San Angelo Rodeo: Schedule, Format And What To Watch For

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The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo features the top athletes across the PRCA competing in the final rodeo of the always crucial Texas Swing. San Angelo was first held in 1934 and has been going strong ever since. The rodeo, which is held in Foster Communications Coliseum on the San Angelo Fairgrounds will pay out over $690,000 to competitors.

The Format

San Angelo is a simple rodeo to follow. In Roughstock events, there is one Long Round where the 12 highest scores advance to the Finals. The Finals are a one-header where the championis crowned based on the two-head Average from the Finals and Long Round.

In timed events, there are two Long Rounds featuring the same athletes. The fastest on two-head advances to the Finals, where the winner is determined based off a three-head Average.

What to Watch For

While the San Angelo Rodeo isn’t broken down into sections, there is plenty to watch for in the Long Rounds. There are 10 performances in the Long Round featuring different roughstock athletes each night. In the timed events, the same pool of athletes will have to runs to advance to the Finals.

Performance 1 (March 31)

Friday’s performance highlights a trio of world-class bareback riders with R.C. Landingham, Clayton Biglow, and Richmond Champion all competing. Clayton Biglow may have the best draw of the entire long round as he is matched up with Mazca Pro Rodeo’s Stevie Knicks. Biglow was matched up with Stevie Knicks at the 2022 NFR and went 90 points to place second in the Round.

Performance 2 (April 1)

The bulldoggers take center stage in Performance 2. Eight of the 10 Steer Wrestlers competing on night two are inside the Top 46 including six inside the Top 20. The field is highlighted by World No. 1 Dalton Massey, No. 4 Jesse Brown, No. 8 Kyle Irwin, and No. 11 Stephen Culling.

Performance 3 (April 1)

There will be no joking around on April Fool’s Day in the saddle broncrRiding. The field features both Ryder and Statler Wright who are No. 6 and No. 27 respectively. Competing alongside the Wrights are No. 19 Cash Wilson, No. 22 Damian Brennan, and No. 47 Brandon Lansford.

Performance 4 (April 2)

It should be a fast day of roping in Performance 4 with the team roping field full of duos inside the Top 50. Nelson Wyatt and Chase Tryan highlight the field as they are inside the top-5, but will competing against the likes of Aaron Tsinigine and Kyle Lockett, Jake Orman And Brye Crites, and Josh Torres and Dylin Ahlstrom.

Performance 5 (April 6)

There are five tie-down ropers inside the Top 50 competing on Thursday evening in San Angelo. The top-ranked of the bunch is No. 7 Trevor Hale. He has his work cut out for him as he is going aginst No. 12 Haven Meged, No. 16 Joel Harris, No. 32 Quade Hiatt, and No. 44 Kyle Lucas.

Performance 6 (April 7)

Back-to-back nights feature some of the best tie-down ropers in the world as No. 4 Shad Mayfield, No. 23 and defending World Champ Caleb Smidt, No. 25 Luke Potter, No. 30 King Pickett, and No. 36 Marty Yates are all scheduled to compete.

Performance 7 (April 8)

We head back to bareback riding for Performance 7 as four 2022 NFR qualifiers are competing, including World No. 1 Leighton Berry. Competing alongside Berry are No. 13 Cole Reiner, No. 15 Tim O’Connell, and No. 28 Caleb Bennett.

Performance 8 (April 8)

There are sure to be fireworks during Performance 8 in bull riding. You have current World No. 1 Ky Hamilton going up against major heavyweights of the PRCA. Reigning World Champion Stetson Wright, Reserve Champion Josh Frost, World No. 5 Trey Holston, $7 Million Man JB Mauney, and Seven-Time World Champion Sage Kizmey are all competing in what is sure to be the best Bull Riding performance of the rodeo.

Performance 9 (April 12)

It is shaping up to be a fast night of barrel racing for Performance 9 as Dona Kay Rule, Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, and Lisa Lockhart are all schedule to compete for their chance to move on to the Finals.

Performance 10 (April 13)

Saddle bronc riding may have saved the best for last in San Angelo as the final performance of the Long Round features No. 46 Lane Schuelke, No. 32 Jesse Kruse, No. 39 Mitch Pollock, No. 20 Q Taylor, No. 7 Kade Bruno, and No. 5 Ben Andersen.

How to Watch and Broadcast Schedule

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

Performance 1Friday, March 317:30 PM
Performance 2Saturday, April 11:00 PM
Performance 3Saturday, April 17:30 PM
Performance 4Sunday, April 22:00 PM
Performance 5Thursday, April 67:30 PM
Performance 6Friday, April 77:30 PM
Performance 7Saturday, April 81:00 PM
Performance 8Saturday, April 87:30 PM
Xtreme BullsSunday, April 92:00 PM
Performance 9:
Military Appreciation Night
Wednesday, April 127:30 PM
Performance 10Thursday, April 137:30 PM
FinalsFriday, April 147:30 PM
Cinchue Chute OutSaturday, April 157:30 PM