For The Record: RNCFR

Since 1987, the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo has brought together the best of ProRodeo for one of the biggest competitions of the year. The tradition continues in Kissimmee, Fla., April 5-8, and while the location has changed four times, only the highest scores and fastest runs make the RNCFR record book.

Josh Peek (pictured above) holds the RNCFR record for most money earned at the event with $30,160 in 2016 thanks to winning the all-around while competing in steer wrestling and tie-down roping.

Bareback rider Cimmaron Gerke set the RNCFR record in 2004 with his 91-point ride on Kesler Rodeo’s Smiling Cat.

Steer wrestler Ethen Thouvenell’s 3.2-second run has been the RNCFR record since 2013.

Two sets of team ropers set the RNCFR record of 3.7 seconds in 2013. Erich Rogers and Cory Petska, and Spencer Mitchell and Brady Minor all share the RNCFR record.

Saddle bronc rider Dan Erickson set the RNCFR record of 92 points on Kesler Rodeo’s Painted Smile in 2001.

Tie-down roper Marty Yates holds the RNCFR record with his 2015 time of 6.9 seconds.

Barrel racer Sue Smith set the RNCFR record of 14.65 seconds in 2010.

Two bull riders set the RNCFR record of 95 points in 2001. Cory Check nailed it on Big Bend Rodeo’s Copenhagen Rapid Fire and Felipe Aragon did it on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Skoal’s Border Patrol.

Check with after the RNCFR concludes April 8 to find out if any arena records were broken.

Courtesy of PRCA