You wouldn't know it from his name, or from the songs he sings, or from the way he styles his hair that Chadwick Johnson is a singing cowboy.
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Need a new belt or buckle? They’ve got it. How about a blanket for mom? Done. Quality entertainment, some food and even a new horse trailer? Yep, that’s all there, too.
With a click of a mouse, I crushed Tim O’Connell’s dream.
Often referred to as the “Michael Jordan of rodeo,” Trevor Brazile can appreciate the comparison.
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Commissioner Karl Stressman was upbeat and optimistic at his annual “State of the PRCA” news conference at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo press room inside the Thomas &Mack Center on Tuesday afternoon.
There must be something in the water in Milford, Utah. Or more specifically, something in the water at Bill and Evelyn Wright’s house.
Flint Rasmussen isn’t just a funny guy. There are actually numerous ways to describe the 46-year-old Choteau, Mont., resident who has been entertaining rodeo folks for two decades.
The NFR is always bigger for those who hail from the Silver State and get the chance to compete for a gold buckle. This year, that’s the case for Dakota Eldridge, a steer wrestler from Elko who made the NFR for the first time last year and is back for another go-round.
Last weekend, when he was driving toned-down NASCAR stock cars at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it was hard to discern the perennial all-around world champion cowboy Trevor Brazile from the racing machines.
If a movie is ever made about the Wright brothers — the saddle bronc riders, not Orville and Wilbur — the title probably would be a play on the family name, such as “All the Wright Moves” or “The Wright Stuff.”
Bob Tallman gets a bit emotional when he talks about helping others. The ProRodeo Hall of Fame announcer beamed with pride during our chat at the 7th Annual Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino on Saturday morning.
There are 120 cowboys and cowgirls competing in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and there’s more great stories about them than you can throw a horseshoe at. But none of them would be where they are if not for the incredible animals they saddle up to ride.
When bull rider Sage Kimzey won the All American ProRodeo Finals in Waco, Texas, in October, he was denied one of the prizes — a bottle of Pendleton Whisky — because he wasn’t old enough to drink it legally.
The last time bull rider Beau Hill competed at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, world standings leader Sage Kimzey was all of 10 years old.
In 1985, the year the National Finals Rodeo arrived in Las Vegas, the No. 1 movie was “Back to the Future” and the top team ropers were Jake Barnes and Clay O’Brien Cooper.
Marty Yates balled his fist, slammed it repeatedly against his chest and then slung his hat into the middle of the Thomas & Mack Center arena.
A listing of today’s National Finals Rodeo events and entertainment.
Nearly a year ago, it seemed like everyone had a beef with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the Colorado Springs, Co.-based organization that sanctions the National Finals Rodeo. This year, the dust-ups of 2013 are a distant memory.
If you’re a bull rider, and you’re last name is Frost, it’s not enough to just compete. You’ve got a namesake to live up to, and you’ve got to ride every bull as if it were your last.
The eyes of the rodeo world will be upon the Thomas & Mack Center starting tonight as 119 of the sport’s biggest stars battle for big-time money and nightly go-round buckles.
When the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association spurned the advances of Orlando, Fla., and Dallas last winter and agreed to a new 10-year deal to keep the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas through 2024, Elko native Dakota Eldridge felt like he had won a gold buckle.
Following are breakdowns of each championship on the line at the 2013 National Finals Rodeo, with the list of qualifiers in each event, along with overviews of each title race and event descriptions.
A listing of events going on during the 2014 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.