The PRCA is launching ProRodeoTV.com, a subscription-based product with multiple distribution channels that will livestream rodeos from around North America.
Subscribers will be able to not only follow along and watch rodeos live, but they’ll also have access to more than 50 years of PRCA rodeo archives.
The person chosen to sing the anthem in front of crowds of rodeo enthusiasts is chosen annually by competition.
Over a hundred hopefuls submit auditions, like the one on the screen, and voters along with judges narrow them down to eight.
“I happen to be one of those top eight individuals,” commented Jessica Cason.
Cason is a woman hailing from Ballinger. When she got the news, to say she was excited would be an understatement.
“I’m calling everyone I know, my husband, my mother in law, my mom, my dad and telling everyone sending out texts.”
“In all caps, pretty much screaming that she made it to the final eight,” commented her husband, Wacey Cason.
John Harrison, a world-class rodeo clown, will be part of all three shows– 7:30 p.m. Friday night, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
One day, they needed somebody to clown around and they tapped Harrison.
He and his trusty horse, Juice, have been entertaining crowds and keeping the cowboys and cowgirls safe for nearly 20 years.
Also, Lynn Parman, president and CEO of the American Royal, wants to make sure everybody knows that the fun continues after the last act.
Tailgating with live music keeps things going after the rodeo.
The rodeo will be the final chance for competitors to qualify for the Super Bowl of the rodeo world, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) later this year in Las Vegas.
Sioux Falls PREMIER Rodeo is sponsored by First PREMIER Bank / PREMIER Bankcard to help bring new, exciting, and popular entertainment to the Sioux Falls area.
Part of the “Wrangler Champions Challenge,” presented by Justin Boots, and produced by Sutton Rodeo of South Dakota, the event features a $256,000 purse, with $128,000 in prize money given away each night.
Sioux Falls PREMIER Rodeo showcases the sport’s superstars in a made-for-TV format that pits top contestants in each Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event against the best rodeo stock in the world, in a unique $896,000 team competition, with $10,000 in prize money going to the winners at each event.
If you’re ready to be roped into a great time for the whole family, saddle up and ride to this weekend’s American Royal Pro Rodeo
The Wrangler Champions Challenge Series is billed by the PRCA as a mini-NFR performance and is telecast to 61 million households by CBS Sports Network and live streamed on the Wrangler Network online.
Other top rodeo personnel performing include Barrelman Keith Isley, 12-time Clown of the Year, Comedy Act and Coors Man in the Can; and Specialty Act Loop Rawlins, five-time award-winning Wild West Show performer and finalist on America’s Got Talent.