Stetson Wright Wins All-Round Gold Buckle For The Second Time In A Row

Stetson Wright Wins All-Round Gold Buckle

As the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo nears to the end with the best contestants in the world of rodeo gears up for the final round amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Wright won the all-around gold buckle.

Stetson Wright has outdone himself by winning the 2020 All-Around World Champion for the second time in a row, and interestingly, in his first two seasons.

With a go-round to spare, Wright wrote his name in the book of champions in the PRCA all-around championship; he again ended the championship race ahead of Tuf Cooper and the reigning two-time champion header Clay Smith.

Wright is untouchable in the 2020 all-around PRCA | RAM World Standing with a whipping $305,360 behind him is Tuf Cooper at $179,412 while at third place is Clay Smith with $159,699, and neither can dethrone him.

In 1998, Ty Murray became the first cowboy to win the All-Around and bull riding titles in the same year, and the same could happen at the 2020 National Finals Rodeo with Wright after winning the all-around gold buckle. Now he is eyeing the Roughstock World Championship.

In bull riding, Wrights has won round 1, 2, 7 and 9, and in saddle bronc riding won round 7.

Already, Wright is the youngest cowboy at 21-years old to be crowned All-Around World Championship in his 1st two seasons.

In 2001, Wright became the first cowboy to win 2 roughstock events one night at the finals though Jesse Bail won the bull riding title.

The cowboy from Milford, Utah, Wright emerged victorious while riding on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Smoke Stack with a 92-point ride in the bull riding at the WNFR at Globe Life Field, which enabled him to clinch the title and to add another $26,231 to his haul.

Wright expressed humbleness following his win, stating that he expected it to happen though he kept quiet about it as he worked so hard all year despite the COVID-19 pandemic making it more challenging.

Also, he couldn’t hide the joy in his eyes, especially after winning the title for the second time in a row, saying, “To get it this year means a lot, and winning it again makes me feel good because everybody might say that the first one was off pure luck, but now how many times can you be so lucky.”

Wright continues to set records and matching up with names of great cowboys of our generations, such as Trevor Brazile and Jesse Bail. Now, he is in the ranks of Trevor Brazile in winning back-to-back all-around gold buckle. Also, with Jess Bail in qualifying for multiple Wrangler National Finals Rodeo roughstock events.

Wright is eyeing to win his first career bull riding world championship though the competition for the title is stiff as he trails second behind by a mere $82 from leader Ty Wallace.

In the world standings, Wright is second with $204,479 and an average with 450 points on five head, while Wallace is 3rd with 444.5 points.

10 HOURS DAILY LIVE BROADCAST OF THE NFR 2020

NFR Broadcast

The Wrangler NFR 2020 is upon us, and something special is also in line. A live stream broadcast of all the western sports and lifestyle from The Cowboy channel, an official network for the ProRodeo, is totally committed to serving fans with thrilling fun. This live broadcast will be the first one for the wrangler national finals rodeo that will be taking place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

The NFR streaming will be available on-demand in three languages. This includes English, Spanish and Portuguese. An incredible lineup of hosts will be covering some of the most iconic events and athletes for ten-day continuously, plus a few more surprises in the works. The Cowboy Channel has officially announced the broadcast schedule and talent reporting for the 2020 NFR. This broadcast will also be aired on RFD TV and rural radio.

You don’t want to miss out on this one! It will be a showcase for rural America, Western lifestyle and fans. A wall to wall full coverage will ultimately be a game-changer for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Butch Knowles, Joe beaver, Don Gay and other hosts have a few NFR competitors under their belts. It is going to be a blend of both old and new.

Using the Cowboy channel or PRCA app, you will be able to access these live streams at a friendly fee of $99.99 for ten straight days. This mobile app will offer up to the minute scoring, news, highlight clips, standings trivia, interactive games and much more. The full broadcast begins on 3rd December.

The broadcast will include a live talk show with host Flint Rasmussen, live from the lawn of the cowboy channel headquarters in Fort Worth. Also, there will be a special edition of the Western sports round-up. Rodeo analysts will wrap up each night looking back at the round and discuss the action with special guests.

The Cowboy Channel to Broadcast 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

NFR on The Cowboy Channel

Are you excited about the upcoming Wrangler NFR but haven’t booked a ticket for the Fort Worth Convention Center Las Vegas yet? Don’t worry, you can watch every part of your favorite rodeo event from the comfort of your sofa on your TV.

However, you must first know and be accessible to the channel that acquired the rights to broadcast the NFR 2021.

The channel that went out of its way to bring the legendary event of the rodeo to your doorstep is the Cowboy Channel. This official network of ProRodeo, and the first in its class to work 24 hours a day, is a channel dedicated to western sports and style.

The Cowboy Channel is headquartered in the Fort Worth Stockyards and has been home to a variety of live broadcasts of major western events. This year it brings you one of the populist western sports, the Wrangler Nationals Finale Rodeo, where different cowboys and cowgirls show off their different skills.

The network has over 42 million cable/satellite subscribers. Plus, it’s available on a variety of TV platforms such as Altice, DISH, Charter Spectrum, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FIOS TV, DIRECTV, and many other local TV platforms.

The channel can also be accessed online. It can be streamed online at cowboychannelplus.com. It also shows the list of channels on a variety of online TVs such as DIRECTV NOW, Hulu TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

This means that regardless of whether you have an iOS, Android, Roku, Windows device, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire stick, you can watch your favorite event, which happens once a year.

It’s the first time the station has had live rodeo coverage. Despite being so dedicated to western sports and western-style content, they have never offered live coverage of a rodeo event specifically, the NFR 2021.

They have already posted the schedule for how they will cover the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which was relocated to Las Vegas, December 2-11 to guarantee safety of the fans amid highly contagious coronavirus.

The schedule includes the ten rounds of professional rodeo competitions, which are scheduled to last ten consecutive nights, and the top 15 cowboys and cowgirls will compete for a world championship in each round.

Cowboy broadcaster’s CEO Raquel Gottsch said in a statement that there is an incredible number of TV presenters who will cover some of the most iconic events and athletes for ten consecutive days.

Saying that they will have surprises at the works, the CEO added that anyone who hasn’t seen a rodeo event on TV shouldn’t miss this championship event.

The CEO said they are taking broadcast technology and reporting to the next level. It will be a showcase for the best of America’s rural, western lifestyle and rodeo fans.

The GM / President of Cowboy Channel and the Wrangler NFR’s main television host, Jeff Medders, said the NFR had a level of excitement he had never seen before. He said while fans are thrilled with the Las Vegas experience, the wall-to-wall coverage that the Cowboy Channels are supposed to provide is a real game-changer.

In addition, he said that while it was the first time cowboy channels and RED-TV had live WNFR coverage, he promised a strong and trusted talent cast. Referring to Butch Knowles, Luke Branquinho, Joe Beaver, and Don Gay, he said they both had a couple of NFRs in their luggage.

Earlier this year, Cowboy Channel, Rural Media Group (RMG), and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) signed a multi-million-dollar agreement, and the fruits were the shift of NFR to Cowboy Channel and RED-TV in the Year 2021.

The NFR 2021 broadcast on the Cowboy Channel is also available on rural radio. To make sure you don’t miss any part of the event, the simulcast has arranged a new technological advance where the content will be broadcast in 4k. They are to use high-quality cameras like Sky Cam footage, 360-degree cameras, and ghost cameras.

In addition, the program will be available in different languages ​​for the benefit of those viewing from different parts of the world. It will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Depending on different TV providers, you might have to pay some fees, but it won’t break your bank. It’ll cost you around $99.99 to watch NFR 2021 on the Cowboy Channel app. The mobile app is vital for those who don’t want to miss any part of this year’s edition but will be on the go come that time when it will be live.

Via such apps, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, the Google Play Store, or the App Store, you can access the current minute rating, highlight clips, tables, news, interesting facts, and much more.

The other good news, whether you are considering witching the WNFR with or without cable, there are options.

The Full Broadcast NFR 2020 Lineup on The Cowboy Channel

Broadcast NFR 2020 Lineup

Are you looking forward to this year’s Wrangler National Rodeo? You are not alone, many fans around the world are also looking forward to this upcoming event.

The NFR is a legendary rodeo event that takes place annually and features top cowgirls and cowboys showing off their various skills. It is planned from Thursday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 12th. Due to Covid-19 engaging in various sporting activities around the world, the Wrangler NFR was relocated from its official convention center in Las Vegas to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Officials and organizers said NFR’s move is meant to be in keeping with health and safety protocols, and bringing fans what they love without putting their health at risk.

Although the event was postponed, nothing was changed. A fan like you will continue to be able to cheer your favorite bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and tie-down roping, and team roping.

While NFR has grown into one of the most competitive and fun rodeo events in recent years, it has also gained Tramandeneou’s popularity around the world.

Lots of people around the world get physically glued to their televisions, various streaming devices, and others on the field as the best cowboys and cowgirls in the world put on their boots and take each other out to try and win the World Cup on around 15 Round.

If you want to be among those who cheer on top cowboys and cowgirls, you need to mark up your calendar. Since it is one of your favorite events, you shouldn’t miss even a fraction of it.

Unfortunately, the ticket is limited and has been cut as much as possible in terms of social distance by limiting contacts in the field amid this highly contagious coronavirus. It is possible that you will not be able to get to Texas for reasons known to you, including ticket, travel, and other expenses. However, there is still the option to follow your favorite event from the comfort of your home.

The Cowboy Channel and Rural Media Group made it possible for those who won’t be coming to Texas for 2020 NFR. The schedule has already expired.

Here is the full schedule and where to watch or listen to your favorite event for each day every 10 days over NFR.

Outside the barrel: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Outside the barrel is one of the most prevalent NFR fascinations outside of the arena. The live talk show will be hosted by Flint Rasmussen from the men’s stage at Cowboy Christmas at the Fort Worth Convention Center

NFR Tailgate Party: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

The outside of the barrel is followed by a three-hour broadcast of the NFR Tailgate Party every day for the 10 NFR days at the same time from the Cowboy Canal headquarters in the Fort Worth Stockyards. During the broadcast, cowboy presenters, guests and analysts speak and rate about rodeo, western fashion, country music, outdoor cooking and so on. The host will be announced.

 Western Sports Round-Up: 6:00 p.m. ET-7:00 p.m. ET

Then Steve Kenyon, with the help of Amy Wilson and Janie Johnson, will host the Western Sports Round-up, which will be broadcast live from the Cowboy Channel studios in the Fort Worth campsites. In this NFR special edition of Western Sport round-up-up, all NFR actions are broken down and special guests are interviewed.

NFR pre-show: 7:00 p.m. ET-7:45 p.m. ET

In the pre-show, the analysts will break down last night’s performances, changes to the PRCA world rankings and a preview of the upcoming round. Justin McKee is the host. The co-host will be announced later. The red carpet correspondent will be Kirby Schnoor.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo: 7:45 p.m. ET-10:30 p.m. ET

Then follows the most prestigious and richest ProRodeo showcase that all PRCA and Wrangler cowboys and cowgirls dream of. It is the show that the best cowboys and cowgirls present their skills to the whole world.

Jeff Medders will host and will be assisted by supporting reporters Janie Johnson and Amy Wilson. Steve Kenyon and senior analyst Butch Knowles will preview the statistics.

NFR post show: 10:30 p.m. ET-11: 00 p.m. ET

It will be the conclusion of the rounds going through the highlights and it will also include the discussion of the actions with special guests.

NFR Buckle Presentation: 11:00 p.m. ET-12:30 p.m. ET

The live broadcast of cowgirls and cowboys receiving their Montana Silversmiths buckles in front of a live audience will end the day.

That way, things are brought to you through your TV device on the cowboy channel. There is no doubt that everything has been planned so that you won’t miss a thing.

Trevor Brazile Clinches 8th Career Steer Roping Gold Buckle

Trevor Brazile became eight-time steer roping world champion

Truly, a living legend Trevor Brazile continues to portray undeniable professionalism every single time, he competes offering a thrilling feeling to his fans and spectators, and Saturday night was no different when in a spectacular fashion he became an 8th-time steeler roping world champion.  

The $7 million legendary cowboys clocked a 12.4 sec time in Round 10 as he needed to rope a steer and it was enough for him to clinch the world title, making it his 26th career gold buckle.

The 2020 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping which was held at the Kansas Star Arena ended well for Brazile as he earned $69,072 enabling him to finish with $117,459 in the PRCA | RAM World Standings edging runner-up Scott Snedecor’s $110,779.

At the moment, Brazile steers roping gold buckle winnings tally at 8 titles from 2006-07, 2011, 2013-15, 2019 and now 2020. He is second on the all-time list behind ProRodeo Hall of Famer Guy Allen who has 18 steer roping gold buckles.

The Decatur, Texas, cowboy expressed gratitude for his winnings by thanking the Lord for the blessings. However, he stated that one must be willing to do the work in capitalizing on the opportunities offered to them or somebody else becomes the world champion.

The race for the title was slim for Brazile going into round 10 as he was sitting 2nd in the average, 1.2 sec behind Snedecor though Brazile lead in the world standings over him with $1965.

It seemed the title was heading towards Scott Snedecor, a 4-time world champion (2005,2008 and 2017-18). Still, after falling to register any time in the final round, Brazile chances widen up, and he utilizes it perfectly.

Steer Roper John Bland, a 5-time NFSR winner (2012, 2014-15, 2019-20) loaned Brazile his horse Salty, 19 and together they brought magic at the 2020 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping at the Kansas Star Arena.

In the Round 10, Brazile recorded a 12.4 second time which enabled him to emerge victories ahead of Snedecor by gaining the average win as he was the only one to tie down 10.

Surely, 2020 has been tremendously hard for many Rodeos due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing many events to be canceled in response to mitigate the spread of the virus, which many people have succumbed to with the infections rate sky rocking.

AL Girard is the John Justin Committeeman of the Year for PRCA 2020

AL Girard, 50-year-old, has received name recognition as the John Justin Committeeman of the year. He works at the San Bernardino County as the executive director of rodeo operations and the cowboy liaison.

AL Girard named John Justin Committeeman of the Year

He was so much delighted for this honor. He went on to say that the title means the world to him and a tremendous honor for his rodeo commutes and the entire Southern California fraternity. He talked of how hard they work together with all the different rodeo committees in California, and this acknowledgment was very much appreciated.

“It’s extremely humbling,” said AL Girard, It’s a tremendous honor to me and not just for me but for my rodeo committee and for the rodeo committees in Southern California. I have so many friends at all the different rodeo committees in California, and we all work so hard. So, just to get any kind of acknowledgement is always appreciated.”

Girard is a lieutenant in San Bernardino County with the Sheriff’s department. He is in charge of administration with the executive board. He has another role as the committee representative for the California Circuit, where he handles the insurance, the equipment, and the grandstands.

In 2005, he started working in the Sheriff’s PRCA Pro Rodeo Committee, and he would later get voted in the rodeo committee’s executive board five years later in 2010.

Girard expressed how he has been a rodeo fan and attended every NFR event since 1994. So, when he learned of a chance to join the Sheriff’s PRCA Pro Rodeo for San Bernardino County, he jumped straight in, and now he is on the executive board.

He talks of how rodeo is in his heart, next to his family, which is not changing anytime soon. His family comprises his wife, Brenna, and 15-year-old daughter, Katelyn.

Note that John Justin honor was created by Justin Boots to recognize the hours of work done by volunteer rodeo committee members. Justin Boots selects 125 outstanding volunteers all over the country, and the PRCA rodeos vote for the individual who will receive the John Justin recognition.  AL Girard received many votes to become the John Justin Committeeman of the Year.

PRCA announces Polaris Ranger Remuda award winners

Polaris Ranger Remuda award winners

The PRCA has officially and formally announce the 2020 Remuda Winners. The 2020 Polaris Ranger Remuda Award went to Summit Pro Rodeo, who won the stock contractor while Ute Stampede in Nephi, Utah, took the winning rodeo committee.

The stock contracting firm and rodeo committee awards go to entities that provide the best, most consistent pen of bucking horses and have, in extension, created the best opportunities that enable the contestants to be in their best form while participating in the competitions. J.D. Hamaker, the managing partner and controlling owner of Summit Pro Rodeo, received the award with a lot of pride while commenting on how shocking receiving the honor was to him and his whole team. While Summit Pro Rodeo has been in the business for quite a while and has previously received props from fans and other competitions, this is their first award by PRCA. Hamaker also promised to prepare the best set of horses for the Texas event, and though he says the award came quicker than he thought, he assured fans to brace themselves for quite the show come December.

Summit Pro Rodeo is based in Centennial, Wyoming, 25 miles west of Laramie and is run by Hamaker and his sons Ty, Blaze, and Colt.

Describing their journey to the top, J.D. said they straight up came from “the ground up,” and they started with high school rodeos, progressed to amateur rodeos and with the success and profits, bought out Hal Burns’ Pro Rodeo, which gave them a wider berth to expand from thereon. They bought out Burns in 2011, and this marked the birth of Summit.

Summit is a partnership that consists of the Juma family, led by Byron Juma (of Torrington, Wyoming), who bought the bull half of what Hamaker had left off the Burns business, and Daniel Beard – a minority partner at Summit – has a few horses and some bulls.

The Summit team welcomed the award and regarded it as a “pat in the back” and some recognition for what work they have been doing for a short while.

Summit primarily provides stock for rodeos in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Idaho, and Washington.

Ute Stampede are also first time recipients of the award and celebrated it alongside their 86th anniversary on July 16-18 in Nephi, which is about 80 miles south of Salt Lake City.

While talking about the award, Chris Memmott, the president and chairman of the Ute Stampede, praised the honor while highlighting how much of a tough year this has been with the COVID pandemic. However, they have assured fans that this is not to mean they will underrepresent the Wrangler NFR. If anything, they have brought in two extra contractors to improve their service delivery. To their credit, they have kept their heads above water despite the cancellation of a majority of their rodeo events this year. Chris Memmott also promised fans the event of their lifetime, especially since the PRCA has officially recognized them for their good work in the world of rodeo.

Rodder Rodeo is the stock contractor for Ute Stampede (2020 edition), while Bar T Rodeo, Diamond G Rodeo, and Flying U Rodeo are their sub-contractors. The Remuda winners will be honored at the PRCA Awards Banquet at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, the evening of DEC. 2nd at the Wrangler NFR opening night at Globe Life Field in Arlington and will start at 6 pm.

NFR 2020 Back Numbers Disclosed

NFR Back Numbers Released

The Wrangler National Final Rodeo back numbers have finally been disclosed for the athletes who qualified for the NFR. The athletes are assigned a back number based on the total amount of money they earned throughout the season.

The annual audit has also been completed, which meant the release of not only the Wrangler back numbers but the 2020 PRCA | RA, world standings.

Each event top 15 performers will fill the back numbers to their shirts or vests and brace for a huge competition season at the Wrangler NFR going down at the Globe Life Arena in Arlington, Texas starting 3rd Dec through to 12th.

The back numbers are as below:

Back NumberContestantEventHometown
1Shad MayfieldTie-DownClovis, NM
2Wyatt CasperSaddle BroncPampa, TX
3Tim O’ConnellBarebackZwingle, IA
4Kaycee FeildBarebackGenola, UT
5Luke BrownTeam Roping (Header)Rock Hill, SC
6Matt ReevesSteer WrestlingCross Plains, TX
7Stetson WrightBull Riding, Saddle BroncMilford, UT
8Ryder WrightSaddle BroncBeaver, UT
9Tuf CooperTie-DownDecatur, TX
10Clay SmithTeam Roping (Header)Broken Bow, OK
11Brittany PozziBarrel RacingTonozzi Lampasas, TX
12Hailey KinselBarrel RacingCotulla, TX
13Sage KimzeyBull RidingStrong City, OK
14Brody CressSaddle BroncHillsdale, WY
15Tilden HooperBarebackCarthage, TX
16Clayton BiglowBarebackClements, CA
17Cody SnowTeam Roping (Header)Los Olivos, CA
18Joseph HarrisonTeam Roping (Heeler)Marietta, OK
19Orin LarsenBarebackInglis, MB
20Jade CorkillTeam Roping (Heeler)Fallon, NV
21Brady PortenierBull RidingCaldwell, ID
22Haven MegedTie-Down RopingMiles City, MT
23Jake LongTeam Roping (Heeler)Coffeyville, KS
24Dustin EgusquizaTeam Roping (Header)Marianna, FL
25Colby LovellTeam Roping (Header)Madisonville, TX
26Buddy Hawkins IITeam Roping (Heeler)Columbus, KS
27Andrew WardTeam Roping (Header)Edmond, OK
28Jamie HowlettBarebackRapid City, SD
29Jimmie SmithBarrel RacingMcDade, TX
30Jacob TalleySteer WrestlingKeatchie, LA
31Dona Kay RuleBarrel RacingMinco, OK
32Allen BooreSaddle BroncAxtell, UT
33Westyn HughesTie-Down RopingCaldwell, TX
34Junior NogueiraTeam Roping (Heeler)Presidente Prude,BR
35Tyler MilliganTie-Down RopingPawhuska, OK
36Clay TryanTeam Roping (Header)Billings, MT
37Marty YatesTie-Down RopingStephenville, TX
38Ty HarrisTie-Down RopingSan Angelo, TX
39Paul EavesTeam Roping (Heeler)Lonedell, MO
40Richmond ChampionBarebackStevensville, MT
41Travis GravesTeam Roping (Heeler)Jay, OK
42Ky HamiltonBull RidingMackay, AU
43Logan MedlinTeam Roping (Heeler)Tatum, NM
44Shay Dixon CarrollTeam Roping (Heeler)La Junta, CO
45Mason ClementsBarebackDraper, UT
46Charly CrawfordTeam Roping (Header)Stephenville, TX
47Tiany SchusterBarrel RacingKrum, TX
48Dustin BoquetBull RidingBourg, LA
49Tanner AusBarebackGranite Falls, MN
50Shorty GarrettSaddle BroncEagle Butte, SD
51Leighton BerryBarebackWeatherford, TX
52Jill WilsonBarrel RacingSnyder, TX
53Shelley MorganBarrel RacingEustace, TX
54Chad MastersTeam Roping (Header)Cedar Hill, TN
55Wesley ThorpTeam Roping (Heeler)Throckmorton, TX
56Tyler WaguespackSteer WrestlingGonzales, LA
57Erich RogersTeam Roping (Header)Round Rock, AZ
58Paden BrayTeam Roping (Heeler)Stephenville, TX
59Stevi HillmanBarrel RacingWeatherford, TX
60Roscoe JarboeBull RidingNew Plymouth, ID
61Ryan JarrettTie-Down RopingComanche, OK
62Levi LordTeam Roping (Heeler)Sturgis, SD
63Jessica RoutierBarrel RacingBuffalo, SD
64Timber MooreTie-Down RopingAubrey, TX
65Curtis CassidySteer WrestlingDonalda, AB
66Tyler WorleyTeam Roping (Heeler)Berryville, AR
67Kolton SchmidtTeam Roping (Header)Barrhead, AB
68Hunter KochTeam Roping (Heeler)Vernon, TX
69Nelson WyattTeam Roping (Header)Clanton, AL
70Levi SimpsonTeam Roping (Header)Ponoka, AB
71Jeff FlennikenTeam Roping (Header)Caldwell, ID
72Dakota EldridgeSteer WrestlingElko, NV
73Caleb SmidtTie-Down RopingBellville, TX
74Jacobs CrawleySaddle BroncStephenville, TX
75Tyson DurfeyTie-Down RopingBrock, TX
76Tanner BrunnerSteer WrestlingRamona, KS
77Chase TryanTeam Roping (Heeler)Helena, MT
78Brenten HallTeam Roping (Header)Jay, OK
79Caddo LewallenTie-Down RopingMorrison, OK
80Cheyenne WimberleyBarrel RacingStephenville, TX
81Jace MelvinSteer WrestlingFort Pierre, SD
82Hunter HerrinTie-Down RopingApache, OK
83Stetson JorgensenSteer WrestlingBlackfoot, ID
84Jacob EdlerSteer WrestlingState Center, IA
85Shane HancheyTie-Down RopingSulphur, LA
86Denton FugateBull RidingNiangua, MO
87Jess PopeBarebackMarshall, MO
88Chase BrooksSaddle BroncDeer Lodge, MT
89Sterling CrawleySaddle BroncHuntsville, TX
90Bridger AndersonSteer WrestlingCarrington, ND
91Clayton HassSteer WrestlingWeatherford, TX
92Rusty WrightSaddle BroncMilford, UT
93Adam GrayTie-Down RopingSeymour, TX
94Jake BrownBarebackCleveland, TX
95Blake KnowlesSteer WrestlingHeppner, OR
96Emily MillerBarrel RacingWeatherford, OK
97Ryann PedoneBarrel RacingSunset, TX
98Lefty HolmanSaddle BroncVisalia, CA
99Colten FritzlanBull RidingRifle, CO
100Jeff AskeyBull RidingAthens, TX
101Cole ReinerBarebackKaycee, WY
102Cole ElshereSaddle BroncFaith, SD
103Will LummusSteer WrestlingByhalia, MS
104Lisa LockhartBarrel RacingOelrichs, SD
105Boudreaux CampbellBull RidingCrockett, TX
106Jule HazenSteer WrestlingAshland, KS
107Brittney BarnettBarrel RacingStephenville, TX
108Jesse BrownSteer WrestlingBaker City, OR
109Ty BreuerBarebackMandan, ND
110Tyler BinghamBull RidingHowell, UT
111Ty WallaceBull RidingCollbran, CO
112Wenda JohnsonBarrel RacingPawhuska, OK
113Isaac DiazSaddle BroncDesdemona, TX
114Zeke ThurstonSaddle BroncBig Valley, AB
115Taos MuncySaddle BroncCorona, NM
116Parker McCownBull RidingMontgomery, TX
117Trevor KastnerBull RidingRoff, OK
118Chad RutherfordBarebackHillsboro, TX
119Clayton SellarsBull RidingFruitland Park, FL

This list appears courtesy of PRCA.

2020 National Finals Steer Roping Back Numbers Revealed

Steer Roping Back Numbers Released

The 2020 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping back numbers have finally been made official.

The no. 1 jersey will be worn by Cole Patterson, who is this regular season’s leader in the world standings. The NFSR will run between Nov. 6 & 7 in Mulvane, Kan.

Cole joins his, four-time world champion, father, Rocky. He holds the no/ 14 spot in the world standings.

While commenting on his top standing at the table, Cole said, “It’s every kid’s dream growing up to put on that gold buckle.  There’s really no other reason why we do it.”

The NFSR will start at 7:30pm (CT) each night at the Kansas Star Arena and contesters will be seeking to dethrone Trevor Brazil, who is the reigning champion. Tickets go for $28 and are available here.

The 15 will be fighting for the world championship title and a piece of the $425,000 purse.

Each round has six paid places, first ($9,155); 2nd ($7,577: 3rd ($5,998); 4th ($4,420); 5th ($$2,841) and 6th ($1,579).

The average also pays six places, with the 1st getting $27,347), 2nd ($22,632) and the preceding ones getting, $17,917, $13,202, $8,487 and $4,715 respectively.

The Texans NFR is scheduled for 3-12 December 2020 at Globe Life Field, Arlington.

The back numbers for the top 15 are as below:

 No. Name State Earnings (US$)
 1 Cole Patterson Pratt, KS $54,598
 2 Scott Snedecor Fredericksburg, TX 53,210
 3 Vin Fisher Jr. Andrews, TX 49,797
 4 Trevor Brazile Decatur, TX 48,387
 5 Landon McClaugherty Tilden, TX 46,463
 6 Billy Good Wynnewood, OK 36,282
 7 Tuf Cooper Decatur, TX 35,656
 8 J. Tom Fisher Andrews, TX 34,183
 9 Thomas Smith Barnsdall, OK 32,311
10Garrett HaleSnyder, TX30,631
11Jess TierneyHermosa, SD28,852
12Cody LeeGatesville, TX28,073
13Chet HerrenPawhuska, OK27,947
14Rocky PattersonPratt, KS26,937
15Roger BranchWellston, OK25,571

As we await the NFSR to begin, we wish all the contestants the best of luck. Happy roping!

The 2020 National Finals Rodeo to be Hosted at Globe Life Field

NFR 2020 Moves to Globe Life Field

Anyone who has ever taken part in the Wranglers National Finals Rodeo won’t want to miss this year’s edition. Although the organizers are facing the challenges of COVID-19, the event is still available to fans.

To ensure that fans can come to cheer their favorite event, the 2020 Wrangler NFR was relocated from Las Vegas to Arlington this coming December. This is the first non-baseball event to be held on the field since it opened.

As has been the tradition for the past few years, the National Finals Rodeo was held in Las Vegas. But fearing the current pandemic, it was relocated to Arlington, Texas.

Moving the final to Texas will mean millions for the local population and the economy in general. Although Major League Baseball’s curtailed schedule was on the field, there was little economic impact as the league itself had fewer fans.

The decision to postpone the event game following an agreement between Arlington, Fort Worth, and the governor’s office.

Jeff Williams, the Mayor of Arlington, said the pandemic had been a challenge for Arlington and a challenge for the tourism sector, its main revenue. He added that relocating the NFR to the city means a big boost for the business not just in Arlington, but for the entire Metroplex and the state.

Fort Worth will play the role of the rodeo fanatic. The fans coming to town for the finals will also appreciate the Stockyards, which have been a major tourist attraction in the area.

The 2020 Texas NFR isn’t the only event in the state. There was a large calendar of events that included PGA’s return to the Colonial and NASCAR O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 races last July, held at Texas Speedway.

Betsy Price, the mayor of Fort Worth, said that if they managed to host much larger events like the PGA, it would be possible to host the National Finals Rodeo, and the PGA showed how they made the finals safe and sound Way can align.

Neil Leibman, Chief Operating Officer of Texas Rangers, said it was an honor that PRCA planned to host the 2020 National Finals Rodeo on the Globe Life Field and is excited to bring this premier and fun event to Texas back.

Ticketing plans are already in the kitchen and it has been suggested to sell seats in groups of four and separate after each group. These are some of the security protocols to ensure the contagious COVID-19 does not spread.

Besides, tickets are only allowed to be sold on cell phones and fans are required to wear the mask and not carry a bag in the field.

In addition, handwashing stations as well as sanitizing booths have been positioned throughout the building.

When Fort Worth Mayor, Jeff Williams, and Betsy Price the Mayor of Arlington announced this Wednesday, he was joined by the rodeo executive who is the CEO of Texas Rangers.

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