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WNFR Round 8 Waguespack takes over steer wrestling lead

LAS VEGAS – Tyler Waguespack knows what it takes to win the steer wrestling world titleHe proved that in 2016. He’s showing it again at the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  Waguespack stopped the clock in 3.7 seconds to earn his second round victory of the Finals in front of 16,929 fans during Round 8 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Thursday, Dec. 13. The win also moved Waguespack into first place in the 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings.

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Saddle bronc riders Scheer, Thurston split Round 6, set round record

LAS VEGAS – Cort Scheer and Zeke Thurston have been cashing in for plenty of money during the 60th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
They each added another $23,481 to their world standings when they split Round 6 and set the round record with rides of 89.5 points at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Scheer did his on Mo Betta Rodeo’s Sue City Sue, while Thurston was aboard Powder River Rodeo’s Miss Chestnut.

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Tie-down Roping win has Trevor Brazile leading All-Around

Photograph by Tom Donoghue

LAS VEGAS – Before the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo began, 23-time world champion Trevor Brazile announced he would be cutting his rodeo count down, not planning on going full time on the road any more.  This, the 60th edition of the Wrangler NFR would likely be his last. At 42 years old, he’s looking forward to spending more time with family.  But Sunday night, Dec. 9, in front of 16,917 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Brazile looked as young as ever, stopping the clock in 6.8 seconds to win tie-down roping. Even more significant, Brazile took over the lead in the coveted All-Around Cowboy competition from his brother-in-law Tuf Cooper.

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Tim O’Connell rides Craig at Midnight to shake off slow start

Photograph by Tom Donoghue

LAS VEGAS – The first two rounds of the Wrangler NFR were unkind to two-time defending bareback riding champion Tim O’Connell.  He failed to place in either round, meaning no extra money. Yet he still held first place in the world standings.
That lead grew quite a bit after O’Connell won Round 3 with an 88.5-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Craig at Midnight in front of 17,031 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 8.

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CORT SCHEER SETS SADDLE BRONC RECORD WITH 92pt RIDE ON LARRY CULPEPPER

Photo by Tom Donoghue

LAS VEGAS – Two days ago, before the 60th edition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo opened, saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer was sitting in ninth place and ready to make his first Finals appearance since 2015.  Over the next two days, Scheer has won back-to-back rounds, posted a round record, won $62,462 and climbed all the way to third in the 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings.

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JUSTIN RUMFORD WINS TWICE AT PRCA AWARDS BANQUET

LAS VEGAS – Justin Rumford was twice as happy as the rest of the winners at the PRCA’s annual awards banquet after winning the 2018 Coors Man in the Can award and the Clown of the Year award at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa’s Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas, Dec. 5.

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It’s A Golden Glow For British Eventers As They Win Team Title In Tryon

Tryon, NC USA – September 17, 2018 – Great Britain’s eventers claimed a golden double on an unforgettable day of action at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). Rosalind Canter not only led the British team to glory – their first world Gold medal since 2010 – but she also won the Individual title with her brilliant 13-year-old gelding, Allstar B.

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2018 AS THE JOHNSON CONTROLS INDIVIDUAL REINING COMPETITION FINALISTS ARE DETERMINED

By Simona Diale
The Johnson Controls Reining Team Competition and first Individual Qualifier at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 today offered an amazingly high level of competition. The athletic ability of the great reining horses competing was superbly highlighted by riders representing 20 National Federations. Team USA clinched the gold, led by the talented 18-year-old Cade McCutcheon who posted a 229-top score on Custom Made Gun.

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FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Official Charity Brooke Announces Opening Day Media Events

TRYON, N.C., USA – Sept. 11, 2018 – Brooke USA is pleased to announce details about opening day media events at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). Brooke USA’s sister charity, Brooke, is the official charity of the WEG, and is the world’s largest international working equine welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of horses, donkeys, mules and the people who depend on those animals in the developing world.

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Chefs de Mission Meeting Brings Together Top National Federations from Around the World in Preparation for the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018

Tryon, NC – May 8, 2017 – In preparation for the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018 (FEI WEG), Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) held the first Chefs de Mission meeting from Monday, April 30, through Wednesday, May 3, welcoming organizational leaders of national equestrian federations from around the world to the venue, as preparations for the Games continue.

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