Mayor Suthers and PRCA kick-off 100 Days to Inaugural NFR Open at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Launch) – The 100 days before the opening crawl of Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo | The NFR Open was delayed Monday morning in the city of Colorado Springs with PRCA Executive Director Tom Glause presenting Mayor John Suthers with a black Buckaroo Resistol ®chapeau.
The initial RAM-powered NFR Open at the Norris Penrose Event Center July 13-16 will be one of the biggest rodeos of the 2022 ProRodeo season, with $1 million in payouts to rivals, beasts, and other PRCA members.
(April 4) It Marks 100 days since the initial Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo | NFR Open and on behalf of the PRCA, I would like to thank you for embracing the NFR Open to Colorado Springs. This is our birthplace and so we’re proud to host the Open, Glause said.
We know it’s going to be a great rodeo and we look forward to drinking in style at the sport in Olympic City USA. The sport of rodeo has a place in the history of Colorado Springs and continues to have a place in the future of our megacity. Mayor Suthers said. Of note, Mayor Suthers’ father, William Suthers, was a service member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders. The Range Riders Association was formed to publicize and promote the rodeo and spark interest in the heritage of western Colorado Springs.
More than 200 rivals from each of the 12 U.S. Circuits (plus Canada) will compete in bareback riding, steer wrestling, platoon roping, gorge bronc riding, break roping, tie roping, barrel racing, and bull riding culminating in semi-finals and trials on Saturday the 16th. July, when the public will top the circuit of champions.