44th Cherokee Rodeo

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Photos by Mike Leckband, Vanessa Reusch and Katie Carnes

The 44th annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo took place on June 3-4-5 at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Rainy weather was presnt that weekend, but somehow seemed to come only between the rodeo events. Northwest Iowa's own Rodeo Hall of Famer, Bob Barnes, of Barnes/MJM PRCA Rodeo, again served as the Rodeo Stock Contractor this year. The annual PRCA Rodeo is sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Board. PRCA Events include Bull Riding, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling and Tie Down Roping. Barrel Racing is a WPRA Event. In addition to rodeo events each evening, there were several family events, a parade on Saturday afternoon, and the crowning of a 2010 Rodeo Queen. Attendance this year was 4,835 over 3 nights.