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The World champions crowned at (NFR)Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2016 LAS VEGAS .

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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER with a haul that he only could’ve imagined in his wildest dreams.

The 26-year-old from Redmond, Ore., captured the bareback riding world title, the WNFR average championship and the RAM Top Gun award.


Peebles rode for 83.5 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Good Time Charlie to split the Round-10 win and move ahead of four-time World Champion Kaycee Feild by $10,523 after Feild failed to earn a check aboard Frontier Rodeo’s Times Up.

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“I tried not to get any butterflies before I got on my horse, and I wanted to have a lot of energy and fight,” Peebles said. “I stared at the horse and just kept saying to myself, ‘He isn’t faster than me. He isn’t faster than me.'”

The horse was just the right speed for Peebles, who was simply thankful to be alive and competing in Las Vegas. He almost lost his life in July after suffering a broken rib that nicked an artery and filled his lungs with blood at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup. He was rushed to the hospital and made it without a moment to spare as doctors were able to drain his lungs and save his life.

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They have the same last name, but are not related.

Yet, bareback bronc riders Tim O’Connell and Shane O’Connell have the same goal for today – winning their first-ever Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo championship.

The 120th finals of the CFD Rodeo starts at 12:15 p.m. today.

Tim O’Connell, from Zwingle, Iowa, is ranked No. 1 in the world standings, but his 164 points on two rides is five points behind leader Orin Larsen of Gering, Nebraska. He has earned a little more than $106,000 this year, and has a $20,000 lead in the world standings. Larsen is in fourth place.

“Everyone wants to be in the driver’s seat going into the finals, especially here at the Dad, but I like where I’m at,” Tim O’Connell said. “There will be 12 great horses out (today), and it’s just going to be a spurring contest. Orin’s one of the best guys in the world, and so are the others. The best guys in the world show up to Cheyenne.

“I’ve been to the short round once, and I’m awful tickled to get back.”

The steer wrestling lead changed hands almost nightly during the 10 rounds of the WNFR, but when the dust settled tonight, Hunter Cure had captured his second gold buckle in three years. Cure – who also won the world title in 2013 – split second place in Round 10 with K.C. Jones with a 3.9-second run to win $18,192. He also moved up to second in the WNFR average with a 52.1-second time on 10 head to capture the gold buckle with $241,515. Dakota Eldridge won the average with 45.6 seconds on 10 head, but finished second in the world with $211,669.

“This was anybody’s ballgame, and it was there for whoever was going to step up and take it,” the 32-year-old Cure, from Holliday, Texas, said. “I felt like my horse (Charlie) had worked great all week long and my hazer (Matt Reeves) did an outstanding job, so I just needed to stay the course and work on my craft and see how it worked out in the end.

In his only other CFD finals appearance, O’Connell said he scored 86 points when he was a rookie in 2013. He said that ride placed him in the middle of the pack.

“The short round is amazing, fun and exciting. I’m blessed to be a part of it again,” Tim O’Connell added. “It’s every kid’s dream to be in the finals in Cheyenne. You don’t hear about San Antonio; Salinas, California; or Nampa, Idaho. All you hear about is Cheyenne and the Daddy of ’em All. It’s a feeling of overwhelming happiness.

ary Freeman and Ira McKillip as they bring play-by-play rodeo to you via your handheld device, lap top or radio all week long during Cheyenne Frontier Days.

‘Rodeo on the Radio’ has been a long tradition on AM 650 KGAB. Gary and Ira bring you play-by-play action, history of the cowboys and cowgirls, along with the rules and regs of the rodeo.

Gary and Ira have a great broadcast chemistry and you’ll be sure to enjoy the humor the bring to the airways as well. So, tune in from 12 noon to 3:30 pm every day through the finals on Sunday, July 30th with Rodeo on the Radio.

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2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. International ProRodeo fans this year will be able to watch the Wrangler NFR live and on-demand by visiting WNFR.TV and following the link to the paid viewing platform.


The 58th annual Wrangler NFR, which will run Dec. 1-10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, this year features an international field, including French bareback rider Evan Jayne, who last year became the first European-born cowboy ever to qualify for the WNFR in any event, and world leaders in three other categories of competition. Brazilian Junior Nogueira leads the world all-around race, and also the pack of team roping heelers in his trademark event. Nogueira’s countryman Marcos Costa leads the world tie-down roping race.

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This year’s Canadian contingent — at eight strong — is the largest to ride for the Maple Leaf in 15 years, and is comprised of bareback riders Orin Larsen and Jake Vold; saddle bronc riders Zeke Thurston, Clay Elliott and Jake Watson; and team ropers Kolton Schmidt, Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler.

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cowboy from Yeppoon is the hottest priced favourite going into The Carlton Dry Warwick Rodeo National Finals starting Thursday at the Warwick Showgrounds. (Oct 27-30)

For the second year in succession, the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society has secured the Finals for Warwick and finals rounds will be at 6pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2pm Sunday.

Errol Frain from Yeppoon was the only rider in the 2015-2016 year to win twice as much prize money in any event as the runner up in pro tour standings.

He heads the steer wrestling standings from Victorian star Terry Evison, Pine Grove. Queensland cowboy Shane Iker, Alton Downs, is third in the standings.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. All parties involved were trying to hammer out a deal to keep the event in Las Vegas, but the prospect of a cross-country move to Orlando, Fla., loomed thick.

As it turned out, there was indeed change. But as the cliche goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same — and in this case, very much for the better.

The 2015 WNFR flies out of the chute tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center, marking the venue’s 31st year as host of the 10-day Super Bowl of Rodeo. More important, it marks the start of a new 10-year contract that will keep the cowboys and cowgirls coming back to Vegas at least through 2024.

“That was probably a difficult year for everybody,” PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman said of the 2013 negotiations. “There was lots going at the time, and it served its purpose. Through the whole process, the idea of moving the WNFR was real. But the choice for everybody was to come to a sensible solution and keep it in Vegas.

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National Finals Rodeo will make its home in Las Vegas.More than 2,000 tons of dirt has been brought in to help transform the Thomas & Mack Center into the home of rodeo’s main event.

And this year’s NFR promises lots of lead changes, a new all-around champion and a wide-open field in many events as 120 competitors descend on the Thomas & Mack Center beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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“The NFR obviously it’s just the Super Bowl of rodeo,” PRCA commissioner Karl Stressman said. “It’s one of those things where everybody wants to come and take a look at.”

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo action in the dirt, here’s hot-and-heavy performance action on our stages:

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30th Annual Hoedown with Old Dominion and Sawyer Brown (Nov. 30, Fremont Street Experience) Tradition reigns once more on the stages of Fremont Street as this six-act country cornucopia–including Jackson Michelson, High Valley, Aaron Watson and Craig Campbell–culminates with twin firepower. Originally a country-pop band that deepened its repertoire with rich ballads, Sawyer Brown has placed more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, with three hitting No. 1, while 20 studio albums have yielded three certified gold. Specializing in contemporary country but utilizing rock instrumentation with pop and hip hop influences, Old Dominion released their first, self-titled EP in 2014, with their debut album, Meat and Candy dropping last year, including the hit single, “Break Up with Him.”

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Reba, Brooks & Dunn (Nov. 30, Dec. 2-3, 7, 9, 10, Caesars Palace) Two acts, three legends, six nights—the math adds up for this superstar residency. Performing jointly (crooning the playful “Play Something Country”) and in solo sets, these country vets have front-loaded this production with hits, including Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn’s “Neon Moon” and the anthemic “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” and Reba McEntire’s “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” and a goose-bump-raising rendition of her signature song, “Fancy.”

Terri Clark (Dec. 1, Golden Nugget) A Canadian songbird with country in her gut, Clark has created a kind of girl-power niche–with hits including “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” “Emotional Girl,” “In My Next Life,” “Girls Lie Too,” “If I Were You” and “You’re Easy on the Eyes”—and is a leader of the “bra-country movement” to bring more female country artists to the airwaves. As one critic put it: “She’s about the sort of wisecracking, in-your-face country-rockers that have traditionally been a male domain.”

Mark Willis (Dec. 2, Hard Rock Hotel) This dude’s got the goods—musically and statistically. Between 1996 and 2003, Willis landed—count ’em—16 singles on the Billboard country charts, all of which reached the top 40. Born in Cleveland, Tenn. and raised in Blue Ridge, Georgia, the prolific troubadour—who was originally inspired by Bon Jovi before U-turning into country– has churned out hits including “19 Somethin,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Places I’ve Never Been,” “I Do,” “Don’t Laugh at Me” and “She’s in Love.

Here are five things to watch from the NFR, which runs nightly through Dec. 10

Hockey players are tough. Football players are tougher. But the toughest athletes of all? No question, rodeo cowboys.

You might chuckle at the colorful chaps, the shiny spurs and those Stetson cowboy hats. But to watch the National Finals Rodeo, the sport’s 10-day extravaganza that starts Thursday night in Las Vegas, is to appreciate the endurance of pain.

Rodeo cowboys, whether they’re riding bucking bulls, bucking broncs or the adrenaline of the other five events, are known to have competed with broken ribs, broken bones and concussions that, if they were in the NFL, would relegate them to the sidelines. Some of the competitors actually seem to celebrate the pain, and they have little choice but to tolerate it.

National Finals Rodeo is riding into Las Vegas and the cowboys are already practicing for the main event at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The event brings the best in the rodeo business to town, but before everyone saddles up, the warm up parties are entertaining thousands of people visiting for the occasion.