Mark your calendar, the 2018 dates are July 13-14 in Wapello, Iowa. Last year the rodeo fans witnessed the highest marked bull ride in the PRCA regular season when Gumby Wren scored 92 points on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Ralco's Centrifuge. The Wapello Rodeo dates back to 1981, when the Wapello FFA members and their advisor, Ron Stover, took a big step to bring bucking horses and bulls to their hometown. FFA members worked hard to get it all together, even building gates in class to make the arena and then selling them to farmers for fundraising. The Wapello Rodeo has been going strong ever since.
In 2009, the FFA members and advisor, Irv Meier, held true to their motto: Step up and step out. Just as their parents and other FFA members before them, they have took the challenge to make the show better than ever before. With only months to go, they made a major leap and received Pro Rodeo status with the support of their community.
The current Wapello FFA Chapter continues to work hard producing their rodeo annually.
The 2017 Wapello PRCA Rodeo complete results
Bareback riding: 1. Bee Jay Scott, 85 points on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Frankie Scott
Steer wrestling: 1. Ty Standley, 3.7 seconds,
Team roping: 1. Ryan Von Ahn/Derrick Peterson, 5.3 seconds,
Saddle bronc riding: 1. Wade Sundell, 88 points on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Barry Crossin,
Tie-down roping: 1. Bill Huber, 11.3 seconds
Barrel racing: 1. Cheyenne Schnelle, 16.89 seconds
Bull riding: 1. Gumby Wren, 92 points on Barnes PRCA Rodeo's Ralco's Centrifuge