Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, presented by Polaris RANGER, is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and is widely acknowledged to be the world’s premier rodeo. Held annually since 1959 – and since 1985, every December at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas – the Wrangler NFR is ProRodeo’s richest and most prestigious rodeo, and it showcases the very best cowboys, barrel racers and livestock in the world.
Breding, a 23-year-old from Edgar, is making his second NFR appearance. He enters the rich rodeo in second place among bull riders with 2015 earnings of $122,041. That trails leader Sage Kinzey by about $52,000, and that’s not much at a 10-performance event that features a payout of $26,230 for first place each night.
Each December, the top 15 bareback riders, steer wrestlers, team roping competitors, saddle bronco riders, tie-down ropers, barrel racers, and bull riders qualify to compete in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
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National Finals Rodeo live 2015In order to house all of the competitors, a crew of 175 put in approximately 28 hours to transform the Thomas & Mack Center from a basketball arena to the home of the world’s biggest rodeo. The set-up requires the use of 2,500 tons of dirt, 1,500 metal panels and 250 bow gates and frames inside and outside the arena, officials said.
National Finals Rodeo qualifiers either live in Stephenville or Erath County, graduated from Stephenville High School or competed in rodeo at Tarleton State University.
With the help of Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo committee members July Danley, Ben Clements and Sheila Williams, as well as statistics published by the PRCA website, ProRodeo.com, here is a closer look at the careers and seasons of these athletes as they prepare for the “Super Bowl of Rodeo.”
The long weekend starts with the sponsor dinner, provided by Mano and the Red House BBQ gang, Thursday evening, Aug. 18, when we acknowledge and show our appreciation to our many valued sponsors and committee members. This year members of the public are invited to attend with a pre-purchased $13 ticket. Friday, Aug. 19 evening brings our first PRCA performance into the arena at 7 p.m. Saturday the 20th is another fun-filled day with entries in the parade, a 6 p.m. rodeo performance, and big rodeo dance that follows the rodeo featuring a live band. Dance tickets are available at the gate.