(Dakota Radio Group News – Pierre, SD) South Dakota will play a role in deciding who makes it to the National Finals Rodeo next year (2023).
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will have athletes competing in the Governor’s Cup/CINCH Playoffs Sept. 28-30, 2023, at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The event will provide the last opportunity for ProRodeo athletes to qualify for the NFR.
Rorey Lemmel, the general manager of the CINCH Playoffs in Sioux Falls, says participants will be vying for over $1 million in prize money. He says in addition to bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding, breakaway roping will be held at the Cinch Playoffs. The contestants will include the top four finishers from each event at the Cinch Playoffs in Puyallup, Washington, and the top eight out of the standings of the Playoff Series presented by Pendleton Whisky. The Top 15 athletes in the PRCA | RAM World Standings in each event will qualify for the NFR.
Gov. Kristi Noem says she’s “excited to celebrate our state sport with the final qualifying competition before the National Finals Rodeo.”
The Cinch Playoffs will air on The Cowboy Channel and stream on the PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App. For more information, visit cowboychannelplus.com.