The Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo wraps up the 2011 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour today, but other than a few Facebook posts from the PRCA, there hasn’t been much word about it.
After the earnings are tallied, we will know the 24 qualifiers to the Justin Boots Playoffs in Puyallup, Wash. But for those of us who want to keep up with the happenings in the Northwest, we’ve not been able to do so.
Mike Donnell, a dear friend of mine who promotes rodeo and represents contestants, has visited with me about ways to get results available to the public in a timely fashion, especially at events like Ellensburg. It really comes down to the producers to release up-to-date results.
The PRCA has done a great job of getting results posted on ProRodeo.com as quickly as it can. Media department employees bust their tails in order to do so, but the results from Ellensburg just aren’t available. I’ve gone to the rodeo’s website, and the only results I’ve found are from last year’s championship.
There are so many rodeos that do an excellent job of posting results and utilizing our information-seeking society. I hope that trend continues. For now, though, we’ll just wait until the Ellensburg Rodeo ends and the final tabulations are released.