Wrangler NFR 2013: Shane Hanchey Thrilled to Win First Gold Buckle

Shane Hanchey wanted a gold buckle so badly, he figured to be nervous before the 10th and final round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Saturday night. But the 24-year-old showed how calm – and confident – he was by winking and smiling to the crowd during the opening. “It was just another round for [...] Read More

Wrangler NFR 2013: Bull Rider J.W. Harris Clinches Fourth Gold Buckle

That gritty, confident cowboy who won a share of Round 9 Friday night is now known as four-time World Champion Bull Rider J.W. Harris. For the 27-year-old Texan, it is mission accomplished. “I set out to win the gold buckle this year, and then to accomplish it feels pretty good,” Harris said. “This title feels [...] Read More

Wrangler NFR 2013: Kaycee Feild Moves to the Top & Leads the Average

“Better late than never,” said Kaycee Feild. Although he hadn’t won a round at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo until Wednesday’s seventh performance, it didn’t lessen the joy for the two-time defending world champion bareback rider. “It feels great. I’m so thrilled right now,” Feild said. “I haven’t been riding poorly and haven’t been drawing [...] Read More

Wrangler NFR 2013: Trevor Brazile Stands Alone with Historic 19th World Championship

Trevor Brazile went from one stage to another Tuesday night, from giving out a music award to becoming the most decorated cowboy in the history of rodeo. Life as a celebrity presenter at the American Country Awards was fun for Brazile, but taking center stage at rodeo’s marquee event meant more to the legendary roper. [...] Read More

Wrangler NFR 2013: Jake Wright is Making a Name for Himself

Jake Wright is gaining ground quickly as he tries to stake a claim as the best saddle bronc rider in his renowned family. And, by the way, that would make him the best in the world. Wright won Round 4 Sunday at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in front of 17,425 fans at the Thomas [...] Read More