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Posts tagged ‘WNFR 2016’

10
Dec

Eldred lights up Vegas with career-best ride

LAS VEGAS – Brennon Eldred made a statement Friday night, and it was loud and clear.  The 22-year-old from Purcell, Okla., won Round 9 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER with an eye-popping 94.5-point trip on D&H Cattle’s SweetPro’s Bruiser. Read more »

8
Dec

Proctor puts up a touchdown in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Coming into the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, the question surrounding the bull riding was whether or not anybody could challenge two-time defending World Champion Sage Kimzey.  The answer to that question is the man who won the gold buckle in 2011 – Shane Proctor, the oldest bull rider in the field.  The 31-year-old has ridden all seven of his bulls, and split the Round-7 win three ways with WNFR first-timers Garrett Tribble and Cody Rostockyj. Read more »

6
Dec

Smidt flashes brilliance while setting round record

Photograph by Tom Donoghue

LAS VEGAS – Defending Tie-down Roping World Champion Caleb Smidt had a nightmarish first four rounds at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.  The 27-year-old from Huntsville, Texas, placed fourth in Round 2, but had double-digit times in Rounds 1 and 3, and took a no-time in Round 4.  Everything turned around with a blistering 6.7-second run Monday night. Read more »