San Angelo Rodeo Officials Announce Huge Boost to Payout for Contestants


SAN ANGELO, TX – San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo officials Friday announced a major boost to the purse for the 2021 rodeo. 

On Friday March 5, 2021, the SASSRA Board of Directors voted on and passed the proposed additional purse money for the 2021 San Angelo Rodeo. $100,000 will be added to the original payout purse for the 2021 season, pushing the total payout to over half a million dollars. This additional payout will help the contestants who have had limited work for the last 13 months. San Angelo has been blessed over the years and it is our time to help.

The San Angelo Rodeo is one of the largest contestant rodeos in the world. It is a "Permit Max" event which takes both PRCA card and PRCA permit holders. San Angelo takes great pride in being the launching pad for many professional careers. We feel everyone deserves a fair chance to compete and to get their start somewhere- why not here? In the timed events there are two days of slack where contestants come to San Angelo to compete for their chance at a slot and check in the PRCA Finals short go.

If you come to one of the ten PRCA nightly rodeos, you will see the contestants ranked on the top end of their events. If a contestant is top ranked in their field, they perform in the coliseum performances. However, the short-go, which is our 11th PRCA sanctioned performance features the top twelve contestants from the previous round(s). Roughstock riders will compete in one go round, plus the top twelve advance to the short-go/average. Timed event cowboys will compete in two full go rounds, and the fastest twelve in the average will advance to the short go. In the barrel racing, the ladies all compete in one full go round in slack in the 1st Community Credit Union Spur Arena, then the top 120 advance to the progressive or second round, and the top twelve in the average advance to the short go.

The stock contractor for 2021 rodeo is Pete Carr Pro Rodeo. Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo has a reputation for putting the best stock in the business in front of the crowd and under the contestant, and it creates some of the best match ups ever witnessed in the rodeo world.

There is no concert under our lights, just fast-paced, hard driving rodeo. We hope you will come see one of the crown jewels of rodeo April 9 through April 24, 2021. Simply put, "This is Rodeo!"

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