Showing posts from October, 2018


Coupled with PBR’s Elite Series, 2019 $6 million WCRA Rodeo Series Debuts in the Windy City – Tickets on Sale 10/30/2018

Seeing strong growth in the number of western sports fans in Chicago, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) and World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) today announced a major western sports weekend in the city, combining the two sports in three days of on-the-dirt action.

As PBR’s elite series returns to Allstate Arena on January 12-13 for two days of epic rides and wrecks, a marquee rodeo has been added to the popular bull-riding event. The WCRA Windy City Roundup – a $1 Million Major Rodeo – will open the WCRA’s 2019 series at Allstate Arena on Friday, January 11.
This will be PBR’s ninth year in the Chicago, and as the crowds grow bigger, for the first time in history, world-class rodeo will storm into the city when 81 of the world’s top rodeo athletes compete for one night on January 11.
“PBR is a staple in Chicago, a market known to be passionate about exciting sports. As …

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and PRCA announce multi-year partnership

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) officials announce a new multi-year partnership that focuses on growing the sport of rodeo for the benefit of fans and the contestants, with earnings from the RODEOHOUSTON® Super Series counting toward qualification for the NFR, the season-ending championship event for the PRCA. "This unique partnership combines the brand strengths of two of the biggest names in rodeo to grow the sport for fans and athletes alike, while allowing us to maintain our current presentation," said Joel Cowley, Rodeo president and CEO. "Additionally, it adds an extra level of excitement for rodeo athletes as they compete for payouts in Houston - earnings that could inch them closer to clinching the coveted world championship title at the NFR® in Las Vegas." Through this partnership, RODEOHOUSTON will be an official PRCA NFR® money event, while allowing for the competition elements that are unique to the rich …


U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress Oct. 16 that the Trump Administration intends to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom. “Under President Trump’s leadership, we will continue to expand U.S. trade and investment by negotiating trade agreements with Japan, the EU and the United Kingdom,” said Lighthizer. “Today’s announcement is an important milestone in that process. We are committed to concluding these negotiations with timely and substantive results for American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses.” In officially notifying Congress, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is following the procedures set out in the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 – often referred to as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – which requires ongoing consultations with Congress. These consultations ensure that USTR develops negotiating positions with the benefit of Congress’ views…

In Greensboro, Matt Triplett wins first PBR event of the season

World No. 1 Kaique Pacheco finishes third and continues to outpace the competition
In only his sixth PBR (Professional Bull Riders) premier series event of the season, seven-year veteran Matt Triplett earned his first win of the year at the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Cooper Tires Take the Money and Ride at Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
Triplett was second on the weekend going into the championship round and with a score 85.75 points became just the second man to go 3-for-3 during the two-day event. Triplett began the night by riding Dang It (Davis Rodeo Ranch/Fogle) for 86.5 points before conquering Hart Breaker (Davis Rodeo Inc.) in the championship round. The victory helped the Montana cowboy surge from No. 23 in the PBR world standings to No. 15. He earned 555 world points along with $37,200. Thanks to the tremendous effort in North Carolina he is now 3,766 points away from world No. 1 Kaique Pacheco despite not competing most of the year after shoulder surgery. “It feels s…


Rodeo Austin is excited to announce that Jamey Johnson with special guest Lee Ann Womack will headline the 2019 Rodeo Austin Gala and Youth Art Auction.
The annual Rodeo Austin Gala and Youth Art Auction, presented by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Palmer Events Center. One of Austin’s most phenomenal events, the night will include gourmet food, cocktails, a live and silent auction and live music. This event serves as the largest fundraiser for Rodeo Austin outside of the Fair and Rodeo in March. 
Johnson is an eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum and his 2010 double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification. He is one of only a few artists to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music. Johnson’s song “In Color” was his first Top Ten Country hit. Johnson will follow special guest Lee Ann Womack. During …

PRCA | 2018 AQHA Horses of the Year Announced

It is known that the equine athletes in the sport of rodeo play a vital role in helping every competitor achieve his or her goals. 
The PRCA and the American Quarter Horse Association honor the outstanding registered American Quarter Horse in each of the PRCA's timed-event categories at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet in Las Vegas before the start of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

The owner of the PRCA/AQHA/WPRA "Horses of the Year" in each category will be awarded $5,000 and an AQHA bronze trophy. Second place will receive $3,000, and third place will receive $2,000.
The final voting process concluded Oct. 5.                                      The following are the top 3 in each event: Heading: 1. RK Tuff Trinket (Bob); rider: Riley Minor
               owner: Riley Minor 2. Tuffys Badger Chex (Badger); rider: Kolton Schmidt
               owner: Ronald Schmidt 3. Pepinic Buck (Festus); rider: Rhen Richard
               owner: A & C Racing & Roping

World No. 1 Kaique Pacheco wins Milwaukee and Takes Total Control of World Championship Race

With his fifth win of the season, Pacheco widens lead to 1,500+ points over No. 2 Montanha Jr. with just two events left before the 2018 PBR World Finals  World No. 1 Kaique Pacheco punctuated the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) first elite tour event in Milwaukee in more than a decade with the fourth 90-point effort of the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast’s Ariat Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires to earn his fifth event title of the season. 
Entering the championship round, Pacheco was tied with Dakota Buttar  atop the leaderboard, previously making the 8 on Get Smoked (Phenom/JCL/Swalin/Goods Bucking Bulls) for 86.25 points in Round 1 and Magic Mike (Phenom/JCL/Swalin/Goods Bucking Bulls) for 85.75 points in Round 2. The final man to erupt from the chutes inside the home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the stakes were high for Pacheco, needing a 90.75-point effort to retake the lead from Buttar. In the draw, he selected a familiar foe, choosing Stunt Man Ray (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls…