Featuring 30 years of RNCFR All-Around Champions
It’s a big year for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo as we celebrate 30 years of rodeo!
The very first circuit finals rodeo was held in Pocatello, Idaho back in 1987, where it stayed until 2010. The RNCFR was then relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2011. Then in 2014, the RNCFR moved once again, this time to Guthrie, Oklahoma. Finally, in 2015, the RNCFR was moved to Kissimmee, Florida where it is still hosted today.
In honor of our 30th anniversary, we thought it would be quite fun to bust out the old record books and take a glance back at 30 years of our RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo All-Around Champions. An all-around champion is defined by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as the most talented and versatile cowboy in the sport. The PRCA cowboy who wins the most prize money in a year while competing in at least two events, earning a minimum of $3,000 in each event, wins the world all-around championship. In this case, what holds true for the world title also holds true for the circuit final titlists.
RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo All-Around Champions
1987 – There was no official All-Around Champion recorded this year
1988 – There was no official All-Around Champion recorded this year
1989 – Lewis Feild, from the Wilderness Circuit
1990 – Joe Parson, from the Turquoise Circuit
1991 – Dee Pickett, from the Wilderness Circuit
1992 – Dan Mortensen, from the Montana Circuit
1995 – Speed Williams, from the Southeastern Circuit
1996 – Brian Fulton, from the Badlands Circuit
1997 – Tony Currin, from the Columbia River Circuit
1998 – Brad Goodrich, from the Columbia River Circuit
1999 – Fred Boettcher, from the Great Lakes Circuit
2001 – Felipe Aragon, from the Turquoise Circuit
2002 – Kyle Whitaker, from the Prairie Circuit
2003 – Carmine Nastri, from the First Frontier Circuit
2004 – Tie: Wade Kreutzer & Ryan Zurcher both from the Mountain States Circuit
2005 – Ryan Jarrett, from the Southeastern Circuit
2006 – J.W. Harris, from the Texas Circuit
2008 – Kyle Whitaker, from the Great Lakes Circuit
2009 – Clovis Crane, from the First Frontier Circuit
2010 – Ryan Gray, from the Columbia River Circuit
2011 – Seth Murphy, from the Badlands Circuit
2012 – Clay Cowan, from the Badlands Circuit
2013 – Shane Erickson, from the Columbia River Circuit
2014 – There was no All-Around Champion this year.
2016 – Yet to be determined!