New WRCA Ranch Rodeo
Kaycee, Wyoming, will host a new WRCA Rodeo.
June 10, 2017
Working Ranch Cowboys Association is excited to announce the addition of the Kaycee Ranch Rodeo in Kaycee, Wyoming, as the newest WRCA-sanctioned ranch rodeo. The Kaycee Ranch Rodeo committee will produce its 5th Annual Powder River “Let’er Buck” Ranch Rodeo on July 15, and it will be officially sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association.
Activities begin on July 14 at Harold Jarrard Park in Kaycee, with a youth goat roping, dinner, brewfest and an open team penning. On July 15, the fun continues at 8 a.m. with the Jaycees Dutch-Oven Cook-off and runs up to rodeo time at 5:30 p.m. Ranch rodeo events will be ranch bronc riding, trailer loading, branding, doctoring and the crowd-favorite wild-cow milking.
“We are honored to have the Kaycee Ranch Rodeo as part of our sanctioned rodeo family,” said Leman Wall, WRCA manager. “This is now the second sanctioned ranch rodeo in Wyoming. We have the Upper North Platte Rodeo in Encampment, and the Kaycee Ranch Rodeo helps further our reach into the northern part of the state, giving even more ranches the opportunity to compete.”
Winning ranch teams at each WRCA-sanctioned ranch rodeo earn an invitation to compete at the WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo November 9-12, 2017, in Amarillo. Tickets for the 22nd annual event went on sale June 1. For more information or to buy your tickets visit www.wrca.org.
In March 1995, a group of people from across the western United States created the Working Ranch Cowboys Association to promote ranching and to preserve the lifestyle of the ranch cowboy. WRCA produces the World Championship Ranch Rodeo as a means to showcase the skills of the working ranch cowboy and to raise money for the WRCA Foundation. The foundation provides financial assistance in the form of scholarship and crisis funding to working ranch cowboys and their family members. There are currently 32 youth on scholarship and WRCF has provided more than $3.5 million in assistance. For more information visit wrca.org.