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April 19, 20, 21 - 2024

Alliant Energy Center
Madison, Wisconsin

PRCA Rodeo

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Barnes PRCA Rodeo

Barnes PRCA Rodeo, the longest family-run rodeo business in the U.S. with over 60 years rodeo experience, will present the competition. 

The rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the governing body of rodeo in North America. Over 600 PRCA rodeos are held each year.


Seven Standard Events:

Saddle Bronc

Saddle Bronc Riding

Derived from a cowboy's task of breaking a wild horse, this is rodeo's classic event. Riders hold on to the rein, remain firmly seated, and try to synchronize their spurs to the movements of the horse to achieve the highest score. 

Riders must mark out, or hold both heels above the horse's shoulders as the ride starts — the same rule applies in bareback riding.

2023 Saddle Bronc Results

PlaceTotal ScoreContestant NameCityState
180.5Chance MastersLeonIA
279.0Clint FranksClarendonTX
¾75.0Byron GillilandTrempealeauWI
¾75.0Jay JoaquinSacatonAZ
569.0Trey WattsPalmyraMO
668.0T.J. Moore, Jr.LisbonIA

Bareback Riding

Ever ridden a jackhammer with one hand? That's what this event has been compared to. Riders hold on to a leather rigging that's secured with a cinch and aim for a wild, yet controlled ride with points earned by a back-and-forth spurring motion as the horse bucks. 

As in all roughstock events, half the score comes from the animal. No touching with the cowboy's free hand; any illegal contact results in no score.

2023 Bareback Riding Results

PlaceTotal ScoreContestant NameCityState
180.5Briar DittmerRunnellsIA
276.5Drew LindWeyauwegaWI
376.0Kyle BloomquistRaymondMN
474.0Tanner Wyatt PhillipsAltoonaIA
571.0Clay KieferCrestonIA
Steer Wrestling

Steer Wrestling

Ever had the guts to slide off a horse galloping at full speed and take down a 500-pound steer by the horns? These guys do. Stop the clock in four seconds or less, and you'll earn a nice check. As in all timed events, the animal gets a head start. 

Too much horsepower too soon will break the barrier and result in a 10-second penalty.

2023 Steer Wrestling Results

PlaceTimeContestant NameCityState
15.2Kyle EikeGlenarmIL
26.0Ty StandleyMarshalltownIA
37.6Ben KilburgLa MotteIA
410.5Grant Allen GansemerWall LakeIA
510.6Austin SchneiderBeetownWI
616.1Carson GoodLong ValleySD
 Team Roping

Team Roping

Let's play catch, partner. Two ropers, a header and a heeler, take off after a steer. After the header ropes the steer around the horns, he turns it so the heeler can rope both hind legs and complete the run. The world record is 3.3 seconds, faster than it took to read this. 

This event depends on two solid catches. Anything less and you don't get paid.

2023 Team Roping Results

PlaceTimeContestant NameCityState
15.9Dalton Turner
Clay Clayman
2/3/46.6Chris Coulter
Wade Pickerill
2/3/46.6Adam Rose
Gus Mosley
Mineral Wells
2/3/46.6Tye Casey
Hunter Reed Reed
58.7Jess Hume
Coy Lee Nelson
68.9Tyler Jackson
Josh Hamby
Tie Down

Tie-Down Roping

A cowboy throws his loop and catches a calf, then dismounts, sprints to the calf, and flanks it to the ground. As quickly as possible, he then ties any three legs together with a piggin' string and throws his hands in the air to stop the clock. 

Tie fast, and tie tightly. The calf has six seconds to stay put after the run. If it breaks free, then it's no time (and no cash either).

2023 Tie-Down Roping Results

PlaceTimeContestant NameCityState
112.2Blake AshAuroraMO
212.3Chance LockenReedsburgWI
312.8Justin KruegerKewaskumWI
412.9Lane HowardSheridanIL
514.0Coltin RauchEssexMT
615.4Josh KruegerSaukvilleWI
Barrel Racing

Barrel Racing

Horsepower in its truest sense. Time is the only thing that matters here, and these cowgirls and their horses have gotten so fast that champions are often decided by hundredths of a second. 

Don't topple a barrel, which results in a five-second penalty.

2023 Barrel Racing Results

PlaceTimeContestant NameCityState
113.97Tasia BehnkeMuscatineIA
213.98Cindy PatrickBrooksvilleFL
314.12Jillian ZaunMinneapolisMN
414.16McKayla ZimbauerHixtonWI
514.18Ronda CaseyPlymouthIN
614.19Stephanie McCreadyMarshalltownIA
714.21Kricket GintnerEau ClaireWI
814.22Emily GriffinSaint GeorgeKS
914.29Sissy WarrenGlenwoodIA
1014.30Jamie LenznerWausauWI
bull riding

Bull Riding

Maybe it was a bet. Maybe it was a dare. No one knows for sure which cowboy was crazy enough to ride a bucking bull for the first time. Today, there's a reason it's the last event at a rodeo. The sheer excitement of a 150-pound man vs. a 1,500-pound beast makes this the crowd favorite, hands down. 

Just hang on, but roughstock rules apply — hold on with one hand only. As with all roughstock events, style matters.