Denny brothers set for Reno Rodeo |

Denny brothers set for Reno Rodeo

Wyatt Denny
Jay Aldrich |

Carson Valley’s Grant and Wyatt Denny will celebrate their Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association homecoming when the 98th annual Reno Rodeo starts on Thursday and continues through June 24.

The Denny brothers are entered in the bareback riding; Wyatt is scheduled to compete Sunday and Monday at the Reno Livestock Events Center and Grant is scheduled for June 22-23. The short-go will be held on June 24.

Grant, 24, is coming off a big weekend in which he placed in four bareback events, highlighted by two wins, over a span of four days in three states. He placed second on Thursday in Eagle, Idaho, followed by a first-place performance on Friday at Days of the Old West Rodeo in Delta, Utah, eighth-place on Saturday at Livermore, Calif., and then first-place on Sunday at the 69th annual Glennville Rodeo Round Up in Glennville, Calif. (near Bakersfield).

Grant, who missed six months of the current season after sustaining a broken collarbone back in the fall, also rode to a first-place tie at the Gold County Pro Rodeo on April 29-30 in Auburn, Calif.

Wyatt, 21, the Resistol Rookie of the Year in 2016, qualified for the National Finals Rodeo last December and is scheduled to ride at the Calgary Stampede on July 7-16.

He has enjoyed recent success, including a win on June 3 at the Central Point Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo in Central Point, Ore. (with a score of 85). Wyatt came back the next day to take second-place with an 84.5 at the Champions Challenge in Santa Maria, Calif. — his travel partner, Clayton Biglow of Clements, Calif., won the event, and Grant took fourth. Biglow was the bareback winner at Livermore on Saturday.

Wyatt also took second-place on May 22 at the Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo in Surrey, B.C.

Wyatt is currently 20th and Grant 40th in the PRCA world bareback standings.