With summer fast approaching, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association – Industry Outreach staff has been in full packing mode, preparing to pack up their trailer and head out. From getting items in and then back out of their office for goody bags, preparing free permit packets, taking over the mail room and stuffing their storage closet to the ceiling, they are about ready to hit the road and head to youth rodeo finals across the country. First stop will be at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming- June 11-17.
Immediately following the CNFR, they will be heading to Lebanon, Tennessee for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, where the PRCA will have a booth set up and will also be running Mini Roughstock Clinics. They offer these clinics to all NHSRA members and their families. After NJHFR, they will head back to the PRCA Headquarters in Colorado for a short week, before heading out to Guthrie, Oklahoma. July 1st will be a PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp (to register for this camp, click here) and then National Little Britches Finals Rodeo starts July 3rd. They will also have a booth there and will have a Roughstock Training Zone going on throughout the week. Heading back to Colorado to reload supplies and then off again, this time to Gillette, Wyoming for the National High School Finals Rodeo. The PRCA offers many events at the NHSFR including Roughstock Clinics all week and a few meetings to cover aspects of the rodeo world with different guest speakers. The PRCA also helps sponsor the NHSFR Knowledge Bowl, which is a scholarship opportunity held during these finals. After their busy week in Gillette, the staff will head back to the PRCA Headquarters just in time to help with the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction weekend, where they will help at the 25th Annual Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Golf Tournament, the Cowboy Ball and also with the Induction Ceremony. If you are around any of these areas, make sure you stop by the Pro Rodeo Booth and say hi at the youth finals this summer!