Daily Archives: December 3, 2017

The National Finals Rodeo known as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for sponsorship reasons

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for sponsorship reasons), organized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), is the premier championship rodeo event in the United States. The NFR showcases the talents of the PRCA’s top 15 money-winners in each event as they compete for the world title.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo live

The NFR is held each year in the first full week of December, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (UNLV) and is aired live on CBS Sports Network. Cowboy Christmas, a cowboy gift show, is held concurrent with the rodeo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Wrangler NFR is the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world and an event like no other, an extravaganza for fans to enjoy the roping and riding activity of today’s cowboys. It is the culmination of the rodeo season where the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo live

Three-time world champion Tuf Cooper of Weatherford, TX will wear the number 1 back number at the National Finals Rodeo 2017. He’ll enter the year ended Las Vegas NFR 2017.

The 27-year-old is ranked No. 1 in the PRCA’s 2017 world all-around title race with $214,131. Tuf has qualified nine times for the WNFR in 2008-2017 and this is the first time he will wear No. 1 back number in both world all-around and tie-down roping title races. In the meantime, Trevor Brazile, 40, wore the No. 1 back number.

Moreover, Cooper was a world title contender only in tie-down roping when he earned his first eight NFR berths. Tuf earned Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s tie-down roping world titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014

The all-around event usually gets referred to a couple different ways. However, at this time on the PRCA’s web site, it now called the PRCA World All-Around Champion. It is also acceptable to say World All-Around Cowboy Champion or World All-Around Champion. The title is awarded at the end of the NFR to the highest-earning cowboy who has regularly competed in more than one event during the year.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo live

In addition to world championships, an average winner is crowned in each event.

Since this event is extremely popular, it sells out all seats for all of the events. Many casinos carry the events live in their sports books or host special parties to accommodate all of the fans in town who can not get tickets for the events. Most of the major hotels and casinos book special entertainment into their showrooms with a country theme offering many of the regular shows an extended break

CBS WRANGLER NATIONALFINALS RODEO Live December 7-16, 2017 – Las Vegas

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.


The contract signed with Las Vegas Events in 2015 keeps the Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas through 2024 and raises prize money significantly over that decade. It is telecast to more than 55 million households on CBS Sports Network.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The PRCA is going digital, and in a big way.

This month, the PRCA is launching ProRodeoTV.com, a subscription-based product with multiple distribution channels that will livestream rodeos from around North America.

Subscribers will be able to not only follow along and watch rodeos live, but they’ll also have access to more than 50 years of PRCA rodeo archives.


The contract personnel for the Dec. 7-16 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER have been announced, and the lists feature some familiar names.

For the fifth straight year, the trio of announcers for the WNFR remains the same. Boyd Polhamus of Brenham, Texas, Randy Corley of Silverdale, Wash., and Wayne Brooks of Lampasas, Texas, will be on the microphone for the 10 nights in Las Vegas. It marks the 19th consecutive year Polhamus will announce the WNFR and his 22nd overall. It’s Corley’s 17th WNFR appearance, and the seventh of Brooks’ career.


Video highlights of the Championship Short-Go of the 2017 College National Finals Rodeo held at the Casper Events Center.

In the team standings, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls finished as National Runner-Ups.

Amelia Anderson of UW was National Runner-Up in the Goat Tying, and Kailee Webb of UW placed 3rd overall in the Barrel Racing.