By Krista Lucas
For 40 years, the United Professional Rodeo Association has hosted the annual Cinch United Finals Rodeo at the Civic Center Arena of Sulphur Springs, Texas.
The 63rd CUFR was conducted the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 21-23. According to UPRA president, Jerry Hill, there were several records broken for 2019.
A new record was set for single season payout, finals payout and added money. There also were season earnings records broken in three different events. In the bareback riding, Hunter Ramsey finished with $34,893 for the year. Bull rider Kyle McDaniel won $23,306, and ranch bronc rider, Kater Kennedy, earned $21,120 for 2019. These record-breaking payouts show how the UPRA and the sport of rodeo as a whole are becoming more lucrative with each passing year.
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