COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 1) – The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) announced on Aug. 1 that the inaugural Permit Finals will take place Oct. 7-9 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.
The Permit Finals, hosted by the Heart O’ Texas Committee, will consist of the top 10 permit holders in their respective events.
Contestants will compete in nine events in Waco, including breakaway roping and barrel racing, in three go-rounds for a purse of more than $100,000.
“The Permit Finals creates another opportunity for our young, up-and-coming contestants to showcase their skills as they prepare to take the next step in their ProRodeo careers,” PRCA CEO Tom Glause said. “We are excited for this partnership with the Heart O’ Texas committee and can’t think of a better place to have this event than in Waco, Texas.”
“For 70 years we have enjoyed ProRodeo at the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo,” said Wes Allison, President and CEO of Extraco Events Center. “We are proud to continue our partnership with PRCA and the wonderful relationship when it comes to new opportunities. The PRCA Permit Finals represents another great chance for us to provide for the contestants and bring championship rodeo back to Waco. We believe in the future of ProRodeo and look forward to hosting the PRCA Permit Finals for many years to come.”
The top five finishers in the inaugural Permit Finals advance to the Permit Challenge Dec. 1 in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel & Casino during Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and Bull Sale.
The PRCA has approximately 1,700 permit holders, which is more than the association has ever had. This event is another step toward securing a strong foundation for PRCA membership moving forward.