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News and Notes from the Rodeo Trail

by Tracy Renck | Mar 11, 2019

PRCA Stat of the Week: 34,000

According to NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, the estimated number of volunteers who help at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. RodeoHouston concludes March 16.

What to Watch For

RodeoHouston, a ProRodeo Tour rodeo, which began Feb. 25 will continue to be livestreamed. The schedule is as follows: March 11-15, 6:45 p.m. (CT); March 16, 2:45 p.m. (CT).


RodeoHouston will be televised by FOX Sports Southwest. The live schedule will be as follows: March 13, Super Series Semifinals 1, 7 p.m. (CT); March 14, Super Series Semifinals 2, 7 p.m. (CT); March 15, Super Series Wild Card, 7 p.m. (CT); March 16, RodeoHouston Super Series Championship, 3 p.m. (CT).  ProRodeo Hall of Fame announcer Bob Tallman anchors the network’s live coverage alongside four-time PRCA Announcer of the Year Boyd Polhamus and Andy Seiler.



ProRodeo Live with Steve Kenyon

Southeastern Livestock Expo Rodeo, Montgomery, Ala., March 14-15, 7 p.m. (CT); March 16, 2 p.m.; March 16, 7 p.m. (CT).


News & Notes from the rodeo trail

 The 2019 Wrangler NFR will be here before we know it. Will you be there Dec. 5-14? Last week, the PRCA unveiled its logo for the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Here’s the link to find out more:


There is an upcoming PRCA Rodeo Day camp in Red Bluff, Calif. The camp is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PT) on March 23. All abilities welcome for ages 8 and up. Registration required at


Thomas Gorman Peterson, a former PRCA bull rider and PRCA judge, passed away March 4. He was 60. Peterson won the average at the Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo in 1983. Peterson was born May 29, 1958, in Deadwood S.D. He was adopted by Gorman and May Peterson and brought to Timber Lake, S.D., to begin his life in his new home. Peterson attended Timber Lake High School where he excelled in football and rodeo. Peterson bought his PRCA card in 1978. He earned $56,519 in his rodeo career. Peterson continued competing into the early 1990s. After he retired from bull riding, he moved to Bryan, Texas, and began his PRCA judging career. Peterson moved back to Rapid City in the mid-2000s for a few years and then to Aberdeen, S.D. Peterson continued being a rodeo official part time, as well as a worker for the 3M Corporation. Peterson was preceded in death by his parents, Gorman and May Peterson, and uncle and aunt, Pat and Garnet Peterson. He is survived by his wife, Marty, their children Tyler, Tobi and Tara; His brother, Jerry (Marla) Peterson; nieces, Shay Peterson and Rachel Peterson. Peterson’s funeral will be March 12 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake, S.D. The service begins at 11 a.m. (MT).


Next Up

March 11       RodeoHouston (Texas) continues

March 13       Division 2 Xtreme Bulls, Mercedes, Texas

March 14       Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo, Mercedes, Texas, begins

March 14       Southeastern Livestock Expo Rodeo, XBull Fight, Montgomery, Ala., begins

March 14       Southeastern Livestock Expo Rodeo, Montgomery, Ala., begins

March 15       North MS PRCA Rodeo, Corinth, Miss., begins

March 15       Magnolia (Ark.) Stampede, begins

March 15       Goliad (Texas) County Fair & PRCA Rodeo begins

March 15       Florida Gateway Pro Rodeo, Lake City, Fla., begins

March 15       Roots N Boots Queen Creek (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo begins

March 16       Rodeo Austin (Texas) ProRodeo Tour Rodeo begins

March 17       Rodeo Saltillo (Mexico) Expo Fest




2019 PRCA | RAM World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through March 11, 2019



Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas



Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba



Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.



Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.



Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas



Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah



Tyson Durfey, Brock, Texas



Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas



Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.





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