Days of ‘76, Black Hills Roundup Rodeos nominated for PRCA awards
The Days of ‘76 Rodeo was nominated to receive the PRCA Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year award for 2019.
The Black Hills Roundup Rodeo was nominated in the Medium Outdoor Rodeo category.
Last year was the first time the Days of ‘76 Rodeo fell into the “large outdoor rodeo” category, but it has been honored as the small or medium rodeo of the year 18 times in the past.
“We take it as an honor to be mentioned among those five rodeos,” said Days of ’76 rodeo chairman Terry Caudill in the Rapid City Journal. “Just receiving the nomination is great recognition for us.”
“It’s all volunteer members of our committee that are out there opening the chutes and the gates and doing all the things in the arena that a lot of rodeos contract out, Caudill said. “We’re a working rodeo committee.”
The winners for each category will be announced at the PRCA Awards Banquet at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Dec. 4, according to PRCA.
Below are all of the nominees in all of the categories:
Announcer of the Year
Dress Act of the Year
Bobby Kerr – Mustangs riding in car
Haley Ganzel – The Cowgirl Sweethearts – Roman & Trick Riding
Madison MacDonald – Magic in Motion – Trick Riding
Rider Kiesner – Trick roping, gun spinning, whips
Tomas Garcilazo – Horsemanship & Rope Artistry
Clown of the Year
Bullfighter of the Year
(Note there are 6 due to a tie)
Comedy Act of the Year
Music Director of the Year
Jill Loden Franzen
Josh Hambone Hilton
Randy Stretch Mayer
Photographer of the Year
Stock Contracting Firm of the Year
Cervi Championship Rodeo
Pete Carr Pro Rodeo
Powder River Rodeo
Stace Smith Pro Rodeos
Secretary of the Year
Timer of the Year
Pick Up Man of the Year
Shawn Too Tall Calhoun
(Please note that there are 6 nominees rather than 5 due to a tie. They will all be on the final ballot)
Small Rodeo of the Year
Coulee City, WA
Medium Rodeo of the Year
Belle Fourche, SD
Estes Park, CO
Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year
Fort Worth, TX
San Antonio, TX
Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year
Dodge City, KS
Pendleton, OR F
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