The first full PRCA performance is Military Appreciation Day, Saturday, January 28, 2017.~ Sutton Rodeos
First weekend of arena action highlights Rodeo Rapid City - January 27, 2017
RAPID CITY, SD – The first weekend of stock show features some of the best and most diverse arena action to be seen in any one location. Rodeo Rapid City produced by Sutton Rodeos comes out swinging with the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour on Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017. These are two exciting performances of 40 top PRCA bull riding contestants competing against 40 of the top bulls in the world for over $36,000 in prize money.
Rodeo Rapid City brings a little bit of something for everyone says Steve Sutton of Sutton Rodoes, producers of the event.
The first full PRCA rodeo in the lineup is the annual Military Appreciation Performance that gets underway at 1:30pm. One of the top PRCA rodeos in the nation, nominated 17 times as PRCA’s “Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year”, and winning the designation twice, opens its doors to enlisted military and family at discounted ticket prices as a show of support for their service and sacrifice.
Rodeo personnel will feature the most decorated Barrelman in PRCA history, superstar Keith Isley. Also there to entertain the crowd is ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner, Loop Rawlins, an award winning Wild West performer.
On the mic will be Wayne Brooks, four-time PRCA Announcer of the Year. With a deep well of rodeo knowledge, Brooks announces hundreds of events throughout the year; from the Indian National Finals to Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo. Like many announcers, his rodeo career began in the arena as a contestant in rough stock. His broadcasting background has proven invaluable in rodeo promotion and sponsor recognition. Combining these experiences, Brooks creates an announcing style that is both informative and entertaining.
Before the weekend is out, there is the opportunity to watch some of the best up and coming talent in the sport when the 20X High School Showcase welcomes hundreds of the top high school rodeo athletes in South Dakota. The event - created by Steve and Kim Sutton - is a favorite among rodeo team scouts who come in from across the country to watch for the caliber of talent they want to add to their collegiate programs.
The popular performance gets underway Sunday, January 29th at 1:00pm in the Barnett Arena at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.