Steer wrestler J.D. Struxness, bareback rider Tanner Aus putting non-rodeo state on the map with impressive early round performances.
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.
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.
Many compelling stories will be written during the 2017 installment of the National Finals Rodeo starting Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center. It’ll be difficult to top the one witnessed Tuesday at South Point.
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.