22nd ANNUAL CHASE HAWKS ROUGHSTOCK INVITATIONAL RODEO
December 17, 2016
When the lights came up at 7:30 sharp in 1995, over 5,500 fans were ready for action; they’ve been ready ever since. The 22nd Roughstock Invitational starts at 7 PM. Held the Saturday after the end of the NFR to give some rest to the great animals that have been to Vegas for the Finals, anywhere from five to seven contractors will bring their best stock. The cowboys, invited from the top American and Canadian standings have been pared down to 20 in each event. They will be drawn to ride for one of twenty team sponsors, one from each event. We have featured as many as 5 World Champions in a single event and as many as 12 of the 15 who just rode in Vegas. This is going to be good!
From the dramatic opening to the last re-ride, this is rodeo action at its best. With chutes at both ends of the arena, there is no bad seat. 20 bareback horses, 20 broncs, and 20 bulls will buck out in less than two and a half hours.
[rev_slider rr] All photos by Andy Watson