Mary Burger is making history –again. The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) barrel racer set a new record for regular season earnings as of Aug. 8 with nearly two months left before the season ends on Sept. 30. She surpassed the record of $184,567 set by Lindsay Sears in 2008. She and her buckskin gelding […]Read more "Mary Burger is making history"
Like many rodeo athletes, Clayton Biglow’s journey to becoming a top competitor in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association started with him following in his father’s footsteps. His dad competed in bareback riding and if it wasn’t for a chance meeting at the Clements (California) Rodeo between that cowboy and a young woman that trained and […]Read more "Clayton Biglow, like father, like son."
There are always a lot of surprises at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and this year was certainly no exception. The surprises aren’t always in who rises to the top. The ability of rodeo contestant’s to rebound always amazes me and is a testament to their dedication, resilience and perseverance. If you would have told […]Read more "Surprises and sentiments"
We all knew that with the major increase in prize money at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, records were going to be broken, but no one had a crystal ball and could see how the action would actually play out. Heading into the 10th round, only two races have been decided and they were […]Read more "Ninth Round"
There are several reasons that rodeo is so special – but in my book the biggest one is the people that are involved. I got involved in rodeo because I wanted to have a career centered around livestock, I stayed involved because of the people. As a family, a lifestyle and a sport, I think […]Read more "Charlie Daniels & Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund – It Don’t Get No Better Than That"
What a ride it has been for Sarah Rose McDonald and her great horse Fame Fling N Bling. We’ve been following her journey to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo here at the NFR Insider and I am grateful for the opportunity to share the story of this talented young woman and her amazing horse. With […]Read more "BLING it on Vegas"
What an amazing Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) we have had. Six rounds of competition and we have had dominance in the team roping, but in most of the other events they are really spreading the money around. That always keeps it interesting and we love seeing fresh faces in the media room. When the […]Read more "Insights and surprises after Round 6"