CHEYENNE — Some of the country’s top tie-down ropers and steer wrestlers are boycotting this year’s Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo amid changes they say will result in less financial gain and more wear on athletes.

In a Tuesday Facebook post, Gering, Nebraska, tie-down roper Riley Pruitt said the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s top 50 tie-down ropers and a number of steer wrestlers will not participate in this year’s event.

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