Eight new RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo champions will be crowned at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee in just three weeks (April 3-4), and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association wants everyone to come see the competition.
Event champions from the 12 regional circuits, as well as their year-end winners, have been invited to the Silver Spurs Arena to compete for the title of RAM national champion. Big prize money is up for grabs and well as a truck-load of goodies — literally. Event winners receive a $20,000 voucher for a new RAM truck, a Polaris RANGER UTV vehicle, a pair of exotic boots from Justin Boots, trophy saddle from Cactus Saddlery, and a Montana Silversmith buckle in addition to their cash winnings.
The contestants who qualify to compete here compete in two preliminary rounds of the rodeo. The top eight contestants from each event advance to the semifinal round on April 4 at 1 p.m., and the slate of scores is wiped clean. The top four move on to the final round at 7:30 p.m. on April 4 – a sudden-death competition that determines the national circuit champion in each of seven events: saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, and barrel racing.
Not only will the rodeo honor its regional champions, it will honor servicemen and women and first responders, who will get free admission for the April 3 performance at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from $20-85 for adults and $10-15 for ages 3-12 and can be purchased at the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during other ticketed events), by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com.