Reno Rodeo: Preview, Format and How to Watch

The Summer Run kicks off with the Reno Rodeo, beginning on Friday, June 21

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100 Rodeos in 100 Days kicks off with the Wildest, Richest rodeo in the West!

The 104th annual Reno Rodeo signifies the start of the Summer Run and begins June 21. The rodeo will see more than 140,000 fans enter through the gates to watch one of the most exciting rodeos on the PRCA calendar. The best athletes in the world will compete for their share of roughly $800,000.

Reno is the seventh highest paying rodeo of the season and third of the summer, behind only Calgary and Cheyenne.


In Reno, athletes have two rounds to put together their two best scores or times. After the two opening rounds, the Top 12 scores on aggregate will move on to the Finals where an aggregate champion will be crowned. In bull riding, there is just one opening round, with the Top 12 scores advancing to the Finals where the aggregate champion will be crowned.

While you will cash a nice check for winning the Finals, the big money comes in winning the Average, where athletes can expect to take home around $10,000.


Reno provides athletes an opportunity to get their Summer Run off to a great start. Last year event winners won anywhere from $7,000 to $18,000 in total at the rodeo. All of the top athletes will be competing in Reno, so those Short Rounds could look like NFR previews and there could be some major shakeups in the PRCA World Standings come June 29 when Reno wraps up.

In bareback riding, Keenan Hayes holds a small lead over Coop Cooke and Leighton Berry as he looks to defend his World Title. Cooke will be competing in the opening two performances, Berry will compete in Performances 3 and 4 on Sunday and Monday night, and Hayes will compete in the fifth and sixth performances on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

In tie-down Roping, Shad Mayfield looks to take back his regular season earnings record, and he is currently on pace to do just that with over $140,000 earned heading into the Summer Run. Mayfield will compete in the slack as he attempts to make the Finals. His lead of more than $40,000 on No. 2 ranked Ty Harris could get even larger if he wins the Finals and the Average in Reno like he did last year.

Last but certainly not least is biggest question heading into the Summer Run - Stetson Wright’s health. There have been several rumors about his return happening at Reno, but as of now there is no confirmation Wright will compete. We know he will not be riding at the X Bulls on June 20, but he is on the daysheet for the rodeo. He, of course, still has the option turn out if he feels he is not ready.


You can watch every performance LIVE on The Cowboy Channel and The Cowboy Channel+ App. For a full broadcast schedule click HERE.

Performance 1Friday, June 2110:00 PM
Performance 2Saturday, June 2210:00 PM
Performance 3Sunday, June 2310:00 PM
Performance 4Monday, June 2410:00 PM
Performance 5Tuesday, June 2510:00 PM
Performance 6Wednesday, June 2610:00 PM
Performance 7Thursday, June 2710:00 PM
Performance 8Friday, June 2810:00 PM
FinalsSaturday, June 2910:00 PM