2020 PRCA Annual Report
PRCA Athlete Development and Welfare continues to work with organizations to develop the future of professional rodeo by encouraging youth to participate. The PRCA works with rodeo committees to educate and host programs about the many ways individuals can get involved. ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT
Jr. Rodeo, the PRCA’s youth association, was announced at the 2019 Wrangler NFR. Jr. Rodeo:
• Strives to thoroughly prepare young cowboys and cowgirls for a career in the sport. • Pillars: Education, fundamental skills and competition. • Serves competitors ages 8-19 and offers various membership opportunities. • Memberships include an online membership
card, entry to Jr. Rodeo camps, sponsor promotions, a ProRodeo Hall of Fame student membership and Jr. Rodeo swag
PRCA Jr. Rodeo photo
The inaugural Cowboy Channel Jr. NFR took place March 3-7, 2020, at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Jr. NFR was televised live on The Cowboy Channel March 7 and each of the nine event winners, who were between the ages of 14-19, won at least $10,000. CHAMPIONS: Keenan Hayes , Hayden, Colo., Bareback Riding Jade Kenney , Canyon, Texas, Breakaway Roping Trevor Hale , Perryton, Texas, Tie-down Roping Gus Gaillard , Morse, Texas, Saddle Bronc Riding Cayden Harmon , Stephenville, Texas, Team Roping (heading) Hayden Powell , Rogers, N.M., Team Roping (heeling) John Mayes , Welsh, La., Steer Wrestling Patton Ann Lynch , Crawford, Texas, Barrel Racing Caden Bunch , Tahlequah, Okla., Bull Riding
MISSION: To provide fundamental learning to attract kids to rodeo and chase their dreams in and out of the arena.
In 2020, Jr. Rodeo hosted camps at the following events:
•Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo •San Antonio/ Hidden Springs Youth Ranch •National Little Britches Finals Rodeo •National High School Finals Rodeo
If you would like to host a Jr. Rodeo camp, please contact Ellen Cart at 719-528-4723.
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