ERA Rodeo Lawsuit Update from Texas Ranch N Rodeo Weekly


“We believe the evidence presented at the hearing showed that PRCA’s illegal bylaws will cause ERA athletes immediate and irreparable harm while the Court considers our class action antitrust lawsuit,” said Tony Garritano, CEO and President of ERA. “We appreciate the Judge’s encouragement that we all work together to find a solution outside of court and look forward to hopefully productive discussions over the coming weeks.” “My fellow cowboys and cowgirls just want the opportunity to compete during the upcoming rodeo season without illegal retaliation by PRCA,” said Trevor Brazile, a 23-time World Champion. “We are very excited about ERA’s inaugural season in 2016 and are confident that free competition will expand and enhance rodeo and benefit everyone who cares about the sport.” The antitrust class action lawsuit is The Elite Rodeo Association, Trevor Brazile, Bobby Mote, and Ryan Motes v. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Inc. Court filings and additional information is available at