Third generation rodeo producer and stock contractor, Korkow Rodeos LLC has been producing rodeos for over 60 years.
Pierre, South Dakota, has been home to the Korkow family since the 1920s. Over 90% of Korkow bucking stock is raised at their 20,000 acre ranch, the Anchor K, nestled in the rolling hills of the Missouri River. Their stock is branded on the left hip with the Anchor K. Jim Korkow likes to say it's the brand that bucks! The Korkow family's "A-Team" stock has been selected by the top cowboys to buck at every National Finals Rodeo since the rodeo's inception in 1959 - a claim only two other stock contractors can make. In addition to the NFR, Korkows also have stock nominated annually by the cowboys to perform at the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo and the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
Korkow Rodeos LLC supplies stock annually to nearly 40 events including PRCA, Indian, college, high school, and youth 4-H rodeos; bull ridings and saddle bronc matches traveling to as many as 13 states across the country.
From left: TJ and Jim Korkow receive 20 year recognition as Roughrider Days Stock Contractor from Roughrider Commission in 2006.
Congratulations, Korkow Rodeos LLC! From left: Jim and TJ Korkow were awarded a buckle for Wiggle Worm’s performance at the 2014 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Saddle bronc rider, Jake Wright, won first round on Wiggle Worm with a score of 84 points.
Korkow Rodeos, Pierre, SD accepts the 2017 PRCA Remuda Award presented by Polaris Ranger. From left to right, Josh Hermes, Polaris Ranger representative; Jim Korkow, Brittany Astrup, Polaris Ranger representative; Troy Heinert, a Korkow Rodeo employee; TJ Korkow, and the 2017 Miss Rodeo America Lisa Laageschaar. Photo by Jackie Jensen.
South Dakota rodeo company recognized for their bucking horses
Pierre, SD (December 19, 2017) – Korkow Rodeos, Pierre, SD, has won the PRCA's 2017 Remuda Award, presented by Polaris Ranger.
The award is given to a rodeo and a stock contractor that provides the best, most consistent pen of bucking horses, creating the best opportunities for contestants to score well. The PRCA rodeo in Kennewick, WA, won the award for the rodeo category.
It was a privilege for Jim Korkow and his family, he said. "It's such an honor to be recognized for a lifetime's work."
Korkow’s Top Performers at NFR 2017. Photos by Jackie Jensen.