About this year’s Rodeo of Champions

The 82nd annual Elk City Rodeo of Champions will be held September 4-5-6, 2020
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 $60,000 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 August 24.  Ticket outlets are Circle A Western Wear (580-225-7363), and the ticket office at Beutler Bros. Arena in Elk City (405.317.7161.)  They can also be purchased at the gate. 
Entertaining at the 2020 rodeo will be rodeo clown Robbie Hodges.  Specialty acts are WI FMX and Flying Arena Stars trick riding. 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 twelfth 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.
Be tough and wear pink on Sun., September 6 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.

And don’t miss the parade through downtown Elk City on Sept. 5 at 10 am! Come to town for the parade and cap off the day with the rodeo!