Jorge Valdiviezo is the first Mexican on the Built Ford Tough Series, where the PBR’s best 35 riders compete. The 26-year-old competed in the Last Cowboy Standing this weekend at Las Vegas Village.
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Ryan Motes has a friend with a 6-year-old son who is already dreaming of becoming a roper on the rodeo circuit. The boy wants to win world championships like his heroes of today.
Lying in his hospital bed after surviving a brush with death this summer, Steven Peebles pictured himself being in the thick of the bareback riding world title chase at the National Finals Rodeo, where he suffered a broken back during last year's event.
Results from Thursday night's eighth go-round at the Thomas & Mack Center.
It's no easy chore for a rookie to make it to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, in any of the seven events. To have two in one event? And for those two to be the only PRCA rookies in the entire field at the Thomas & Mack Center?
For 10 days, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo shows off just how exciting, entertaining and colorful the sport of rodeo is. But rest assured, that's been the case for many decades, something that will be celebrated today at the Palms, when some of rodeo's finest from days gone by will gather to tell stories and break bread.
WNFR event schedule for Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman honored country music superstar Charlie Daniels with a proclamation declaring Thursday as Charlie Daniels Day.
Besides Trevor Brazile clinching his 13th all-around gold buckle, nothing has been decided yet in the way of world championships at the National Finals Rodeo.
Lately, Lisa Lockhart can't do anything wrong when it comes to barrel racing — even on an off night.
Results from Wednesday night's seventh go-round at the Thomas & Mack Center.
When you think of Hershey, Pa., here's the first thing that probably comes to mind: chocolate. Heaping helpings of Hershey bars. Mounds of Mounds. The bliss of the Kiss. What you might not think of: rodeo.
Charlie Daniels is a longtime fan of rodeo in general, and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in specific. And rodeo, by its Great American West nature, has a lengthy relationship with country music.
Event schedule for Thursday, Dec. 10 at WNFR.
When he was a little boy in Choteau, Mont., Flint Rasmussen said sometimes he would go to bed and not be able to sleep. He remembers hearing a familiar voice, and the laughter of grown-ups coming from downstairs. The grown-ups were his parents, Stan and Tootsie. The familiar voice was Johnny Carson's.
Lisa Lockhart could become the second contestant to earn $100,000 at this year's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Scenes from the NFR's fourth go-round at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday.
Results from Tuesday night's fifth go-round at the Thomas & Mack Center.
When Rich Skelton entered the media room at the Thomas & Mack Center after he and team roping partner Nick Sartain won their first round at the National Finals Rodeo on Tuesday night, someone jokingly said to him, "It's about time," to which Skelton replied with a straight face, "Yeah, no kidding."
Over the past dozen years or so at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, there's one thing you could pretty much always say: If there's not a Wright, there's something wrong.
Jake Brown came to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo ranked third in the world bareback standings, right in the thick of the championship race.
Event schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 9 at WNFR.
Trevor Brazile is all but assured of winning his 13th all-around gold buckle this week at the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center. It's just a matter of when the 39-year-old cowboy from Decatur, Texas, clinches his 23rd overall world title. That moment could take place today in the NFR's sixth round.