Jan 8, 2014 8:15 PM by Bill Folsom
A long list of champion rodeo riders say they plan to sever ties with the Colorado Springs based Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association. The group of 140 competitors say they are uniting to protect their sport. Multi-year World Champion Trevor Brazile says, "We appreciate what the PrCA has done for the sport in the past, but at this point we feel the time has come for the top contestants to be more involved in the future or our sport."
The move comes after recent failed negotiations where the competitors asked PRCA leaders for a change of rules and bylaws. In a written release about the negotiations the PRCA says the "timing did not allow for the necessary vetting and research to be done in order to make legally sound, informed business decisions greatly affecting the entire membership." They say the asked for more time, but the contestants said no. The PRCA has more than 6,000 members.