PRCA Board passes tie-down roping rule

The PRCA Board of Directors unanimously passed a tie-down roping rule change on March 10, per the suggestion of an ad-hoc committee consisting of tie-down roping contestants, rodeo committees, stock contractors and animal welfare representatives.

The new rule, effective June 1, 2015, gives rodeo committees the option of replacing the existing fine for a jerk-down in the event with a no-time.

Starting June 1, rodeo committees will opt in or out of the new rule in the approvals process. Committees opting in will be required to properly prepare the cattle for competition in accordance with Rule 8.6, under the supervision of the tie-down roping representative or his appointee.