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.
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.
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.
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.
“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).
2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Schedule
|Performance||Sponsor||Date||Time||TV Broadcast – CBS Sports|
|1||Dec. 1||6:45 p.m.||10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.2 @ 1 a.m. ET.|
|2||Dec. 2||6:45 p.m.||10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.3 @ 1 a.m. ET.|
|3||Dec. 3||6:45 p.m.||10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.4 @ 1 a.m. ET.|
|Dec. 4||6:45 p.m.||10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.5 @ 1 a.m. ET.|
|Dec. 5||6:45 p.m.||10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.6 @ 1 a.m. ET.|
Resistol Rookie Night
|Dec. 6||6:45 p.m.||10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.7 @ 1 a.m. ET.|
|7||Dec.7||6:45 p.m.||10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.8 @ 1 a.m. ET.|
|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.|
Wrangler Patriot Night
|Dec. 10||6:45 p.m.||10 p.m. ET. Reair Dec.11 @ 1 a.m. ET.|