Preparing for the Y’s Men’s Rodeo

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Top cowboys and cowgirls are getting set to compete in Minot this weekend.
The annual Y’s Men’s Rodeo takes over the State Fair Center starting Thursday night.
The Y’s Men’s Rodeo is one of a dozen Circuit Finals Rodeos around the nation – and it’s the biggest.
That’s what Max Weppler, the Rodeo Director says.
He’s overseeing the preparations of the arena floor and outdoor pen area of the venue.
Weppler says there’ll be some 200 loads of dirt to apply 12 inches of soft dirt on top of the concrete to give the animals and the cowboys and cowgirls a safe surface to perform on.
He says the rodeo has become a huge undertaking for the local Y’m Men’s group.
(Max Weppler, Y’s Men’s Rodeo Director) “The rodeo has grown so much the last ten years since becoming a circuit final it’s almost a year-round project for some of us. We start meetings right away in November now for next year. It used to be in about two months we could really have it all put together and we have a rodeo.” (It’s gotten bigger?) “It is. It’s a lot bigger.”
The 62nd Annual Y’s Men’s Rodeo begins Thursday night and continues Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at Minot’s State Fair Center.
Click here for much more about the rodeo on our website at
They figure the dirt will be in place and all the pens will be set up and ready to go by dinner time tonight.
And something to watch for on KX News — we’ll get a barrel racing demonstration from a Velva cowgirl on Good Day Dakota Thursday morning.Reporting live from Minot, Jim Olson, KX News.

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