J.B Lord, Joe Gunderson, Chason Floyd, Abe Dillman and Bobby Harris were at the top of the standings in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association's competition held in May, 2015. J.B. Lord of Sturgis, South Dakota, is the top All-Around competitor.
J.B. Lord competes in team roping as a header and steer wrestling on the PRCA's Badlands circuit. He has over 40 years of rodeo experience. His oldest son, Eli, also competes in the same events and often travels with his father. In 2013, the father and son competed in over 70 rodeos along with their team roping heelers, Jesse Fredrickson and Jade Nelson. J.B. Lord also has a younger son named Levi who competes as a team roping heeler. J.B. Lord's total earnings in May, 2015 were $6,123.40.
The PRCA's events include team roping, bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling and tie-down roping. The association has 12 different circuits across the United States. The PRCA awards the All-Around World Champion title to the cowboy who wins the most money competing in at least two events and earning at least $3,000 in each event. The winner is considered the most talented and versatile cowboy in the association. A cowboy can get his first PRCA competition permit if he is 18 years old, and can renew the permit each year if he has won less than $1,000 on it. The cowboy then gets a competition card from the association.