The renegade PBR still blazes its own trail, bringing a pool party, bikini contest, high-voltage concerts and, of course, tough cowboys trying to ride angry bulls to Las Vegas this weekend. The audacity even surprises the PBR founders.
Subscribe to Rodeo RSS feed
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.
In 1985, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo arrived in Las Vegas, moving from Oklahoma City. And Pat Christenson was here for it. As the event prepares to kick up its heels for the 30th time at the Thomas & Mack Center, he’s still here, gearing up for another raucous, sold-out, 10-day bonanza of riding, roping and wrestling.
The Wranglers National Finals Rodeo is hitting Las Vegas on Dec. 4 at the Thomas & Mack Arena.
Rodeo cowboys usually don’t talk trash. Unless you get them behind the wheel on a racetrack. Then they will talk more trash than a mob boss when the feds are tapping wires.
Less than a year after the National Finals Rodeo nearly left Las Vegas for new pastures, the Super Bowl of rodeos and Las Vegas have patched things up and look to celebrate the NFR’s 30th year in Southern Nevada next month.
The National Finals Rodeo will stay at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center for another decade rather than move to the MGM Resorts International/AEG arena being built on the Strip, Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson said Monday.
The controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins football team will land in Las Vegas next week when the Indian National Finals Rodeo starts at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center.
Arguably the best bucking bull ever, Bushwacker capped his career in style Sunday by winning his third Professional Bull Riders world title at the PBR World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Breakaway leagues usually end up as broken dreams. But the Pro Bull Riders started 21 years ago in an Arizona motel room with $12,000 in a cowboy hat, and this week the riders compete for $2.2 million in the World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Eight-year-old Bushwacker, 1,750 pounds of bucking bull, is retiring this year and this week’s 2014 World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center is the bull’s swansong.
Four-year-old Bailey Stevens was born a fighter. After being diagnosed with a life-threatening bacteria at 4 days old, Bailey continued to beat the odds while being cared for at Spring Valley Hospital.
It’s time for Las Vegas to cowboy up and prepare for some western fun. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association plans its Scully Western U.S. Championships from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 with night events from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South.