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Tribute to the 6-Pack Match Bronc Riding

Rodeo’s classic event and North Dakota’s famous Six-Pack are honored during the Match Bronc Ride on July 4.

The Tribute to the 6-Pack Match Bronc Riding will again be held after the bull riding and before the huge fireworks display on July 4.

According to Darryl Howard, one of the Mandan Rodeo Days directors, the event honors the legacy of the North Dakota 6-Pack bronc riders who dominated that pro rodeo event in the 1950s and early 1960s.

“All of the members of the 6-Pack have passed on,” he said, “but we want to keep the legacy of great bronc riding in North Dakota going and help bring back its strong heritage.”

The format for the match is winner-take-all with the champion receiving $1,000. Six cowboys, representing different rodeo associations – Indian Rodeo Association, North Dakota High School Rodeo Association, North Dakota Rodeo Association, Roughrider Rodeo Association, the PRCA Badlands Circuit and Mandan Rodeo Days — compete for a $1,000 bonus. Last year’s winner was Quint Stroh of Dickinson, who scored 75 points and represented the Roughriders.