1947 is the
year the Northwest Ranch Cowboy Association first
started. The formation took place in Campbell County
with Dick Mader of Gillette serving a vital role in
making the organization work in his term as president,
serving from 1951 through 1955. Today, the NRCA boasts
membership nearing 500 from 5 states (Wyoming, Montana,
Nebraska, North & South Dakota).
As in the
past, we continue our finals as a "Sudden Death"
match-up with the top 12 qualifiers from the 11 events
going head to head in 3 go-rounds to determine the
champion. Each individual comes into the finals with
points (12 points for the leading money winner down to 1
point for the least) and gathers more points by placing
in the go-rounds and in the average. The person with the
most points at the end of the finals is deemed the
finals Champion of that event and wins the trophy saddle
for the year. The sudden death concept opens the door
for a dark horse to overcome the leaders and take away
the saddle title. The top money winner for the year is
named the Year-end Champion and receives the
championship belt buckle.
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