Celebrating 67 years, the Ak-Sar-Ben Rodeo has had a long-standing tradition for being the largest indoor rodeo in Nebraska. Tracing its roots back to 1947, the rodeo has attracted many of the world's best rodeo cowboys and entertainers. The impressive list includes such legends as Roy Rogers, the Judds, Gene Autry, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and many more.
In 2003 the Ak-Sar-Ben Rodeo became host to the ProRodeo Summer Finale which has brought national exposure to Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show through national print publications and national television broadcasts.
Eleven years later Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show has become the host to the Justin Boots Championships and the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale!
The Ak-Sar-Ben Rodeo Committee is a group of more than 60 volunteers who coordinate the production of the Justin Boots Championships. This group sets up the arena, handles the rodeo production each night and promotes the event throughout the community.
2014 Advisory Committee
Jeff Dean Vince HIlton
Mary Hagge Craig Korkow
Matt Hammer Robb Spence
Brady Smith Bob Taylor
Advisors: Sherman Berg, Butch Lindley
Chair: Matt Gunderson