Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rodeo World Champions and other top rodeo athletes committed to 2016 ERA tour

BOERNE, TX (September 24, 2015) – Although the ERA is disappointed in the recent decisions of PRCA leadership, the ERA is working to ensure that the top rodeo athletes in the world will continue to participate at professional rodeos across the country. The ERA and its athletes are committed to the sport of rodeo, its fans, and are determined to grow the sport. They want to assure fans that these newest bylaws will not affect in anyway the vision of the ERA and making rodeo better for future generations. As mentioned in a September 15th ERA Athlete announcement, the ERA Tour will be the athlete’s primary focus for their 2016 rodeo seasons. However, they want to reassure fans that they will still be competing at traditional rodeo events during the 2016 season, but have elected to not participate in other tour-formatted events. Their focus and commitment is fueled by their desire to leave the sport better than they found it. For the first time in rodeo history, the sport of rodeo and its top athletes will be showcased on a national stage with ERA’s partnership with FOX Sports. As is the case with other professional sports, this increased exposure will enhance the sport and its participation at all levels. Ultimately providing more opportunities for current and future rodeo athletes. Information about the 2016 tour including the announcement of the tour roster, event dates and details on the qualification system will be coming soon and will be released.  Press Release 

 For those not familiar with all this the ERA website is here.  Also see:

Tryan, Brazile among 42 world champs launching new rodeo association

The Elite Rodeo Association: The Future of Rodeo?

Elite Rodeo Athletes Announce FOX Sports Deal

PRCA fires back at new Elite Rodeo Athletes tour, vows to terminate memberships

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