PCA Rodeo finals begin
Thursday in coliseum
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 12:00 PM
Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the Southeastern United States will compete for top honors this week during the Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo finals in the coliseum featuring some of the toughest livestock in the nation.
Action starts Thursday and will run through Sunday.
The all girl band Mustang Sally will perform at the rodeo on Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. The rodeo will follow at 7:30 p.m. The band will also perform at intermission.
Action gets under way again Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets for the four-night event are on sale through the Pearl River Resort Box Office and may be purchased by calling 1.866.44PEARL. The cost is $15 nightly for Thursday through Saturday and $12 on Sunday.
Ticket are also available at the Community Development Partnership office and at the coliseum on the day of event. There will not be any assigned seating.
"The PCA Rodeo Finals will once again be hosted by Neshoba County and we are so grateful," said Bo Campbell, executive director of the PCA. "Neshoba County always goes out of their way to make the cowboys and cowgirls feel welcome."
This rodeo was held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast for years, but was moved to Neshoba County following Hurricane Katrina.
Rodeo participants will to compete for top honors in bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping heading, team roping heeling and of course bull riding.
Also Thursday evening will be Cancer Awareness night at the rodeo and all the contestants will wear pink in honor of cancer awareness.
Competing in PCA-sanctioned rodeos throughout the year, the PCFR finalists are determined by their year-end standings or cash winnings in their chosen events. The top 15 contestants from each event are then invited to participate in the Finals Rodeo, vying for their place in the PCA's prestigious Arena of Champions for the upcoming year.
Mustang Sally's debut single "C'mon DJ" is drawing a strong response from radio programmers, reviewers and fans, organizers said.
In addition to Tobi Campbell, other band members include: Lisa Romeo, drums and vocals; Brenda Zitzman, acoustic guitar and vocals; Rachel Solomon, keyboard and vocals; and Sarah Wilfong, fiddle.
Mustang Sally regularly performs more than 200 dates each year across the globe.
The coliseum is located at 12000 Mississippi 15 north.
The Professional Cowboy Association is a non-profit association established to promote the sport of rodeo. The PCA is the Southeastern leader in professional rodeo and is the predominant producer of action-packed, exciting, thrilling rodeos. The PCA provides rodeo's premier showcase each year with its Professional Cowboy Final Rodeo.