Ram Truck is bringing several interactive fan experiences to Las Vegas Dec. 1-10 for WNFR, in support of the Ram Rodeo Series. Rodeo and truck fans can take part in numerous activities around the Las Vegas strip, including performances by country music artist Natalie Stoval and the Drive every night, daily autograph signings by various country music artists, nightly WNFR viewing parties, truck displays and a new interactive Ram virtual reality 360 experience.
“Ram is proud to be a part of the Ram Rodeo Series and WNFR for 35 years, as trucks are a must-have vehicle for both those who compete and fans alike,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global. “As thousands of rodeo fans take over Las Vegas during WNFR, it is a great opportunity for Ram to showcase the capabilities and best-in-class features of our complete truck lineup of America’s longest lasting pickups.”
National Finals Rodeo (NFR) kicks off this week with many casinos around town getting involved along with an upcoming month of holiday specials!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Buckin’ Bull Party at The Fremont, including the mechanical bull-riding competition and bikini bull-riding, has been cancelled. The Filament bar will still host free NFR viewing parties from now through Dec. 10.
Professional rodeo announcer Jody Carper will lend his voice during the action. All that participants need to bring is their courage as there will be a coach on-site to assist. Contestants can practice their skills during the NFR Viewing Party for just $5 per ride, then buckle up for the competition at 9 p.m. each night.
They will be scored by three special guest judges: Troy Lerwill, the six-time PRCA Comedy Act of the Year winner; Ronald Burton, celebrated rodeo clown and featured participant in the award-winning documentary, “Man in the Can;” and Dennis Halstead, four-time Canadian Professional Rodeo Entertainer of the Year. The top three scorers will receive $500 in prizes and a championship buckle each session. Plus, don’t miss bikini bull-riding, Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, after the Buckin’ Bull Party contest concludes.
ALTON Downs cowboy Shane Iker has recorded five placings in The Carlton Dry Warwick Rodeo National Finals to win the All Around Cowboy title in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.
Iker won All Around Championships in 2008 and 2014 so made it three titles in eight years with his victory in Warwick at the weekend.
Iker joined with Charters Towers rider Liam Davison to record a win, second and third in team roping at the National Finals to finish second in the average. Iker secured the team roping header title narrowly from Griffith (NSW) rider Heath Litchfield. The All Around Champion also recorded a second and third in the rope and tie.
Millmerran rider John McNamee finished the season on top of the standings in saddle bronc and narrowly won the title from Springsure rider Allan Powell who won two rounds in Warwick. Powell won the average which is determined by the highest total score over the four rounds of the finals. McNamee won the Saturday night round with a score of 80.
Defending champion David Worsfold from Wandoan retained the bareback bronc riding title with two round wins and also won the finals average. Cameron’s Corner rider Fred Osman won the other two rounds.
Other finals round winners from Queensland included saddle bronc rider Cameron Webster (Wandoan), rope and tie competitors Shane Kenny (Emerald) and Mitch Eastwell (Warwick) and steer wrestler Jarrod Deguara (Nebo).