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Spur’n S Rodeo Co. wrangles up weekend-event success

Rodeo clown and talented Cowboys pause for a photo during the annual Johnson County Championship rodeo presented by Spur’n S Rodeo Company. The event proved to be a great success and is looking forward to returning next year. Photo by Rita Hewett

By Tamas Mondovics
Editor

Thanks to a large crowd of fans, the annual Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Mountain Heritage Rodeo was once again a great success.
Young and old supported the event during held last weekend at the Chamber Park on Highway 67W outside of Mountain City, which is now dubbed as the largest yearly event in the area.
Gates opened at 6 p.m. on Friday as the bleachers quickly filled to capacity
for the Rodeo to begin at 8 p.m.
The nationally renowned Spur’n S Rodeo Company did not disappoint, as it has once again presented a list of talented cowboys that kicked off the show with some bucking horseback riding.
Rodeo events of the evening included bronco riding, calf roping, steer wrangling, and bull riding.
As expected of the western-style entertainment and sportsmanship, cowboys were routinely hurled off their steeds after a valiant effort
to hang on as long as
possible.
In the United States, professional rodeos are governed and sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), while other associations govern children’s, high school, collegiate, semi-professional and senior rodeos.
Associations also exist for Native Americans and other minority groups.
The traditional season for competitive rodeo runs from spring through fall, while the modern professional rodeo circuit runs longer, and concludes with the PRCA National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nevada, held every December.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is the largest rodeo organization in the world. It sanctions events in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, with members from said countries, as well as
others. Its championship event is the National Finals Rodeo.
The PRCA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.
The organization was reportedly created in 1936 when a group of cowboys walked out of a rodeo at
Boston Garden to protest
the actions of rodeo promoter W.T. Johnson, who refused to add the cowboys’ entry fees to the rodeo’s total purse.
For more information abut Spur’n S Rodeo Company, please visit www.spurnsrodeo.com.