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Two Bulldog Rodeo Athletes To Compete At Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information

Two UMW rodeo team members, Gavin Knutson and Trevor Kay, qualified to compete this weekend, January 11-13 at the Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo. The event is being held at Montana Expopark in Great Falls, Mont.

"We are very proud of Trevor and Gavin. Qualifying for the Montana Pro Circuit Finals is a huge achievement and speaks volumes about their talent and work ethic," Head Coach JT Robbins said.

The top twelve finalists from the season's Montana PRCA rodeos compete in the final competition. Knutson enters the rodeo at fifth place in the standings. Kay enters in 10th place overall.

Former Bulldogs in The Finals

  • Tristan Hansen, Bareback Riding

  • Tucker Zingg, Bareback Riding

  • Luke Gee, Steer Wrestling

  • Newt Novich, Steer Wrestling

  • Kolby Bignell, Steer Wrestling

  • Bridger Chambers, Steer Wrestling

  • Timmy Sparing, Steer Wrestling

  • Ian Austiguy, Team Roping (Header)

  • Sid Sporer, Team Roping (Heeler)

  • Tanner Butner, Saddle Bronc Riding

  • James Ramirez, Tie-Down Roping

  • Cole Wagner, Bull Riding

  • Connor Murnion, Bull Riding

  • Hannah Sharon, Barrel Racing

  • Bailee Murnion, Barrel Racing

About Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit (MPRC)

The Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit (MPRC) is one of 14 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) circuits. It is run by a 12-member board of directors from across Big Sky Country, with directors representing each event.

Currently, there are 32 PRCA-sanctioned rodeos in Montana. The official season begins at The NILE PRCA Rodeo in October and ends a year later over Labor Day weekend. MPRC is a pioneer in the PRCA circuit system, with Montana being the second-highest payout circuit finals in the nation. The 2023 Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals will be held January 11-13, 2024, in Great Falls, MT.

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