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.
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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.
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.
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.
The 2013 National Finals Rodeo kicks off Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus and runs through Dec. 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 20th anniversary of the Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Las Vegas is shaping up as a showdown between two-time defending world champion Silvano Alves and surging former PBR World Finals event champion J.B. Mauney.
A cowboy named J.B. Mauney climbed aboard the back of a bull named Bushwacker — the bull “no man can ride” — and rode for 8 seconds.
It was late Friday night between commercials for Built Tough Ford Trucks and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee sour mash whiskey and those Kawasaki UTV’s with four seats — I think they are called Teryx 4s.
Sean Willingham figures he’s racked up more than a half-dozen significant injuries during his bull riding career.
It was a historic day for the Professional Bull Riders on Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center, thanks to a couple of Brazilians. For the first time in the PBR's 19-year history, there were back-to-back winners of the world championship and the...
It was "Legends Night" on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center. After two of the biggest stars in the 19-year history of the Professional Bull Riders finally went head to head in the World Finals, one of them left the sport for good, and the...