National Day of the American Cowboy Honorees

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National Day of the American Cowboy Honorees

Each July, on the National Day of the American Cowboy, cowboys and cowgirls from across the United States are honored for their contributions to promote and preserve the cowboy way of life. Ogden Pioneer Days participates in that tradition by honoring Utahns from every county who, day by day, embody the western heritage. The honorees are celebrated each July during one night of the rodeo, applauded by thousands of rodeo fans in attendance from far and wide. To see which night will be celebrated this year, go to our schedule of events.

Congratulations to the 2023 Honorees.

John Larkin | Box Elder County
Roger Koss | Carbon County
Randy Asay | Daggett County
Justen Smith | Davis County
Kent Peatross | Duchesne County
Blaine Jensen | Emery county
Todd Phillips | Garfield County
Reyes Carballo | Iron County
Josh Jennings | Kane County
Richard Turner | Millard County
John “Jack” Thackeray | Morgan County
Will Tabot | Piute County
Norm Weston | Rich County
Brian Bitner | Salt Lake County
Merlin Grover | San Juan County
Brad Brown | Sanpete County
Terrel Nelson | Sevier County
Brian Billings | Summit County
Dean Atkin | Tooele County
Douglas Murphy | Uintah County
Shaun Bufton | Utah County
Doug Smith | Wasatch County
Steve Gilbert | Washington County
Andrew Kellett| Weber County

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Congratulations to the 2022 Honorees.

Toni Price Williams | Beaver County
Randee Munns | Box Elder County
Chad Poppleton | Cache County
NONE | Carbon County
Donald Palleson | Daggett County
Dee Richard Staples | Davis County
Gary Goodrich | Duchesne County
Brad Richman | Emery county
NONE | Garfield County
NONE | Grand County
Rawlin Platt | Iron County
Lynn Bailey | Juab County
Kiley Shepherd | Juab County
NONE | Kane County
Gaylen Cropper | Millard County
Mack Weave | Morgan County
NONE | Piute County
Charles Rex | Rich County
Gordon Vantassel | Salt Lake County
NONE | San Juan County
G. Douglas Wilden | Sanpete County
Sheldon Buchanan | Sevier County
Glen Black | Summit County
Erb Johnson | Tooele County
Brett Woods | Uintah County
Stacey Mascaro | Utah County
T. LaRen Provost | Wasatch County
Kelby Iverson | Washington County
Richard J. Fillmore | Wayne County
Dave Moss | Weber County


Congratulations to the 2019 Honorees.

Bill Wright | Beaver County
Jan Rhodes | Box Elder County
Shane Haviland | Cache County
Paula Butcher | Carbon County
Lisa Asay | Daggett County
Blaine McDermott | Davis County
Moreen Henderson | Duchesne County
Stacey & Leon McElprang | Emery county
Grant Houston | Garfield County
Kortney Backus | Grand County
Bob Clark | Iron County
Kiley Shepherd | Juab County
Fred Thurston | Morgan County
Kiley Shepherd | Juab County
Lane Little | Kane County
Richard Schaub | Millard County
Keith Anderton | Piute County
Fred Allen Feller | Rich County
Rodney Taylor | Sanpete County
Juan Ruiz | Salt Lake County
Preston Tate Johnson | San Juan County
Richard Wasden | Sevier County
Lyle Hortin | Summit County
Bret & Amie Clegg Paulick | Tooele County
Ned Nash | Uintah County
Clyde Argyle | Utah County
Mark Rounds | Wasatch County

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