About this year’s Rodeo of Champions

The 81st annual Elk City Rodeo of Champions will be held August 30-31-September 1, 2019.
This rodeo, which entertains 14,000 people each year, is more than just a rodeo competition.  It’s a celebration of the western lifestyle.

Some of the best rodeo talent in the world competes in Elk City each year, world champions and the “young guns” as well. The rodeo is sanctioned by the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, and with more than $62,000 up for grabs, cowboys and cowgirls make Elk City a stop during their rodeo travels, trying to win as much as they can, to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo.

Tickets for the rodeo go on sale in mid-August.  Ticket outlets are Circle A Western Wear (580-225-7363), and Doug Gray Dodge (580-225-3005). They can also be purchased at the gate. 

Entertaining at the 2019 rodeo will be rodeo clown Justin Rumford.  Specialty act is Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey. Chuck Swisher, Dover, Okla., and Weston Rutkowski, Cleburne, Texas are bullfighters for the rodeo.
Wayne Brooks, Lampasas, Texas, will call the play by play action.  This will be his tenth year in Elk City.

The bucking horses and bulls are provided by Beutler and Son Rodeo. The Beutler family has been bringing their livestock to town since the rodeo started in 1929. 

With $40,000 in purse money, the Rodeo of Champions is the third largest rodeo in the state, only behind Guymon and Lawton.  The high amount of money to be won attracts champion contestants, which makes for a great show for fans.

The Rodeo of Champions is proud to have Doug Gray Dodge as its title sponsor.  Doug Gray has been a loyal supporter of the rodeo, and nationwide, Ram Rodeo has been a part of PRCA rodeos for over 30 years.
 
Be tough and wear pink on Sun., September 1 for the rodeo’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink night! Show your support of those who have fought breast cancer by buying something pink from the local American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life chapter. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

There’s more than just rodeo on Labor Day weekend.  There’s a parade on Saturday, August 31 at 2 pm, and the Elk City Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of western-themed activities. All Chamber activities are free.