Even Before the NFR Move, Texas was the Place to Rodeo in 2020. Here's the Circuit-By-Circuit Money Breakdown. - The Team Roping Journal

Texas was the place to rodeo in 2020, paying some $6,900,881 at its 59 circuit rodeos this year—some $4 million more than any other circuit in the PRCA. 

(Editor's Note: Money does not include barrel racing and breakaway roping payouts.) 

Of course, Texas was still able to host its major winter rodeos pre-COVID-19—including most of RodeoHouston, San Antonio's Stock Show and Rodeo and Forth Worth's Stock Show and Rodeo. But it also held many of its smaller PRCA rodeos, like Stephenville's Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo with its $83,762 payout, Weatherford's Parker County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo with its $129,080 payout and its weekly Mesquite Championship Rodeo with its varied payouts. 

Here's a circuit-by-circuit rodeo count and payout breakdown for 2020, as provided by the PRCA: 

Badlands Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 36

Total PRCA Payoff: $2,218.904

Circuit Finals: Oct. 9-11, 2020 

Circuit Finals Payout: $126,091

Circuit Finals Champs: Cooper White and Tucker White

Team Roping Circuit Champs: Cooper White, $12,411.75, and Tucker White, $9,963.05

California Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 6

Total PRCA Payoff: $358,220

Circuit Finals: Oct. 9-10, 2020

Circuit Finals Payout: $92,554

Circuit Finals Champs: Ryan Reed and Joseph Shawnego

Team Roping Circuit Champs: Pat Boyle, $6,763.89, and Jared Hixon, $6,763.89

Columbia River Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 4

Total PRCA Payoff: $284,110

Circuit Finals: Oct.2-3, 2020

Circuit Finals Payout: $100,542

Circuit Finals Champs: Riley Minor and Brady Minor

Team Roping Circuit Champs: Garrett Rogers, $5,784.51, and Jake Minor, $5,784.51

First Frontier Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 18

Total PRCA Payoff: $369,540

Circuit Finals: Oct. 23-24, 2020

Circuit Finals Payout: TBD

Circuit Finals Champs: TBD

Team Roping Circuit Leaders: Eric Fabian, $7,443.87, and Derek Carey, $7,443.87

Great Lakes Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 19

Total PRCA Payoff: $900,890

Circuit Finals: Oct. 9-10, 2020

Circuit Finals Payout: $96,796

Circuit Finals Champs: Cody Reed and Jace McDaniel and Cooper Bruce and Reed Boos

Team Roping Circuit Champs: Coy Rahlmann, $3,507.16, and Cody Andrews, $4,447.14

Maple Leaf Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 3

Total PRCA Payoff: $137,518

Circuit Finals: TBD

Circuit Finals Payout: TBD

Circuit Finals Champs: TBD

Mexico Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 3

Total PRCA Payoff: $23,949

Circuit Finals: TBD

Circuit Finals Payout: TBD

Circuit Finals Champs: TBD

Montana Circuit 

Number of Rodeos: 22

Total PRCA Payoff: $1,131,512

Circuit Finals: Jan. 2021

Circuit Finals Payout: TBD

Circuit Finals Champs: TBD

Team Roping Circuit Leaders: Shawn Bessette, $8,226.82, and Matt Robertson, $8,154.44

Mountain States Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 25

Total PRCA Payoff: $1,758,682

Circuit Finals: Oct. 23-24, 2020

Circuit Finals Payout: TBD

Circuit Finals Champs: TBD

Team Roping Circuit Leaders: Garrett Tonozzi, $10,575.80, and Cullen Teller, $8,647.47

Prairie Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 32

Total PRCA Payoff: $2,076,605

Circuit Finals: Oct. 16-17, 2020

Circuit Finals Payout: TBD

Circuit Finals Champs: TBD

Team Roping Circuit Leaders: Andrew Ward, $24,462.98, and Buddy Hawkins II, $22,465.02

Southeastern Circuit 

Number of Rodeos: 42

Total PRCA Payoff: $1,445,475

Circuit Finals: Nov. 13-14, 2020

Circuit Finals Payout: TBD

Circuit Finals Champs: TBD

Team Roping Circuit Leaders: Clint Summers, $11,951.07, and Britt Bockius, $10,683.19

Texas Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 59

Total PRCA Payoff: $6,900,881

Circuit Finals: Dec. 31, 2020—Jan. 2, 2021

Circuit Finals Payout: TBD

Circuit Finals Champs: TBD

Team Roping Circuit Leaders: Dustin Egusquiza, $20,739.38, and Junior Nogueira, $20,930.63

Turquoise Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 13

Total PRCA Payoff: $1,029,913

Circuit Finals: No circuit finals in 2020

Team Roping Circuit Qualifiers to Kissimmee's RNCFR in 2021:

First in Circuit: Erich Rogers, $7,771.82, and Trevor Nowlin, $7,218.42

Second in Circuit: Pedro Egurrola, $7,218.42, and Logan Medlin, $7,133.89

Wilderness Circuit

Number of Rodeos: 27

Total PRCA Payoff: $2,041,055

Circuit Finals: Nov. 5-7, 2020

Circuit Finals Payout: TBD

Circuit Finals Champs: TBD

Team Roping Circuit Leaders: Chaz Kananen, $6,728.35, and Max Kuttler, $6,728.35 TRJ

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