The Fort Worth Stock Show will offer its fans six different rodeos.
Cowtown’s traditional western riding celebration is scheduled for Friday through Feb. 6 at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum. The six rodeos range from a ranch rodeo to bull riding to the traditional Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association show.
The Best of the West Invitational Ranch Rodeo is Friday and Saturday, the Best of Mexico Celebración is Sunday, the Cowboys of Color Rodeo is Monday, the Bull’s Night Out-PRCA Extreme Bull Riding is Jan. 19-20, the Fort Worth Super ShootOut is Jan. 21 and the traditional PRCA rodeo is Jan. 22-Feb. 6.
For die-hard rodeo fans, the two best performances are expected to be the ShootOut Rodeo and the PRCA rodeo’s final round. Both shows will feature a heavier concentration of world class competitors within the two-hour performance.
The ShootOut Rodeo is an “invitational all-star rodeo.” The show features of credentialed riders who will compete in bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling.
The PRCA rodeo final also is expected to feature an array of big-name riders. The performance features the top 12 in each event after 28 preliminary shows and a couple of slack performances (tie-down roping and steer wrestling).
For ticket information, visit fwssr.com or call 817-877-2420.
Steer roping update
Shane Suggs of Granbury clinched the steer roping title last weekend at the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo in Odessa.
According to the PRCA, he finished the rodeo with a four-run time of 46.0 seconds, 2.1 seconds better than reserve champion Trevor Brazile.
Suggs earned $7,638.
Suggs qualified for the PRCA’s National Finals Steer Roping in 2009. Since then, he’s competed in rodeos while working in retail sales for Teskey’s Saddle Shop in Weatherford.
The Professional Bull Riders began its 2016 Built Ford Tough Series in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill.
Brazilian Wallace Vieira de Oliveira clinched the title after turning in scores of 86.75, 83.5 in the first and second rounds and an 88.25 in the finals.
He clinched the title after earning 550 points throughout the two-day show. Joao Ricardo Vieira finished second after earning 322.5 points. Valdiron de Oliveira came in third after earning 242.5.
This weekend, the tour stops in New York.
Hall of famers
Justin McBride, who earned PBR world titles in 2005 and 2007, and the Gatlin Brothers, a renowned country/western singing group, will be inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards on Thursday.
For more information, call 817-626-7131.