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The Remuda Award
Are you ready for the country’s premier championship rodeo event slated for December 7-16 in Las Vegas? Korkow Rodeos of Pierre, South Dakota is! Their ‘Anchor K’ branded bucking stock has been selected by the top cowboys for the 58th time to perform at the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). 2017 marks the 58th annual finals event, produced by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), where the top 15 money-earners of the year compete in their respected event, 7 main events total, to determine a World Champion.
Korkow Rodeos is in their 70th year of rodeo stock contracting, raising and providing bucking stock for and producing rodeos. Erv Korkow started his company in 1947 and it has continued with son, Jim Korkow, grandson, TJ Korkow, and many family members and friends along the rodeo trail.
Korkow Rodeos is being presented with the Remuda Award by the PRCA during the 2017 PRCA Convention in Las Vegas. The Remuda Award is given to the PRCA Stock Contractor that produces and provides the deepest and most level herd/remuda of high caliber bucking stock for the cowboys to draw from at a rodeo. The cowboys appreciate a level playing field of the herd in which they have a chance to draw, ride and win on. Numerous good horses and bulls to draw from means a better chance for the rough stock riders to earn prize money.
Danny Etbauer, an eight time NFR qualifier, a South Dakota native and a member of the famed Etbauer saddle bronc riding family says, “My brothers and I were raised on Korkow bucking horses since we were kids. Some we got on as kids, we got on later at the NFR. I loved going to Korkow rodeos because you always had a chance to win on every horse you drew. If you made a good ride, you had a chance. There’s not many contractors out there like that. I appreciate everything they put in to their breeding program and all they’ve done for my career and rodeo. Thank you Erv, Jim, TJ and the whole family for all your efforts.”