Welcome To The Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo

The Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo originated as a PRCA rodeo in 1975 under the direction of rodeo committee members Mel Boultinghouse, Cal Christensen, Vern Eaton, Wayne Gossett, Bill Merz, George Moore, Les Nelson, and Jan Searing. The rodeo was originally called The Cowlitz County Fair & Rodeo, but after Mount Saint Helens spewed its fire and thunder upon this area in 1980, committeeman George Moore suggested in 1981 that the rodeo’s name be changed to The Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo. Presently the rodeo is under the Northwest Pro Rodeo Association, NPRA. Read More Here

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RODEO EVENTS

Bareback

Most cowboys agree that bareback riding is the most physically demanding event in rodeo, taking an immense toll on the cowboy's body.  Read More

Barrel Racing

Barrel racing has no judges, which means the event has no subjective points of view. Time is the determining factor.   Read More

Bullfighting

What do you get when you cross a funny guy with a painted face, spandex shorts, and oversized pants classed against a rank bull? Read More

Bullriding

Bull riding, which is intentionally climbing on the back of a 2,000-pound bull, emerged from the fearless and possibly foolhardy nature of the cowboy.  Read More

Breakaway Roping

Breakaway roping is a variation of calf roping where a calf is roped, but not thrown and tied. It is a rodeo event that features a calf and one mounted rider. Read More

Saddle Bronc

Saddle Bronc riding is rodeo's classic event, both a complement and contrast to the wilder spectacles of bareback riding and bull riding.   Read More

Steer Wrestling

Speed and strength are the name of the game in steer wrestling. In fact, with a world record sitting at 2.4 seconds, steer wrestling is the quickest event in rodeo.  Read More

Team Roping

Team roping, the only true team event in Pro Rodeo, requires close cooperation and timing between two highly skilled ropers — a header and a heeler.   Read More

Tie Down

As with Saddle Bronc riding and Team Roping, the roots of Tie-Down Roping can be traced back to the working ranches of the Old West. Read More

 

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