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

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Shania Twain is at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Brad Paisley and LeAnn Rimes check in from the American Country Awards, Kimberly Schlapman tweets her excitement at a third season of Kimberly’s Simply Southern and Taylor Swift turns the big 2-4, at least in Australia. Here are [...] Read More

Wrangler NFR 2013: Defending Bull Riding Champ Cody Teel Wins Again, Leads Average

Cody Teel is closing in fast on his quest for a second straight world bull riding championship. The 21-year-old won Round 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo before 17,694 enthusiastic fans at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday night and grabbed the average lead away from two-time World Champ J.W. Harris. Harris still leads [...] 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