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Faith Stock Show Matched Bronc Ride becomes PRCA sanctioned


F.Ganje - August 2, 2018

FAITH, SD – Some call it ‘the middle of nowhere.’ Others – those who really know – call it the ‘Prairie Oasis.’ And it’s here where South Dakota’s oldest, continuous rodeo is playing to its 108th year.

With the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA), adding single events like matched bronc rides to it’s year-end points tally, the pot just got a whole lot sweeter for the PRCA Faith Match Bronc Ride, Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Producer Rory Lemmel says you can come to a small town for a big time.

“This will count towards the PRCA World Standings-Faith is a stop,” says Lemmel, who adds, “This is kind of funny. Taos Muncy, Corona, NM, won the first every bronc match at Faith. He hasn’t been back since because he had to be where the NFR qualifying points were.  But now this counts towards the NFR so he’s entered again along with Deke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, his travelling partner. Zeke won the World a couple of years ago and I think he’s sitting second or third right now.” He continues, “It’s kind of fun to have those big names come back to Faith.”

The bronc match in Faith is considered one of the best in the country.  Lemmel says one of the reasons behind that is developing an event that presents professional stock and cowboys competing side by side with new talent – both the two and four legged kind.

“Faith, SD, has really been the starting ground for a lot of livestock, cowboys and contract personnel who have come here and then made their way on to the big stage.”

Lemmel describes what and who the thousands of spectators who pack the grandstands, can expect to watch at this year’s Faith Match Bronc Ride with $15,000 added money. “Our short-round looks like a short round at the NFR, “ he says.

And the former rodeo champion always adds a little surprise for the crowds. “We always have a surprise event that’s a little bit different and looks about half-dangerous,” he laughs.

The 108th Faith Stock Show runs Tuesday, August 7, 2017 through Sunday, August 12, 2017.  See schedules and more information on Facebook.

“I promise for the price of a ticket, you’ll be as much entertained at the PRCA Faith Matched Bronc Ride as any professional rodeo you go to,” says Lemmel.

See more about the Match Bronc Ride and Faith Stock Show & Rodeo on line at www.faithsd.com and also on Facebook.

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