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

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

Jason Miller Moves Into Wrangler NFR Steer Wrestling Average Lead in Round 8

Steer wrestler Jason Miller moved into the average lead when he won his third round of the week in front of 17,558 fans Thursday night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Miller of Lance Creek, Wyo., topped Round 8 with a 3.9-second run that was one-tenth of a second faster than Billy Bugenig and Mickey [...] Read More

Taos Muncy Shows World Championship Form in Round 7

New Mexico cowboy Taos Muncy turned in the best regular season of his career, but he had mustered only a split of third and two fourth-place checks in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo’s first six rounds. The 2007 world champion changed that on Wednesday when he rode Korkow Rodeos’ Blew Apart for 86.5 points to [...] Read More

Chandler Bownds Wins Round 6 of the Wrangler NFR

Resistol Bull Riding Rookie of the Year Chandler Bownds celebrated twice in front of 17,277 fans on Tuesday night at the Thomas and Mack Center. The Lubbock, Texas, cowboy turned in an 89-point ride on Rookie Night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to win Round 6 and move to fifth in the world standings. [...] Read More