TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Professional Armed Forces World Championship Rodeo kicks off at the Stormont Vail Events Center Thursday night.
The World Championship Rodeo runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Landon Arena. The event includes:
- Bull riding
- Break away roping
- Tie down roping
- Bareback and saddle bronc riding
- Chute dogging
- Steer wrestling
- Team roping
- Barrel racing
- Cowboy mounted shooting
Contestants include active duty service members, retirees, veterans, Department of Defense civilians, and family members. Steve Milton with the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association said it’s that connection to the military that makes the event so special.
“These guys compete together and everybody wants to win, but in the end, we share two loves,” Milton said. “We share the love of our country and we share the love of rodeo and so there’s a special bond between veterans.”
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 6:00 p.m. each night at the Stormont Vail Events Center. Click here to purchase tickets.