National Finals Rodeo, organized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), takes place December 6 – 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada! Like the previous NFR events The Cowboy Christmas, a cowboy gift show, is held this year accompanying with the National Finals Rodeo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Watch National Finals Rodeo 2018
Don’t miss a single round. Watch the NFR live action every night on the CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. You can watch the action by tuning into Dish: Channel 158; Direct TV: Channel 221. Fans also can watch the live NFR action on online right here Wranglernfrlive. While cable TV costs a lot online channel gives you the same channel with a cheap rate. NFR fans can watch every single round from anywhere else on iPhone, Smartphone, MAC, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, or any online support device.
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo also airing on radio broadcast each day’s action online at 6 p.m. through ProRodeoLive radio player or SiriusXM Rural Radio Ch-147 or join with our Facebook fan page.
Ready to go? Join “Super Bowl of Rodeo,” at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, starting Thursday, December 1 through December 10! The top 15 of the WPRA qualified professional ropers, bareback riders, steer wrestlers, barrel racers and more are expected to showcase thousands into the city for the event.
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), coming up in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center December 6 – 15, 2018 is the biggest and most prestigious and iconic event in the rodeo road. Las Vegas turns into cowboy and cowgirl town in every December during the National Finals Rodeo and Vegas will be hosting the big event for 2024. It’s a 10 days annual festival and everywhere you look you can see rodeo-related activities. Watch National Finals Rodeo 2018 live stream online.
The most talented PRCA’s qualifiers cowboy will join Las Vegas and they will make a lot money at the National Finals Rodeo. Professional cowboys and cowgirls perform for a coveted spot in the top 15 of their respective seven different events where $10 million in prize money are given according to their performance.
You need to know 5 things about the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo:
1. NFR is regarded as “Super Bowl” of Rodeo:
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is popularly known as the “Super Bowl” of rodeo. The top 15 of the PRCA seven main events – tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, and team roping – standings have a chance to be crowned world champion. Thomas & Mack were full of 178000 rodeo fans and the attendance was more than the previous year. Boyd Polhamus, PRCA’s Announcer of the Year, said “It’s our Super Bowl,” Polhamus continued,“It’s humbling. You realize you are surrounded by the best this industry has to offer in every aspect. From the contestants to the livestock, to the production staff and crew, there are none better anywhere than those who produce it.”
2. TV broadcasts to bring National Finals Rodeo to millions:
The CBS Sports Network will broadcast live in the United States. Television viewers can watch NFR on channel 221 on DirecTV, channel 158 on Dish and Channel 333 on Cox Cable. Broadcasts will air from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET each 10 night. North Canadian NFR fans can watch on CBS Sports Net carriers Rogers, Bell Aliant, Cogeco, SaskTel, Canadian Cable Systems and Ontario, Inc. Rodeo fans also can enjoy the 10-day event on online stream. Wrangler NFR also live tune in radio broadcast on the ProRodeoLive radio player or SiriusXM Rural Radio Ch-147. This is all I know about TV broadcast for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2016.
3. Las Vegas NFR prize money has increased incredibly high:
Las Vegas starts to host the National Finals Rodeo in 1985 with $1.79 million prize money awarded among the competitors. The new 10-year contract for the NFR at Las Vegas has increased its prize money to $10 million for the participating cowboys and cowgirls. NFR has been held in Vegas over the past 31 years and it has been paid out more than $175 million in prize money to its money winner contestants. NFR also has compensated to all of its stock contractors.
4. Superb service ready to all NFR fans:
National Finals Rodeo is one of the most fan-friendly events than all of the other sports. The nightly satellite feeds are piped into area hotels and casino properties thus all spectaculars can watch what happen in the NFR events. The NFR Express gives their shuttle service free of charge to the rodeo from numerous hotels. NFR fans can enjoy events live for free at more than 40 casinos and hotels whether they can’t get tickets at the Thomas & Mack Center via “Beyond the Dirt” satellite feeds. Fans are given bus and hotel amenities on behalf of the NFR Express, a slew of country music concerts, autograph-signings and viewing parties will take place. Don’t forget your hats!
5. Las Vegas turns into cowboy and cowgirl town:
Wrangler NFR is the season-ending 10 days biggest events and Las Vegas turns into Cowboy (and cowgirl) Town along with the hundreds of thousands of people during the National Finals Rodeo. Everywhere you look you can see cowboys and rodeo-related activities. The whole city decorated in a new shape. You can meet your nicest and friendliest people during the National Finals Rodeo.
Don’t worry if you can’t go to Las Vegas. Fans can watch the big events through CBS Sports Network and Rural Radio live stream. We have an online streaming subscription too. A million fans had been joined with us last year with full satisfaction. So if you can’t go to Las Vegas you can watch live WNFR with our online service.
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.