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The Sheridan County high school rodeo team will host its 2016 NFR Party Saturday at the Holiday Inn.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a Happy Hour and hors d’eouvres to accompany a silent auction, which includes a custom, made-to-order pair of chaps from three-time WNFR qualifier Joe Frost. Front will also participate as guest auctioneer at the event.

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There will be a live auction beginning at 7 p.m., featuring a Calcutta of the top 15 NFR qualifiers in each event.

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The top 15 NFR qualifiers will be randomly drawn into 15 team positions and auctioned as a Calcutta. Results of the NFR will be tracked throughout all 10 go-rounds — Dec. 1-10 — and 50 percent of the proceeds will be paid out to the top-three winning team owners.

“I’m thinking my cowboy hat will not be worn down there,” chuckled Poor, who along with his wife, Shelly, will be in Las Vegas this weekend as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo gets underway.

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Dr. Poor, the owner of Eagle Physical Therapy in Fairfield, will be at the Thomas and Mack Arena because of one special cowboy.

“We absolutely will be rooting for Jessy Davis,” he said.

Davis, the seven-time NFR qualifier who moved to Power several years ago and now has a young family there, is among the bareback stars who will be competing as the $8.8 million event begins a 10-performance run Thursday night at the Thomas and Mack.

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Davis, who missed out on the 2015 NFR by a few hundred dollars and was recovering from shoulder surgery when the 2016 pro rodeo season got underway, owes some of his resurgence to Poor.

The Indian Railways is in the process of creating a non-fare revenue (NFR) policy which will enable it to handle unsolicited revenue generating ideas and proposals from public and private entities, encouraging active participation from both sides.

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Depending on the idea, an evaluation panel comprising three railway officials—one each from the finance, commercial and technical departments—will be formed.

“A lot of new proposals to increase the non-fare revenue are ideated by certain entities but whom do they go to if there is no established structure which will handle all these ideas? Hence, this NFR policy would act as a structural response and mechanism to deal with unanticipated revenue generating ideas,” said a senior railway executive, requesting anonymity.

Davis and his wife, Cassidy, and 10-month-old twin daughters Cru and Quincee, own a small cattle ranch near Power.

The plan at the NFR?

“The goal is to place in as many rounds as I can,” Davis said. “There’s a few scary horses, though. Hopefully I can get by them and get the rest rode, too.”

There are many Treasure State connections at this year’s NFR, which begins nightly at 8 and will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network.

Cut Bank roping star Dustin Bird is in the hunt for world titles in both the team roping (heading) and all-around, and Helena’s Ty Erickson enters the NFR leading the steer wrestling.

Wyoming’s JR Vezain, whose father is from Great Falls and who has many relatives in central Montana, is entered the bareback. And South Dakota’s Lisa Lockhart, who was born in Wolf Point and grew up in Circle, is making her 10th straight NFR trip in the barrel racing.

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The most talented cowboys in the country are returning to Las Vegas in two weeks and this time they’re going to make a lot more money at the National Finals Rodeo.

Under a 10-year deal that starts this year, Las Vegas Events will be doling out $10 million in prize money to the 120 cowboys competing in seven categories at NFR, considered the Super Bowl of rodeo events and sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

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As I touched down in Tacloban for what felt like the nth time this past month, and travelled through its main streets, I was newly struck by how unremarkable it all looks today compared to the total devastation of three years ago. Most buildings and roads have been repaired, the sidewalks are bustling with urban activity, and business is booming, if one judges by the new establishments that have popped up on almost every corner. The city, it would appear, has gotten back on its feet.

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Yet, just outside downtown Tacloban, in the coastal villages that suffered the most from the deadly storm surges that Typhoon Haiyan triggered, thousands of displaced families are still in limbo, waiting to know whether they can be relocated to safer areas or if they should carry on as they are, barely making a living in these ‘danger zones’.

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the National Retail Federation (NFR)’s online arm. The Cyber Monday was push to encourage people who missed the Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales events as well as when people returned to offices where they had high-speed Internet connections. Since then, the sudden boom of mobile smartphones and other WiFi-equipped handheld devices has given consumers perpetual Internet access and now the Cyber Monday is being used by retailers to offer deals to shoppers.

Since Typhoon Haiyan decimated Tacloban’s coastal villages, the city government has classified all areas located less than 40 meters from the coast as ‘danger zones’ because they are prone to flooding and deadly storm surges.

That’s a big jump from the $6.375 million the contestants split during the 10-day finals in 2014, when tens of thousands of western/country culture enthusiasts and rodeo fans visited Las Vegas and spent $74.5 million on nongambling items such as hotel rooms and food.

Las Vegas Events, the event promotional arm of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), pumped up the prize money to keep the NFR in Las Vegas and to deter the PRCA from moving it to either the Orlando area or Texas.

With the new Las Vegas Events-PRCA deal kicking in this year, Las Vegas Events will go from making about $1 million on the rodeo to losing about $2 million a year. But the LVCVA will make up the loss to Las Vegas Events, said Pat Christen

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Twenty-five other Junior Bareback Riders from Canada to Texas and North Dakota to California were all vying for the seven Mountain States Region qualifying spots. Brent Applegarth, Kelby Schneiter, Tucker Carricato, Weston Timberman, Darien Johnson, and Cooper Cano were the other Mountain States Regional qualifiers.

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The Sheridan County High School rodeo team is currently comprised of students from Sheridan High School and Big Horn High School. These students work year-round to earn enough money for their two-day rodeo every Memorial Day weekend at the Sheridan county fairground. Their biggest fundraiser is the NFR Fantasy party.

On Saturday, Nov. 26 the rodeo team will host a night of fun, prizes, and friendly competition at the sixth annual NFR Party at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. The event is open to the public and intended to fundraise for the spring rodeo, senior scholarships, travel money for the team’s national qualifiers, and rodeo cancer fund donations.

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At 6:00 p.m. there will be a happy hour with Hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction followed by a live auction of the top 15 NFR qualifier teams and numerous other items at 7:00 p.m. Three-time WNFR qualifier and 2016 world champion contender Joe Frost will act as a guest auctioneer at the party, donating a custom made-to-order pair of chaps or chinks for participants to bid on. There will also be a dance with performer Justin Beasley at 9:00 p.m.

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To date Montgomery’s riding average is 100 percent. In addition to riding junior bareback horses, Montgomery also is a skilled roper and rider, winning buckles and other awards in goat tying, flag racing, steer riding, breakaway and team roping. Additionally, he plays football and wrestles for Huntley Project Junior High.

The father of the twenty-five year old cowboy is Troy Pruitt, the 1990 World Champion Tie-down Roper. Riley won the Nebraska High School Tie-down roping championship three times and finished third in the average at the College National Finals Rodeo in 2011, before hitting the pro rodeo trail full time.

The year 2016 has been his best yet, with him entering the WNFR in ninth place in the standings with $74,547 won in the regular season. His winning winter put him in a great spot – he won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Odessa, Texas, the second round in San Angelo, Texas, and placed in San Antonio.

Doing well over the winter takes some of the pressure off during the busy summer season. “Having that much money won after the winter makes the summer a lot easier,” he said. “I can go to the big rodeos and don’t have to win first.”

Rodeoing a bit less in the summer also allows his horse to have some time off. “I didn’t have to have (Chip, his seventeen-year-old buckskin) in the trailer every day all year. We had a chance to come home a few days out of the week, and he got to relax and rest. He stayed strong for me all year.”

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The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) takes over Las Vegas Dec. 1-10, with many thousands of Western-clad visitors expected to pull for their favorite athletes at the world’s richest rodeo.

The PRCA’s 2016 regular season closed on Sept. 30. The 2017 regular season opened on Oct. 1.

A competitor’s earnings from a rodeo with a concluding date of Sept. 30 or earlier this year counted toward the 2016 PRCA standings. A competitor’s earnings from a rodeo that closed on Oct. 1 or afterward count toward the 2017 standings.

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For example, Marcos Costa, a Brazilian who lives in Childress, earned $2,619 after finishing third at the Sept. 24-29 Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show Rodeo. Those earnings counted toward the 2016 world standings.

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After placing at the Pasadena rodeo, Costa is ranked No. 1 in PRCA’s 2016 tie-down roping standings and has earned his second consecutive trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Costa also earned $1,965 as the result of tying for second at the Waller County Fair & Rodeo in Hempstead, which began Sept. 29, but concluded on Oct. 1. A competitor’s earnings from the Hempstead rodeo counts toward the 2017 standings.

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Thurston, from Big Valley, Alberta, took the lead in the first round of saddle bronc riding with an impressive 84-point ride on Hi Lo Pro Rodeo’s horse named LuLu. Thurston is following in the footsteps of his father, Skeeter Thurston, who was the rookie saddle bronc riding champion here in 1982. Zeke Thurston qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) last year and is on pace for another trip to Las Vegas next December.

He finished last season in 11th place and is hoping to improve that position this year. Like any other cowboy, getting to the NFR and earning a gold buckle is his ultimate goal. He is currently ranked 10th in the world standings and needs to remain among the top 15 through the end of September to earn his second NFR qualification.

Thurston is coming off of one of the biggest wins of his career in his home country. Just over a week ago, he won the Calgary Stampede Rodeo and the $100,000 bonus that goes with it. Remarkably, this is the second time he has earned that title and while it doesn’t count towards the world standings, it certainly counts in his bank account.

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Lisa Lockhart, from Oelrichs, S.D., won the barrel racing here last year on her great buckskin horse Louie. The duo went on to qualify for their ninth NFR and left Las Vegas just short of the world title. Luke Brown, from Stephenville, Texas won the team roping here a year ago roping with Kollin Von Ahn from Blanchard, Okla. Brown also finished as the reserve world champion.

He will be roping here this year with Jake Long from Coffeyville, Kan. They are currently at the top of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s (PRCA) world standings. Also back to defend their titles will be bareback rider Tanner Aus from Granite Falls, Minn.; steer wrestler Nick Guy from Sparta. Wisc.; and tie-down roper Marty Yates, from Stephenville, Texas.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifier in 2008-10 and 2015 for team roping, LeMond joined the PRCA in 2002.

In 2015, he bounced back nicely from an injury which had forced him to miss most of the 2014 season. Last season, LeMond placed in eight rounds of the NFR in Las Vegas in team roping, and he placed in four rounds at the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kansas.

The total payout for this year’s Frontier Days Rodeo, which conducted eight performances from June 28 through July 4, was a hefty $252,219.

What follows is a brief rundown of the rest of the winners in each of the primary pro-rodeo events at this year’s rodeo.

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The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) takes over Las Vegas Dec. 1-10, with many thousands of Western-clad visitors expected to pull for their favorite athletes at the world’s richest rodeo.

The National Finals Rodeo organized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) … (UNLV) and is aired live on CBS Sports Network. … was achieved and Wrangler became the first title sponsor of the National Finals Rodeo.

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RFD-TV Daily Broadcast Schedule Dec. 3-12:
South Point Buckle Ceremony, 3 p.m. (ET)
Outside the Barrel, 4 p.m.
Western Sports Round-Up, 5 p.m.
Cowboy Shopping Network, 6 p.m.

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Rural Radio Daily Broadcast Schedule Dec. 3-12:
South Point Buckle Ceremony, 4 p.m. (ET)
Outside the Barrel, 5 p.m.
Western Sports Round-Up, 6 p.m.
Performance from Thomas and Mack Center, 9 p.m.

Fifteen contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding, along with 15 roping teams, will put their talents on display for nearly 18,000 fans a day in the newly renovated sports arena and thousands of others at casino properties all over town as they chase world championships.

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“You would think that, after 32 years, it would get old doing the same event, but it’s never the same event,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events, which co-sanctions the rodeo along with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. “There is always something new and fresh, so I’m looking forward to it again. It’s my favorite time of year.

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Las Vegas Events and RFD-TV are teaming up for the third straight year Dec. 3-12 to bring you live behind-the-scenes television coverage of the entire Cowboy Experience during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In addition, Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147 will air live play-by-play coverage of every rodeo performance.

On RFD-TV, expect more than four hours of coverage each day from Las Vegas. The nightly go-round buckle ceremony from the South Point Hotel and Casino kicks off each daily broadcast schedule at 3 p.m. (ET). Flint Rasmussen’s talk show, Outside the Barrel, immediately follows at 4 p.m. daily, and afternoon programming wraps up with live daily broadcasts of Western Sports Roundup at 5 p.m. That’s when Steve Kenyon and Amy Wilson will provide up-to-the-minute news and conduct interviews with contestants, entertainers and more.

The hotels get better every year at customizing the experiences they’re offering for fans, and some new ones come on board,” Christenson said.

NFR General Manager Shawn Davis — a Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer who cast the deciding vote to bring the rodeo to Las Vegas in 1985 — has watched the event and its backdrop grow together.

“From Day One, we’ve always had great support from Las Vegas. We’ve always worked together, and the event has been very beneficial for PRCA and Las Vegas Events,” said Davis, a three-time world champion saddle bronc rider, adding, “You can never sit still, no matter what you’re doing. If you sit still, you’re going backwards. I hope the future continues to be as bright as the past.

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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.In 2013 and 2014, he finished 16th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s tie-down roping world standings, one slot away from qualifying for the Las Vegas championships.

But last year, Solomon roped in lots of cash early in the season and never looked back. When the 2015 regular season concluded on Sept. 30, Solomon had earned his the third NFR back number in five years.

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Solomon, 26, who is from Prairie View, is expected to repeat this season. Last week, Solomon won the tie-down roping title at the Wrangler Champions Challenge tour stop in Pueblo, Colo., after turning in a time of 8.7 seconds.

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This is only year two of a ten-year agreement to bring circuit finals to Kissimmee and to the Silver Spurs.

This is a must-see for rodeo fans, and even for those with a more casual interest.

It features an exciting elimination format that crowns national champions. The best cowboys and cowgirls from 12 national circuits in seven events will be competing to advance to Sunday’s Final Four.

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In addition to the rodeo excitement, new this year is the Tailgate Experience,  featuring food trucks and live music outside the arena every night of the rodeo.

“Right out of the chute last year our goal was to turn the RNCFR into the destination for competitors and rodeo fans, and we’re kicking it up a notch in 2016,” said County Commission Chairwoman Viviana Janer, in a press release.

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“With five themed shows over the course of four days, there’s something for casual and hardcore rodeo fans. We are making every effort to create a marquee event that draws more and more fans to Osceola County for top-notch rodeo action each and every year.”


“Winning last year was a big deal for me,” Frost said. “I’d been to the RAM National Circuit Finals when it was in Oklahoma City in 2013 and ended up second. I was really excited to go back last year, especially since my brother (Josh Frost) and I both qualified and it was in Florida. He finished second and that was a special time for both of us. I’m really excited to go back this year.”

He is ranked in the top 15 in the PRCA’s tie-down roping standings as the result of earning more than $70,000 this year, which should be more than enough to qualify for the 2016 National Finals, which is scheduled for Dec. 1-10 at Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack Center.

After missing the NFR in both 2013 and 2014, Solomon made sure that didn’t happen again last year. Solomon finished in the money an early season winter rodeo in Fort Worth. During the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo last year, Solomon tied for fourth in the first round with a 9.1 ($3,282 in earnings). He also tied for third in the second round with an 8.5 ($4,070).

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Performance Sponsor Date Time TV Broadcast – CBS Sports
1 Pendleton Whisky Let'r Buck Dec. 1 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.2 @ 1 a.m. ET.
2 Coors Banquet 2016 Dec. 2 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.3 @ 1 a.m. ET.
3 Hesston by Massey Ferguson Dec. 3 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.4 @ 1 a.m. ET.
4
Memorial Night
B&W Trailer Hitches Dec. 4 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.5 @ 1 a.m. ET.
5
Pink Night
Montana Silversmiths Dec. 5 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.6 @ 1 a.m. ET.
6
Resistol Rookie Night
Resistol Hats Dec. 6 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.7 @ 1 a.m. ET.
7 Boyd Gaming Dec.7 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.8 @ 1 a.m. ET.
8
Canadian Night
Small Justin Boots Logo Dec. 8 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.9 @ 1 a.m. ET.
9 Dec. 9 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.10 @ 1 a.m. ET.
10
Wrangler Patriot Night
Wrangler Dec. 10 6:45 p.m. 10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.11 @ 1 a.m. ET.

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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo transforms the look and feel of Las Vegas in a spectacular way. Each year, thousands of rodeo enthusiasts decked out in Wrangler jeans, cowboy boots and outsized hats fill Las Vegas hotels, casinos, restaurants, showrooms, and shopping malls. You don’t have to be a cowboy or cowgirl to have the time of your life. However the Wrangler NFR might just make a cowboy out of you after 10 days of competition and entertainment.

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National Finals Rodeo (NFR), organized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is commonly called the World Series of Rodeo or the Super Bowl of Rodeo.  The NFR is sponsored by Wrangler Jeans and is considered one of the premier events in the United States to showcase the talents of the PRCA’s top 15 money-winners in each event as they all vie for the world title each December, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo live 2016 – stream TV Info (CBS Sports Network) UPDATE.National Finals Rodeo is scheduled each year in the 1st week of December and this year of 2016 is schedule to 1st December to 10th December, at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Full events of NFR will broadcast live on CBSN (CBS Sports Network). You will get NFR Live coverage information form this site before race kickoff.

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The program handed out during Tuesday’s first rodeo performance listed three prior National Finals Rodeo world champions, 10 NFR qualifiers and six of top 20 contestants in 2009.

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By Wednesday the count was down to five NFR qualifiers and four from the 2009 top 20 qualifier list.

Most of the ones who came were rough stock cowboys ? those who don’t have to haul their horses. These cowboys travel with riding gear only.

So why do the rodeo stars skip Abilene?

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It’s mostly a matter of timing and whether the cowboys have already cinched a spot at the national finals.

Trying to predict the actual performers each night from the entry list of 374 contestants for the West Texas Fair & Rodeo is a guessing game.

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Contestants have until 5 p.m. the day of each performance to notify the rodeo secretary if they are in or out.

A visible injury or a doctor or vet release is the first out.

If a contestant has made the short go-round finals at an event running at the same time, he is allowed to withdraw.

Another out is if the contestant is “up” at a bigger rodeo, one with a bigger purse.

Add to this the pressure of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s 2009 season ending Oct. 1.

The program handed out during Tuesday’s first rodeo performance listed three prior National Finals Rodeo world champions, 10 NFR qualifiers and six of top 20 contestants in 2009.

By Wednesday the count was down to five NFR qualifiers and four from the 2009 top 20 qualifier list.

Most of the ones who came were rough stock cowboys ? those who don’t have to haul their horses. These cowboys travel with riding gear only.

So why do the rodeo stars skip Abilene?

It’s mostly a matter of timing and whether the cowboys have already cinched a spot at the national finals.

Trying to predict the actual performers each night from the entry list of 374 contestants for the West Texas Fair & Rodeo is a guessing game.

Contestants have until 5 p.m. the day of each performance to notify the rodeo secretary if they are in or out.

A visible injury or a doctor or vet release is the first out.

If a contestant has made the short go-round finals at an event running at the same time, he is allowed to withdraw.

Another out is if the contestant is “up” at a bigger rodeo, one with a bigger purse.

Add to this the pressure of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s 2009 season ending Oct. 1.

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Each December, Las Vegas goes a little crazy for country. Cowboys descend on the city and country music abounds when the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo returns.

The rodeo features competitions in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

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The event at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada Las Vegas has been a sellout for 26 years in a row. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do all over town if you don’t have a ticket — and much of it is free. You might even be lucky enough to snag a last-minute seat (see below).

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ELKO – Although the Thanksgiving holiday is in full swing, the top 15 competitors in each event of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association have one thing on their minds – an early and prosperous Christmas.

On Dec. 1, Las Vegas will turn into cowboy country for 10 days – marking the 2016 PRCA season finale at the National Finals Rodeo – which began in 1959 and has taken place in Las Vegas since 1985.

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Eldridge has not disappointed since his 2015 NFR average title and world runner-up finish, compiling $81,951 in earnings during the 2016 season – placing sixth in the world standings and trailing current No. 1 Ty Erickson ($92,942) by less than $11,000.

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Eldridge had a torrid start to the 2016 season – which included nearly $100,000 of prize money that did not count toward the PRCA standings – using stellar performances at RodeoHouston ($56,750), more than $23,000 at the Calgary Stampede and numerous high placings in the Cinch Super Shootouts.

After hitting a slump during the crucial 4th of July stretch, Eldridge rebounded with nearly $7,000 of prize money at the “Daddy of ‘Em All” in the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming, winning the final round for the second year in a row with an identical time of 9.0 seconds.

In the later stages of the season, Eldridge won $1,986 for splitting third in the first round of the Caldwell Night Rodeo in Idaho.

During Labor Day Weekend, he tallied $3,299 at the Walla Walla Frontier Days in Washington. Eldridge placed second in the average with a time of 9.1 seconds on to runs ($2,175) and split second in the second round with a time of 4.4 seconds for another $1,124.

The National Finals Rodeo is one of the biggest events of year, and in Vegas that’s saying something. Almost every resort in town wants in on the action, with viewing parties (often in the race and sports books), live entertainment and – just in time for the holidays – plenty of cowboy-themed shopping.

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The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is staying in Las Vegas.

Friday, officials with the NFR reached an agreement on a new contract, which means the annual finals will be held in Las Vegas for another 10 years.

Both Orlando, Fla., and Dallas, Texas, tried to lure the big rodeo event away from its home of 29 years.

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Las Vegas officials said losing the rodeo, which pumps nearly $60 million a year into the local economy, would have been a huge blow.

“We are relieved that we were able to assemble an agreement that both ensures that the Wrangler NFR will remain in Las Vegas for the long term and that all parties will prosper,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events, in a statement Friday.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) announced today its 2014 and 2015 television plan, featuring CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) as the new home of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. CBS Sports Network, which is available in nearly 60 million households nationwide, will also become the home of the PRCA’s Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots series, and the PRCA’s championship rodeos in Puyallup, Wash., and Omaha, Neb. “We believe CBS Sports Network is a great fit for the PRCA