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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.

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –Tucson’s Marcos Martinez teamed with Winkelman’s John Gaona Jr. to win the team roping title at the National High School Finals Rodeo.

The event, hosted by the National High School Rodeo Association, was held at the CAM-PLEX Event Facility in Gillette, WY.

Martinez and Gaona posted a 5.16-second time Saturday during the 13th and final performance and finished with an average time of 17.08 seconds. That was more than a second better than the runners-up and seven seconds better than the third-place team.

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For the first time in over two decades, a Montana girl has won the title of Miss National High School Rodeo Queen.

Opal Harkins, 17, came away with the sash and crown after a 10-day competition in Gillette, Wyo.

Harkins won 5 of 8 events on her way to victory, showcasing her skills in horsemanship, speech, modeling, appearance and personality.

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Horsemanship, which sets the competition apart from other pageants, set Harkins apart from the 44 other hopefuls vying for the title.

“I’ve been rodeoing since I was very little,” Harkins said. “As a rodeo queen, that is what I’m best at.”

Born and raised in Billings, Harkins has rodeo running through her veins. She has four older siblings who have all found success in rodeo and her grandfather Odis is a member of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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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.

“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.

“We’re a very close family,” Harkins said. “Rodeo is what made us so close, I think.”

Outside of rodeo, Harkins enjoys boating, graphic design and working for a Montana-founded clothing company, Rodeo Ready. She attends Montana State University-Billings through the Connections program.

Harkins hopes to use her new title as a means to educate people about the National High School Rodeo Association and encourage others to join the program.

Rusty was third overall in his first trip to the WNFR last year, finishing with $244,448, and won rounds 4, 7 and 8 in the event while placing in seven of the 10 rounds. He starts this year with $117,942, trailing brother-in-law CoBurn Bradshaw of Beaver ($130,751) and money leader Jacobs Crawley of Boerne, Texas ($172,303).

Rusty and CoBurn will have plenty of family competing alongside in the 15-cowboy field. Jake Wright is fifth with $91,523 in money won, Jesse is ranked 10th ($76,116), Cody starts 11th ($75,446) and Ryder Wright made the field in 14th with $70,604.

For the 10-day rodeo, there are plenty of opportunities to climb the money ladder. The winner of each go in the event earns more than $26,000, and the winner in the average for the full rodeo earns a bonus of more than $67,000.

More money, more prestige and a Montana champion will be again on display this year in the team roping at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

But a famous figure won’t be there because of injury.

Jake Barnes, a seven-time world champion who has combined with several heelers to win a record 31 go-rounds at the NFR, suffered severe injuries when his horse fell while practicing Nov. 27 and will not be able to compete at this year’s rich rodeo.

Barnes, a 56-year-old header, qualified for what would have been his 27th NFR as he and partner Junior Nogueira finished 11th in the 2015 world standings. According to a press release distributed by the PRCA, Barnes suffered a head injury and broken ankle and is hospitalized in Arizona.

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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, this is an event you must attend, at least once in a lifetime. 2016 marks the 32nd year for the Wrangler NFR to be held in Las Vegas.

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Dates: Thursday, Dec 1st – Saturday, Dec 10th, 2016
Start Times: All start times in 2016 are 6:45 p.m. (PT).
Location: Thomas & Mack Center (on the UNLV Campus)
4505 S. Maryland Parkway,
Las Vegas, NV, 89154.

For 10 days in December the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo transforms the look and feel of Las Vegas in a spectacular way. Each year, thousands of rodeo enthusiasts decked out in Wrangler jeans, cowboy boots and outsized hats fill Las Vegas hotels, casinos, restaurants, showrooms, and shopping malls. You don’t have to be a cowboy or cowgirl to have the time of your life. However the Wrangler NFR might just make a cowboy out of you after 10 days of competition and entertainment

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Wrangler Jeans is belting out some winners. After launching the Wrangler Network back in 2013 and leveraging its rodeo and bull riding connections, it has recently partnered with Universal Music Group Nashville to score even bigger numbers.

The success of its recent live-stream concert with George Strait even took Wrangler execs by surprise: Strait, who’s been associated with Wrangler since the early 1980s, performed from the legendary Gruene Hall, outside of San Antonio, Texas. (The venue was on Strait’s first album, Strait Country, back in 1981, and the concert was to support his latest, Strait Out of the Box Part 2.)

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The concert attracted some 14 million media impressions, and more than 1 million Facebook Live video views from the King of Country’s Facebook page.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo takes over town. You just might run into Reba at Caesars Palace pool, find yourself cutting into a dry-aged tomahawk chop next to Trevor Brazile at SW Steakhouse, or pick yourself up a pair of $12,500 limited edition Luccheses at Cowboy Christmas in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

There are more many choices in a city that has evolved from all-you-can-eat buffets to a destination for the world’s top celebrity chefs. Joël Robuchon’s remarkable French cuisine restaurant at the MGM Grand is the only place in town with three Michelin stars. Quiet and intimate, it was designed to resemble a luxurious art deco townhouse.

Last time we checked, the city’s most expensive hotel room was the 9,000-square-foot two-story Sky Villa at the Palms, which is all yours for just $35,000 a night. Accessed by a private glass elevator, it offers three bedrooms, your own sauna and fitness center, and an infinity pool with room for 12. If you prefer classical elegance to party-all-night debauchery, there’s the Bellagio’s illustrious 4,000-square-foot Presidential Suite, where $5,000 a night gets you, among other amenities, your own solarium and indoor garden. Or check out the Skylofts at the MGM Grand

While Errington isn’t ready to announce the next series, he says the music connection is inherently interesting to the Wrangler audience. And as the content platform has gotten stronger, it’s even bringing in revenue to reinvest in additional content.

“This has really been a win/win/win,” he tells Marketing Daily. “It’s a win for the Wrangler brand, a win for consumers, who can see more of our great content, and a win for advertisers. They’re seeing a way to get to the demographic they need through our network. Yeti Coolers is a big partner, for example, and we’ve got the MGM Grand, Resistol, and Pendleton Whisky. And as we’re monetizing it, the revenue from last year helped us finish off the deal with UMGN.”

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After sitting near the top of the money standings in saddle bronc for most of the season, Rusty Wright may have seen everything flash before his eyes in late August when a ride in a PRCA rodeo in Bremerton, Wash. led to a broken leg.

Despite the mishap, Wright is still third in the money as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo kicks off its 10-day championship push Dec. 1 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The 20-year-old from Milford is looking to continue the family’s pattern of capturing the champion’s gold buckle in every even-numbered year since his father, Cody started by winning in 2008 and 2010.

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Since then, brothers Jesse (2012) and Spencer Wright (2014) have also taken home the world title.

Rusty was third overall in his first trip to the WNFR last year, finishing with $244,448, and won rounds 4, 7 and 8 in the event while placing in seven of the 10 rounds. He starts this year with $117,942, trailing brother-in-law CoBurn Bradshaw of Beaver ($130,751) and money leader Jacobs Crawley of Boerne, Texas ($172,303).

Breding, a 23-year-old from Edgar, is making his second NFR appearance. He enters the rich rodeo in second place among bull riders with 2015 earnings of $122,041. That trails leader Sage Kinzey by about $52,000, and that’s not much at a 10-performance event that features a payout of $26,230 for first place each night.

Each December, the top 15 bareback riders, steer wrestlers, team roping competitors, saddle bronco riders, tie-down ropers, barrel racers, and bull riders qualify to compete in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

WPRA-sanctioned rodeos in 2015 — the fewest among the top five in the world standings — and averaged $3,900 each time she left the arena. Lockhart also pocketed $38,000 at RodeoHouston.

And while she is more than willing to discuss her wildly successful summer, don’t ask about winning the world title.

“I try not to talk about it,” she said firmly. “Never have.”

But others definitely will.

After one of the most financially rewarding summers in barrel racing history, Lockhart is definitely in title contention when the National Finals Rodeo begins today in Las Vegas.

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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is right up there with the best of them. The first go-round of the 2016 WNFR rides at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the Thomas &Mack Center, setting off another run of 10 sold-out nights that will bring the Super Bowl of Rodeo’s streak to an even 300.

“When the WNFR moved in, we knew we were on to something,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events, which operates the WNFR, working in conjunction with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

 The dust has settled in the Casper Events Center and the curtain has closed on the 67th annual College National Finals Rodeo.

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Nearly 400 contestants started the week long competition vying for national titles in bareback riding, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, goat tying, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. It was a big night for the men from Tarleton State University at Stephenville, Texas. Their Landon Williams won the tie-down roping and all-around championships.

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“We’re working on the details,” said Roger Walters, commissioner of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

In the past, the week-long “Rose Bowl” of college rodeo was taped and aired later in the summer on ESPNU. The new deal will not mean more money for either the rodeo association or the city of Casper, but local officials are excited about the potential increased exposure.

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“The rodeo is our product,” said Councilman Steve Cathey. “The better we can make the product, the more notoriety we gain for Casper.”

The event draws about 1,700 visitors who spend in the neighborhood of $8 million during their stay, according to earlier Star-Tribune reports.

Williams who is a senior majoring in ag industries also competed in the team roping finishing in sixth place to secure the all-around title. The Midland, Texas resident has competed here three times before but this is the first time he has left with a championship. He earned 445 of Tarleton’s 915 points that earned them the national men’s team title.

It took a couple of years for that “on to something” to really take hold, but since 1987, every night of the WNFR has been a sellout.

If you’re a baseball fan, you might say that pales when compared with the Boston Red Sox’s run of 820 games. Or in the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers’ record tear of 814 games, or the NHL mark of 487 by the Colorado Avalanche, or Duke’s current run of 406 in men’s college basketball.

But try taking a little more of an apples-to-apples comparison. Boston’s streak spanned 10 years, from May 2003-April 2013. The Blazers’ run went from 1977-1995, Colorado’s stretched 11 years from 1995-2006, and Duke’s still-intact run started in 1990. NASCAR’S best Sprint Cup streak was at Bristol Motor Speedway, starting in August 1982 and ending in March 2010, a stretch of 55 sellouts over 28 years.

All fall short of the 30-year run by the WNFR. And even the streaks by the Packers and Huskers didn’t require either team to sell out their venues over the course of ostensibly a long week – 10 straight nights. In other words, seeing it simply as 300 straight sellouts is skewing the math.

The four members of the Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo team who qualified for nationals will be sent off in style June 7.

There will be an open to the public reception for the team from noon to 1 p.m. at the North Platte Community College South Campus cafeteria.

Hamburgers, salad, chips and iced tea will be served for a free-will donation to The Wranglers, the official booster committee of the MPCC Rodeo Team.

The cowboys who will represent MPCC at the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. June 12-18 are Rowdy Moon, of Sargent; Trey Engel, of Silver Creek; Ethan Lesiak, of Clarks, and Reece Weber, of Valentine

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Each December, Las Vegas goes a little crazy for country. Cowboys descend on the city and country music abounds when the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo returns.

The rodeo features competitions in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

The event at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada Las Vegas has been a sellout for 26 years in a row. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do all over town if you don’t have a ticket — and much of it is free. You might even be lucky enough to snag a last-minute seat (see below).

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The site,, features rodeo and country music content as well as news and was intended as a content marketing ploy to get customers engaging with the apparel brand.

But well-known marketers saw the site, which the company says averages about 1 million monthly visitors, as a destination to reach their target customers.

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Cooler brand Yeti and MGM Grand are among the advertisers on the site, which has enjoyed a 100% increase in revenue from ads in 2016, compared to 2015, said a company spokeswoman. Some annual ad deals with brands can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, said Craig Errington, vice president of marketing communications at Wrangler.

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The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has announced the international live streaming of the 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.

Lunsford said many friends and family will be watching him back home, and the event will be televised at a later date on RFD TV. People can also watch the event live

Lunsford is scheduled to start competing at 8 a.m. Thursday. Qualifiers will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, and finals start at 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

Lunsford said he would like to thank his sponsors and everyone that supported him getting to the championship in Las Vegas.

Also competing in Las Vegas is Girard native, Anthony Pike, who finished second at the Midwest regional finals.

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.

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.

To access the international live coverage and limited re-airs of all Wrangler NFR performances, visit WNFR.TV and follow the link to visit the paid viewing platform to subscribe to watch.

LAS VEGAS — Quintonn Lunsford, of McCune, will climb into the chute Thursday for his first bareback ride at the Mini Bareback Riding World Championship.

Lunsford’s father and grandfather were both bull riders. After sheep, Lunsford moved up to steer riding and then began bareback.

Earlier this year, he became the Risen Ranch Family Rodeo Circuit Champion in steer riding and bareback riding. His victory in the RRFRC qualified him to compete at the Midwest Regional Finals Rodeo in Carthage, Missouri.

Lunsford took first place in bareback riding at the Midwest regional, which qualified him to ride in Vegas.

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The Sheridan County high school rodeo team will host its 2016 NFR Party Saturday at the Holiday Inn.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a Happy Hour and hors d’eouvres to accompany a silent auction, which includes a custom, made-to-order pair of chaps from three-time WNFR qualifier Joe Frost. Front will also participate as guest auctioneer at the event.

There will be a live auction beginning at 7 p.m., featuring a Calcutta of the top 15 NFR qualifiers in each event.

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The top 15 NFR qualifiers will be randomly drawn into 15 team positions and auctioned as a Calcutta. Results of the NFR will be tracked throughout all 10 go-rounds — Dec. 1-10 — and 50 percent of the proceeds will be paid out to the top-three winning team owners.

“I’m thinking my cowboy hat will not be worn down there,” chuckled Poor, who along with his wife, Shelly, will be in Las Vegas this weekend as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo gets underway.

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Dr. Poor, the owner of Eagle Physical Therapy in Fairfield, will be at the Thomas and Mack Arena because of one special cowboy.

“We absolutely will be rooting for Jessy Davis,” he said.

Davis, the seven-time NFR qualifier who moved to Power several years ago and now has a young family there, is among the bareback stars who will be competing as the $8.8 million event begins a 10-performance run Thursday night at the Thomas and Mack.

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Davis, who missed out on the 2015 NFR by a few hundred dollars and was recovering from shoulder surgery when the 2016 pro rodeo season got underway, owes some of his resurgence to Poor.

The Indian Railways is in the process of creating a non-fare revenue (NFR) policy which will enable it to handle unsolicited revenue generating ideas and proposals from public and private entities, encouraging active participation from both sides.

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Depending on the idea, an evaluation panel comprising three railway officials—one each from the finance, commercial and technical departments—will be formed.

“A lot of new proposals to increase the non-fare revenue are ideated by certain entities but whom do they go to if there is no established structure which will handle all these ideas? Hence, this NFR policy would act as a structural response and mechanism to deal with unanticipated revenue generating ideas,” said a senior railway executive, requesting anonymity.

Davis and his wife, Cassidy, and 10-month-old twin daughters Cru and Quincee, own a small cattle ranch near Power.

The plan at the NFR?

“The goal is to place in as many rounds as I can,” Davis said. “There’s a few scary horses, though. Hopefully I can get by them and get the rest rode, too.”

There are many Treasure State connections at this year’s NFR, which begins nightly at 8 and will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network.

Cut Bank roping star Dustin Bird is in the hunt for world titles in both the team roping (heading) and all-around, and Helena’s Ty Erickson enters the NFR leading the steer wrestling.

Wyoming’s JR Vezain, whose father is from Great Falls and who has many relatives in central Montana, is entered the bareback. And South Dakota’s Lisa Lockhart, who was born in Wolf Point and grew up in Circle, is making her 10th straight NFR trip in the barrel racing.



The most talented cowboys in the country are returning to Las Vegas in two weeks and this time they’re going to make a lot more money at the National Finals Rodeo.

Under a 10-year deal that starts this year, Las Vegas Events will be doling out $10 million in prize money to the 120 cowboys competing in seven categories at NFR, considered the Super Bowl of rodeo events and sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

As I touched down in Tacloban for what felt like the nth time this past month, and travelled through its main streets, I was newly struck by how unremarkable it all looks today compared to the total devastation of three years ago. Most buildings and roads have been repaired, the sidewalks are bustling with urban activity, and business is booming, if one judges by the new establishments that have popped up on almost every corner. The city, it would appear, has gotten back on its feet.


Yet, just outside downtown Tacloban, in the coastal villages that suffered the most from the deadly storm surges that Typhoon Haiyan triggered, thousands of displaced families are still in limbo, waiting to know whether they can be relocated to safer areas or if they should carry on as they are, barely making a living in these ‘danger zones’.


the National Retail Federation (NFR)’s online arm. The Cyber Monday was push to encourage people who missed the Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales events as well as when people returned to offices where they had high-speed Internet connections. Since then, the sudden boom of mobile smartphones and other WiFi-equipped handheld devices has given consumers perpetual Internet access and now the Cyber Monday is being used by retailers to offer deals to shoppers.

Since Typhoon Haiyan decimated Tacloban’s coastal villages, the city government has classified all areas located less than 40 meters from the coast as ‘danger zones’ because they are prone to flooding and deadly storm surges.

That’s a big jump from the $6.375 million the contestants split during the 10-day finals in 2014, when tens of thousands of western/country culture enthusiasts and rodeo fans visited Las Vegas and spent $74.5 million on nongambling items such as hotel rooms and food.

Las Vegas Events, the event promotional arm of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), pumped up the prize money to keep the NFR in Las Vegas and to deter the PRCA from moving it to either the Orlando area or Texas.

With the new Las Vegas Events-PRCA deal kicking in this year, Las Vegas Events will go from making about $1 million on the rodeo to losing about $2 million a year. But the LVCVA will make up the loss to Las Vegas Events, said Pat Christen

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Twenty-five other Junior Bareback Riders from Canada to Texas and North Dakota to California were all vying for the seven Mountain States Region qualifying spots. Brent Applegarth, Kelby Schneiter, Tucker Carricato, Weston Timberman, Darien Johnson, and Cooper Cano were the other Mountain States Regional qualifiers.


The Sheridan County High School rodeo team is currently comprised of students from Sheridan High School and Big Horn High School. These students work year-round to earn enough money for their two-day rodeo every Memorial Day weekend at the Sheridan county fairground. Their biggest fundraiser is the NFR Fantasy party.

On Saturday, Nov. 26 the rodeo team will host a night of fun, prizes, and friendly competition at the sixth annual NFR Party at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. The event is open to the public and intended to fundraise for the spring rodeo, senior scholarships, travel money for the team’s national qualifiers, and rodeo cancer fund donations.


At 6:00 p.m. there will be a happy hour with Hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction followed by a live auction of the top 15 NFR qualifier teams and numerous other items at 7:00 p.m. Three-time WNFR qualifier and 2016 world champion contender Joe Frost will act as a guest auctioneer at the party, donating a custom made-to-order pair of chaps or chinks for participants to bid on. There will also be a dance with performer Justin Beasley at 9:00 p.m.


To date Montgomery’s riding average is 100 percent. In addition to riding junior bareback horses, Montgomery also is a skilled roper and rider, winning buckles and other awards in goat tying, flag racing, steer riding, breakaway and team roping. Additionally, he plays football and wrestles for Huntley Project Junior High.

The father of the twenty-five year old cowboy is Troy Pruitt, the 1990 World Champion Tie-down Roper. Riley won the Nebraska High School Tie-down roping championship three times and finished third in the average at the College National Finals Rodeo in 2011, before hitting the pro rodeo trail full time.

The year 2016 has been his best yet, with him entering the WNFR in ninth place in the standings with $74,547 won in the regular season. His winning winter put him in a great spot – he won the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Odessa, Texas, the second round in San Angelo, Texas, and placed in San Antonio.

Doing well over the winter takes some of the pressure off during the busy summer season. “Having that much money won after the winter makes the summer a lot easier,” he said. “I can go to the big rodeos and don’t have to win first.”

Rodeoing a bit less in the summer also allows his horse to have some time off. “I didn’t have to have (Chip, his seventeen-year-old buckskin) in the trailer every day all year. We had a chance to come home a few days out of the week, and he got to relax and rest. He stayed strong for me all year.”