January concludes all twelve of the PRCA circuit rodeo finals! So what happens next for these circuit champion contestants? Find out more!
That’s a wrap for the 2016 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) circuit finals season! It all kicked off in late September 2016 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and just rounded out with the last two circuit finals rodeos in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Great Falls, Montana. Twelve circuits, hundreds of competitors, and some of the best rodeo action you can witness from coast to coast! So what happens next?
Your champions from each of the twelve circuits will make their way to Kissimmee, Florida this spring (April 6th-9th) to go head-to-head in a tournament-style rodeo for $1 million in cash and prizes. It’s game time!
If you haven’t been to the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in the last two years, now’s your chance. This is an annual national championship rodeo you can only catch in April. And believe us when we say that these cowboys and cowgirls will fly into town, try to achieve their dreams, and it’s all over before you can blink.
We want to give you a just a little sneak peek at some of the contestants you will get to see from each circuit. (Keep in mind this is not all of them, but rather a glimpse of who is coming to Kissimmee to compete!)
(Ty Erickson, Montana Circuit Steer Wrestling Champion)
Badlands Circuit – All-Around Champion Eli Lord
California Circuit – Bareback Champion R.C. Landingham
Columbia River Circuit – Team Roping Champions Brady Minor and Russell Cardoza
First Frontier Circuit – Tie-Down Roping Champion Carmin Nastri
Great Lakes Circuit – World Champion Bareback Rider Tim O’Connell
Montana Circuit – Steer Wrestling Champion Ty Erickson
Mountain States Circuit – Tie-Down Roping Champion Josh Peek
Prairie Circuit – Bull Riding Champion Sage Kimzey
Southeastern Circuit – Bareback Riding Champion Winn Ratliff
Turquoise Circuit – Barrel Racing Champion Sherry Cervi
(Please note: These contestants are subject to change per PRCA rules and bylaws.)
(Whitney Hopkins, 2016 Southeastern Circuit Queen and Cara Sparazza, 2017 Southeastern Circuit Queen)
Whether or not you keep up with these fine contestants, we can assure you that the competition will be fierce! The money these contestants win this year at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo will also count towards the PRCA Weather Guard World Standings as they try to advance to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December!
We want to send a special shout-out to Experience Kissimmee for being such a great partner to the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo! Thank you for doing so much for the RNCFR committee, contestants, and the sport of rodeo here in Kissimmee.
Stay tuned for the final contestant list of those coming to compete… We’ll share that soon!
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