This week is always an exciting one for the athletes, contractors and specialty acts in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. Everyone has voted and the official counts are in for who has received the nominations for the year end awards. As we head into the final stages of dwindling rodeo performances all eyes quickly focus on the upcoming 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. We also find out who will be working the prestigious event this coming December in Las Vegas, Nevada!
Earlier this morning the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association announced those that are in the running for the end of the year awards and who are up for the chance to perform at the WNFR. The anticipation and excitement of this time of year can be felt among every member as the nomination ballots were filled out and sent back to the headquarters offices. After a long month wait the announcements were happening all across social media along with the official statement from the PRCA powers that be.
The 2016 Year End Awards Nominees Are:
Announcer: Bullfighter: Clown: Comedy Act: Dress Act:
Wayne Brooks Clay Heger John Harrison John Harrison Bobby Kerr
Randy Corley Nathan Jestes Keith Isley Keith Isley One Arm Bandit&Co
Mike Mathis Brandon Loden Gizmo McCracken Gizmo McCracken Riata Ranch Cowgirls
Boyd Polhamus Dusty Tuckness Justin Rumford Troy Lerwill Rider Kiesner
Andy Stewart Cody Webster Cody Sosebee Cody Sosebee Tomas Garcilazo
Along with the above mentioned nominees are those in the categories of Pick-up Man, Secretary and Stock Contractor. All of us within the professional rodeo industry knows that we can not do what we love to do without these very special people that make things run smooth all across the nation. That being said voting also took place to determine who would win the categories of Small, Medium, Large Indoor and Large Outdoor Rodeos of the Year.
Congratulations goes out to all nominees and all of us here at the Rodeo Round Up with each and every one of you the best of luck. Saying that be sure to follow all of the happenings around Las Vegas associated with the 10-day Wrangler National Finals Rodeo as we will be live on site to give you all the news, interviews and round by round coverage and recaps. It will be fun to see who will win the chance of a lifetime to perform inside of the Thomas & Mack Arena this coming December!
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