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Prizes & Payoffs

Professional rodeo athletes will be competing for nearly $500,000 in prize monies. Hundreds of competitors will be after a piece of the pie.

Huge Payouts! Top competitors took home individual winnings as large as $10,000!

All Around Cowboy winning the most money in 2 or more events receives an additional $500 cash presented by the St. Paul Rodeo Association.

All Around Cowboy gold and silver trophy buckle: presented by Ted & Margaret McKillip Family in memory of Ted McKillip, long-time rodeo member and past director.

Oregon Cowboy or Cowgirl winning the most money will receive a rifle sponsored by HighLine Firearms.

The Gene Smith Memorial Trophy is presented by the Smith family in remembrance of Gene, who served as SPR secretary for 46 years. The Calf Roping Champion each year will receive a leg on the bronze. Three wins are required for permanent possession of the trophy.

The Bill and Donna Smith Memorial Trophy: presented by their family, will be awarded to the first three-time Champion Bareback Rider. Bill was a 33-year St. Paul Rodeo Director, including 3 years as President. Donna was ticket chairman for 40 years and St. Paul Rodeo Director for nine of those years.

Columbia River Circuit Bareback Permit Series

Open to all PRCA Bareback Permit Holders in the PRCA!

18 Columbia River Circuit Rodeos have committed to pay your entry fees and provide you with a $25 travel card as a bonus. The Grand Prize is a Rifle awarded at the Columbia River Circuit Finals.


This series was started in 1970 in honor of the late Harley Tucker, a past northwest rodeo producer and stock contractor from Joseph, OR who helped found Chief Joseph Days in 1946. At the time of his death in 1960, he was one of the nation's largest stock contractors, providing stock and producing over 25 rodeos in the Northwest each year. The series promotes participation among rodeo competitors. An award goes to the cowboy or cowgirl scoring the most points in a combination of the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show in Union, The St. Paul Rodeo in St. Paul, The Elgin Stampede in Elgin and Chief Joseph Days in Joseph. If the award is earned three times, the contestant receives an accumulating purse. In 1982, Butch Knowles of Heppner became the first three-time winner and earned $5,100. In 1990, Rocky Steagall of Irrigon became the second three-time winner and received $3,100. In July of 2008, Brad Goodrich became the third three-time winner of the accumulative award and received $10,500.

HARLEY TUCKER AWARD - for Contestants that don't know about this... This is a series that consists of four rodeos once produced by stock contractor, Harley Tucker: Eastern Oregon Livestock Show in Union, OR; St. Paul Rodeo; The Elgin Stampede; and Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. Whoever wins the most money at those 4 rodeos combined wins the award. You have to enter and compete at all four rodeos.What do you win??? A cash bonus of $3000!!!! If you win the award THREE TIMES, you get an additional cash bonus, which continues to grow until someone wins it. It is currently sitting at $14000!!!! That is NOT a typo!

Congrats to Ringo Robinson for winning the 2023 Harley Tucker Award!

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