Contestant Registration Now Open for Days of ’47 Rodeo- July 19-21 and ERA Qualifying Series- July 22-23
Rodeo contestants wanting to compete in the Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City, Utah are invited to register now to be selected as one of 36 invited athletes (per discipline) to participate in one of the nation’s top destination rodeos. Winners of the Days of ’47 Rodeo will then have the opportunity to participate in the ERA Qualifying Series, also held in Salt Lake City, on July 22-23. This new high-stakes format rodeo, taking place at Vivint Smart Home Arena, will give contestants an opportunity to compete for the largest purse in Days of ’47 Rodeo history–over $411,000!
Days of ’47 Rodeo: July 19-21, 2016 (Tues-Thurs)
ERA Qualifying Series: July 22-23, 2016 (Fri-Sat)
Vivint Smart Home Arena
301 South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Registration is open until June 3, 2016
New High-Stakes Rodeo Format
The 36 competitors selected for each discipline will participate in one of three Days of ’47 Rodeo performances – 12 competitors each night, between July 19-21. Over $200,000 in prize money will be up for grabs, with contestants competing in bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing* events. All entry fees (100%) will go back to the Days of ’47 Rodeo qualifying rounds, with each performance paying four places and first place winning over $3,500.
Payoff for each discipline, in each performance:
1st = $3,523
2nd = $2,642
3rd = $1,761
4th = $880
The contestant with the high score/fast time of the three-day Days of ’47 Rodeo qualifying rounds will move on to compete against ERA athletes in the ERA Premier Tour Event on Saturday, July 23, where $100,000 in prize money will be at stake. This performance will be filmed and televised primetime on “Elite Rodeo’s Championship Race to Dallas,” which airs Wednesday nights on FOX Sports 2.
*Equal money will be paid in team roping. Timed events do not have a minimum age requirement.
ERA World Championship
Additionally, contestants will have a chance to qualify for the ERA World Championship event. Of the Days of ’47 Rodeo’s 36 qualifiers, each performance winner (total of three in each discipline) will receive an automatic seed to compete in the ERA Qualifying Semi-Finals Round held in Mesquite, Texas in September. There, they will have a chance to advance from Mesquite to the 5-day World Championship event in Dallas at the American Airlines Center, November 9-13. In Dallas, they will compete against the ERA Tour athletes for their share of $3,000,000!
Contestants interested in applying can do so now by filling out the registration form. A selection committee will review all applicants and invitations will be sent to accepted contestants no later than June 6. Trades will be accepted until July 5.
Contestants will enjoy free stalls, trailer parking, service from the full Fit-N-Wise Sports Medicine team and Rodeo Sports Medicine team, hospitality suite, and more, courtesy of the Days of ’47 Rodeo.
Contestants may review theÂ ERA Qualifying Series Rulebook.
Tickets to the Day of ’47 Rodeo are on sale now at smithstix.com and start at $10. Performances begin at 7:00pm nightly.