Where are your Kissimmee RAM national rodeo champions ranked now?
We are rapidly approaching the season for our PRCA regional circuit finals that kick off in September! Our cowboys and cowgirls have been working hard trying to win as many rodeos as they can, attend their required number of rodeos per PRCA rules, and earn their chance to qualify to compete at their regional circuit finals rodeo. Overall, contestants hope to win their events at their regional circuit final rodeos and move on to the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in March! Whew, that’s a lot! For these contestants, this is no easy feat!
Do you want to know where your reigning RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo champions are sitting today in the PRCA RAM Circuit standings? Let’s find out!
Hailing from the Badlands Circuit team ropers, Logan Olson (header) is ranked number 7 in the standings, and his teammate, Matt Kasner (heeler) is ranked number 2. With the Badlands Circuit taking place October 5-7, 2018 in Minot, ND, we will have to see if they hold their place or move up in the standings!
In the California Circuit, your reigning RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo All-Around Champion, Ryle Smith, is ranked 4th on the leaderboard. Since he is the all-around champion, that means he competes in two or more rodeo events. Within the steer wrestling competition in his circuit, he sits 5th in the standings, and for tie-down roping, he is currently sitting 4th in the standings. The California Circuit Finals Rodeo kicks off October 5-6, 2018 in Lancaster, CA. Will he make a return visit to compete in Kissimmee?
Parker Breding of the Montana Circuit is your reigning two-time RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Bull Riding Champion. Within his circuit, he is currently ranked number 1! He’s on a mission to win big at the next Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo taking place January 11-13, 2019 in Great Falls, MT.
From the great state of Texas, Tuff Cooper is ranked 2nd in the all-around competition and ranked 3rd in the steer roping competition. Tuff took home the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Tie-Down Roping title back in April. The Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo takes place December 27-29, 2018 in Waco, TX. Cheer him on all the way back to Kissimmee!
Another contestant coming out of the Texas Circuit is our reining saddle bronc champion, Isaac Diaz. Isaac is currently ranked 3rd in his circuit standings. In the final round at the RAM NCFR, Isaac and Jacobs Crawley tied for the win. Jacobs was offered a re-ride. Having taken the re-ride, it didn’t work out in his favor, and Isaac took the title!
From the Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo, reigning RAM NCFR champion Mason Clements is currently ranked number 4 in the standings. We spoke to Mason recently, and he is highly motivated to make it back to Kissimmee! At the last RAM NCFR, he tied for the win on his final ride with reining saddle bronc world champion Tim O’Connell. It came to a judges vote, and Mason won! You can watch Mason compete at the Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo on November 1-3, 2018 in Heber City, UT.
The PRCA RAM Circuit standings are ever-changing based on the rodeos each cowboy or cowgirl has won. Whoever wins the most money moves up in the standings. Seems easy enough, but don’t be fooled. Earning that money means late nights, long hauls, and steep competition for those dollars.