Texas Cowboys Rodeo Association

        The TCRA is a nonprofit association originating in 1983 to promote the sport of rodeo and to insure honesty and fairness to both the producers and contestants, to create an agreeable relationship between the committees, stock contractors, and contestants; and to sanction and advertise rodeos in accordance with T C R A standards.   The association is managed by a board of directors who donate their knowledge of the sport of rodeo and  many thankless hours of their time to the association.

    Most of the contestants in the TCRA are unable to travel during the week because they make their living at regular full-time jobs or are in school.   These contestants enjoy the highly competitive competition of  the TCRA rodeos and the chance to qualify for the TCRA Finals.  The top fifteen in each event compete for year-end and finals championship awards.  In 2013 , the TCRA FINALS paid out over $195,000 in prizes and money, in addition to, the TCRA rodeos paid out over one million dollars to the contestants throughout the summer months.

    The T.C.R.A. has approximately 500 members that travel to over 50 rodeos per season in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado to secure a top 15 positions to qualify for the finals.  Contestants compete in saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, ranch bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, girls breakaway roping and barrel racing. 

    Many past TCRA champions  have gone on to the ranks of the pros to become PRCA champions as well.  Many of the TCRA stock contractors  have produced great bucking stock as many of these animals have been showcased at the National Finals Rodeo.