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.
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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.
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.
You never know who you might run into in and around the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Gold Card Room.
Tie-down roper Shane Hanchey has won more than $44,000 through the first four rounds of the National Finals Rodeo, but he’s more excited about the $1,800 he pocketed Saturday on a $300 three-team college football parlay.
Team roping was the closest competition coming into the National Finals Rodeo with just a few thousand dollars in prize money separating the top headers and heelers.
One of the worst-kept secrets at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is that a fifth of the saddle bronc riding field is made up of a trio of Utah cowboys who share the same last name.
Fallon Taylor was fortunate enough to make her NFR debut at age 13 in 1995 — when she finished sixth in the world — and qualified for four straight NFRs before giving up barrel racing to become a professional model.
The National Finals Rodeo opened its 10-day run Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Bull rider Steve Woolsey knows all too well what it’s like to be injured and unable to compete in his chosen profession.
The 2013 National Finals Rodeo kicks off Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus and runs through Dec. 14.
The National Finals Rodeo has been a way of life for Shari Rivera and Shada Brazile. The mother and daughter have been coming to Las Vegas for years.
Since falling short of the final qualifying spot for the National Finals Rodeo by $626 in 2008, steer wrestler Casey Martin has used the experience to help fuel his rise to the top of his sport.
Beyond the National Finals Rodeo’s nightly performances are a variety of things to see and do to enhance your NFR experience.
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.
The ultimate goal, since the day Trevor Brazile won his first all-around world title in 2002, always was to break Ty Murray’s record of seven all-around world crowns.
Walking onto the floor at the Thomas &Mack Center last year in front of a sellout crowd of more than 18,000 at the National Finals Rodeo, Elko native Dakota Eldridge vowed not to return to the NFR unless he was competing in it.
Helldorado Days, Las Vegas’ longest- running civic event, announced Tuesday that its 2014 festivities will take place May 15-18 at a new location near The Smith Center, on Symphony Park Avenue and Grand Central Parkway.
Bull rider J.B. Mauney’s last name is pronounced “Mooh-nee,” but he might want to change it to money after his clutch performance at the Professional Bull Riders World Finals at the Thomas &Mack Center.
The Professional Bull Riders World Finals opened at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday night.