Each year the Greeley Stampede’s volunteer group the Wranglers honor a volunteer that has demonstrated exceptional dedication and outstanding service to be named Top Hand of the Year. This year, the Top Hand of the Year was awarded to Sharon Carbaugh.

The Wranglers oversee everything that is involved with the Stampede including security, concessions, and the parade to name a few.

Sharon has undeniably been an asset to the Wranglers over the years with more than one hundred volunteer hours at the Stampede last year alone. A volunteer with the Wranglers for 16 years, Sharon has done it all including redesigning the Greeley Stampede’s mascots, Bucky and Bertha, outfits. Sharon was nominated from the Parades committee

Other Outstanding Wranglers:

  • Brew Crew - Pat Seaton
  • Concessions - Rachel Wood
  • Demo Derby - Tracy Golightly
  • Grounds - Earl Henry
  • Hideout -  Jeanne Griffin
  • Night Shows - Meghan Troudt
  • Parade - Sharon Carbaugh
  • Party Crew - Kellee Nolke
  • Riders - Kendra Betz
  • Rodeos -  Brad Harmon & Joe Wasung
  • Kids Rodeo -  Breezie Lynch
  • Security - James Cline
  • Guest Relations - Craig Bast
  • Spur Club/VIP - Randy Payne

Stampede Wranglers Need Volunteers

The Wrangler organization started out as a handful of members in 1977 and currently has over 300 active members. The Wranglers are currently looking for hard working individuals to help put on the Greeley Stampede. Wranglers must be 18 years of age, be willing to volunteer at least a few hours during Northern Colorado's largest event and be ready to become a part of the Wrangler family.