The National Finals Rodeo Live begins on Dec. 7 in Las Vegas

National Finals Rodeo begins on Dec. 7 in Las Vegas, Lisa Lockhart will be trying to become the second member of her tight-knit family to win a world championship.

Less than a month ago, nephew Jess Lockwood of Volborg became the youngest competitor to win the Professional Bull Riders world title. Now his aunt will try to match his success in the same city.

National Finals Rodeo Live 2017

“Oh my gosh,” Lockhart said of watching Lockwood win the PBR gold buckle. “Words can’t even express it. We had heartfelt pride at what he accomplished. It was so amazing, words can’t describe it. There is nothing that is going to top that.

World Finals to be the most highly contested in his 18 years with the organization.The freshly crowned Canadian all-around champion, Ky Marshall, took the lead in bareback riding with 83.5 points on Prairie Rodeo’s “Barcelona City” on the first day at the 2017 Pro Agribition Rodeo. Marshall will look to replicate his win from last year that saw him head home for the winter with more than $5,000 in his pocket.

The World Finals return to Las Vegas from Wednesday through Sunday at T-Mobile Arena, and with so many riders closely packed in, there could be a new leader almost every night.

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“We’re looking forward to one to the most competitive and exciting World Finals in our history,” Gleason said. “If the Velocity Tours were any indication, these guys came to ride

“Jess hasn’t said anything about it (her winning a world title). All he said was that he was going to be at the NFR and, ‘Who do I owe for tickets?’ Those are some great expectations to live up to.

cowboys recognized are bull rider Wacey Finkbeiner, team roping header Brett Buss, team roping heeler Tyrel Flewelling, steer wrestler Chance Butterfield, tie down roper Dean Edge, bareback rider Jake Vold, bull rider Tyler Pankewitz and team roping header Levi Simpson (photo unavailable).

National Finals Rodeo Live 2017

Greer herself is also vying for the coveted Miss Rodeo Canada role and is already in the throws of the competition. The winner of Miss Rodeo Canada will be crowned during the CFR, which is also the last one to be held at Northlands.

Ponoka Stampede Association president Blair Vold said the association and the community is proud of the strong Ponoka contingent heading to the CFR.

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