Today the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association sent shock waves throughout the professional rodeo community by announcing some very interesting bylaw changes that are set to take effect starting in the 2016 season. These huge and timely changes are, in my mind, a direct response to the joint statement made by the newly formed Elite Rodeo Athletes association and their top tier athletes, contractors and staff. It is very interesting how the actual wording of the bylaw changes are stated and what that will mean to all involved, from the top level folks and animals all the way down to the virtual unknowns.
The PRCA’s Board Of Directors And Chairman Karl Stressman
Just a few short hours ago the announcement came down that some of the PRCA’s bylaws were changed after a meeting by the association’s Board of Directors. These four bylaw changes will make every person and animal in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association choose a side and literally “part the waters” going into the upcoming years as each one chooses who to stand behind. It will be very tense as the 2015 season winds down and the “superbowl” of professional rodeo commences this December as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo comes to Las Vegas, Nevada once again. Will this be the last year that many of your favorite contestants will ever be a part of the big show? Who knows but what we do know is it is not too late to get your ticket to this year’s WNFR just in case. What do you mean you may be asking …. well let us here at the Rodeo Round Up break the announcement down into terms that everyone can understand.
1. The first by law change reads as such:
B184.108.40.206 Definition of Conflicting Rodeo Association.
I do not read #4 the same as you do. I believe the athlete can still be a member and compete in various associations, he/she just cannot be a officer, employee, owner or investor in another association.
Jason Hetland says
Very true Ryan…. it can be taken many ways … I know a,lot of other associations have other PRCA members that are their boards as well. It will be very interesting to say the least when it comes down to crunch time!! … thanks for the comment.