The Daddy Of Them All Tops This Week’s PRCA Headlines


Wyoming has been the main focal point of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association as the “Daddy Of Them All”, The Cheyenne Frontier Days, made its way back home during the month of July.  Many cowboys and cowgirls ,who are members of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, compete to take home huge paychecks which skyrocket them up the world standings leader boards on their way to the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December in Las Vegas.

This year’s event champions include both seasoned veterans and virtual professional rodeo unknowns which provided fans in attendance a very exciting 10 days of rodeo action.  All seven of the traditional rodeo events were on display along with the wild antics of the wild horse races and various other entertainment.  Not only was the rodeo action fantastic this year but the nightly musical entertainment was nothing more than top notch throughout the festivities for the 2016 edition of the Cheyenne Frontier Days!


2016 Cheyenne Frontier Days Championship Saddles

Photo Credit:  Cheyenne Frontier Days

After a straight ten days of competition there were eight contestants that would reign supreme as the 2016 “Daddy Of Them All” champions.  Those that would take home event crowns at this year’s event, like in years past, set themselves up for some huge paydays and an almost guaranteed trip to Las Vegas in December.  That being said even though there was a mix of veterans and up and coming superstars it was evident that some of the most iconic names were absent from this year’s competition as the new ERA organization was formed.

This year’s event champions include a Canadian cowboy Orin Larsen who would take home the bareback riding title and a cool $16,331 for his efforts.  In the steer wrestling event it would be a cowboy from my home state of Minnesota that would take home the win as J.D. Struxness takes home $15,583 and pads his qualification towards the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  Team Ropers Tyler Wade and Dakota Kirchenschlager are crowned champions and take home $17,261 each.  Seasoned veteran Jacobs Crawley took home the saddle bronc event title while Jerome Schneeberger would take home over $11,000 and the tie-down roping championship.  Young up and coming barrel racing superstar Tillar Murray would win her first Cheyenne Frontier Days championship title and over $16,000.  In the bull riding it would be Idaho cowboy Roscoe Jarboe who would gain the event title while Colorado cowboy J.D. Yates rose above all others to take home the all-around title and a little check in the amount of $24,351 to go along with it!

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