Over 100 of the best-of-the-best of the ropin’ and ridin’ world will be competing at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in , 4271 Davie Road, famously knows as “Cowboy Town” in the 40th annual Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo from November 8th thru 10th starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

“This is the 10th consecutive year of us hosting the circuit finals,” said Troy Weekley, who with his brothers, Wayne and Dan, own and operate the Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo. “The contestants love coming here because the spectators are so good and the quality of rodeo is so high.”

Tie-down calf roping competitor Roan Hudson, 13, from Arcadia, FL. practices roping over and over again Thursday morning at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, Fl.

“It’s a lot of practice,” said Hudson who has been competing for three years. “If you want to be one of the best you got to do it all the time. I practice none-stop trying to get really good because I want to be the best ever.”

“I love doing my event of course,” said Hudson. “I love getting to see all my friends and family and just having fun at the rodeos. When asked what should spectators expect to see this weekend at the rodeo Hudson said, “They should expect some wrecks in the barrel and bronc riding. There‘s going to be some fast times in the calf roping. There‘s going to be some big scores … It‘s going to be really fun."

Joey Barber cleans the gates inside the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie before the 40th annual Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo.

This is the 10th year the Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo will be held at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie.

Competitors from around the Southeast socialize Thursday morning before competing this weekend in roping, bull riding, barrel racing, bareback and saddle bronc riding and steer wrestling categories.

Winners share more than $250,000 in money and prizes and qualify for the National Circuit Finals in Osceola County.

Five Star Rodeo Stock Contractors (left) Paul Bowers and (right) Ivan Bruisedhead from Okeechobee, FL. laugh with (middle) rodeo announcer Jerry Todd and others Thursday morning during a break in preparations for the rodeo’s opening night.

Working behind the scenes before rodeos start and until the last animal is loaded up, stock contractors are one of the most important, but overlooked people in the production of rodeos.

Stock contractors provide livestock such as bulls and horses to rodeos and bull riding competitions.

J.W. Tyre hangs on as he helps move barrels used in the barrel riding competition before the start of the annual Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie.

“Nothing beats the excitement of experiencing a rodeo in person,” said Troy Weekley a long-time resident of Davie, Fl. “When people come for the first time, they always come back. It’s an event for the whole family and you get to see and meet a lot of cowboys and cowgirls.”

Learn more about the Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo and purchase tickets online by visiting . Tickets can also be purchased by calling or in person at Grifs Western at 6211 Orange Drive, Davie, FL.