Chase Hawks Memorial Rough Stock Rodeo
Since 1995, the weekend after the National Finals Rodeo (now the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo) has been like Day 11 for the rough stock riders. For some, it’s a chance to get on the great stock that has been in Vegas since Thanksgiving, and for others, it’s one more time up on these powerful animals that have brought them money and pain. Every year five to seven contractors bring their best to Billings, and the top competitors are here to support this event. We are proud to also be PRCA-sanctioned, meaning money won here will count towards the 2024 NFR!
At 7 PM the lights go down for the opening and most are in their seats. Sankey Pro Rodeo and Phenom Genetics will produce an opening memory. Will Rasmussen will tell our story again, and few dry eyes are in the house. We will belt out the national anthem with enthusiasm, and a few seconds later a powerful animal will burst from the chutes with the first man laying it on the line for the money and the buckle.
Once the dust has settled and the last bull has bucked, it’s time to dance the night away to the music of Reckless Kelly!
This event is unlike any other in the country and is an opportunity not only to enjoy the best Pro Rodeo and country music has to offer, but it allows us to give back to our community. All proceeds from the rodeo go directly to our crisis fund, helping families in need in the Billings area for 29 years.