ProRodeo Live will broadcast live from the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo April 6-9 in Kissimmee, Fla., at the Silver Spurs Arena. The performances are 11 a.m. (ET) April 6; 7:30 p.m. April 7; 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 8; and 2:30 p.m. on April 9.
The following PRCA Executive Council members were recently elected (or re-elected) and will serve two-year terms beginning April 1. The newly-elected members were Caleb Bennett (bareback riding event representative), Jerome Schneeberger (tie-down roping representative), Manny Equsquiza (team roping event representative) and Tim Bridwell on the stock contractor executive council. The re-elected members are Cody Whitney (bull riding event representative), Duane Reichert (arena pickup men/labor/specialty act), Eva Chadwick (timer/secretary representative), Mike Mathis (contract personnel representative at large), David Petty (Rodeo committee executive council $10,000-$20,000), Larry McConnell (rodeo committee executive council $20,000-$50,000), Keith Marrington and David Morehead (stock contractor executive council) and Dean Oliver (general membership to the competition committee representative).
Steer wrestler Tater Decker, who qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in 1959 and ’61, passed away March 31, from natural causes, in his home in Talihina, Okla. He was 92. Decker finished 13th in the 1959 world standings and eighth in 1961.
The South Dakota premiere of the documentary film, “Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs” is scheduled to take place April 26, from 7-10 p.m. (MT) at the Elks Theatre in Rapid City, S.D. Tickets are available at www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“When I went to my first rodeos, the (ProRodeo) Hall of Fame was nowhere near my way of thinking. It never even entered my mind.”
– Announcer Randy Corley said March 31 when he was told he was being inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame with the 2017 class Aug. 5.
Courtesy of PRCA