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7
Dec

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. Read more »

8
Dec

Bull Rider Benton Takes Home Healthy Haul

LAS VEGAS – Entering the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, Trey Benton III was feeling healthy.
After Round 1 of the WNFR, Benton was feeling fantastic.
The bull rider from Rock Island, Texas, scored 90 points on Big Stone Rodeo Inc’s Mortimer to win the first round on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Thomas & Mack Center. Read more »

5
Dec

Ryder Wright enters rarified air

Photograph by Tom Donoghue

LAS VEGAS – Ryder Wright doesn’t intend to leave the winner’s circle – perhaps for the duration of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.  Wright entered some rarified air in Round 4.  Wright’s 85.5-point trip on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Sundance earned the 18-year-old his fourth consecutive WNFR round win, which is something only two other men in roughstock events have ever accomplished – saddle bronc riding brothers Billy and Robert Etbauer.

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16
Dec

Corkill’s Final-Night Comeback Highlights dramatic WNFR

LAS VEGAS – Team ropers split the world championship.  The outcome simply wasn’t the one that appeared most likely.  The possibility of a header from one team winning the world championship with a heeler from another partnership became more and more real as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo wore on, but in a final-round stunner, heeler Jade Corkill came from behind to capture his first gold buckle along with Chad Masters, who won a world championship for the second time. Read more »

14
Dec

NFR rookies continue to turn heads in Vegas.

LAS VEGAS – So much for rookie jitters.

The 29 first-timers at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo have pulled their weight through the first eight rounds.

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