©2019 by Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo.


June 11-13, 2020

The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo (PRCA sanctioned) celebrated its 89th year this June at the Montezuma County Fair grounds in Cortez, CO.  June 6-8, 2019 was a great show.

Be sure to stay tuned for all our announcements about next year's rodeo! June 11-13, 2020.  

We would like to thank everyone involved in making this rodeo great! Our contestants, performers, announcer, stock contractor, sponsors, incredible crowd and everyone that donates their time making this rodeo what it is, THANK YOU!! See you all next year!


UMR 2019

You will experience seven different Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) events as well as Women’s Professional Barrel Racing and our newly added event Women's Breakaway Roping, featuring some of America’s best cowboys and cowgirls. Bareback bronc riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, breakaway roping and the always popular bull riding are the standard-fare events each and every night of our rodeo event. 
Each night’s performance includes kids mutton bustin’. This year our kids stick horse race will be held before each performance. Be sure to arrive early so you can make the race! There is fun for the whole family. . . action, clowns and wild rodeo activities!



  • Mutton Bustin - Pre-Registration required

  • Stick Horse Races- Sign ups held before each performance.




Rodeo Announcer

Jody spent his first 30 years in Big Spring TX, and rodeo has been a part of his life since the beginning.  He and his brother competed in all of the timed events in junior rodeo and high school rodeo.  Being a contestant wasn’t Jody’s only connection to rodeo.  He and his brother used to play “rodeo” at their house and Jody would always be the announcer.  It seemed natural for him and other noticed too.  In 1991, just out of high school, Jody was asked to announce the local high school rodeo.  That started him being hired to announce junior and armature rodeos all around Texas.  After college, Jody decided to chase his calf roping dreams and he quickly became a PRCA card holder. 

 He competed in pro rodeo for several years traveling from coast to coast.  While on his spring run in California, he met his future wife Kelli.  He eventually moved to California and wrapped up his tie down roping career with a California Circuit finals qualification in 2003.  At that point, he shifted his focus back to his other passion and set out to obtain his PRCA Announcer card and pursue announcing as a full time profession.  Jody and Kelli married in 2005 and have been blessed to be able to build their lives traveling to rodeos together ever since.

Jody has been selected 4 times by the PRCA to announce the National Finals Steer Roping and 2 times as the Ram National Circuit Finals Announcer.  He has also announced many other great rodeos across the United States and Canada. 


Daredevil Rodeo Clown & Barrelman

Have you ever seen The Wild Child perform? If you have you will never forget it! “The Wild Child” Troy Lerwill’s act is one of a kind. He started on a little motorcycle with training wheels, cracking jokes in his rodeo clown get-up. When a rodeo announcer in California challenged him to jump a child-sized truck on a dirt bike, he thought “why not?” The crowd loved it! It got him thinking and soon he built a ramp and took it, along with his full-sized truck, down to a hay field and started experimenting. In 1999 he started the act that made him renowned in the Rodeo Industry and six-time winner of PRCA Comedy Act of the Year, three-time winner of WNFR Barrelman and two-time winner of “Coors Man In the Can”! 
Coming from a rodeo family, he was always more intrigued with the clowns and the bullfighters, and found his “calling” in the arena making people laugh! He went to bullfighting school to learn the art of clowning around with angry beasts, but his love affair with dirt bikes and years of professional motocross are what makes flying through the air with nothing but a piece of metal between his legs look effortless and almost easy! 
You can see his act 99 times, and the 100th time will still be hysterical-heart-racing-cover-your-eyes-but-can’t-exciting!!! That’s why you will never forget it!



Joining Ute Mountain Roundup 2019!




  • 1st Southwest Bank

  • Best Western Turquoise Inn

  • Bravo Cleaning and Restoration


  • Mane Shipping

  • West Slope Liquors

  • Maverick 

  • Re/Max Mesa Verde Realty- Marti Spitzer

  • Farmers Insurance-Denise Dennison

  • Cortez Milling

  • Cortez Livestock

  • Comfort Air

  • Muscanell Millworks


Cortez Glass, Sun Glass, State Farm Dennis Morita, Shear Shack, Country Gas, Vectra Bank, Sew By Sew, The Good Life Pet Food & Supplies, Holgates, Cox Conoco, Re/Max Mesa Verde Realty-Carol Click, Forth & Associates, Cruzan Irrigation, Care Certified Cleaning and Restoration, Pueblo Community College


Big R, Basin Coop, IFA, Carhart Feed, Waste Management, Farmers Telephone, Koppenhafer Animal Services, Circle Z Construction, Tucker Transportation, SW Memorial Hospital, RMB Oilfield Services, Tres Rios Silver, Diamond Cattle, Ute Farm & Ranch, Jack Tanner