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Presale Stocking Stuffers Available

By Mike Sharp (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org) December 23, 2014

Need a last minute stocking stuffer for that hard to get for person? Gerry Rodeo presale tickets are available thru our credit card processor, Square. Dates for 2015 are August 5 – 8 and can be purchased anytime online at http://goo.gl/0oUoOC (Read More Here)

32nd Annual Santa’s Craft Bonanza

Saturday November 29, 2014

32 Santas Craft BonanzaThe Gerry Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding its 32nd Annual Santa’s Craft Bonanza on Saturday November 29, 2014 at the Gerry Rodeo Conference Center. (Read More Here)

2014 Rodeo Final Results

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), August 3, 2014
: Gerry rodeo chairman Tom Atwell (right) presents a set of Montana Silversmith spurs to the tie-down roping champion J.R.Myers as Myers’ wife Jamie looks on.

: Gerry rodeo chairman Tom Atwell (right) presents a set of Montana Silversmith spurs to the tie-down roping champion J.R.Myers as Myers’ wife Jamie looks on.

The final day of the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department’s 70th annual PRCA rodeo saw extremes  in weather conditions for the final two performances as sunshine and ideal arena conditions greeted the fans and competitors for the 2:00 matinee  while a violent thunderstorm shortly before the evening  competition turned the arena into a sea of mud.

The contrast in conditions, however, did not prevent the fans from seeing some outstanding efforts with a number of the pro cowboys and cowgirls moving up in the standing in their events, particularly in the evening as they battled through the poor conditions to reward the 750 fans who braved the storm. (Read More Here)

Friday Night Performance

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), August 1, 2014

Ideal weather, outstanding stock, and 190 top pro rodeo competitors combined to bring one of the largest crowds in years to the rodeo arena for the third performance of the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department’s 70th annual PRCA event on Friday night.

Clovis Crane of Lebanon, Pa., became a favorite of the fans for his “iron man” performance as he paid nearly $500 to enter four different events on the night, a feat seldom duplicated in rodeo.  He mounted two bulls and had bad luck as he was bucked off by both. He made a 59 point ride in the bareback event and had his horse perform poorly in the saddle bronc ride, giving him a re-ride on a different mount where he scored 74 points. His best showing came in the steering wrestling where he threw his steer in 10.1 for the second fastest time of the night. His versatility and endurance have earned him national honors on several occasions. (Read More Here)

Night Two in Gerry NY

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), July 31, 2014

10458928_791255967564628_9036332615157961233_nThe second performance of the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department’s 70th rodeo emphasized patriotism with special tributes to our military and firefighters as well providing the fans with non-stop professional rodeo action.

A “first time ever” event began the evening as 20 new recruits were sworn into the United States Army in a ceremony in the rodeo arena, followed by a standing ovation for the present and former members of the military in attendance. Following the presentation of the colors by the Cassadaga (NY) Legion Post, eight and six year old Gabi and Lexi  Graham, daughters of the rodeo contractors, delighted the crowd with their rendition of the National Anthem. (Read More Here)

Opening Night 2014

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), July 30, 2014
Photo Compliments of Meghan Brentley

Photo Compliments of Meghan Brentley

 Rain during the day and a resulting muddy arena made the opening night of the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department’s 70th annual PRCA rodeo a bit tough on the competitors but failed to dampen their efforts or the enthusiasm of the fans.

                The thirteen bareback and saddle bronc riders who came out of the chutes was the largest number to compete in Gerry in years and fans saw a number of outstanding rides. Justin Miller traveled from Billings, Montana, to post the high score in the bareback event aboard a bronc called Spots and Dots with an 81 point ride. High score in the saddle broncs was 75 points by an Iowa cowboy, Logan Hullinger, on a Painted Pony Rodeo bronc named Idiot (Read More Here)

Contestant Preview

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), July 26, 2014
Texan Jacobs Crawley will compete in the saddle bronc event at the Gerry Rodeo after winning nearly $80,000 in 2013 and placing fourth in the World Rankings

Texan Jacobs Crawley will compete in the saddle bronc event at the Gerry Rodeo after winning nearly $80,000 in 2013 and placing fourth in the World Rankings

Four of the top bronc riders in the World Rankings will be among the record setting number of 192 pro cowboys and cowgirls who will be competing for more than $45,000 in prize money when the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department opens the gates for the first night of five performances at the 70th annual PRCA rodeo on Wednesday, July 28.

The contestants, who hail from 26 states and Quebec,  include  brothers from Texas, saddle bronc riders Jacobs and Sterling Crawley, who are currently at seventh and eleventh in the World Rankings, as well as nine-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier and 2012 World Champion, Cody DeMoss.

Last year’s NFR Rookie of the Year, Tim O’Connell, who is at number eight in the bareback rankings, will test his skills in that event. Competing in the ladies’ barrel racing is Taylor Jacobs, who holds the arena record at the nationally televised NFR in Las Vegas. (Read More Here)

2014 Kids FREE Rodeo – August 2, 2014

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), July 26, 2014

A free kids’ rodeo at 11:00 AM will kick off a full final day of action Saturday, August 2, at the Gerry Fire Department’s 70th annual PRCA rodeo as kids ages three through eight are invited to participate in rodeo related games in the arena. Registration begins at 10:00 with parents signing a permission form. Each entrant will receive a numbered contestant back tag, and the kids will be divided into two age groups – six to eight and three to five. (Read More Here)

 

Roast Beef Dinners @ Gerry Rodeo

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), July 21, 2014
 From left: Lucas Atwell, rodeo chairman Tom Atwell, Bruce Gustafson, and Jesse Atwell begin splitting the wood which Gustafson, as head chef, will use to cook nearly 5000 pounds of beef during the rodeo.

From left: Lucas Atwell, rodeo chairman Tom Atwell, Bruce Gustafson, and Jesse Atwell begin splitting the wood which Gustafson, as head chef, will use to cook nearly 5000 pounds of beef during the rodeo.

Not only does the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department’s annual rodeo give the area a chance to experience outstanding professional rodeo competition, but approximately 4000 food lovers line up during the four-day event for the once-a-year opportunity to enjoy one of the most unusual dinners served anywhere.

The main attraction is the roast beef that is cooked for eight hours over open wood fires. Fire department president Bruce Gustafson, who also serves as the head chef, says that they began cooking at 5:00 each  (Read More Here)

Hollywood Harris signed for 70th annual Gerry Rodeo

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), June 18, 2014

 

“Hollywood” Harris will be challenging the bulls and entertaining the fans at the 70th annual Gerry Rodeo.

“Hollywood” Harris will be challenging the bulls and entertaining the fans at the 70th annual Gerry Rodeo.

One of the top entertainers in professional rodeo has been signed as the clown and barrel man for the 70th Gerry Fire Department’s PRCA rodeo scheduled for five performances from July 30 through August 2.  Clifton “Hollywood” Harris is in his 30th year of entertaining fans and performs in more than 40 rodeos across the country each year, including appearances at the Professional Bull Riders Finals and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. (Read More Here)

Clovis Crane makes history at the
First Frontier Finals Rodeo 

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), February 8, 2014clovis crane

Last summer’s winner of the All-Around Cowboy title at the Gerry Fire Department’s PRCA rodeo has set a record unprecedented in pro rodeo history at the recent Dodge Ram First Frontier Finals Rodeo in Harrisburg, Pa., as he won four year-end championships and did it while competing on a badly broken right leg.

Clovis Crane of Lebanon, Pa., claimed season championships in the saddle bronc, bareback, and bull riding events and, as a result, was also named All-Around Cowboy, making him the first four event circuit winner ever, breaking the record of three held by more than a dozen cowboys, several of whom are members of the Hall of Fame.(Read More Here)

Free Rodeo Camp at Gerry – April 26, 2014

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), February 4, 2014

The Rodeo Committee of the Gerry Fire Department’s annual pro rodeo has just received news that for the second consecutive year they have been chosen by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys’ Association to host one of only twelve free Rodeo Camps that are held across the nation in 2014. (Read More Here)

Presale Tickets Now Available

By Mike Sharp (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), November 30, 2013

Have a parent or grandparent that you can never buy a present for? We have the answer, 2014 Gerry Rodeo Tickets!! Support the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department and get your tickets now. Presale tickets are 10% off normal prices, and dates for the 2014 Rodeo are July 30 – August 2, 2014. Tickets can be purchased online at TicketFly or by calling the Rodeo Office at 888.985.4847 and leaving a message.

 

Gerry Rodeo Participants Shine At National Finals

By Paul Cooley (media_relations@gerryrodeo.org), December 19, 2013

Names familiar to fans of the Gerry Volunteer Firemen’s PRCA rodeo made headlines at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas last week.

This 10-day nationally televised event features the top 15 contestants in each of the seven rodeo events, based on their earnings over the past year, competing for $6,250,000 in prize money. (Read More Here)