodeo enthusiasts who make the event possible. We are committed to preserving the rich tradition of rodeo while continuously striving for excellence.”

The Wyoming State Fair PRCA Rodeo is a celebration of the Western way of life, and its growth and recognition as the “Mountain States PRCA Circuits Small Rodeo of the Year” for 2023 underscore its significance in the rodeo community. Thank you to the Mountain States Contestants for voting for the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo. We appreciate your support as we continue to improve the contest experience each year! 

The Wyoming State Fair, along with Rodeo Superintendent Becky Podio, looks forward to welcoming rodeo enthusiasts from across the nation to the 2024 edition of the WSF PRCA Rodeo, promising an event that is bigger and better than ever.