News & Notes from the Rodeo Trail, November 5

PRCA Stat of the Week


The amount of money Scott Snedecor earned at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in 2017 and 2018. In 2017, he moved up from fourth place to win a world championship, while in 2018, he moved up one spot from second to first to win his second-consecutive steer roping world title.

What to Watch For

RAM Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, Louisville, Ky., Nov. 8-10. The livestream begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET) each night.

ProRodeo Live with Steve Kenyon

RAM Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, Louisville, Ky., Nov. 8-10. The livestream begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET) each night.

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Pete Carr Pro Rodeo and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association are calling on rodeo committees across the country to give to injured cowboy J.R. Vezain and his wife, Shelby. The PRCA and Pete Carr Pro Rodeo have created a link to giving so committees and individuals can support the six-time National Finals Rodeo bareback riding qualifier.

Anyone who is interested in donating and helping Vezain and his family as he moves forward in his rehabilitation can click on the link,

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has slightly increased its educational commitments this year, and it’s partnering with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association for the first time since 2011.

In 2019, RODEOHOUSTON will be an official PRCA NFR® money event. The 2019 rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 25 through March 17.
The educational commitments for the 2019 season total more than $27.17 million, according to a Nov. 1 press release. That’s up slightly from nearly $26.71 million for the 2018 season and $26.07 million for the 2017 season.

The largest chunk of the 2019 money is nearly $14.29 million allocated for more than 800 scholarships administered through 12 programs. Recipients are allowed to pursue majors in any field of study at a Texas college or university. Scholarship applications open Nov. 5 and close Feb. 4.

The remainder of the money consists of more than $8.3 million for Junior Show exhibitors, nearly $3.97 million for educational program grants and $613,640 for graduate assistantships.

The Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas honoring the 2018 Legend of ProRodeo Keith Martin. RSVP no later than Nov. 26. Reserve your tickets today by calling 719.528.4732 or buy online at 6 p.m., doors open – Silent auction; 7 p.m., welcome, invocation, dinner; 7:45 p.m. silent auction closes; 8 p.m. Live auction; 8:20 p.m. Legend of ProRodeo Award. All times are Pacific. Tickets are on sale for $100 a person or $900 for a table of 10. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 26. For more information or to be added to the Gala mailing list, email or call 719.528.4732. All proceeds benefit the ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy.

It’s common for rodeo athletes and fans to use the hashtag “attitude of gratitude.” Each year, that gratitude is expressed at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet in Las Vegas right before the start of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The 2018 PRCA Awards Banquet is set for Dec. 5 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Reserve your tickets today online here. If you have any questions, contact Crystal Vodehnal at All reservations must be made by Nov. 26. 6 p.m.— PPRCA Awards Banquet Cocktails, 6:30 p.m. — PRCA Awards Banquet. All times are Pacific Time.

Next Up

Nov. 8 RAM Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo, Louisville, Ky., begins

Nov. 8 RAM Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo, Davie, Fla., begins

Nov. 10 Columbia River Steer Roping Circuit Finals, Athena, Ore.

Nov. 10 Brawley (Calif.) Cattle Call Rodeo, begins

Courtesy of PRCA