ProRodeo’s National Championship will be played in storied arena for the first time
GUTHRIE, Okla. – ProRodeo’s National Championship has a new home.
The Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo is scheduled for 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10; 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11; and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the fabulous Lazy E Arena, home of some of the greatest championships ever in rodeo.
This year’s RNCFR will be a true rodeo showcase, featuring the top two qualifiers in each event from the 12 ProRodeo circuits. From New England to Southern California, this is truly the sport’s National Championship. In addition, it’s three days all wrapped around one of the greatest competitions in rodeo.
With each ticket comes top-level entertainment, including two concerts that will be the perfect curtain call for one of the greatest Western events to hit the Oklahoma City metro area in some time. The Randy Rogers Band will perform at the conclusion of the Friday night performance, while Rodney Atkins will wrap the event Saturday night.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will conduct a mini convention that weekend, allowing volunteers from rodeos all across the country to gather together and gain important information about ways to make their events better. It also allows hundreds of people to enjoy central Oklahoma and to celebrate rodeo.
Packaged together, it all makes for a spectacular entertainment value for fans. Those who live in Oklahoma will have the opportunity to cheer for their very own, including world champion Nick Sartain and other Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers like tie-down roper Jerome Schneeberger, steer wrestler Stockton Graves and bull rider Trevor Kastner.
But there’s so much more. Each of the five performances will feature two world-class rodeo entertainers, specialty act Max Reynolds and clown Keith Isley, the most decorated funnyman in the PRCA. They are an excellent extension to the tournament-style competition that will crown the National Champions in each of the eight rodeo disciplines: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping (heading and heeling), saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
The RNCFR is a magnificent opportunity for weekend warriors – those who have full-time jobs and compete on their time off – to battle with ProRodeo’s elite, those that are regulars at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This is where cowboys like Oklahoma bareback rider Brian Leddy will test their talents against world champions like Bobby Mote, who owns four bareback riding gold buckles.
The field is stacked with 192 contestants, including a handful of rodeo’s greatest stars in Mote, Jake Barnes, Cody Wright and Sherry Cervi, all of whom own multiple world titles
The Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo is the championship true fans want to see; it’s the championship they deserve to see.