by Jim Bainbridge | Sep 15, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Tickets for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo on March 25-28, 2015 – the first RNCFR held at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla. – are available for purchase by calling 800.745.3000 or visiting RNCFR.com. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned rodeo will feature seven heart-pounding events over four action-packed days. Tickets range in price from $15 to $35.
“The RNCFR builds on Kissimmee’s long history of rodeo action,” said D.T. Minich, President and CEO of Experience Kissimmee. “No other destination in Florida embraces rodeo and rodeo fans quite like Kissimmee. It’s in our heritage! We’re eager for fans to experience the excitement of live rodeo action, and to stay to take in all of the other great events, activities and attractions that this fantastic destination has to offer.”
Kissimmee is more than just an exciting time at the rodeo: it’s the Gateway to Fun!™ Located minutes from Orlando’s theme parks, attractions and entertainment, there are plenty of thrills and adventure to spare. From ziplines to airboat rides, hot air balloons to fishing and much more, a visit to Kissimmee lets you experience natural Florida at its finest. To plan your visit to Kissimmee, visit RNCFRExperience.com.
Champion cowboys and cowgirls from 12 circuits across the country will compete at the RNCFR in four go-rounds, including a sudden-death competition in the final round, making for exciting challenges for the athletes and thrilling entertainment that will keep fans on the edge of their seat. The featured events are bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Contestants will compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes; event winners receive a $20,000 voucher for a new RAM vehicle, a pair of exotic boots from Justin Boots, a trophy saddle from Cactus Saddlery and a Montana Silversmiths buckle in addition to their cash prizes.
Along with the live action at the Silver Spurs Arena, located at Kissimmee’s Osceola Heritage Park, the 2015 RNCFR will include events sure to please seasoned rodeo fans and newcomers alike. Foodies and BBQ-lovers in particular can get their fill of tantalizing, award-winning pork at the first annual Florida Heritage BBQ Classic. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, hundreds of competitors – from backyard smokers to well known, award-winning talents – will take part in this championship event. Other activities will include a fan zone, cattle drive and concerts by local country music artists.
About the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (RNCFR)
In 1975, the PRCA created a system that breaks up the United States into 12 circuits. As the regular season ends, top competitors from each event qualify to compete in their circuit finals rodeos. Champions from those rodeos, as well as the year-end winners from each circuit, are then invited to Kissimmee, Fla., to vie for the RNCFR championships. The tournament-style RNFCR determines the national circuit champions in each event. All 24 qualifiers from the 12 circuits compete in the two preliminary rounds of the rodeo. The top eight contestants from each event advance to the semifinal round, with all previous scores and times thrown out. The top four move on to the final round – a sudden-death competition that determines the national circuit champion in each event. Because the top four contestants begin with a clean slate in the Wrangler Round, each one has an equal opportunity to claim a RNCFR title. For more information, go to RNCFR.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Rncfr, Twitter @RNCFR or YouTube.
About Experience Kissimmee
Experience Kissimmee is the travel and tourism authority for the Kissimmee destination and Osceola County, Florida. In its role, it promotes the destination domestically and around the world to potential leisure, business and sports travelers. The organization develops and implements programs that encourage approximately 6.5 million overnight guests each year to the Central Florida destination by highlighting the county’s reputation as the Gateway to Fun. It offers easy access to Orlando’s world famous theme parks, as well as a host of amusement parks and dinner shows, natural adventures, eclectic dining and shopping options, golf courses, a long history of rodeo action and more. Kissimmee’s nearly 50,000 total accommodations include luxury resorts, well-known and comfortable hotels and motels, vacation rental homes and villas, and campgrounds.
Courtesy of PRCA