Greeley Stampede: Preview, Format & How to Watch

Greeley 2024

The Greeley Stampede dates back to the late 1800s and was started as a community celebration to honor local potato farmers. Now, it attracts more than 250,000 people from across the United States. It was officially titled the Greeley Spud Rode in 1922 and had an attendance of 2,500 at the first official festival. In 1972 it was renamed to the Greeley Independence Stampede.


In Roughstock Events athletes compete in the Long Round looking to submit the single highest score. The top 12 on one head will advance to the Finals where there will be another header, with a Finals Champion and Average Champion crowned. In Timed Events, other than Barrel Racing, athletes will compete in two rounds with the leader on aggregate being crowned champion. In Barrel Racing you get one opportunity to post the fastest time.

What To Watch For

In Steer Wrestling the No. 2 and No. 3 Bulldoggers look to close ground on Dalton Massey who currently holds the No. 1 spot in the PRCA World Standings. Dakota Eldridge is $12,000 back of Massey while Stetson Jorgensen is $22,000 back in the No. 3 spot. It is a golden opportunity for the pair as Massey is not scheduled to compete in Greeley.

Shane Hanchey looks to keep his hot streak in the Tie-Down Roping. A year ago he won the Greeley Stampede thanks to a time of 25.2 seconds on three. Hanchey has jumped to No. 21 in the Tie-Down Roping standings after back-to-back big weekends. His first run will come on Thursday night.

Saddle Bronc Riding World No. 1, Damian Brennan looks to keep his career year going in Greeley. Brennan takes on Cracked Pepper in Saturday’s performance.

The No. 1 duo in the Team Roping, Dustin Egusquiza and Levi Lord will compete in the Slack on Friday morning. Egusquiza has built a small $8,000 lead over J.C. Yeahquo and Levi Lord has a $3,000 lead over Buddy Hawkins. Hawkins and Yeahquo will be competing in Friday’s slack as well as they try to take over the No. 1 spot.

How to Watch & Broadcast Schedule

You can watch every performance LIVE on The Cowboy Channel and The Cowboy Channel+ App. For a full broadcast schedule click HERE.

Performance 1Thursday, June 279:00 PM Eastern
Performance 2Saturday, June 293:00 PM Eastern
Performance 3Sunday, June 303:00 PM Eastern
Performance 4Monday, July 19:00 PM Eastern
Performance 5Tuesday, July 29:00 PM Eastern
FinalsWednesday, July 39:00 PM Eastern