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Professional Roughstock Series

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The Professional Roughstock Series (PRS) was an American rodeo organization based in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, United States. It featured American rodeo's three "roughstock" events: bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.

History

The organization was founded in 2001. Though in its earliest years it was composed of a few annual stand-alone events, it was eventually formed into a formal sporting league. 12 bareback riders, 12 saddle bronc riders and 12 bull riders were included in each event. They each payed an entry fee to compete. All competitors competed in the first round. the top 4 riders in each category then moved on to the championship round to determine the event champions with the two highest scores.

When the regular season ended, the top 12 riders in each event based on points would qualify for the PRS world finals. The top riders based on overall points for the year were crowned the PRS world champions. The first world finals event took place in 2012 in Salina, Kansas. The second world finals took place in Rapid City, South Dakota. The third world finals also took place in Rapid City. The fourth world finals was scheduled to take place in Amarillo, Texas.

In October 2015, the Professional Roughstock Series announced on its website that it would suspend operations. It was due to the loss of financial backing and the inexperience of leadership that finally was its ultimate demise.

References

Professional Roughstock Series Wikipedia


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