Welcome Home

There’s no doubt that rodeo is a community all its own. Traveling from one event to the next and spending much of the year on the road fosters a fellowship amongst competitors, stock contractors and personnel that is unique to the sport. And for most of those involved, more time is spent on the road […]

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Junior NFR

Before gold buckles are awarded to the champions at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), some young people will be earning buckles of their own at the Jr. NFR at Cowboy Christmas. The inaugural Jr. NFR consists of eight events:  miniature bull riding; 14-and-under tie-down roping; mini bareback riding; 13-and-under girls breakaway roping; 18-and-under team […]

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Not too cool for school

Rodeo like other sports has levels of competitions. Most of the contestants at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) have worked their way through those ranks to get to Las Vegas. They start with youth rodeos in local communities, join groups like the National Little Britches Rodeo or American Junior Rodeo Association. As they […]

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Exceptional Rodeo

When there is a good story, it doesn’t matter how many times it’s told, it’s still a good story. Such is the case with the Exceptional Rodeo held in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). It is an event that has brought rodeo contestants and special needs children together for the past 34 […]

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Elevation Sunday

On Sunday morning, after the third round of competition at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), fans and contestants gathered in the Copperfield Theater at the MGM Grand. There was plenty of magic there, but it didn’t happen on stage, it happened in the hearts and souls of attendees. Charlie Kingsbury, a long-time tie-down roper […]

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