Since 1919 the Cody Night Rodeo has thrilled audiences with a rodeo every night from the beginning of June through the end of August. The city where it is held is known as “The Rodeo Capital of the World.” The rodeo and the town are Mecca’s for tens of thousands of rodeo fans, and the hundreds of competitors, and rodeo legends who passed through each summer. This book encompasses an entire season of rodeo competition in Cody; readers will see the beginners, the veterans, the greats who pass through and compete. Many individuals have compelling stories and many are standout figures known throughout the world of rodeo. Harrowing stories occurred during the course of the season, or were harkened back to from previous experience.
Lew Freedman has written extensively for newspapers and magazines and is the author of more than 70 books. He has also worked as a sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Anchorage Daily News, and holds the distinction of having a newspaper byline in all fifty states.