Rodeo-Queen-carrying-the-Invenergy-sponsor-flag.jpg#asset:1989One of the rodeo queens carrying the Invenergy sponsor flag.

The Guymon Pioneer Days Celebration is the largest event in the panhandle of Oklahoma and has drawn large crowds to Guymon every year for a weeklong celebration since 1933. The celebration has its roots in the 1930s, when Guymon was hit hard by the Dust Bowl. Guymon citizens created this event to celebrate their pioneering spirit, community, strength and hopeful future amid adversity. This year was Invenergy’s second year as a proud Chute Gate sponsor of the event. Our Wind Catcher development team attended the rodeo, the highlight of the week's events. 

Wind-Catcher-team-attending-the-rodeo.jpg#asset:1991Wind Catcher lead developer Jeff Veazie, project developer Demi Gastouniotis, and administrative assistant Kristy Leibowitch take in the rodeo. Jeff even brought his kids along.

The Pioneer Days Rodeo is one of many stops for professionals competing in the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour but is their last chance to qualify for the Winter Tour Finale. Hunter Cure, husband of Invenergy’s Bristi Cure, Senior Manager of Renewable Development in ERCOT & SPP, came out on top, winning the steer wrestling competition at this year’s Pioneer Days! Congratulations, Hunter!

Pioneer-Days-rodeo-arena.jpg#asset:1988Pioneer Days rodeo arena.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University student photographer, Taylor Jacobson, took shots of the competitors and rodeo queens, who travel from all over the country to compete in Pioneer Days.

Steer-wrestling-competitor.jpg#asset:1990Steer wrestling competitor.