The top eight contestants from each event advance to the semifinal round, with all previous scores and times thrown out. The top four move on to the final round – a sudden-death competition that determines the national circuit champion in each event. Because the top four contestants begin with a clean slate in the Wrangler Round, each one has an equal opportunity to claim a RNCFR title.
Event winners receive a $20,000 voucher for a new RAM vehicle, a Polaris RANGER UTV, a pair of exotic boots from Justin Boots, trophy saddle from Cactus Saddlery, and a Montana Silversmith buckle, in addition to their winnings.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, along with the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, welcomes the Mexican Rodeo Federation to the PRCA circuit system. Currently, Guillermo “Memo” Herrera is the president, and after an opening year of success with the PRCA Mexican Tour, he is opting to renew a contract with the PRCA for a second year. This new agreement was made in October of 2016 in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Any contestants who qualify in the Mexican Tour Finale will have all the same opportunities to advance to the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo and compete as the contestants in the PRCA’s U.S.-based circuit system.
“Continuing to open our doors to the country of Mexico builds on a great opportunity for the PRCA to reach a whole new fanbase, and another source of new members and contestants,” says Karl Stressman, president of the PRCA.