Resistol Rookie Roundup Presented By The Cowboy Channel Broadcast Schedule Announced

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Fort Worth, TX – April 28, 2023 -- The stage is set for professional rodeo’s newest faces to compete in a league all their own. On April 28-29, at the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards, the second annual Resistol Rookie Roundup presented by The Cowboy Channel will host the top rookies as they battle it out for the championship in their respective events, with each performance broadcasting live on The Cowboy Channel, the official network of ProRodeo.

Starting at 8:00 pm ET on Friday, April 28th, Justin McKee will host the Rookie Roundup Pre-Show live on The Cowboy Channel, where he will break down the night’s performance, set the stage for who is currently leading the Resistol Rookie of the Year standings for 2023, and highlight the rookie cowboys and cowgirls to watch not only this special weekend but throughout the year. Then at 8:30 pm ET the chutes will kick open for the first performance of the Rookie Roundup, where the top 15 contestants in each rodeo event will compete to advance to Saturday. On Saturday, April 29th, the Rookie Roundup Pre-Show will broadcast live on The Cowboy Channel once again starting at 8:00pm ET followed by performance 2, where the top 8 contestants who advance from Friday night will compete to earn a spot in the top four in the Championship Round, also Saturday night, vying for the $100,000 purse.


8:00 PM ET Rookie Roundup Pre-Show The Cowboy Channel
8:30 PM ET Rookie Roundup - Perf 1 The Cowboy Channel
8:00 PM ET Rookie Roundup Pre-Show The Cowboy Channel
8:30 PM ET Rookie Roundup - Perf 2 - Championship Round The Cowboy Channel

Before the weekend’s competition, the 2023 Rookie Roundup competitors are also treated to a special mentoring session, where past Resistol Rookie of the Year ProRodeo veterans Tuff Hedeman, Ricky Bolin, Clayton Sellars, Trevor Brazile, Clint Summers, Luke Branquinho and Madison Outhier sit down with the group of athletes that are competing for this year’s title of Resistol Rookie of the Year, providing advice and expert knowledge of what they have learned throughout their professional rodeo career. This will become an 8-week television series broadcasting on The Cowboy Channel starting in May.

For a complete listing of competitors at the 2023 Resistol Rookie Roundup presented by The Cowboy Channel, please visit

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All Resistol Rookie Roundup presented by The Cowboy Channel programming this weekend will also be available to livestream + on demand for PRCA on Cowboy Channel+ subscribers.



The Cowboy Channel is the Official Network of ProRodeo, and the Home of the National Finals Rodeo, broadcasting live from Las Vegas every December. Headquartered in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, The Cowboy Channel is the first 24-hour television network dedicated to western sports and the western lifestyle. The programming features a wide variety of “live” coverage from major western sporting events showcasing the world’s toughest and most talented cowboys and cowgirls. The Cowboy Channel is available on cable/satellite systems on Altice, Charter Spectrum, DISH, DIRECTV®, AT&T U-Verse, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Verizon FIOS TV, and many other rural cable systems. The Cowboy Channel can all be streamed online via The Cowboy Channel Plus app at COWBOYCHANNELPLUS.COM, DIRECTV NOW, Roku, iOS, Android, Firestick, Apple TV, and Sling TV’s Heartland Extra package. For more information, please visit

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The Cowgirl Channel is a 24-hour television network featuring content centered around women in western sports and the modern-day cowgirl. The network primarily broadcasts programming around barrel racing and breakaway roping plus western fashion, western home shopping, and the everyday cowgirl lifestyle. The programming lineup also features many live western sporting events from around the country. The Cowgirl Channel is owned by parent company, Rural Media Group, and is the sister network to The Cowboy Channel. The Cowgirl Channel is currently available on Dish Network 269, and available for live streaming on Cowboy Channel+. Headquarters and new studios for The Cowgirl Channel are in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, please visit

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The Resistol Rookie Roundup presented by The Cowboy Channel takes place every April at the Cowtown Coliseium in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The special rodeo weekend brings together the top 15 rookie athletes in the current Resistol Rookie of the Year standings in all eight ProRodeo events to compete for their shot at the $100,000 purse.

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