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Mountain States Circuit Finals

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Event Information


Each performance is located in the Mac Equipment, Inc. Indoor Arena at The Ranch.

  • Friday, October 23
    • 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 24
    • 1:00 p.m.
    • 7:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

There will be no awards ceremony for 2020.


There will be no tradeshow for 2020.



Friday, October 23rd, 3:00pm - 5:00pm in the rodeo office in Budweiser Events Center.

Each contestant is required to check in during the designated check in time prior to Friday’s performance. 

Contestants are able to pay their dues at check in.

Stalling & Camping

This year the event will be a haul in & haul out.  We are unable to have stalling or overnight stays on site. There will be no exceptions. Call Laura at 970-619-4004 for any questions on local stalling.

Richard Rule Cowboy Tough Award

Richard Rule rode bulls professionally for 15 years in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Bull Riders Only (BRO).  He won the Mountain States Circuit Bull Riding Championship in 1985 and 1990.  In 1985 Richard also won the bull riding in Denver at the National Western with a 94 point ride on A14 Sunni’s Velvet, which held the record for the highest bull riding score in the Denver coliseum for 18 years.  Richard was revered highly by his travel companions and fellow contestants as one of the best, consistently ranking in the top 25 bull riders in the world.  The best year of Richard’s bull riding career was 1991 when he was sitting #1 in the world standings up until a bull he rode broke his leg, the devastating injury ended Richard’s winning streak and shot at the National Finals Rodeo.  After multiple surgeries and months of rehab, Richard overcame all obstacles and returned to bull riding against doctor’s orders.  When it comes to cowboys, there are none tougher at overcoming odds than Richard Rule.

His tough constitution would be challenged again outside of the arena when Richard was dealt a cancer diagnosis in 2016.  We lost Richard August 2017 after a heroic ten-month battle against esophageal cancer.  Throughout his entire fight, Richard showed incredible physical, mental, and spiritual strength.


To be Richard Rule Tough is to have enough grit to never quit.  It’s facing fear and adversity head on with courage and a winning attitude even when you don’t come out on top.  It’s embracing hard challenges with a big grin and sense of humor.  It’s standing up for Uncle Sam and bowing your head to Jesus.  It’s doing your best even when life is difficult, and helping others be better.  It’s digging down deep and going for it, regardless the outcome.  It’s having tenacious faith and giving all the glory to the man upstairs, even when you're down on your luck.

In honor of the toughest cowboy of them all, the Richard Rule Cowboy Tough Award will be presented to the most deserving contestant at the Mountain States Circuit Finals.  Richard was instrumental in moving the Circuit Finals to The Ranch in Loveland last year, and his presence will be greatly missed today, and for many years to come.

Additional Information

For additional information, please visit the Mountain States Circuit Finals website.


Interested in being a sponsor of the Ram Mountain Circuit Finals? Please contact our Sponsorship department, Dana Drake.

Learn more about Loveland and Fort Collins.

Just 45 minutes north of Denver, 45 minutes south of Cheyenne, WY and located in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains; Loveland and Northern Colorado is the ideal home for the PRCA Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals.

Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities, unique art displays, brewery and distillery tours, exceptional shopping and dining or a day trip to witness the of Grandeur of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains, Northern Colorado awaits! Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine per year, a majestic backdrop, and a friendly community, Northern Colorado welcomes Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo fans and competitors!