There was a certain amount of pressure on the young woman who sang the national anthem before the fourth performance of the NFR on Sunday night. And this is why Jackie Schmillen spent most of Sunday in her room at the LVH, making animal noises with her throat.
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After last year’s National Finals Rodeo, when Tuf Cooper went home to Decatur, Texas, with a second straight gold buckle as the world’s best tie-down roper, some fans got the idea that Cooper needed to up his social media presence.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Struggling to get up off the Thomas & Mack Center arena floor after being bucked off in Round 4, bareback rider Casey Colletti was at his lowest point of the week.
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo crowd at the Thomas &Mack Center during Round 5 tonight will look a bit different than usual.
The race for the bareback riding gold buckle is the tightest of all the events for this year’s National Finals Rodeo. One look at the standings before the 10-day rodeo started at the Thomas &Mack Center clearly showed why.
You never know who you might run into in and around the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Gold Card Room.
If Cody Ohl’s 2013 season were one of those clever AT&T commercials, the script might go something like this:
The story of Tyson Durfey and Shea Fisher has played out like the rodeo version of star football player and cheer captain. Except Durfey tackles and ties calves, and Fisher croons out country tunes, with an Australian twang to boot.
Las Vegas Events, the nonprofit organization marketing and promoting the popular National Finals Rodeo, has an offer on the table with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to keep the prized event in Las Vegas beyond 2014.