The Reno Rodeo is back and better than ever in 2021. Last year’s even was canceled due to the coronavirus but the Reno Livestock Event Center is ready to welcome back cowboys in full force this week.
The 10-day event begins June 17 with the Division 1 Xtreme Bulls event, with $54,000 added money. The Reno Rodeo Xtreme Bulls and the Reno Rodeo, which runs from June 18-26, will be broadcast live on The Cowboy Channel, and streamed on the PRCA on the Cowboy Channel Plus App at 10 p.m. (EDT).
Sage Kimzey, the 2019 Reno Xtreme Bulls and Reno Rodeo champ, is back to defend his titles.
“It’s always a great event and it kind of starts our whole summer run off,” said Kimzey, who will be up at the Reno Rodeo June 21. “So, everybody is always looking forward to Reno. If you can do good at Reno it sets you up, it fuels you to have a successful summer. “
Kimzey, a six-time world champion (2014-2019) currently sits atop the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $91,189.
“Reno always has good crowds, and they bring the energy from the very beginning of each performance,” Kimzey said. “So, we’re definitely excited for that.”
Kimzey won’t be the only former champ returning to the Silver State this week.
Bareback rider Clayton Biglow, who won Reno in 2016 and the world title in 2019, is thrilled to be back in Reno, which is three hours from his home in Clements, Calif.
“Reno has a special place in my heart, I grew up just right over the hill from Reno, I’ve been going there since I was a kid,” he said. “It’s not a hometown rodeo, but it sure does feel like one. I have a ton of friends and family who show up.”
Biglow sits third in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $52,507, coming off a second-place finish at Riggin Rally Xtreme Broncs bareback riding event in Darby, Mont., June 6.
“I feel great coming into this week, I have a couple of good ones drawn there, so I’m definitely looking forward to it,” Biglow said.
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