Caleb Bennett has made $240,389.73 this year and is second entering the 10th and final go-round of the NFR. He trails Tim O’Connell, the two-time defending world champion, by $12,988.38.
Chambers finished eighth in the regular-season standings with $81,178 in earnings, cracking the top 15 to clinch his first Wrangler NFR berth.
Vezain was set for his sixth Wrangler NFR trip in the past seven years. But on the last weekend of the regular season, in late September, he suffered a broken back and had no feeling from the waist down.
The National Finals Rodeo continued Thursday in Las Vegas. Here are all the highlights from the eighth go-round.
Here is the schedule of events for the National Finals Rodeo on Friday, December 14.
The National Finals Rodeo continued its annual 10-day run at the Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Unlike the NFR at the Thomas and Mack Center, the Junior NFR at the Las Vegas Convention Center offers breakaway roping for girls 19-and under. This event allows the young women of rodeo one more event to participate in, aside from barrel racing.
Here are the National Finals Rodeo eighth performance results from Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
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.
Going into the final week of the PRCA’s regular season, in late September, there’s nothing more stomach-churning than being on the bubble.