Celebrations continue at the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Rodeo after the first Pro Rodeo competition since the COVID-19 pandemic began in mid-March.
Despite fans not being allowed to attend in person to watch and cheer for their teams at the stadium, they will be able to watch the action at the comfort of their home through The Cowboy Channel from 10:30 p.m. (ET).
Cave Creek might not be one of the biggest central-Arizona rodeos. It has maintained a history for recent years by attracting the biggest names in ProRodeo and seeing some in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers.
In 2016, Canadian cowboy Luke Creasy won nearly $500,000 in ProRodeo competition. That year, he won the RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, and this was after winning at Cave Creek with 84.3 points.
A 4.2-second run saw Dirk Tavenner clinch the win for steer wrestling in 2017. He needs to qualify for the NFR. Despite being number 12, he is the favorite to win this year. But that is yet to be seen.
Last year, with just a 4.4-second run, the California steer wrestler Luke Branquinho was declared the winner of 2019 at Cave Creek. After qualifying for NRF 14 times and winning the world championship five-times.
In 2019, we witnessed the crowning of team ropers Nick Sarchett and Tom Richards after a 4.7-second run.
Ryder Wright won Rookie of the year in 2016 and went ahead to win in 2018 at the Cave Creek. He is at the peak of his career, and a lot is expected of him.
Coburn Bradshaw, who happens to be the uncle to Ryder Wright, in 2019 won at Cave Creek’s with 83-point in saddle bronc riding on The Cervi Brothers Wyatt Earp. In ProRodeo competition, Bradshaw wins have surpassed $1 million.
In 2016, Westyn Hughes was an exciting year for the tie-down roper when he made his NFR debut and went ahead to win Rookie of the year. And number 20 in the World ranking that year, but at the moment he is at number 14 after his win at Fiesta de Los Vaqueros.
The Colorado Chris Glover won Cave Creek with 36.4 back in last year.
An 87-point ride was enough for the Bull rider Boudreaux Campbell to win at Cave Creek rodeo in 2017. He clinched rookie title following his win that year, and ever since, he hasn’t missed any NFR competition.
Expectations are high for this year at Cave Creek rodeo, as fans wait to see future Wrangler contenders unfold in the arena.
Tanner grew up in a ranching and rodeo family. His father, Tracy, was a steer wrestler, his mother, Yvonne, competed in barrel racing as well as his older sister Cat. However, after finishing 15th place, consecutively in a row has left him yearning for more and hungry to win.
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rodeos were stopped in mid-March and restarted the third week of May.
He was quick to acknowledge that apart from being a big stage, one gets to learn something new every time you are there, and he hoped to surely use every bit of knowledge he has gained along the way when he gets in the arena.
Brunner has kept his word by moving his way up to number 8, gaining $26235 at the PRCA. On June 13, in Woodward (Okla.), he had to split the wins with Elks Rodeo and at Coleman. This saw him elevate five spots in PRCA standings.
Brunner could not hide his joy after that performance and felt proud of himself wishing he would attend the rodeos every single day when in a high spirit. Highlighting on some good steers and rode miss Kitty, 13, both at the Coleman and Woodward.
He had a 3.8-second run in Woodward and earned $3266 by tying with Trell Etbauer. 3.7 seconds was his stoppage on the clock in Coleman and made $1925 after splitting the victory with Gabe Soileau.
After the postponement of Rodeos due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brunner kept busy with his family while working at a farm and his uncle’s cow-calf operation premises in Ramona, Kan.
“I practiced a little bit, took some time off, and let my horses take some time off. When things looked like they were going to get going back, I started practicing and getting my horses back in shape, but I enjoyed my time at home for sure.” Said Brunner.
Brunner is eying the World’s Oldest Rodeo, which is to take place on June 29 at Prescott, Ariz. After that, he will compete at the Independent Day Rodeo in Oakley (Utah) on June 30 and on July 1 at the Stampede, Cody (Wyo.).
Surely the fans will have something to smile about when Brunner does what he does best in the arena.
The third performance of the National Finals Rodeo 2019 is held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas. Tyler Wade wins team roping go-round once again at the Wrangler NFR. Take a look 3rd go-round result of the National Finals Rodeo below:
Dakota Eldridge was a resident of Nevada nit too long ago, however, he now calls Clovis, California home. The steer wrestler does still have a Nevada driver’s license though.
Eldridge is 28 years old and he is very excited that he is back in Nevada for the National Finals Rodeo. He is very happy to be enjoying these ten days in the place he lived in for so long. He may not live in Nevada full time anymore, but he is still a native from the state.
Eldridge is competing in the steer wrestler event at the Thomas and Mack Center. This will be the sixth time he is competing. Last year he missed out on the National Finals Rodeo due to a knee injury.
On Thursday, Eldridge took down a steer in his event in 3.6 seconds. This won him the first go-round and $26,231. However, Friday was different for Dakota. He finished out of the money slots by recording 7.1 seconds in this round.
Dakota strives to do well at any competition and this rodeo is one that he wants to be his best at every year. He has a lot of supporters and family that are watching him and cheering him on here in Las Vegas.
Dakota Eldridge actually grew up in Elko, Nevada, where he began growing to love rodeo events and eventually participating in them in high school. His school had a lot of rodeo competitions and Dakota Eldridge was one of the best in the school and around the area.
He did very well in rodeo competitions, and he did not frequent Vegas often, however, when he did, it was for the Nevada High School Rodeo Association competitions. Dakota won three all around titles. He also won two steer wrestling titles and one tie-down roping title. His career blossomed into the star that he is today.
Eldridge rides his horse named Rusty, who is a 20-year old Sorrel Gelding horse. Rusty has been raised by Dakota and his family. The horse has competed at the NFR before, so this is nothing new to this great horse.
If you have missed out on the first few rounds of the National Finals Rodeo event, there is still time to catch up and watch the excitement unfurl. Coverage begins at 7:00 pm Eastern standard time. The broadcaster is CBS Sports Network, where the pre-show starts at 6:30 pm EST.
The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) and is widely acknowledged to be the world’s premier rodeo. Held annually since 1959 – and since 1985, every December at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas – the Wrangler NFR is ProRodeo’s richest and most prestigious rodeo, and it showcases the very best cowboys, barrel racers and livestock in the world.
Here are the National Finals Rodeo first performance go-round results from Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.
The NFR Mobile Application offers a sophisticated experience to its rodeo lovers in terms of providing them with up-to-date maps, video streaming, eased booking of tickets and complete coverage of daily Wrangler NFR results through podcasts, news, and blogs. Though, the best part about this application is that it’s absolutely free!
Wrangler National Final Rodeo application, launched by the Las Vegas events, is a prime spot for the optimal planning of the rodeo experience at Thomas and Mack Centre in Las Vegas. This app is made to be both iOS and Android compatible.
features of this application are categorized as follows:
Cowboys Christmas activities or NFR 9-5, this application allows its user to
plan the trip beforehand to experience the activities thoroughly while also
offering the facility of What’s Hot category to update its users regarding the
of managing the user information through this application has made it an
attraction among rodeo fans. The ease of booking and handling digital tickets
as well as access to facilities such as StubHub is quite appreciable.
Beyond the Dirt:
provides the facility to its users to entertain themselves without the purchase
of tickets through the live transmission portals that are authorized by the NFR
Junior World Finals:
This category allows up-to-date information on the ten-day event of the Wrangler Rodeo Arena.
Parking and Maps:
It allows complete information regarding the NFR Express and Cowboy Christmas Express Shuttle Bus schedule as well as availability of parking spots and Maps in Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas.
NFR Playlist and Podcast:
It helps the user to listen to live feed on Spotify or NFR Extra Podcast.
It provides the users with precise information regarding the official gift show of Wrangler NFR along with the list of exhibiting and interactive areas.
News and Blogs:
This option makes
the users fully updated on the current trends and promotes interaction of fans
through social media platforms and push notifications
Stats, Cowboys and Highlights:
is designed to provide daily highlights of the NFR and World Standings along
with the detailed profile of the contestants taking part in the competition.
The prime idea behind designing the NFR application and updating it according to the demands every year is precisely explained by Michael Mack, the Vice President of Las Vegas Events Marketing. He says, “As more and more rodeo fans, and consumers in general, rely on their mobile devices, we have made it a priority to enhance our mobile platforms each year. When we first introduced the app, we were surprised by the response. Today, the technology is so good that there are many different elements we can offer to rodeo fans in planning their Wrangler NFR Experience.”
Rodeo Cowboys Association along with management of Las Vegas events
continuously strive for the marketing of Wrangler NFR by giving primary
importance to the development of the NFR app so that the rodeo fans do not miss
out on any important event and can fully enjoy the NFR whether they are present
in Las Vegas or not.
The rates of hotel rooms skyrocket during the time period of Wrangler National Final Rodeo which is primarily due to the expectation of heavy flow of rodeo fans to Las Vegas to enjoy the event to the full extent.
List of Sponsor Hotels:
Wrangler NFR is known to have a list of operating sponsor hotels that host NFR related events and provide special services to the people who choose to stay in their hotel during the series. The most popular of these hotels are:
Almost all of these hotels, along with other hotels in Las Vegas, are known to increase their room’s pricing to an almost double or triple extent due to the high demand during WNFR. In 2019, it is expected that approximately 100,000 people are going to attend the NFR that is being conducted from December 5 to December 14. This value is estimated by keeping in mind the 169,171 people that visited NFR in 2018. As per the renowned website Hotels.com, this is the reason why the rates of hotel rooms, whether they are present on the Las Vegas Strip or not, are expected to rise to an approximate triple rate of their original value during the dates of NFR event.
Pricing Range of Las Vegas Hotels:
According to a
statistical analysis conducted on the basis of hotel room rates obtained from
the website Hotels.com on October 21, the rise in pricing due to the increased
demand is quite evident
The price of a room in OYO hotel, located near the Las Vegas Strip, is increased to 135 USD on December 7th while its price on December 21st is just 29 USD.
Harrah’s Hotel is demanding a rate of 155 USD on December 7th while its price is merely 39 USD on December 21st.
MGM Grand Hotel has also fixed the room price of 288 USD on December 7th while during the normal days, it only charges 67 USD per night.
South Point Hotel is also expected to surge its price rate during NFR. In 2018, South point charged 119 USD during the weekdays while 159 USD during the weekends on the NFR.
One would think that this sudden plummeting price will discourage people to hire a room from these hotels, but the case us just the opposite. Despite such high rates, all the 2,163 rooms of South City were sold rate during the event.
According to the general manager of OYO hotel, Tim Kuykendall, “Las Vegas is such a dynamic market that continues to grow. When we have major events in the city, the demand for rooms creates compression and drives room rates throughout the city.”
Wrangler National Final Rodeo attracts rodeo fans from all over the world. This final championship of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has been one of the major events of Las Vegas since 1985. The outpour of tourists and visitors has been increasing with each passing year which has led to skyrocketing hotel room rates. Thus either the hotel is on the main Las Vegas strip or not, rodeo lovers must expect exceedingly high rates during the Wrangler National Final Rodeo.
Those of you who have watched the wrangler NFR on their TV’s but didn’t get the opportunity to attend it, you must have to attend it once in a lifetime. The 35th year of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is going to be held this year (2019) in Las Vegas.
It’s ten days of December every year when thousands of rodeo lovers gathered together just to show their enthusiasm for this sport in Las Vegas. The entire Las Vegas will be transformed amazingly.
Every Street near to the rodeo place will be full of people
wearing wrangler jeans, cowboy boots, outsized hats, and Vegas strips. All the
hotels, casinos, restaurants, and showrooms will give you a rodeo vibe of
NFR, on the other hand, is also one step forward to provide
you an amazing experience all over Las Vegas.
However, if you don’t want to enjoy the live entertainment of this sport event, you can also watch NFR on CBS Sports Network. All the locals of America can easily watch the game live for free by just sign in on their TV credentials.
The CBS sports network broadcast schedule for NFR is at 7
p.m PT/10 p.m. ET, nightly. The other international viewers can go for a paid
subscription on ProRodeoTv.com to watch the NFR event on demand.
Those of you who don’t want to spend a penny on paid
subscription can also watch the NFR event on Wrangler Network Live Stream on
their official website and social media accounts.
2013 was the year when a beta version of Wrangler Network
out as the new online network and made its official release in 2014 for all the
western lifestyle lovers of the world. This network aimed to provide the live
coverage of rodeo from across the United States.
You can get the Rodeo News, Video, Schedule, and blogs on
website. Other than Rodeo, they also provide you the country music, where
you can listen and watch a variety of songs and videos of the well-known
singers as well.
NFR Live Stream on Wrangler Network
Understanding the uncertainty of a lot of rodeo fans, wrangler network started a digital platform that is fully-free. There are some steps that you have to follow to watch the live rodeo events at your home for free.
The first thing is to subscribe to their official website. So, you can get the latest updates on the event and can’t miss any of them.
Whenever your favorite event is going to start, you will get the update. All you need is to go on their website.
The second way is to like their official Facebook Page by typing @WranglerNetwork and watch the selected coverage available on Facebook Live.
If you are a Roku and Apple Tv user, then you can also enjoy all rodeo events there as well.
It’s the best option for all the National finals Rodeo lovers living in the US and other countries who can bear the expenses to watch the sport live on the physical location. There will be a lot of other fun you can enjoy along with rodeo. The whole Las Vegas turns into a festival ambiance, and it’s worth it for every rodeo die-hard Fan. However, you can also watch it by spending money on premium subscriptions like Pro Rodeo Tv and enjoy the same essence at your home. While, those of you who can’t afford the subscription charges can also the rodeo event for by subscribing wrangler network official website, and their Facebook page.
Roku is a cord-cutting device to watch live events and video content on your TV via the internet. Rodeo fans can watch NFR 2020 live on Roku. Roku users can stream Netflix, Amazon, AT&T TV NOW, Hulu, Sling TV, and YouTube on it just like apps loading into android phones.
The 2020 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is around the corner, and fans of the Rodeo games, enthusiasts, cowboys, and cowgirls are ready to enjoy 10 days of uninterrupted Rodeo performances. Roku users are usually perplexed on how to watch the Wrangler NFR performance.
The answer is not far-fetched as they can watch NFR streaming and join the excitement from home through the CBS Sports Network. Roku devices are quite friendly with the CBSSN, so get ready for the Rodeo news, highlights, interviews, and horse races.
CBS All Access – Watch your favorite TV shows like Wrangler NFR, NFL, College Football and more. CBS All Access has thousands of on-demand real-time episodes, sports, news, and program without any delay.
CBS provides latest news, breaking news of the world. CBSN is available in select markets on DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV
Do you have an antenna? Then find out which channels are available in your area.
CBS Sports HQ (free) – Get 24-hour free sports streaming, news, pictures, videos and more.
CBS News (free) – CBSN is CBS news which airs 24/7 digital streaming news network. CBS News is always free with high-quality news presentation. Their app allows you to catch “CBS This Morning,” “60 Minutes” and more.
CBS Sports Network: CBSSN is a sports-based television network. CBS Sports broadcast live events from March Madness to the Super Bowl including NFR live stream, college basketball, and much more.
CBS Sports Network is available on AT&T TV NOW (DIRECTV NOW), Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, fuboTV and compatible with Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and more.
Hulu, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, and other online streaming platforms will deliver the NFR 2020 to your Roku device through the CBS Sports Network.
You can watch live games and actions of the NFR 2020 on your Roku device through the Hulu streaming platform. Hulu has in its docket, the CBS Sports Network and users can subscribe to watch live and on-demand sporting actions of the Las Vegas NFR. Users can watch live TV on their Roku devices by paying $44.99, but the cost can reduce to $39.99 if you already paid for the limit commercial plan from Hulu.
The subscription on PlayStation Vue is $49.99 per month. It grants Roku device users the ability to stream live or on-demand versions of the CBS all access. With it, they can watch non-stop actions from the NFR 2020 games along with side other popular sports networks such as ESPN.
fuboTV is another top streaming platform for Roku device owners. You can watch Rodeo news, highlights, and live NFR games from the CBS Sports Network. The monthly subscription fee for fuboTV is $54.99 per month. fuboTV offers more because it grants access to over 600 live sports networks.
Th YouTube TV is ideal for Roku users who are busy and not available to watch live games of the NFR. It has a wide range of features, including live and on-demand games, and CBS Sports Network can be accessed. Simply subscribe with $49.99 per month, and you will have access to watch the WNFR on demand. YouTube TV platform will record and save games for you to watch in your free time. Roku users can make multiple subscriptions for using different profiles.
AT&T TV NOW
Roku device users with AT&T TV NOW subscription can enjoy the NFR 2020 every day, round-the-clock. It grants them access to catch glimpses of NFR actions on CBS Sports network. The plus package costs $70 per month, and it extends to myriads of platforms, including ESPN.
The National Finals Rodeo season is here again, and the CBS Sports Network remains the principal broadcasters of the highly prestigious championship. Your Roku device can help a great deal in projecting your live games and events of the NFR 2020. You can watch the CBS Sports Network via your favorite Roku devices. Are you still pondering on how to stream live or on-demand the NFR 2020 on your Roku devices? Simply harness popular streaming services and keep yourself abreast of the latest actions in 2020 Wrangler NFR.
As you all know that the Miss Rodeo America Pageant is held every year with the collaboration of Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reigning state rodeo queens compete every year in December for the coveted crown of Miss Rodeo America by competing in different areas of personality, Horsemanship, and appearance.
Since the first NFR event in 1959, the PRCA always try their best to give enjoyment to the fans with their championship to showcase the very talented Cowgirls and Cowboys.
The event depends on providing the women an opportunity to
experience the lifetime luxurious experience of their lives, while at the same
time they also get the opportunity to furnish their future endeavors including
However, there are a total of 27 competitors who are going to compete for the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in 2020.
History of Miss Rodeo America
1955 was the first time when the concept of Miss Rodeo America (MRA) was developed under the assistance of International Rodeo Management (IRM). The first pageant at that year was held under the supervision of IRM first president Ray Peterson, Sr from Nevada.
Almost nine women had competed for the title, and Marilyn Scott
was the first woman who becomes the winner at the MRA first location Casper,
Wyoming. She was the first woman who experienced the luxuriousness of this
title for the years 1955 and 1956.
The second president after Ray Peterson was Fran Blomquist who was
from Idaho and served as the president of IRM for three consecutive years 1955,
1956 and 1957.
A total of 63 Miss Rodeo America bags their title since the year it started, and 2020 Miss Rodeo America Pageant will be the battle of 64th Miss Rodeo America title.
Since the year it started, the eligibility of winning this title
based on the number of factors including personality, appearance, and
The winner of MRA gets the price worth $20,000, a crown that fits
on her cowboy hat, scholarships, Justin boots, wrangler apparel, and Montana
Silversmiths Jewelry and Belt buckles.
Besides that, the MRA also enjoys its reigns until the one year completes. They can travel almost 120,000 miles during the time of one year. They also get the opportunity to appear as a guest on local schools of America just to promote the Rodeo sport.
2020 Miss Rodeo America Contestant
Johnna Drew (Miss Rodeo Alaska)
Jordan Ownby (Miss Rodeo Arizona)
Susam Rhodes (Miss Rodeo Arkansas)
Madison Wagner (Miss Rodeo California)
Kellie Stockton (Miss Rodeo Colorado)
Cara Spirazza (Miss Rodeo Florida)
Sara Weekes (Miss Rodeo Idaho)
Rachael Ostrem (Miss Rodeo Iowa)
Brooke Wallace (Miss Rodeo Kansas)
Cheyenne Benoit (Miss Rodeo Louisiana)
Hannah Wagner (Miss Rodeo Minnesota)
Kaitlyn Ayers (Miss Rodeo Missouri)
Kayla Seaman (Miss Rodeo Montana)
Eva Oliver (Miss Rodeo Nebraska)
Jennifer Fisk (Miss Rodeo Nevada)
Savannah Welborn (Miss Rodeo New Mexico)
Noelle White (Miss Rodeo New York)
Kara Berntson (Miss Rodeo North Dakota)
Kodi Smalygo (Miss Rodeo Oklahoma)
Taylor Ann Skramstad (Miss Rodeo Oregon)
Jordan Tierney (Miss Rodeo South Dakota)
Olivia Johnston (Miss Rodeo Tennessee)
Jordan Maldonado (Miss Rodeo Texas)
Mckaylie Richins (Miss Rodeo Utah)
Hannah Leib (Miss Rodeo Washington)
Lexus King (Miss Rodeo Wisconsin)
Hannah Ostheimer (Miss Rodeo Wyoming)
MRA 2020 Pageant Schedule
Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Executive Board meeting 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hospitality Room set-up Tickets, Store, Foundation Roses, Scrapbooks, Photographer, Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 4:00 p.m. MRAP Volunteer Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 2 7:00 p.m. Volunteer Reception- BY INVITATION ONLY
Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:00 a.m. Contestant Roll Call, Scrapbook Check-In, Master of Beef Advocacy Certificates, Ticket Drawing Stubs Check-In & Receive Official State Banners- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 3 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Contestant Orientation- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 3 9:45 a.m. Doors open to the public for Contestants’ Official Introductions 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Official Contestant Introductions & Visit with Miss Rodeo America- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba 10-11 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contestants may have lunch with parents/family 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Contestants move into rooms & Wrangler clothing fittings 4:00 p.m. Parents must be off of the contestant floor 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Contestant Dinner Pizza Party & Gift Exchange sponsored by Miss Rodeo Montana Pageant 6:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. All Contestants Fashion Show Rehearsal
Monday, December 2, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Tropicana- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet 7:30 a.m. Contestants’ Bus leaves hotel for Horsemanship at the South Point Hotel and Casino Arena 8:30 a.m. Miss Rodeo America 2018 sets the Horsemanship Pattern for Contestants at the discretion of judges 9:00 a.m. Doors open to the public for Horsemanship 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Contestant Horsemanship Competition sponsored by AQHA and Waddell & Reed- South Point Hotel and Casino Priefert Arena 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Contestant & Judge Lunch- South Point Buffet 2:00 p.m. Attendees bus leaves South Point Hotel 2:30 p.m. Contestant bus leaves South Point Hotel 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Contestant Written Test 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contestant Personality Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsals 5:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m. Parent Social for Contestants’ Parents- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 1 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. President’s Welcome Celebration sponsored by Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant, Miss Rodeo Iowa Pageant, Miss Rodeo Illinois, Oklahoma Rodeo Pageants Council, Inc., Miss Rodeo Wyoming, and Miss Rodeo Washington- Havana Room 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. All Contestants Fashion Show Rehearsal
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Tropicana- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Contestant Personality Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Directors Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 1-2 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Advisory Council Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 3 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Luncheon sponsored by MRA Scholarship Foundation- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba 11 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Personality interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. MRAI Annual Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 1-2 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 5:30 p.m. Contestants leave to attend the WNFR Welcome Reception – South Point Hotel and Casino
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Tropicana- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet 7:45 a.m. Doors open to the public for Speeches 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Contestants’ Speeches- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Contestants’ private time in Hospitality Room 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. All contestants’ Fashion Show Rehearsal 10:30 a.m. Photogenics Judging 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 12:00 p.m. – 1:00p.m. Contestant, Judge & Executive Board Lunch sponsored by Traction Financial Partners 1:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m. Rodeo Royalty Seminar- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 2-3 1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Contestant Horsemanship Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Annual Board Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 1 5:30 p.m. Contestants leave to attend PRCA Awards Banquet- South Point Hotel & Casino
Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Lady in Waiting Breakfast with MRA followed by LIW Social sponsored by Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant & Scholarship Association- Tropicana Oakville Restaurant 8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Contestant Horsemanship Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Silent Auction- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom 11:00 a.m. Doors Open to Public for PRCA Luncheon 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PRCA Luncheon sponsored by Greeley Stampede, Ogden Pioneer Days, Miss Rodeo Colorado Pageant, Miss Rodeo Utah- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contestant Horsemanship Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal 5:30 p.m. Contestant Bus leaves for WNFR Performance 6:00 p.m. Contestant & Judge Dinner at WNFR sponsored by Colors of a Cowgirl & Gordon Insurance -Thomas & Mack Arena 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Contestants, Judges and Chaperones attend 1st Performance of WNFR-Thomas & Mack Arena 6:45 p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Cohiba Ballroom
Friday, December 6, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Tropicana- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Contestant and Committee Fashion Show Rehearsal 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 11:15 a.m. Doors Open to the Public for Fashion Show 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fashion Show & Luncheon- Tropicana Conference Center Trinidad Pavilion 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Contestant Lunch sponsored by Beth & Katherine Merck 3:15 p.m. –5:45 p.m. All Contestant Coronation Rehearsals 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parents to pick up Contestants’ Scrapbooks- Partagas 2-3 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Contestants sign autographs at Tropicana WNFR Viewing Party Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Contestants attend Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom 8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Contestant Dinner sponsored by Davie Pro Rodeo/Troy Weekley 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Contestant Coronation Rehearsals
Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Western Runway + Boutique.Style- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Contestant Coronation Rehearsals 11:30 a.m. Contestants Travel to Las Vegas Events Cowboy Christmas at Las Vegas Conference Center 12:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m. Contestant Lunch sponsored by Las Vegas Events & Shopping with family & friends- Cowboy Christmas 2:15 p.m. Contestants line up for Justin Boot Parade 2:30 p.m. Justin Boot Parade- Las Vegas Events Cowboy Christmas at Las Vegas Conference Center 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Auction- Las Vegas Events Cowboy Christmas at Las Vegas Conference Center 5:15 p.m. Contestants depart Las Vegas Convention Center 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Contestants sign autographs at Tropicana WNFR Viewing Party- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom 6:45p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom 7:15 p.m. Contestant Dinner sponsored by Shumway Farms 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cowgirl’s Night Out- Contestants ONLY
Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Miss Rodeo America Pageant Chaperones- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Judges Debriefing & Breakfast with Executive Board 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Contestant Coronation Rehearsal 10:00 a.m. Doors Open to Public for Coronation 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Miss Rodeo America 2020 Coronation Performance- Tropicana Theater 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meet & Greet/Press Conference with Miss Rodeo America 2020 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Inventory & Storage of all MRA Items 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Clear Contestant and Chaperones Suites 3:00 p.m. Press Credentials MRA 2020- WNFR Thomas & Mack 3:30 p.m. PRCA Press Conference- WNFR Thomas & Mack 5:00 p.m. Contract signing with Miss Rodeo America 2020 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Family time for Miss Rodeo America 2020 6:45 p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom 7:00 p.m. MRA 2020 Sponsor/Award Photo Shoot
Monday, December 9, 2019 Time TBD Official Photo Shoot for Miss Rodeo America 2020 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Finish Inventory and packing for storage 8:00 a.m. MRAI Executive Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Contestants’ final room check-out 6:45 p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:45 p.m. Miss Rodeo America 2020 introduced at WNFR Performance – Thomas & Mack Arena 6:45 p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
MRA Scholarship Foundation
Since the start of the Miss Rodeo America competition in 1955, it’s realized that there is a need for scholarships to help the contestant appearing in the event for their education.
1992 was the exact year when the pageant reached another milestone by awarding scholarships worth $30,000 to the contestants. This was the same historical year in the history of MRA for providing more educational dollars in a year more than the past 37 years of pageant journey.
1997 was the time when Miss Rodeo Scholarship foundation was
established to track the distributions of scholarships and to broad this
program on an upper level.
When the foundation was established, the winner for Miss Rodeo
America received the Scholarship price worth $20,000, and $1000 was distributed
among other contestants.
The prize money a winner receives will directly be sent to the
institution where they are going to study.
The scholarship distribution criteria for 2020 provide the same $20,000 to the winner of the Miss Rodeo America pageant. However, the other runners up will get the scholarship grant mentioned below.
The first runner up will get $10,000.
The second runner up will get $8,000.
The third runner up will get $6,000.
While fourth to tenth runner ups will get $4000 to $1,500.
Those who appear in the contest will get $1,000.
MRA is the biggest platform for women to showcase their talent,
experience the luxurious lifestyle once in their life by winning the title
based on their appearance, personality, and horsemanship. Since the launch of
this event more than 60 women’s have won this title and fulfilled their dreams.
On the other hand, the Miss Rodeo America scholarship foundation realized the responsibilities to help all the contestants based on their results, and allow them to pursue their education with the scholarships.
The idea was appreciated by the audience, and the event is becoming bigger every year for all.