2019 PRCA Rule Book

CHAPTER 8 ** NATIONAL FINALS RODEO AND NFR COMMITTEE ** B8.0 General. There shall be held annually a National Finals Rodeo (“NFR”) in each of the following events: bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping and steer roping. The NFR shall be directed and produced by the National Finals Rodeo Committee. The National Finals Steer Roping may be held annually as an event separate from the NFR. If held separately, the National Finals Steer Roping may be held on such different dates and at such different location from the dates and location of the NFR as may from time to time be approved by the PRCA Board of Directors. Unless the context otherwise requires, all references herein to the National Finals Rodeo or NFR shall be deemed to include the National Finals Steer Roping. B8.1.1 Number of Contestants. Fifteen contestants per event shall be allowed to compete at the NFR in the events of bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping. Fifteen teams shall be allowed to compete in the team roping. B8.1.2 Qualification of Contestants. The top 15 Contestant Card Members, as ranked by the Official PRCA Standings, in each of bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping shall be the “NFR Qualifiers” in each event, and shall be the NFR contestants provided such NFR Qualifiers confirm their participation in the NFR pursuant to Section B8.1.5 and are Financially Eligible and Competition Eligible at the time of confirmation. If a NFR Qualifier is unable to compete in the NFR, the next highest ranked Contestant Card Member shall be invited to compete in the NFR, provided he is Financially Eligible and Competition Eligible. This process shall be repeated until the requisite number of contestants have confirmed participation in an event. B8.1.3 Team Roping. The top 15 Contestant Card Member headers and B8.1 Qualification of Contestants.

NATIONAL FINALS RODEO & NFR COMMITTEE

top 15 Contestant Card Member Heelers in the team roping, as ranked by the Official PRCAStandings, shall be the NFRQualifiers in team roping, provided such Qualifiers confirm their participation in the NFR pursuant to Section B8.1.5 and are Financially Eligible and Competition Eligible at the time of confirmation. (See Bylaw B8.1.5 for procedure to fill one or more spots where an NFR Team Roping Qualifier is unable to compete.)

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