Wrangler NFR Rookies Continue to Turn Heads in 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. Bradley Bynum, the only NFR rookie in the tie-down roping this year, and saddle bronc rider Tyrell Smith each put together eighth-round victories Thursday night to keep the newcomers’ momentum rolling [...] Read More

Jesse Wright Inches Closer to First World Championship

Jesse Wright may not leave here with multiple Wrangler National Finals Rodeo records like he did a year ago. But the saddle bronc rider may take something much shinier home to Milford, Utah. Wright won the seventh round – the third time this week that he’s won at least a share of a round title [...] Read More

Shepperson Hopes to Follow in His Father’s Gold Buckle-Winning Footsteps

Las Vegas – Les Shepperson need not look far to be reminded what a gold buckle looks like. The 34-year-old steer wrestler’s father, Frank, won the world championship in that event in 1975 and might just be wearing that gold buckle in Las Vegas as you read this. In front of a sixth-round record-setting crowd [...] Read More

Ten for Trevor! Brazile Wraps Up 10th All-Around Gold Buckle

LAS VEGAS – Any more all-around world championships and Trevor Brazile will be forced to start counting with his toes. The Decatur, Texas, cowboy clinched his record 10th all-around gold buckle during the fifth round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Monday night thanks to a third-place go-round finish in team roping. It’s Brazile’s [...] Read More

Kaycee Feild, Tuf Cooper Make Strides in Effort to Defend Their World Championships

LAS VEGAS – Winning back-to-back gold buckles is a feat in and of itself. In this era of ProRodeo, repeating as world champion after earning that title for the very first time is almost unheard of. Yet that’s what bareback rider Kaycee Feild and tie-down roper Tuf Cooper have their sights set on in 2012, [...] Read More