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Posted on: January 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] San Miguel Basin Rodeo Voted 'Most Improved Rodeo of the Year for 2022'

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San Miguel Basin Rodeo Voted 'Most Improved Rodeo of the Year for 2022

Recognized by Colorado Pro Rodeo Association

Media Contact: Janet Kask, Director Parks & Open Space, San Miguel County, 970.369.5469,

(January 30, 2023) – San Miguel County, CO – The San Miguel Basin Rodeo was recently voted the 'Most Improved Rodeo of the Year for 2022' by the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA). CPRA began in 1975 and is the leading rodeo association in the State today, sanctioning 30 rodeos per year while maintaining a growing membership of approximately 600.

Organized by the San Miguel Basin Rodeo Committee and the Norwood Roping Club, the San Miguel Basin Rodeo takes place every summer at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds in Norwood, CO, and 2022 marked the 117th year the rodeo has taken place.

"We are so excited to be voted the most improved rodeo of the year by the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association! This honor is a great acknowledgment to all of the rodeo committee volunteers, Norwood Roping Club members, and most importantly, our sponsors that make this event possible. Over the last several years, we have made much-needed improvements to the rodeo and have seen record-breaking attendance in 2021 and 2022. We are extremely grateful to the community for showing us so much support, and we can't wait for another great rodeo this summer," exclaimed Jordan Williams, chair of the San Miguel Basin Rodeo Committee. According to Williams, the annual event in Norwood is one of the region's most popular and exciting rodeos.

Janet Kask, Director of County Parks & Open Space, added, "the San Miguel Basin Rodeo is rich in local history, culture and tradition and extends from generation to generation. The County hosts the Annual San Miguel Basin Rodeo at the Fairgrounds and Regional Park in Norwood each July. The County's Parks & Open Space department obtained a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant to upgrade the Outdoor Arena where the rodeo is held. Improvements included, but weren't limited to, new footing, grading to improve drainage, and replacement of exterior fencing. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Outdoor Arena was held in July 2021 to kick-off the Annual San Miguel Basin Rodeo at that time." 

District 3 County Commissioner Kris Holstrom went on to add, "the vision of the County's Fairgrounds has always been to provide a safe venue while preserving our historic agricultural flavor for families and residents to grow their children, to make memories, to teach, to educate and to recreate in partnership with the community and our local user groups. Three to four generations of participants and spectators have grown up utilizing the County's Fairgrounds and have returned with their own children".

San Miguel County congratulates San Miguel Basin Rodeo Committee and the Norwood Roping Club for this achievement.

For information on the 2023 San Miguel Basin Rodeo, please visit



Building on a long tradition of horse handling and ranching, the San Miguel Rodeo was established in 1906, and takes place every summer in July at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds in Norwood, CO. For more information, please visit

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