During the three performances over three days in Park City, Kan., the top competitors primarily from Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska will battle for the top prize in the region at the Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo.
This will be the first I’ve missed in a number of years, but I’ll keep an eye on the happenings as much as possible. Why? Because I know the action will be excellent.
Take bareback riding, for example. The top three cowboys in the circuit are D.V. Fennell, Steven Dent and Justin McDaniel, all three of whom will be competing next month at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Combine that with some outstanding bucking horses, and you can only imagine what great things will be happening inside Hartman Arena.
There are some outstanding storylines:
– Veteran steer wrestler Shane Henderson is on the verge of his first year-end circuit title.
– Team roping world champions Nick Sartain and Kollin VonAhn lead the circuit standings.
– Jesse James Kirby trails saddle bronc riding leader Cort Scheer by just $22 heading into the championship.
– Two cowboys, tie down roper Hunter Herrin and steer roper Rocky Patterson, have clinched the year-end circuit titles in their events.
So if you’re interested in a great show, sneak down to Hartman Arena this weekend on the north side of Wichita. You’ll be glad you did.