CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) General Committee and Board of Directors has decided to rename the “Contestants Committee” as the “Rodeo Committee.”
While the name change was voted upon and made upon in 2015, it will take effect in 2016 for the 120th Annual Celebration.
Following Contestants Chairman Matt Jankovsky is Mitch Carter. Carter will be the first Rodeo Committee Chairman.
As Rodeo Committee Chairman Carter will oversee all aspects of CFD’s nine rodeo performances and slack events; along with the addition of the Cinch Shootout. Carter’s production activities will range from actual rodeo duties done to bring the show to the viewing public to behind the scenes activities such as contracting with the stock contractors, announcers, bullfighters, clowns, and specialty acts. He will work year-round with the governing bodies of rodeo, the PRCA and WPRA. Other behind the scenes activities include: checking in and accounting of the approximately 1,800 contestants, keeping the official results, calculating payoffs, and issuing winnings to contestants.
Other areas of responsibility for the Rodeo Committee is the Cowboy Hospitality area, coordinating the annual cattle drive to kick off CFD, the finals Calcutta, Night of Champions Award ceremony, and working with veterinarians to ensure the care and responsible treatment of all livestock.