By Krista Lucas
The rodeo road is known to be busy during the summer, but winter and early spring are becoming just as profitable. After the big winter rodeos, spring brings rodeos such as Houston, Austin, and the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
The NCFR is the culmination of the top rodeo athletes in each of the 12 pro rodeo circuits, plus Mexico. The year-end champion and average champion each qualify for the NCFR in Kissimmee, Fla. March 21-24.
It is a good opportunity for those cowboys and cowgirls who do not haul thousands of miles year round but still compete professionally.
The weekend offered a $758,112 payout, along with other awards and also concerts for the rodeo-goers.