September 23, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) - On Tuesday, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) issued a statement announcing new bylaws for its 2016 season that would prevent members from “pursuing interests in Conflicting Rodeo Associations.”
The news comes one week after several members of the new Elite Rodeo Association (ERA), announced they would cut back on PRCA rodeos to focus more attention on the ERA, which plans to hold several 2016 events prior to the ERA World Championships, Nov. 9-13 in Dallas.
The ERA was formed in mid-February and is currently made up of more than 50 rodeo athletes. Many of those continue to compete in PRCA events, including defending PRCA world champions Clay Tryan, Jade Corkill, Trevor Brazile, Tuf Cooper and Fallon Taylor.
The new PRCA by-laws state that “any person who is an officer, board member, employee or has an ownership or financial interest of any form in a Conflicting Rodeo Association shall not be issued a membership, permit or renewal of membership with the PRCA.”
Conflicting Rodeo Associations have been defined as events “not sanctioned by the PRCA in which contestants compete in two or more of the events of bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.”
RFD-TV will have all the details tonight on WSW at 9 p.m. (ET).