POWDER RIVER RODEO
Hank and Lori Franzen, owners of Powder River Rodeo, grew up competing at rodeo events throughout the country and at the collegiate level while attending Casper College. After college they became members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), Hank as a contestant and Lori as a timer.
The couple always wanted to own and operate a stock contracting firm and in 1986 they started Powder River Rodeo Company along with a partner. A year later, Hank and Lori bought out their partner and became the sole owners.
In 1988 they had 3 animals selected to the National Finals Rodeo. Powder River Rodeo has had livestock at every National Finals Rodeo since. The Franzens have established themselves as one of the most recognized and awarded firms within the PRCA. Their commitment to excellence has been recognized by the industry as they are recipients of the prestigious PRCA Remuda Award (2019).