by ProRodeo.com | Apr 10, 2014
Courtesy of RNCFR.com
GUTHRIE, Okla. – ProRodeo’s National Championship has a new home.
The Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo is scheduled for 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10; 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11; and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the fabulous Lazy E Arena, home of some of the greatest championships ever in rodeo.
This year’s RNCFR will be a true rodeo showcase, featuring the top two qualifiers in each event from the 12 ProRodeo circuits. From New England to Southern California, this is truly the sport’s National Championship. In addition, it’s three marvelous days of amazing entertainment all wrapped around one of the greatest competitions in rodeo.
With each ticket comes phenomenal action and amazing entertainment, including a couple of concerts that will be the perfect curtain call for one of the greatest Western events to hit the Oklahoma City metro area in some time. The Randy Rogers Band will perform at the conclusion of the Friday night performance, while Rodney Atkins will wrap the event Saturday night.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will conduct a mini convention that weekend, allowing volunteers from rodeos all across the country to gather together and gain important information about ways to make their events better. It also allows hundreds of people to enjoy central Oklahoma and to celebrate rodeo.
Packaged together, it all makes for a spectacular entertainment value for fans. In addition to the wild and Western action that comes with ProRodeo’s National Championship, including a chance fans to meet rodeo queens from across the country.
But there’s so much more. Each of the five performances will feature two world-class rodeo entertainers, specialty act Max Reynolds and clown Keith Isley, the most decorated funnyman in the PRCA. They are an excellent extension to the tournament-style competition that will crown the National Champions in each of the eight rodeo disciplines: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping (heading and heeling), saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
The RNCFR is a magnificent opportunity for weekend warriors – those who have full-time jobs and compete on their time off – to battle with ProRodeo’s elite, those that are regulars at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This is where cowboys like Oklahoma bareback rider Brian Leddy will test their talents against world champions like Bobby Mote, who owns four bareback riding gold buckles.
The field is stacked with 192 contestants, including a handful of rodeo’s greatest stars: world champions Mote, Jake Barnes, Nick Sartain, Cody Wright, Sherry Cervi and Cody Teel.
The Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo is the championship true fans want to see; it’s the championship they deserve to see.
Courtesy of PRCA