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Cowboy Channel rides in for U.S. Junior Steer Wrestling Championship

Quarry Park in Granite Shoals

Preparations for the 2023 U.S. Junior Steer Wrestling Championship are nearly complete at Quarry Park in Granite Shoals. A portable arena, multiple stages, bleachers, and literal tons of dirt have been brought in to get the city park rodeo ready. Staff photo by Dakota Morrissiey

The Cowboy Channel is hosting a live telecast from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Harmony Park, 215 Main St. in Marble Falls. The broadcast will feature interviews with rodeo personalities Amy Wilson and Rope Myers discussing the U.S. Junior Steer Wrestling Championship, which is Sunday in Granite Shoals. Event promoter Todd Fox of Marble Falls and other former rodeo competitors will also get air time.

The live event is open to the public, allowing bystanders to watch the production. A recording of the telecast will be aired again — date to be determined — on Cowboy Channel+ preceding the TV broadcast of a recorded version of the championship. The competition will run alongside the Texas Pink Jamboree music festival all day Sunday at Quarry Park, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. 

Twenty-eight young rodeo stars from 10 states are competing for glory and a total of $15,000 in prize money.

“I’m just excited about the opportunity to put on a really really cool show and being able to showcase these young guys,” Fox told in an interview at the portable rodeo arena erected for the event in the heart of Granite Shoals.

He originally pitched the idea in March to the Granite Shoals City Council, which not only approved the event but made major upgrades to city property to accommodate it.

“With a little bit of creativity and the support of the local people, if we can get some people to come out here and support this thing and fill these seats up, man, the sky’s the limit on what could possibly happen,” he said.