In July 2011 Arrow Moving and Storage sponsored a team in the Wild Cow Milking Contest at the 71st Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.
Team members were David Patterson , Cody Patterson, Kevin Brown, and Jeremy Grein.
The Wild cow Milking Contest is held on all 4 days of competition during the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. There are 4 preliminary rounds held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night and Saturday afternoon. In each go round there are 8 teams of 4 members who all go at once. Each cow is haltered with a long lead rope and is held in a chute. The team’s milker is given a standard long neck bottle to collect the milk in. Once the chute is opened the team must hold on to, settle down, and milk the wild cow. The team must get enough milk into the bottle so that when the judge turns the bottle over at least 1 or 2 drops of milk exit the bottle. The first 2 teams to finish earn a spot in the championship round on Saturday Night. The winning team on Saturday night is awarded with a traveling trophy, a gold championship rodeo belt buckle, and a $1,000 donation to a charity of their choice.
The Arrow team participated on Thursday night which was the annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink night. They donned the Arrow Moving and Storage uniform shirt as well as a couple of pink bandanas to show support for cancer awareness. They did quite well for not having participated in the competition before. If not for a miscommunication in who the judge was they would have placed 1st or 2nd and would have gone to the championship round on Saturday night.
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is held every year at the Norris-Penrose Event Center to help raise money for local Military. The Arrow Moving and Storage team has said they’ll be back next year for sure.Share this: