Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo to Become a Part of PRCA Playoff Series
The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo will now count toward the PRCA and WPRA World Standings as it will be one of 60 rodeos making up the 2023 PRCA Playoff Series.
The rodeo, which is the only one in the country that awards bronze, silver and gold medals, will pay around $750,000, according to ProRodeo.com.
The event will be held from July 19-24 on at the Utah State Fairpark, which has a rodeo-specific stadium that holds more than 10,000 people.
“We are excited to once again partner with the PRCA, WPRA and their members that dream of qualifying for the NFR each year,” Dan Shaw, Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo President, said. “It is our hope we can make that dream come true for a number of contestants, while also bringing world class rodeo action to our fans here at the Days of ’47 Arena. July has always been a profitable month for rodeo athletes, and we are honored to now elevate that even more and put Utah on the map among top paying ProRodeos.”
Shaw is correct that it will be one of the top paying rodeos in the PRCA. In fact, the Days of ’47 will immediately become the highest paying rodeo in Utah.
“We are excited to have the Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo return as a PRCA rodeo and it will offer contestants a great opportunity to win even more money and capture a gold medal as they chase their NFR goals,” PRCA CEO Tom Glause said. “It also will be a key rodeo for contestants as part of the lucrative PRCA Playoff Series presented by Pendleton Whisky.”