Gold Buckle Races Head for Photo Finish

LAS VEGAS – One final night will decide who brings home the gold. Eight world champions will be crowned on the final night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Saturday night – and not a moment sooner. While two races have much heavier favorites to win gold buckles than the others at the Thomas [...] Read More

J.W. Harris Wins Round 1, Grabs Lead in World Bull Riding Standings at Wrangler NFR

J.W. Harris wasn’t focused on sending any sort of message on the first night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He did anyway. The three-time world champion bull rider came to the Thomas & Mack Center entrenched in one of the most intriguing battles – trailing long-time 2012 world standings leader and NFR rookie Cody [...] Read More

Asay Chasing Second Xtreme Bulls Tour Crown at Ellensburg

Kanin Asay has “make history” at the top of his to-do list for his 8 p.m. (PT) Sept. 1 appearance at the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale in Ellensburg, Wash. Asay won the 2007 Xtreme Bulls year-end title, is leading this year’s standings and is very much focused on becoming the first man in the 10-year [...] Read More

World Champion Bull Rider Shane Proctor to Have Surgery on Broken Arm

Rodeo is one of the toughest sports there is and several rodeo stars have the broken bones to prove it. World Champion Bull Rider Shane Proctor will undergo surgery to repair his broken left arm. He suffered the injury in the 10th round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on December 10 when he was [...] Read More

World Champions Crowned Following Round 10 of Wrangler NFR

If ever there was a reason for Luke Branquinho to shake his booty at the Thomas & Mack Center, this was it. Branquinho – who routinely performs the celebration dance in the arena following fast times – won his third world title and first since 2008. He came out on top in the pivotal average [...] Read More