2019 FWSSR Spring Newsletter

THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO SPRING 2O19 IN THIS ISSUE: • Specialty Rodeos: pages 2-3 • PRCA Rodeo: pages 4-5 • Legendary Stories. Legendary Event.: pages 6-7 • Herd and Scene: page 8 The 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo was one of the best ever! Champions were crowned in the show ring and rodeo arena, auctions rewarded extraordinary efforts and more than 1.2 million people either remembered or learned what it means to be “Old School Cool.” Whether it was music and fun in the Coors Light Roadhouse, a visit with your toddler in the Bank of Texas Petting Zoo, doing some rodeo shopping, catching an exciting rodeo performance or grabbing a burger at the new Stockman’s Café, there was something for everyone at the 123rd edition of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Rodeo fans experienced historic moments during the Stock Show’s final 36 rodeo performances in the Will Rogers Coliseum. On the final night, Stock Show Chairman Ed Bass gave the place many of us simply call “Will Rogers” one more tip of the hat, and many from the sold-out crowd lingered after the performance taking photos and relishing in the poignant moment of FWSSR history. Total entries in our livestock and horse shows topped 34,000 – a three percent increase. Livestock exhibitors came from 37 states as well as Canada, Mexico and even Venezuela. Proud to Be OLD SCHOOL COOL FFA and 4-H youth came from 235 Texas counties to not only compete in the show ring, but for the chance to be rewarded with scholarship dollars and auction proceeds. Passions are ignited at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo where young men and women experience the trials, tribulations, rewards and satisfaction of being a part of the most vibrant and dynamic component of our food production complex – the U.S. livestock industry. The journey for many of tomorrow’s food industry leaders begins here. In some ways we’re as “old school” as ever, but the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will always strive to be “cool” in the hearts and minds of our loyal fans, exhibitors and competitors like you. Thanks for supporting us in 2019!