News & Notes from the Rodeo Trail, March 23

In the latest edition of ProRodeo Sports News, the Cowboys’ Choice magazine talked to cowboys about what it’s like to take home a big paycheck. Big prize money can put cowboys in a good spot to make some significant purchases.

So, PSN interviewed several cowboys about what they did with some of those huge winnings – did they invest, did they splurge, what’s it like to have that much money in a matter of seconds? Read about it in the March 23, 2020, edition of ProRodeo Sports News. Other highlights in the latest edition include: The American pays event winners nearly $2 million; Honeycutt Rodeo’s Braggin Rights, a one-eyed bucking bull; plus the latest Business Journal and more. Check out ProRodeo Sports News at

Don Krois, who served as the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up from 2000-20, passed away on March 4 in Red Bluff. He was 76. Employed by PG&E for most of his adult life, Krois began volunteering at the Round-Up about 50 years ago, said longtime friend and fellow Round-Up director Frank Moore. “He’d take vacation days and spend the week (at the fairgrounds), helping me with the Round-Up,” Moore said.

Even when Krois wasn’t a director, he was dedicated to his volunteer work, Moore said. Moore said Krois would work all week at the Round-Up, then go home on Sunday, leaving Moore to do much of the tear-down work himself. After Krois was aware that Moore needed help on Sunday, too, Krois took off the Monday following the Round-Up from work to help tear down.

He became a director in 2000 and volunteered in a variety of ways. He helped organize the women carrying the sponsor flags on horseback, served as the electrician at the event, organized golf carts for transporting people with handicaps around the grounds, coordinated the Top Hand award and banquet, and more. “Darn near anything you needed, he’d do it,” Moore said. “I never heard him say no.”

He will be missed, Moore said. “He was good help to the Round-Up and he was a good director, too.

“He was a good man.”

Krois had children Josh, Dusty and KimberLee; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is sensitive to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), especially with the recent positive cases identified in the United States. The PRCA felt it was critical to communicate and put some additional structure around its plans for the 2020 PRCA Rodeo season.

This is an incredibly fluid and dynamic situation. The PRCA is committed to being responsible, thoughtful and transparent in its work with the communities and its membership that are engaged.
The health and safety of athletes, officials, fans and event hosts is a priority. The PRCA is monitoring official information on COVID-19 from health authorities and assessing the possible impact on the ProRodeo family.

Ultimately this is not a decision of the PRCA. The PRCA policy, with our committees, is to continue to monitor the situation and to follow the advice of the CDC and directives from local public health authorities.

To help provide PRORODEO fans, members and athletes with information on the virus and how it is affecting our sport, the PRCA is maintaining a webpage with the latest updates That webpage can be found at

Next Up

April 11 Central Ark PRCA Rodeo, El Paso, Ark., begins
April 17 Forever West Roughstock Classic, Douglas, Wyo., begins

Courtesy of PRCA