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2014 Sturgis Wild West Days to honor Korean War veterans

The Wild West returns with two PRCA rodeo performances. CLN, bikers, cowboys and western artists will be gathering at the 6th annual Sturgis Wild West Days.

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South Dakota Patriot Guard will participate in Parade and PRCA Rodeo (June 13-14, 2014)

Strugis-WWD-2014-CLNCowboy Lifestyle Network, bikers, cowboys and western artists will be gathering at the 6th annual Sturgis Wild West Days. The wild west returns with two PRCA rodeo performances at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th, 2014. 

The two-day festival includes a parade on Friday at 5 p.m. along historic Main Street in Sturgis with food vendors and western apparel on the rodeo grounds. The wholesome family entertainment on Father’s Day weekend will honor local Korean War veterans Ted Sigman and Walt Simons during rodeo performances.

Sturgis-WWD-CLN-2014-Rodeo-QueenSturgis Wild West Days received the 2013 Badlands Circuit Justin Boots Most Improved Grounds award this past December at the Wrangler NFR.

Dr. Stuart Johnson, rodeo chairman stated, “It was a true honor to have the Sturgis Wild West Days acknowledged for improving the ground conditions for contestants and animal athletes.”

“We consider this a great honor to be able to participate in the events,” stated Steve Dutton Asst. State Captain-West of the South Dakota Patriot Guard Riders.

Saddle Bronc rider, Jesse Bail at the 5th annual Sturgis Wild West Days in 2013

Saddle Bronc rider, Jesse Bail at the 5th annual Sturgis Wild West Days in 2013

Cowboy Lifestyle Network knows the importance of quality livestock for rodeo productions. United Pro Rodeo is the stock contractor along with Burch Rodeo.

The rodeo committee is bringing a wild weekend of entertainment featuring Timber Tuckness’s comedy act from Wyoming and professional announcer John Costello.  

The schedule of events: Friday, June 13, 2014: Noon – PRCA Steer Roping, 5 p.m. Parade (Main Street Sturgis), 6 p.m. Mutton Bustin and 7 p.m.

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Bull Rider, Kanin Asay at the 4th annual Sturgis Wild West Days in 2012. Photo courtesy of Johnny Skoberg

PRCA Rodeo Performance, WPRA Barrel Racing Slack following the performance; Saturday, June 14, 2014: 8 a.m. PRCA Slack, 6 p.m. Mutton Bustin and 7 p.m.

PRCA Rodeo Performance tickets are $15 and $5 for children 12 and under. Friday night during the military appreciation performance active duty military personnel (with ID) receive a discounted ticket for $10.

For more information visit www.sturgiswildwestdays.com and look for Cowboy Lifestyle Network during the Sturgis Wild West Days. Our team will be covering the parade and rodeo so follow us on twitter @cowboylifestyle

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Gretchen Kirchmann is a veteran journalist covering a variety of events across the country each year. She founded Kirchmann Media Group in 2009 and works as a marketing consultant with a forte for the western lifestyle industry, festivals, fairs and rodeo world. Her work includes 15 national communication awards plus coverage of Nashville's CMT Awards and CMA Fanfest. A favorite assignment was attending the all cast reunion of the Dukes of Hazard in 2006 and 2007 at Dukesfest. In December you will find her covering the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and Miss Rodeo America pageant live from Las Vegas. Her favorite color is orange, favorite song "Rocky Top" and she loves to dance especially clogging.

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