Schuster Sizzles at Wrangler Champions Challenge in Rapid City
The Wrangler Champions Challenge, presented by Justin Boots, is entering its fourth full season on the ProRodeo calendar.
Eleven qualifiers (11 contestants) in each competition event for the Champions Challenge shall comprise 11 Teams for the 2017 Champions Challenge. From the top fifteen (15) eligible contestants from the year-end 2016 PRCA and/or WPRA World Standings each team will draft a minimum of four (4) “franchise contestants” from any separate events they choose. Special consideration will be granted to sponsors who require a complete eight (8) person “franchise contestant” team. All “franchise contestants” will participate in all 2017 Champions Challenge events for the team that drafted them. For purposes of the draft, the team roping event will count as one position. Each of the remaining non-drafted positions on each Team will be filled according to position ranking in the 2017 PRCA World Standings (to be determined 14 days prior to each Champions Challenge. The prize money payout is $16,000 per event at each of the Wrangler Champions Challenge events, with a $400 appearance fee going to each contestant from that payout. With the first-place award of $3,944, this is among the highest of any of the PRCA’s one-go rodeos.
Team standings will be kept and a champion crowned after the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale this fall.