Here comes the rodeo

Tony Claxton (
Staff Writer

The Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo is preparing for their 84th year of hosting the rodeo. It is set to take place at the Guardian Oilfield Services Rodeo Bowl and this year is shaping out to be even better than the last.
On June 15 through June 17 residents of the area will have a chance to get their fill of mutton busting, bronc riding, and some death-defying motorcycle antics from the “Wild Child,” Troy Lerwill.
“It’s a really great act, it’s been an active year,” said Cash Berry, Secretary on the Board of Directors for the rodeo. “We’ve got some really big names for our market that are coming to town.”
With three days’ worth of events there seems to be a little something for everyone at the rodeo. For the younger fans you can sign up for the mutton busting for $40, or the Shetland bronc riding for $50 however there is an age and weight limit for kids who wish to participate.
“We’ve got bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, team roping,” Berry added. “We have the shetland bronc riding for the kids, and of course the barrel race.”
Anyone interested in attending the rodeo can purchase tickets either in advance or at the gate. Advance ticket prices are $10 for adult and $6 for children. For anyone who buys them at the gate it’s $12 for adult and $8 for children. Advance tickets can be purchased from the following locations: Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, Ward’s Boot and Saddle, Western Bank, Compass Bank, Wells Fargo, Citizen’s FCU, State National Bank, HEB, Lone Star State Bank, the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Hotel Settles.