Jeanne Anderson is the reigning Prairie Circuit barrel racing champion. The White City, Kan., cowgirl also is a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier.
Oh, and she’s the No. 1 person on the alphabetical list of entrants into this year’s Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. She’s followed by 105 others who will be part of the festivities in Duncan, Okla. – the top 12 contestants from each event through the circuit’s regular season earned the right to play.
The circuit finale is home to several NFR qualifiers, past and present. In fact, 13 of this year’s competitors in Duncan will be playing on the biggest stages of the sport – the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, set for Nov. 3-4 at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie, Okla., and the NFR, set for Dec. 6-15 in Las Vegas.
In the mix are two-time steer wrestling world champion Dean Gorsuch of Gering, Neb.; two-time steer roping champ Rocky Patterson of Pratt, Kan.; 2008 bareback riding titlist Justin McDaniel of Porum, Okla.; 2005 all-around world champion Ryan Jarrett of Comanche, Okla.; and 2009 heeling champ Kollin VonAhn of Durant, Okla.
That’s one of the great things about the Prairie Circuit has long been the home of ProRodeo’s greatest. They’ll continue to prove it Thursday-Saturday in Duncan.