Tons of dirt are delivered to the home of UNLV basketball a few days before the NFR commences, spread out over six hours and then, following the 10th and final go-round, packed and stored behind the arena until next year.
Joey Sonnier began using meth at age 19 as a way to stay awake between rodeos, became addicted and traded the drug for bucking horses. Now, he has qualified for his first National Finals Rodeo at age 39.
On opening night at the NFR, Mason Clements drew a horse named Colorado Bulldog and rode him to a score of 86.5 points. He finished second in the go-round and earned $26,230.77.