CHAMPIONSHIP WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER THE 2014 PRORODEO SEASON CONCLUDES
MULVANE, Kan. – The Kansas Star Arena is rescheduling its inaugural National Roping Championship for the fall.
Originally scheduled for early June, the event will feature many of the top all-around ropers in rodeo, including 19-time world champion Trevor Brazile, all competing for $122,000 in prize money during the three performances scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and noon and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the arena, just off Interstate 35 near Mulvane.
“With the hectic schedule for ProRodeo’s top contestants, we have opted to move the dates for the National Roping Championship to October to secure the star-studded athletes this caliber of a championship rightly deserves,” said Tim Lanier, the Kansas Star Arena director.
The original date was in direct competition with 17 events that are part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The date change will allow those top contestants to compete through ProRodeo’s regular season, which concludes the end of September, then take their shot at the top prize money up for grabs at the Kansas Star Arena.
The National Roping Championship will feature 20 of the sport’s greatest stars competing in each roping event: heading, heeling, tie-down roping and steer roping.