The 95th Annual Kit Carson County Pro Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and is part of the All American Pro Rodeo Series. The rodeo features 7 standard rodeo events including Bareback Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, WPRA Ladies Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.
We are proud to bring some of the best personnel in the sport of Pro Rodeo to Burlington along with award winning stock from Southwick Rocky Mountain Rodeo Company. In 2010, the Burlington PRCA Rodeo was voted as 1 of the Top 3 Most Improved rodeos in the Mountain States Circuit!
Doug Mathis is known as one of the purest voices in ProRodeo and returns to call the action as our rodeo announcer. His list of accolades is endless and his youthful personality brings excitement and passion to every event he is a part of. He will keep every rodeo fan on the edge of their seats!!
Mark Swingler, from Austin, Texas; has been entertaining rodeo fans in the PRCA for the past eleven years. An 8X PRCA Comedy Act of the Year Nominee and 3X Clown of the Year Nominee, Mark's ability to entertain rodeo fans with his diversity in comedy acts has established him as a premier entertainer in ProRodeo. His 1927 Model “T” Clown Car, the Original Moonwalk, his westie dog “Misty", and his latest addition, Extreme mini-moto racing, have kept people rolling in their seats across the nation.
For the12th consecutive year, hometown favorite Cory Wall will be putting his life on the line for the bull riders. Cory has been a Professional Bullfighter for 20 years working every major rodeo from Houston, Ft. Worth, and the PRCA Tour Finales. In 2011 and 2007 he was selected as the alternate Bullfighter at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and he was nominated for PRCA Bullfighter of the Year for the last 5 years running., Winning the award in 2009.
It was at an early age of 5 that Brice Chapman began to develop a unique talent with a rope. Rarely seen without one, Chapman soon learned to do rope tricks with both hands and by the time he was 7 he was performing at the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University. From there, he quickly built a career out of a childhood hobby. Today Chapman travels the country performing his specialty act, which also includes his faithful border collie, Jackpot, and his two trusty steeds, Crossfire and Peanut. Chapman brings a unique quality to his trick-roping act with the addition of his animals, who offer their own amazing talents.
Chapman's uniqueness and level of talent has him being sought after to perform at some of the PRCA’s finest rodeos. He has made appearances at premier events such as the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, the Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association Finals and the National Finals Steer Roping.
Chapman has been featured on the Texas Country Reporter and RFDTV’s America By Horseback, and has had the honor to perform for the families of the 9-11 victims. In 2006 Chapman was asked to perform for the President of the United States, George W. Bush, at the Congressional Picnic.
In addition to rodeos and special events, Chapman also performs at schools, where he presents a fun and friendly message about living a drug-free life. As part of his school program, Jack and Crossfire help reinforce that message. When Chapman asks, “Who is drug free?” Jack is the first to raise his paw and Crossfire makes his opinion known by shaking his head no. “The moral of the story is, that if a dog and horse can say no anybody can,” said Chapman.