COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 24, 2021) – The PRCA’s Jr. NFR will not be held in 2022. This announcement was made by the PRCA as part of a sweeping decision to not offer Jr. Rodeo memberships or future Jr. NFR qualifiers after the conclusion of the 2021 season.
After creating the Jr. Rodeo membership organization in 2019, the PRCA has determined it will not continue with the program and will instead work to support existing organizations in youth rodeo. The popular PRCA Rodeo Camps that are hosted by local rodeo committees and other organizations will continue to be supported and expanded by the PRCA. These camps offer an introduction to the sport of rodeo with instruction and discussion, but without actual competition on site.
The PRCA remains committed to supporting youth activities in rodeo.
“We understand the disappointment that this announcement may bring to many youth competitors,” said Tom Glause, Interim CEO of the PRCA, “and we encourage all our Jr. Rodeo members to continue their youth rodeo development through the upcoming PRCA Rodeo Camps being hosted by several PRCA rodeo committees.”
Glause further referenced two upcoming PRCA rodeo Camps this weekend in San Bernardino, Calif., and Omaha, Neb., where the youth athletes will receive instruction from world champion cowboys Charles Sampson, Will Lowe and Tom Reeves.
For Jr. Rodeo members who purchased memberships for the previously cancelled 14-Under National Championship in Kansas City, that event will not be rescheduled. You can apply for a membership refund by visiting www.jrrodeo.org and filling out the refund form.
For Jr. Rodeo members who purchased 2021 Jr. Rodeo memberships after the 2021 Jr. NFR in July with the hopes of qualifying for the 2022 Jr. NFR, you can apply for a membership refund by visiting www.jrrodeo.org and filling out the refund form.
For any Jr. Rodeo members who purchased 2022 Jr. Rodeo memberships, you can apply for a membership refund by visiting www.jrrodeo.org and filling out the refund form.
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