Sully County’s Sutton Rodeo will produce the Catfish Stampede Rodeo during the 97th Sully County Fair on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2019.
“We are so excited about the quality of personnel that we have coming to the Catfish Stampede and that our hometown will get to experience these professionals,” said Sutton Rodeo office manager Amy (Sutton) Muller.
Mutton Bustin, a candy scramble, and a boot scramble are special events for the kids and will be held during both nights of the rodeo.
Announcing the 2019 Catfish Stampede will be Kory Keeth, who has been announcing rodeos since he was 19 in 2012. Kory takes pride in being sure he knows as much as possible about every contestant. On top of his announcing career, Kory enjoys operating the family cow/calf operation as well as playing music and speaking at various church services at home and on the road. Kory is quoted as saying “I love Rodeo, the fans, and I’m so thankful God has called me to be involved in this amazing sport.”
Dakota Riggin, who says rodeo has played a huge role in his life since he was a little kid, will provide music during the Stampede. Initially an announcer, Riggin says, “I always like trying new things and bettering myself in any way I can, so this past year I decided to hang up the microphone and dive head first into sound production. It instantly clicked with me, unlike anything I did before, and every day I find myself more and more passionate about what I get the opportunity to do.”
Taking the bulls by the horns will be bull fighters Tate Rhoads and Ezra Colemen. Fifth generation Sutton Rodeo family member Brent Sutton will be joined by Joey Koupal in serving as pick-up men.
Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2019 Jordan Tierney will make an appearance during the Catfish Stampede Rodeo. A rodeo participant from an early age, Tierney says that “Rodeo is an opportunity for people who normally wouldn’t, to get a glimpse into the western lifestyle.” She hopes to build those connections that can help first time spectators become lifelong rodeo fans!
Patriarch Edwin Sutton produced the first Sutton Rodeo on the home ranch in Sully County in 1926, beginning a tradition of excellence that continues to this day. Laurels the Sutton family members and their company have earned include induction into the PRCA Hall of Champions, PRCA Horse of the Year, PRCA Indoor Rodeo of the Year, PRCA Donita Barns Lifetime Achievement Award, Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center ‘Present Cowboy Great,’ and PRCA Timer of the Year.