The Prescott Valley Events Center and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) announced that the world class Ram Turquoise ProRodeo Circuit Finals will be taking place at the Prescott Valley Events Center in October, 2017. VIPs present at the media event included Commissioner Karl Stressman – Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), Charlie Lewis – President, Ram Turquoise ProRodeo Circuit, and leadership from the Town of Prescott Valley, including Mayor Skoog, Jack Smith – Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, and Marnie Uhl – CEO of Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce.
“We are bringing a high-end World Championship event to Prescott Valley,” said Prescott Valley Events Center Director of Business Development Satish “Catfish” Athelli. “We are really blessed to have sealed the deal with the Ram Turquoise ProRodeo Circuit and that’s the top notch rodeo in the world.” Athelli said.
The top participants in New Mexico and Arizona come to the finals for a chance to compete in a variety of rodeo events and for a chance to advance to the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo(RNCFR), a million dollar rodeo held in Kissimmee, FL. In addition, the money won here in Prescott Valley, will also count for contestants trying to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas, NV. The Circuit Finals rodeo will include plenty of excitement in a win or go home competition. The three-day event has the potential to bring millions of dollars into the Town of Prescott Valley as fans of the sport come from all over the country to experience the Ram Turquoise ProRodeo Circuit Finals.
“It’s really the top competition,” said Prescott Valley Event Center General Manager Gary Spiker.
“The PRCA is thrilled to partner with the Prescott Valley Events Center to host the Turquoise Circuit Finals! The Circuit Finals will be another of the world class rodeos that feature our very best athletes. We are honored and privileged to be part of the Prescott Valley community and look forward to our new partnership. The PRCA has a very long relationship with Prescott Frontier Days and the Turquoise Circuit Finals will only enhance the opportunity for rodeo fans to enjoy another great event,” said Karl Stressman, Commissioner, PRCA.
“All of the cowboys are very excited about the rodeo coming back to Arizona and taking place at the Prescott Valley Events Center. The region is already very well known for its rodeo roots. Now, we will have another world class rodeo competition to enjoy. We couldn’t be more excited,” said Charlie Lewis, President, Ram Turquoise ProRodeo Circuit.
“Our objective was to turn the Prescott Valley Events Center into a viable entertainment venue in our region. With the addition of the Ram Turquoise ProRodeo Circuit we are one step closer. This event creates a rodeo season in the Quad-Cities kicking off with the PBR at the Prescott Valley Events Center in May, the World’s Oldest Rodeo at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds over the 4th of July and now the Turquoise Finals back in this great building in October. I’m proud of the collaboration that took place among the various partners over the past two years to bring this event to Prescott Valley, it will be an amazing event for families and rodeo fans of all ages,” said Brad Fain, President, Fain Signature Group.
2017 is the first of a two-year contract between the Prescott Valley Events Center and the Ram Turquoise ProRodeo Circuit which could be expanded out to as much as a ten year contract. The world class rodeo finals adds another popular attraction to the Prescott Valley Events Center. Recently the Northern Arizona Suns basketball, the Phoenix Suns development league team, became a full-time tenant in 2016 at the events center.
The Turquoise Circuit Finals will take place at the Prescott Valley Event Center on October 5th-7th, 2017.
Turquoise Circuit Rodeo Finals: http://turquoisecircuitfinalsrodeo.com/
Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association: http://www.prorodeo.com/
Satish “Catfish” Athelli