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Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals

With true western heritage, Montana cowboys and cowgirls will bring the heat to chilly Great Falls, Montana at the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit (MPRC) Finals held January 11 – 13, 2024. This event will be held at the Montana ExpoPark located at 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. This action-packed event is rich in tradition and always features some of the top names in the sport of rodeo. Mark your calendars, book your stay, purchase your tickets, and get ready for three performances you won’t want to miss – presented by FICO Facility Improvement, a turnkey building management and system integration company in Montana and beyond.

Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals
Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals

The Beginning

Montana Pro Rodeo and the circuit finals began in 1979. Run by a board of directors of 12 members representing each event, the MPRC is one of 14 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) circuits. With 32 PRCA-sanctioned rodeos in Montana, the season begins at the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) PRCA Rodeo and ends the following year in September.

Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals
Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals

Montana is proud to have the second-highest-paying circuit finals in the nation! Other circuits in the PRCA include Columbia River, California, Wilderness, Mountain States, Turquoise, Texas, Prairie, Great Lakes, Southeastern, First Frontier, Maple Leaf, and Badlands.

Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals
Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals


Last year, year-end winners included Caleb Bennett, Ty Erickson, Dustin Bird, Justin Viles, Jesse Kruse, Haven Meged, Joey Williams, Abigail Knight, Cole Wagner and Caleb Berquist. This year, the top three leaders in each event heading into the circuit finals are as follows.


  1. Jaret Whitman – $19,526.86
  2. Luke Gee – $14,258.15
  3. Delon Parker – $14,060.18

Bareback Riding:

  1. Richmond Champion – $25,406.57
  2. Sam Petersen – $19,364.16
  3. Tristan Hansen – $14,830.69

Bull Riding:

  1. Payton Fitzpatrick – $22,617.33
  2. Cole Wagner – $21,760.44
  3. Parker Breding – $18,610.41

Saddle Bronc Riding:

  1. Tanner Butner – $19,225.27
  2. Chase Brooks – $13,960.49
  3. Sage Newman – $13,575.65

Steer Wrestling:

  1. Jaret Whitman – $16,987.02
  2. Newt Novich – $15,487.41
  3. Ty Erickson – $11,865.64

Team Roping (Headers):

  1. Brady Tryan – $27,205.74
  2. Dustin Bird – $23,686.22
  3. Shawn Bird – $16,860.66

Team Roping (Heelers):

  1. Ike Folsom – $24,842.06
  2. Zachary Schweigert – $17,138.67
  3. Ryan Zurcher – $13,778.18

Tie-Down Roping:

  1. Haven Meged – $20,800.97
  2. Matt Gutierrez – $13,977.93
  3. Landon Williams – $11,097.17

Barrel Racing:

  1. Tayla Moeykens – $11,447.50
  2. Ashley Day – $16,591.66
  3. Hailey Garrison – $16,545.50

Breakaway Roping:

  1. Shelby Boisjoli-Meged – $17,745.98
  2. Anna Callaway – $9,373.47
  3. Joey Williams – $7,892.82
Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals
Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals

2023 Circuit Finals

Starting each night at 7:00 p.m. MST in the Pacific Steel & Recycling Arena at Montana Expopark, the MPRC Finals gives cowboys and cowgirls who may not have the resources and flexibility to travel and rodeo full-time an opportunity to compete on a large stage for good money. At the conclusion of the finals, each of the winners from the event and the year-end winners are invited to compete at the NFR Open at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs, Colorado in July. 

Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals
Credit: Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals


Tickets are available for purchase now and can be bought online, by calling (406) 727-8900 or by visiting the Administration Box Office at Montana Expopark from 8-5 Monday through Friday. The only authorized place to purchase tickets online is the Montana Expopark website. Tickets are $25 without seat backs and $30 with seat backs for each performance.

For more information, visit Don’t miss out on your chance to visit this beautiful state and cheer on your favorite Montana cowboys and cowgirls!

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Originally from Earth, Texas, a small town in the Texas panhandle, I was raised around rodeo, agriculture, and the western lifestyle. With a degree from Texas A&M University, I have found a passion for promoting the lifestyle that made me who I am today. I am an experienced writer, marketer, and event professional with a strong desire to share the stories of those in our industry. When I’m not busy seeking out ways to promote the western way of life, I enjoy following those I care about around to rodeos, hunting, and going on runs with my blue-eyed, blue-merle Australian Shepherd.

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