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.