They divvied up the last of the $6.3 million purse at the record-setting National Finals Rodeo following Saturday night’s final performance. Load up the livestock and alfalfa bales, pardners. Y’all come back again, ya’ hear?
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The $47 million renovation job at the Thomas &Mack Center means the National Finals Rodeo will lose about 200 seats and ticket revenue from those lost seats starting in 2015.
Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days, which opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday, is at a new location this year, next to The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas.
He rode ’im, you know.
Seldom does a day pass when bull rider Ryan Dirteater isn’t asked if that’s his real last name. Dirteater might be a cool last name for a cowboy, but it was ripe for getting picked on when the Oklahoma native was a boy.
A prominent former rodeo organizer is blowing the whistle on a proposed steer roping — or “steer tripping” — event that is potentially scheduled at Orleans Arena when the National Finals Rodeo comes to Las Vegas in December, describing steer tripping as “awful.”
Las Vegas tourism officials on Thursday formally signed off on a new 10-year contract that will keep the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas through 2024.
You might have missed it amid all the Super Bowl weather reports, but Bushwacker the bull — the baddest bucking bull on the planet — announced his retirement in Oklahoma City the other day.
Between the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo flirting with leaving Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team looking for a new arena for next season, there’s one word that has received a lot of attention — Wrangler.
He is from Wisconsin, and if truth be known, his sports uniform of choice probably would be a wrestling singlet, given he once was an All-America grappler at the university in Madison. But come the first week of every December, Las Vegas Events president Pat Christenson dons a cowboy hat to celebrate the National Finals Rodeo coming to town. He has been donning that cowboy hat for so long that he almost looks good in it.
The National Finals Rodeo will remain in Las Vegas through 2024 after Las Vegas Events and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association reached agreement on a new 10-year contract Friday.
The Las Vegas Events board on Thursday began evaluating a counteroffer made by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to keep the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas but did not make a decision on the PRCA proposal.
Not only is the PRCA mulling whether to keep the NFR in Las Vegas or move it to Central Florida, now it’s coping with an insurrection from big-name cowboy contestants who say they are defecting because the board rejected their request for more of a say on PRCA matters.
Professional rodeo’s most prominent cowboys — led by 11-time world all-around champion Trevor Brazile — say they are defecting from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to form their own organization, but they are coy about their views on the future of rodeo in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Events has extended the deadline to Jan. 14 for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to make its counteroffer on keeping the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas after 2014.
The owner of a TV network that covers Western and cowboy lifestyles is baffled by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s decision to pick CBS Sports Network over his network to broadcast the Las Vegas-based National Finals Rodeo.
Veteran rodeo man Bob Thain read Osceola County, Fla.’s list of incentives to lure the National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas and concluded the NFR’s governing organization — the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association — likely created the list.
Look at a map of the United States. On it, you will find few places Michael Gaughan hasn’t visited to witness a rodeo. The man knows more about small towns than Rand McNally.
The chairman of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association board, which governs the popular 10-day rodeo held in Las Vegas for nearly three decades, said Monday that his board wants to make a counter offer that would keep the NFR in Las Vegas after 2014.
Las Vegas lost the prized National Finals Rodeo when the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association board voted 6-3 Sunday to reject Sin City’s offer to keep the NFR past 2014 and to pursue a more lucrative offer to move the Super Bowl of rodeo to Central Florida near Disney World and Orlando.
By now, the cowboys and cowgirls of the National Finals Rodeo are headed back to Stephenville, Texas, where it seems most of them are from, and to the other dusty cow towns. Or they will be headed home shortly, because I heard Las Vegas is plumb out of whiskey.
There’s never a dull moment during the 10-day run of the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center. Trevor Brazile already has won his 11th all-around title and a record-breaking 19th world championship gold buckle.
Well folks, we’re here again. On the precipice of history, with just one more round remaining at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, only two hours of competition separate certain contestants from gold buckles and immortality.