BILLINGS — The 41st Annual Montana PRCA Professional Rodeo Circuit Finals are Jan. 10-12 in Great Falls at the Pacific Steel & Recycling Arena at Montana ExpoPark.
The Jan. 10 and Jan. 11 performances are set for 7 p.m. and the Jan. 12 performance is at 2 p.m.
The top 12 money winners in each of the seven events in the Montana Circuit earned a trip to the finals. There were 38 rodeos during this past year's Treasure State circuit schedule.
The circuit finals champions and overall year-end winners advance to the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida, April 2-4. If the same competitor wins the year-end and circuit finals average titles, the second-place finisher in the year-end standings advances to the NCFR.
Overall, there are 13 circuits in the PRCA Circuit System and qualifiers from those circuits will compete at the NCFR.
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Leaders entering the Montana finals are: Tristan Hansen, Dillon, bareback; Travis Tryan, Billings-Justin Viles, Cody, Wyoming, team roping; Ty Erickson, Helena, steer wrestling; Jesse Kruse, Winston, saddle bronc; Bryce Bott, Manhattan, tie-down roping; Lindsay Kruse, Winston, barrel racing; Payton Fitzpatrick, bull riding, Polson; Hank Hollenbeck, Molt, all-around.
Hansen, Jesse Kruse, and Hollenbeck were all year-end champions last year. Hollenbeck has won four of the last five year-end all-around championships.
Erickson, who recently won the world championship at the NFR in Las Vegas, seeks his fifth year-end circuit title in steer wrestling.
Tickets are available by calling 406-727-1481 or by visiting the website tickets.goexpopark.com.