2022 - Rodeo Announcer - Davie Kimm

Davie Kimm is a Gold Card member of professional rodeo cowboy's association.  Like many rodeo announcers, Davie's love of rodeo began as a contestant when he joined the Minnesota High School Rodeo Association in the 1980's.  Working both ends of the arena roping calves and riding bareback & saddle bronc horses, he went on to qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo and later on, The PRCA Great Lakes Circuit Finals 4 times in saddle bronc riding in 1987, '88, '89, and '92.Davie Kimm cr200 wm

Davie migrated to the announcer's stand when he announced his first rodeo filling in for a non-show announcer.  Since then, Davie has worked his way up working high school, college, & finally professional rodeos and bull ridings throughout the United States and Canada.  Davie is quick to admit that his wife Nicky (who handles rodeo music production and sound) is a big part of his continued success.  The two of them travel together throughout much of the year.

Davie has been recognized along with some of the industry's elite by the Women's Professional Rodeo Association being named the 2016 W.P.R.A. Announcer of the Year, and has been a Top 5 nominee twice for W.P.R.A. Announcer of the Year in 2009 and 2013.  He has also announced the W.P.R.A. World Finals in Waco, TX 5 times from 2013-2017.  Follow Davie on:  Facebook logo

 2022 Calendar of Events

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Tuesday - July 12th, 2022

5:00 pm:  Community Kickoff - Rodeo Grounds - Sponsors:  KMIT & Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee

Thursday - July 14th, 2022

8:00 am:  Rodeo Queen Contest - Rodeo Grounds

8:00 pm:  Extreme Bull Riding - Rodeo Grounds      Queen Contest Winners, Mutton Bustin & Kids Candy Toss

Friday - July 15th, 2022

8:00 am:  Rodeo Slack - Rodeo Grounds

8:00 pm:  1st of 3 "2022" Rodeo Performances - Rodeo Grounds     Mutton Bustin & Kids Candy Toss

10:00 pm:  Slack Barrel Racing - Following Rodeo

Saturday - July 16th, 2022

10:30 am:  Rodeo Parade - Mitchell's Main Street, Mitchell, SD Free Admission

8:00 pm:  2nd of 3 "2022" Rodeo Performances - Rodeo Grounds    Mutton Bustin & Kids Candy Toss

10:00 pm:  Slack Barrel Racing - Following Rodeo

Sunday - July 17th, 2022

7:00 am:  Chili Cook-Off Preparations Begin - Rodeo Grounds

10:00 am:  Cowboy Church Service - Rodeo Grounds - Free Admission 

11:00 am:  Chili Cook-off - Serving to the public starts, CPS - KMIT - Twin City Fan Family Fun Day - Rodeo Grounds     Wagon Rides, Inflatables, Train Rides, Face Painting, Family Games

8:00 pm:  3rd of 3 "2022" Rodeo Performances - Rodeo Grounds    Mutton Bustin & Kids Candy Toss

2022 - Professional Rodeo Clown - "Hippie"

Misc2 tn wmWhen Hippie Englekes steps into the arena, get ready to smile, laugh and have a great time.  Hippie, from Steamboat Rock, Iowa, started his rodeo career as a bull rider, but his natural talent for making people laugh shone through.  His quick wit and comedian-like personality often got him in trouble at school.

"For a while, I thought I had my own room (the principal's office)," he jokes.  "I was always in trouble."Misc18 tn wm

But now his jokester attitude makes him a living, making people laugh at rodeos and bull ridings across the nation.  He's high-energy too, all over the arena and beyond.  You may remember Hippie from previous Corn Palace Stampede rodeos or at least remember the clown that climbed the flag pole!  He loves to get the crowd to participate and that is just what he will do at this year's rodeo.  "I want the fans involved.  I'm going to have fun with them."

Hippie and his wife Rebekah are bringing the next generation of rodeo kids, a daughter, Emma and a son, Wyatt.  Wyatt takes after his Dad a bit.  "Wyatt is a little pistol, the spitting image of me."  Follow Hippie on: Facebook logo

2022 - PRCA Bull Fighter - JD Harrell

IMG 7440 cr JD Harrell tnJD Harrell started the rodeo life at a young age competing in bull riding, steer wrestling, team roping and calf roping; competing on both ends of the arena through high school and college.  He hung up his bull rope six years ago.  JD understands the bull rider's aspect of rodeo.  At the age of 16 he began bull fighting at some open rodeos and now has decided to climb the ranks in the PRCA; getting his card in 2015.

JD has fought twice at the Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo, once at the Ram National Circuit Finals and has been the Central Rocky Mountain Bull Riding Champion.  JD resides in Roy, Montana.  Follow JD on:  Facebook logoIMG 7581 cr JD Harrell tn

2022 - PRCA Bull Fighter - Kaleb Barrett

IMG 7540 cr Kaleb tnKaleb Barret began his professional career as a Bullfighter in 2007.  He also became a RN at this time.  When he is not at a rodeo, he works as a Medical Surgical RN at St. Patrick's hospital in Missoula, Montana.

Secondary to his family, his passion is bullfighting.  Kaleb has been selected to the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals 11 times.  This will be Kaleb's 11th appearance at the Mitchell Corn Palace Stampede.

He and his wife Shawna are blessed to be raising their two sons, Jett and Trey, among the rodeo community.  Kaleb resides in Stevensville, MT.  Follow Kaleb at:  Facebook logo

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2022 - PRCA Bull Fighter - Dakoda Simmes

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Dakoda Simmes grew up around rodeo and wouldn't trade this job for anything in the world.  As risky and dangerous as this job can be, he wouldn't have it any other way.  "You just got a passion for it and I love what I do and want to do it for as long as I can," Simmes added.

Dakoda is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR).  He hails from Sunburst, Montana and is the 5th generation on the family ranch.  Follow Dakoda on:  Facebook logoIMG 7580 cr Dakota Simmons tn

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