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The 67th annual Atoka Trail Riders rodeo is set to kick-off Friday, September 11th, with the grand entry beginning at 8:00 p.m.
The rodeo will consist of two nights, Friday, September 11th, and Saturday, September 12th.
An event for the kids will begin at 7:00 p.m., each night, with the Little Cowboys and Cowgirls Mutton Bustin’. The winner with a two night average will receive a buckle and a pair of boots.
Friday evening the Pioneer and Memorial Awards will be presented. The Saturday night events will include the crowning of the 2020 Rodeo Queen and Princess.
The candidate for 2020 Rodeo Princess is Falynn Jenkins; for 2020 Rodeo Queen are Rorye Cooper and Haylee Miller.
A special guest will be “Backflip” Johnny Dudley. A barrel man and US Marine Veteran, Johnny Dudley received the 2019 Coors “Man in the Can” award.
Pro Rodeo announcer T.C. Long will be announcing at the rodeo this year. Long has been announcing since the age of 14 when he announced a small, local playday. In 2005, he was accepted into the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) as a Pro Rodeo Announcer.
Sanctioned events will include: bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, women’s breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.
On Saturday, the annual Atoka Trail Riders parade will be hosted downtown beginning at 12:00 p.m. The parade will start at the Atoka Livestock Auction and travel up Court Street.