PRCA XTREME BRONCS FINALS COMING TO RAPID CITY
The Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is pleased to announce that Rapid City, S.D., has been selected as the site to host the “PRCA Xtreme Broncs Finals” in August.
“South Dakota has produced great saddle bronc riders for years, starting with Casey Tibbs,” PRCA CEO George Taylor said. “It seems fitting for South Dakota to host the finals of this great event.”
The Xtreme Broncs Tour is a series of events that features only saddle bronc riding competition. These stand-alone events were first approved by the PRCA in 2016. It is estimated there will be up to 20 stops this year throughout the U.S.
The Rapid City event will be the conclusion of the tour and will be nationally televised. The format will be the top 12 saddle bronc riders in the PRCA earnings standings and the top 12 competitors who have competed in the Xtreme Bronc Tour events will compete in a long go and a short go for the Xtreme Broncs title and a portion of the $50,000 added money. All money earned on the Tour and in the Tour finale will count toward Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifying. This event will bring the best saddle bronc riding competitors in the world to compete in Rapid City.
The Central States Fair and Range Days Rodeo will host this event Thursday, Aug. 22, during the Central States Fair.
“This is a huge win for South Dakota and Rapid City to be able to host this world class event,” said John Kerstiens, President of the Central States Fair Board of Directors. “This event will bring the national spotlight to Rapid City.”
“There are lots of details to cover in producing an event like this,” said Ron Jeffries, General Manager for the Central States Fair. “Rapid City has never seen a rodeo event of this magnitude. We have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of sponsorship opportunities and exposure that this level of national event offers.”