The rodeo featuring bull riding and bareback bronc riding will also have a new contest this year: Women's Breakaway Roping. (Journal file photo)
MOUND CITY – The Linn County Rodeo arena will be the third of four stops for the 2021 Eastern Kansas Pro Rodeo Series. Cowboys and cowgirls will compete in Mound City on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13 and 14.
Linn County will be the third of four stops in the series, which began in Fredonia at the end of July and will end in Eureka on Aug. 21.
“The Eastern Kansas Pro Rodeo Series, which began in 1984, is designed to raise awareness of the Professional Rodeo Association Rodeos (PRCA) in southeast Kansas among both rodeo contestants and spectators,” said John Teagarden, series coordinator.
The four-member rodeo association, which also includes the rodeo at Coffeyville, annually brings the top PRCA entertainment and rodeo livestock to the area.
Nine-time Comedy Act Of The Year nominee Gizmo McCracken, Wheaton, Mo., will be the featured entertainment at Mound City. He won the comedy act title in 2017.
New Frontier Rodeo out of Gypsum, Kan., will be the rodeo stock contractor at Mound City. That company is expected to bring a number of National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and Circuit Finals-nominated bucking horses and bulls to the rodeo.
Announcer Troy Goodridge of Uniontown will be in the ‘crows nest’ at Mound City. He will announce from a new stand that fair officials have been working to complete over the last few weeks.
A new event this year is Womens Breakaway Roping. In breakaway roping, the contestant ropes the running calf around the neck and the rope breaks away from the saddle horn, signaling completed time.