The 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) air live on Thursday, Dec. 6-15 from the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning nightly at 10 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network. The world’s premier rodeo features the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. So, you should not miss a single moment of the NFR action.
If you’re unable to get in front of a TV, CBS Sports Network customers are able to watch the event live via DirecTV channel-221 and DISH channel-158. You can stream NFR from everywhere, just follow here.
Canadian viewers can catch the NFR action online by heading to Bell TV. Our server provides CBS Sports Network (HD) online worldwide.
The United Kingdom, Australia, and international viewers can watch the events signing up on CBS.
OR catch up on each day’s action online at 6 p.m. (PT) on Pro Rodeo Live and Rural Radio Sirius XM 80.
Watch the WNFR action live each night on CBS Sports Network from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. (ET) every night at home. All you just need to tune into Dish: Channel 158; Direct TV: Channel 221. Or check your local listings. The above channels are available for The US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Australia and all international viewers.
Join Cowboy Christmas in Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls at the National Finals Rodeo, starting Thursday, December 6 through December 15! And don’t forget to wear your pink for Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night sponsored by Montana Silversmiths on December 11 at the Thomas & Mack Arena. While you’re at the Wrangler NFR, stop by and shop the South Point Western Gift Show at the South Point Exhibit Hall and Boot Barn Concourse and be sure to visit the Miss Rodeo America PRCA Luncheon at the MGM Grand Conference Center #Room 319-320.
The Wrangler NFR is held every December at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas under the contract with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) that runs through 2024, the purse in 2018 is $10 million. Qualification is based on the 2018 PRCA World Standings.
The National Finals Rodeo will be exclusively broadcasted from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, on ProRodeoTV. The 10-day Wrangler NFR is broadcast live on CBS Sports Network through DISH channel 158, and DirecTV channel 221. The broadcast will be available via home computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has taken a big step forward in offering fans the chance an easy way to watch rodeos all over the country. ProRodeoTV is the newest offering by the PRCA as a subscription-based service where you can watch every single PRCA rodeo throughout the year for a yearly subscription price of $80 per year. That is an incredible deal for rodeo fans and the service is not restricted to any country so no matter where you live in the world you can watch your favorite cowboys compete in their rodeo events. This is a great way to watch the 2018 National Finals Rodeo.
If you live in the United States and purchase a subscription you will have to wait 12 hours after the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo airs on the CBS Sports Network in order to watch the event. But, if you live anywhere else in the world you can watch the 2018 National Finals Rodeo in real time from Las Vegas every single night from December 6th to the 15th. The PRCA is trying to grow their international audience and make it easy for fans from New Zealand to Mexico to be able to tune into the WNFR.
We can effectively reach our fan base with unique, live programming in a way that’s never been done before,” PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman said. “And that’s pretty cool.”
The PRCA made a great decision to create their own entity to stream their content so that they could retain the rights to all of their content. Owning their own content is vital in 2018 because then they can monetize it in any way they see fit.
Creating their own service allows the PRCA to put more money back into its organization and continue to grow the sport of rodeo for all future cowboys and rodeo fans. The PRCA is dedicated to continuing to grow the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and creating ProRodeoTV is a great way to increase their viewership numbers to entice more sponsors.
“This is not only an opportunity to put more rodeo content at the disposal of our fans, but also a way to bring more money into the PRCA, which benefits the hard-working members of our association,” Stressman said. “ProRodeoTV is the future, and the future is now.”
The ProRodeoTV is not just great for watching the current rodeos, you can watch old clips as well. The PRCA has used a lot of resources and time to digitize old rodeo videos that subscribers to ProRodeoTV can watch. The ProRodeoTV has footage and clips dating back to the 1959 National Finals Rodeo. If you are a fan of rodeo then you have to get the subscription so you can check out all of the incredible historical footage.
ProRodeo TV even airs events such as the Canadian National Finals Rodeo, which takes place from October 30 – November 4, 2018 in Alberta, Canada. This is the only place that you can watch the event unless you live in Canada. If the rodeo is not being aired on the CBS Sports Network and you live in the United States then you can watch the event live and you do not have to wait the mandatory 12 hour period.
Everyone in rodeo is excited about ProRodeo TV and it will continue to help grow the sport of rodeo and ensure that all of the Cowboys will be well taken care of. The subscription-based service is the best way to watch all of the PRCA sanctioned rodeos all over the US and it only costs $80 a year which is incredibly cheap. Make sure that you subscribe as soon as possible so you can start watching the PRCA’s next rodeo!
Welcome to watch the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2016 live online. Las Vegas hosts the 32nd Wrangler NFR at the Thomas & Mack Arena from December 1 – 10, 2016. The top fifteen cowboys have finished the PRCA standing in seven main events: tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing and team roping. Congratulations cowboys to Las Vegas.
Bareback Riding Qualifiers: The top 15 competitors in bareback riding are qualified by PRCA standings for NFR 2016. 3-time Wrangler NFR qualifier, Tim O’Connell, come back with a fury to get his gold buckle. He holds the number one position and his total earning is $178,964 in regular season. In NFR 2015 he won $131,353 at Las Vegas. Caleb Bennett, who is 5-time NFR qualifier 4-time RNCFR qualifier and 1-time RNCFR champion, has earned $132,494 in regular season. He grabs third place entering NFR this year. Watch Wrangler NFR Bareback Riding 2016 Live Stream on CBS Sports Network.
1 Tim O’Connell – Zwingle, Iowa 2 Orin Larsen – Inglis, Manitoba 3 Caleb Bennett – Tremonton, Utah 4 Tanner Aus – Granite Falls, Minnesota 5 R.C. Landingham – Hat Creek, California 6 Winn Ratliff – Leesville, La. 7 Yvan Jayne – Marseille, France 8 Clayton Biglow – Clements, California 9 Jake Brown – Hillsboro, Texas 10 Jake Vold – Ponoka, Alberta 11 J.R. Vezain – Cowley, Wyoming 12 Ty Breuer – Mandan, N.D. 13 Richmond Champion – The Woodlands, Texas 14 Jessy Davis – Power, Montana 15 Wyatt Denny – Minden, Nevada
Steer Wrestling Qualifiers: Top fifteen contestants have already finished the PRCA’s steer wrestling standings successfully. The contestants will compete 10 rounds in 10 consecutive days through Dec 1-10. Watch Wrangler NFR Steer Wrestling live on CBS Sports Network. The top 15 contestants are-
1 Ty Erickson – Helena, Montana 2 Jason Thomas – Benton, Arkansas 3 Tyler Waguespack – Gonzales, Louisiana 4 J.D. Struxness – Appleton, Minnesota 5 Clayton Hass – Terrell, Texas 6 Dakota Eldridge – Elko, Nevada 7 Josh Peek – Pueblo, Colorado 8 Jacob Talley – Keatchie, LA 9 Nick Guy – Sparta, Wisconsin 10 Baylor Roche – Tremonton, Utah 11 Billy Bugenig – Ferndale, California 12 Matt Reeves – ross Plains, Texas 13 Riley Duvall – Checotah, Oklahoma 14 Trevor Knowles – Mount Vernon, Oregon 15 Cody Cabral – Hilo, Hawaii
Saddle Bronc Riding Qualifiers: Watch Wrangler NFR saddle bronc riding live online. 6-time NFR qualifier Jacobs Crawley holds number one position entering NFR this year. The 2015 World Champion grabbed fifth place with $88,729. Saddle bronc rider Jake Wright, 5-time NFR qualifier, start NFR 2016 in 5th place with $91,524. Heith DeMoss, 7-time NFR qualifier, earns $85,333 during the regular season and holds 6th position. Heith’s brother Cody DeMoss, 12-time NFR qualifier, starts NFR in 7th position this year. Watch Live NFR right here.
Tie-Down Roping Qualifiers: Congratulations to all the top fifteen tie-down roping NFR contestant to overcome qualifying. Marcos Costa, 2-time Wrangler NFR qualifier, holds the number one position and won $125,523 in regular season. Five-time NFR qualifier Timber Moore is going to participate another NFR. Last year he placed second position and he earned total of $149,281 for the year. Hunter Herrin, 9-time NFR qualifier, is the man who keeps his eyes on the winning championship. He focuses only on the prize. Watch Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Tie-Down Roping Live on CBS Sports Network from Las Vegas.
Barrel Racing Qualifiers: Congrats to all barrel racing top 15 ladies to overcome WPRA Barrel Racing standings. Mary Burger, 3-time Wrangler NFR qualifier, holds the number one position entering NFR this year earn $190,977. Jackie Ganter enters Wrangler NFR for second time and gram the second position. Last year she won Rookie of the Year and the world title with earnings of $116,387. The 2012 World Champion Mary Walker will start her 2016 NFR in 3rd position with $112,216. Four-time World Champion Sherry Cervi once again qualifies for the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo holding 12th position. Watch National Finals Rodeo barrel racing 2016 live on CBS Sports Network from 1-10 Dec, 2016.
1 Mary Burger – Pauls Valley, Oklahoma 2 Jackie Ganter – Abilene, Texas 3 Mary Walker – Ennis, Texas 4 Ivy Conrado – Hudson, Colorado 5 Kimmie Wall – Roosevelt, Utah 6 Stevi Hillman – Weatherford, Texas 7 Lisa Lockhart – Oelrichs, S.D. 8 Sarah Rose McDonald – Brunswick, Georgia 9 Michele McLeod – Whitesboro, Texas 10 Cayla Melby – Burneyville, Oklahoma 11 Pamela Capper – Cheney, Washington 12 Sherry Cervi – Marana, Arizona 13 Carly Richardson – Pampa, Texas 14 Jana Bean – Ft. Hancock, Texas 15 Amber Moore – Salem, Oregon
Bull Riding Qualifiers: The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association have completed the top fifteen contestants in bull riding selection fir NFR 2016. 3-time WNFR qualifier Sage Kimzey once again comes back to Wrangler NFR 2016. Kimzey won $152,577 and second gold buckle at the NFR. Joe Frost, 3-time WNFR qualifier and 2-time RNCFR qualifier, get ready for his third Wrangler NFR. Last year was not good enough for his standards but won $93,981 in Las Vegas. Watch Wrangler NFR bull riding online on CBS Sports Network.
1 Sage Kimzey – Strong City, Oklahoma 2 Joe Frost – Randlett, Utah 3 Jeff Askey – Athens, Texas 4 Jordan Spears – Redding, California 5 Brennon Eldred – Sulpur, Okla 6 Cody Teel – Kountze, Texas 7 Roscoe Jarboe – New Plymouth, Idaho 8 Rorey Maier – Timber Lake, S.D. 9 Scottie Knapp – Albuquerque, N.M. 10 Garrett Smith – Rexburg, Idaho 11 Cody Rostockj – Lorena, Texas 12 Garrett Tribble – Bristow, Oklahoma 13 Tim Bingham – Honeyville, Utah 14 Tyler Smith – Fruita, Colorado 15 Shane Proctor -Grand Coulee, Washington
Team Roping Qualifiers: Welcome top 15 team roping headers to finish the PRCA’s team roping standings. Kaleb Driggers, five-time Wrangler NFR qualifier, has come back with revenge in NFR 2016. The Brazilian header enters the 2016 Wrangler NFR grabbing first position with $122,341 in regular-season earnings. Clay Smith, who is two-time NFR qualifier, enters the 2016 NFR holding second position to win a world championship title. Luke Brown stands just behind Clay Smith with $224,987 in earnings the regular season. Watch Wrangler NFR team roping headers 2016 live. 1 Kaleb Driggers – Albany, Ga 2 Clay Smith – Broken Bow Oklahoma 3 Luke Brown – Stephenville, Texas 4 Kolton Schmidt – Barrhead, Alberta 5 Dustin Bird – Cut Bank, Montana 6 Colby Lovell – Huntsville, Texas 7 Riley Minor – Ellensburg, Washington 8 Erick Rogers – Round Rock, Arizona 9 Garrett Rogers – Baker City, Oregon 10 Zac Small – Welch, Oklahoma 11 Matt Sherwood – Pima, Arizona 12 Cody Snow – Los Olivos, California 13 Tyler Wade – Terrell, Texas 14 Levi Simpson – Claresholm, Alberta 15 Coleman Proctor – Pryor, Oklahoma
We also welcome all the top 15 team roping heelers to finish the the PRCA’s team roping standings. Junior Nogueira is three-time 2016 Wrangler NFR qualifier with $122,342 in regular season earnings. The Brazilian also leads all-around standings with $123,786. The five-time Wrangler NFR qualifier Paul Eaves holds second position with $101,495 in regular season this year. Jake Long will join NFR 2016 for six-time. Watch Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2016 Live Stream. 1 Junior Nogueira – Burleson, Texas 2 Paul Eaves – Lonedell, Mo. 3 Jake Long – Coffeyville, Kansas 4 Russell Cardoza – Terrebonne, Oregon 5 Brady Minor – Ellensburg, Washington 6 Travis Graves – Jay, Oklahoma 7 Shay Carroll – Prineville, Oregon 8 Cory Petska – Marana, Arizona 9 Dugan Kelly – Paso Robles, California 10 Dakota Kirchenschlager – Morgan Mill, Texas 11 Jake Minor – Ellensburg, Washington 12 Jeremy Buhler – Abbotsford, B.C. 13 Quinn Kesler – Holden, Utah 14 Billie Jack Saebens – Nowata, Oklahoma 15 Wesley Thorp – Throckmorton, Texas
TV Guide: Watch Wrangler NFR live on CBS Sports Network and listen live through ProRodeoLive.