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10,000 spectators attend annual rodeo parade

A cowboy waves to the spectators lined up on Main Street from the top of the Wells Fargo horse carriage during the Corn Palace Stampede parade Saturday Morning. Close to 10,000 spectators were in attendance. (Justin Harned/Republic)1 / 2
Sprint cars drive down Main Street during the Corn Palace Rodeo Stampede parade Saturday morning. About 115 entries participated in the parade that goes about one mile in total distance. (Justin Harned/Republic)2 / 2

The Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo parade crowned a new champion after Saturday’s event.

The Muck Agency took home the all around category this year, also placing first in the humorous category.

“There was a lot of nice entries, people do a lot of work to get here,” said Parade Chairman Stan Peterson. “We greatly appreciate everyone that participates in the parade.”

Peterson said there were 115 entries in this year’s parade and around 10,000 spectators watching the hour and 45-minute parade. The route began at the intersection of East Ninth Avenue and North Lawler Street and headed down Main Street. The route then turned left onto West First Avenue and back up South Kimball Street. The parade ended around East Seventh Avenue, traveling about one mile.

All Around 1. #55 Muck Agency

Youth 1. #31 Katelynn and Victoria Schulz

2. #29 Mitchell Premier Cheer

3. #96 Extreme Cheer and Dance

Horse Drawn 1. #33 Hansen Wagon Wheel

2. #37 Wells Fargo

3. #17 Ethan Trial Riders

Commercial 1. #87 Robertson Trucking and Racing

2. #71 Davison County Implement John Deere

3. #78 Dales A-1 Transmission

Retail 1. #51 Trudy David’s

2. #61 James Valley CycleClub/Klockworks

3. #39 Fashions Unlimited

Best Use of Theme 1. #76 Iverson Chrysler Center

2. #68 Jim Grosz

3. #49 Dental Care Center

Antique 1. #102 David Mutziger

2. #28 Ken Recker

3. #86 Twin Rivers OldIron

Humorous 1. #55 Muck Agency

2. #65 Area Community Theater

3. #26 SDSU - Hobo Day

Shrine 1. #13 Shrine Hillbillies

2. #20 Big Bend Shrine

3. #24 El Riad Shrine Animal Unit

Equestrian 1. #17 Ethan Trail Riders

2. #30 Mitchell Area Special Olympics

3. #12 Courage to Confront