Congratulations to the 2023 Champions

2023 Saddle Bronc Champion

Lefty Holman | Visalia, CA

2023 Breakaway Champion

Tana Johnston | Kersey, CO

Back When They Bucked

PRCA “Back When They Bucked” is back for the fourth consecutive year, May 26, 2024. We are looking forward to hosting this elite event again in the unique, rustic, old west setting of the Days of 76 Event Complex, Deadwood, SD,. The WLF and Naja Shrine of Deadwood are excited to partner for this annual Back When They Bucked Fundraiser. We feel our collaboration as two “non-profit” entities that strive to raise and donate funds back to the youth of western South Dakota, will better enable our fundraising efforts, as well as continue to grow community involvement in this event for many years to come. The full day of action on May 26th will kick off with the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) Ladies Breakaway event. You will witness some of the fastest roping you have ever seen. The ladies will be competing for a spot in the short round that will be held during the PRCA Xtreme Bronc Riding event which will be held in the afternoon. The PRCA Xtreme Saddle Bronc Match will begin in the afternoon. This is a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) sanctioned event featuring “extreme bronc riding.” Thirty cowboys will compete in the long go-round with the eight highest scores advancing to the short-round. Short-round cowboys will be vying for the title and prize money. Winnings at this event will count towards their earnings to advance to the Wrangler National Finals.

This full day of action will feature live music with vendors and activities to enjoy!
Sunday, May 26, 2024  |  Day’s of 76 Arena Complex
10am MT – WPRA Ladies’ Breakaway Roping Long Round
2pm MT– South Dakota High School Rodeo Breakaway and Saddle Bronc Match
3pm MT – Xtreme Saddle Bronc Match & WPRA Breakaway Roping Short Round

For over 25 years the Western Legacy Foundation has been serving a large area of communities, presenting over $750,000 in post-secondary scholarships, community projects, and organizations in a five-state area. The Western Legacy Foundation Board of Directors and volunteers are dedicated to the mission of
“Preserving the Legacy – Investing in the Future.”

“Back When They Bucked” is an affordable entertainment event for all ages. The proceeds from the May 26th event will help to support the Western Legacy Foundation fundraising efforts and will allow for the continued support to scholarships, rural assistance and services in their communities. The Back When They Bucked committee is looking forward to bringing you all day rodeo action!

Come enjoy the day in Historic Deadwood and support the Western Legacy Foundation and their mission!