FOX SPORTS 2, SIRIUS XM’s RURAL RADIO & FLOSPORTS.COM TO AIR 2016 ERA WORLD RODEO CHAMPIONSHIP FROM DALLAS
Trevor Brazile, Bobby Mote, Luke Branquinho, Kaycee Feild, Fred Whitfield, Tuf Cooper, Derrick Begay, Fallon Taylor, Chayni Chamberlain and more to compete Nov. 11-13
at American Airlines Center
The inaugural 2016 Elite Rodeo Athletes (ERA) World Championship, a three-day “Live” event taking place on Nov. 11-13 at the American Airlines Center, will also be broadcast across three popular media platforms, including FOX Sports 2 and SiriusXM’s Rural Radio, along with Florodeo.com.
Broadcast scheduling for the ERA World Championships:
- FOX Sports 2 – Championship Sunday’s Final Round, Monday, Nov. 28 (9 p.m. EST)
- SiriusXM Rural Radio (Channel 147) – Live coverage all three days
- Florodeo.com (FloSports.com) – Live stream all three days
The $1 million 2016 ERA World Championship is the season-ending event of the 2016 ERA Premier Tour where only the world’s best rodeo athletes and livestock compete. After 11 tour stops awarding more than $1.4 million in prize money in its inaugural season, the 2016 ERA Premier Tour culminates with the ERA World Championship which will determine the season’s best in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.
Only at the ERA World Championship in Dallas will fans be able to see the world’s biggest rodeo stars. Trevor Brazile, the 23-time World Champion; Luke Branquinho, the five-time World Champion Steer Wrestler; Tuf Cooper, the three-time World Champion Tie-Down Roper; Fallon Taylor, the 2014 World Champion Barrel Racer; Derrick Begay and Clay O’Brien Cooper, World Champion Team Ropers and more fan favorites will only compete for world championship titles at the ERA World Championship this season. The leaders in each event going into Dallas are:
Bareback Riding: Steven Dent (Mullen, Nebraska)
Saddle Bronc Riding: Isaac Diaz (Desdemona, Texas)
Bull Riding: Neil Holmes (Houston, Texas)
Steer Wrestling: Tyler Pearson (Louisville, Mississippi)
Tie-Down Roping: Shane Hanchey (Sulphur, Louisiana)
Team Roping: Derrick Begay (Seba Dalkai, Arizona) and Clay O’Brien Cooper (Gardnerville, Nevada)
Barrel Racing: Lisa Lockhart (Oelrichs, South Dakota)
The contestant roster for the ERA World Championship represents 135 world titles and will make this week’s competition the must-see event of the season.
Tickets for the three-day competition start at $31 and can be purchased online at www.Tickemaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, at the American Airlines Center Box Office or Ticketmaster kiosks located inside Fiesta Foods, Macy’s, Walmart, and the Shops at Willow Bend Mall. Tickets subject to additional fees. The competition begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13.
The ERA World Championship week will kick off on Nov. 9-10, with “The Last Chance Qualifier,” a double-qualifying event taking place at Fair Park in Dallas. A partnership between the ERA World Championship and RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN is offering aspiring rodeo athletes a fast track opportunity into the ERA World Championship and THE AMERICAN’s semi-finals, which will be held Feb. 15-17 in Fort Worth, Texas, at Cowtown Coliseum. The Top 2 finishers in each discipline at the Last Chance Qualifier will advance. The Last Chance Qualifier begins at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 with barrel racing and steer wrestling. The action begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, featuring tie down roping, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Each session is free to the general public.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will open its doors for the ERA Expo, the ultimate fan experience offering a western shopping mall with 100 vendors and live country music. It will be free to the general public and provide plenty of opportunities for fans to meet their favorite cowboys, get autographs and take pictures. Anthony Lucia, the voice of the ERA Premier Tour, will also be on site with his show Live with Lucia for a little “real talk with real cowboys” for fans to enjoy.
For more information about the 2016 ERA World Championship and the ERA Premier Tour, visit www.erarodeo.com. Tour stop #11 in Sheridan, WY will air Monday, November 21 at 9 pm ET on FOX Sports 2.