Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo


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Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo

Third week in March
The Dodge National Rodeo event is the finals competition for cowboys competing in the regional circuit system of rodeos, held since 1987 in Pocatello, Idaho. About 200 top cowboys and cowgirls compete each year for their share of a purse worth thousands of dollars and gold championship buckles. Competitions for cowboys are in saddle bronc, bull riding, calf roping, bareback riding, team roping, and steer wrestling; the women compete in barrel racing. For youngsters, there's mutton bustin'—riding sheep. Opening ceremonies spotlight the Pocatello Rodeo Queen and her court. Post-rodeo parties are held each night. Attendance at the finals runs about 40,000.
The circuit system was introduced to allow weekend cowboys who can't compete full-time in rodeos to compete in one of 12 regions in the United States.
See also National Finals Rodeo
CONTACTS:
Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo
324 S. Main
P.O. Box 4541
Pocatello, ID 83205
208-233-1546; fax: 208-233-1553
www.dncfr.org