The 26th Annual Casey Tibbs “Match of Champions” PRCA-sanctioned Bronc Ride!
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7pm (central time)
Stanley County Fairgrounds, Fort Pierre, SD
(Tickets go on sale May 1st)
This is the second year the Casey Tibbs “Match of Champions” bronc ride will be an official Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) performance.
The general public, friends, fans and contestants are invited to a Steak Fry beginning at 5:30. Tickets for dinner only: $15 (all ages) and tickets are only available at the gate.
Match of Champions Advance tickets May 1-29th: $25.
General Admission May 30-June 1st: $30 - available at Rodeo Center or the gate.
Gold Buckle reserved, padded seats are $45, available at Rodeo Center only until supply is gone.
Our Gold Buckle reserved seats sold out the first few days last year. Due to the large demand for our reserved seats, we have added more this year! All tickets are first-come, first served and no holds without payment.
Top competitors* in each of the circuit rodeos compete for points at PRCA performances held during the year. This event will attract the best riders from across the country. The top money winners in each PRCA discipline earn a trip to the annual December championship National Finals Rodeo (NFR) held in Las Vegas.
Last year, Wade Sundell (pictured) won the Match of Champions and went on to win the 2018 World Championship in Bronc Riding at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas. (photo courtesy: Plooster Photography)
We will again participate in the "Children's Western Wish Foundation" (CWWF). A cowboy or cowgirl from the Fort Pierre/Pierre area will be honored during the Match of Champions. The CWWF's mission is to share our western heritage with those that are affected by afflictions and hardships. Rodeos are the perfect arena for us to grant their wish and treat them like rodeo royalty for a day.
Back by popular demand: we will hold a special event for the kiddos. A mini bronc riding contest will be held during the Match of Champions between the pro rides. This has been well received and boosts the night's entertainment.
The Rodeo Center Museum will be open Saturday from 10-5. We will not be hosting any special events until later in the summer, on August 10th.
*Names of the “Match of Champions” riders will not be available until late May.
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Clint Johnson Bronze Statue
We will be celebrating our
10th Anniversary with the
Unveiling Celebration of the
Clint Johnson Statue on
Saturday, August 10, 2019.
The Johnson family will be here for the celebration as well as Sculptor Tony Chytka. This will complete the sculpture garden to highlight South Dakota's top three bronc riders! In 2013, the large bronze of 5-time World Champion Billy Etbauer was added, followed by 6-time World Champion Casey Tibbs in 2018.
We will be planning many other activities for this day. The public is invited to attend. Watch our website: www.caseytibbs.com or "like" our Facebook page for more updates.
Get your bronze replica (shown in photo above) of 4-time World Champion Clint Johnson on Kicking Bear!
This statue will accompany the current two bronze statues of 6-time and 5-time World Champions Casey Tibbs and Billy Etbauer (respectively). Limited 18’X16” numbered replicas. Replica mounted on high quality wood base with engraved brass nameplate. Created by nationally famous sculptor, T.R. Chytka, a South Dakota rancher and former champion bull rider. Gift certificates available. Replicas of all three statues are available.
The Casey Tibbs Foundation 2018 Tribute Dinner Honorees from November 2018: (L-R) Steve Mowry, Bill & Deb Myers, Kristi Lensegrav-Birkeland, Yvonne & Glen Hollenbeck, Alice Sutton Albin (Raymond Sr's daughter), Georga Sutton (Raymond Sr's daughter-in-law) and Jake Rinehart. Congratulations honorees!