As the athletes start competing in the second half of the NFR 2019, the stakes get higher and higher. For eight days now, we have been blessed with the opportunity to watch the best of the best in the rodeo world compete for their shot at the number spot in each event. The eighth performance of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada has come and gone but the cowboys and cowgirls are working harder than ever. Cowboy Lifestyle Network is excited to be able to give you the full day in review including the Round Winners for each performance, daily entertainment, and places you need to check out. Make sure to follow us on your favorite social media platform for all the behind the scenes fun.
Events Around Town
Junior World Finals
The Junior World Finals, presented by YETI, will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center Dec. 5th-14th. Over 700 young contestants are competing in the same rodeo events that their professional counterparts are. The competition will heat up this year as there will be an all-around prize of a new trailer by RodeoRigs.com. You can go see the champions of tomorrow by going to www.nfrexperience.com/juniorworldfinals/ for the qualifier, schedule, and producer information.
World Series Team Roping
The World Series of Team Roping, presented by Ariat, produces the largest team roping event in the world. Not only has the finale become the richest event in roping, but it has also been acknowledged as the second richest equestrian related event in the world. Catch the action Dec. 7th-15th at the South Point Arena.
Bullfighters Only Las Vegas Championship
Dec. 5th-14th live at 2pm daily, the Tropicana will host the Bullfighters Only Championship. The world’s top freestyle bullfighter face off with the best bulls out there. Only one athlete can be crowned the 2019 BFO World Champion and claim his share of over $150,000 in prize money. Tickets available at troplv.com/entertainment/rodeo-week
NFR After Party
The party doesn’t stop after the rodeo ends. The MGM Grand Gold Buckle Zone offers free live music and viewing parties every night. The Buckin’ Bash hosted by Justin Rumford also hosts a free party over at The Orleans starting at 9 p.m. But something you need to see at least once is a WNFR buckle presentation. Every night you can go see the champions get their winning round buckles and then stay for the free concert at South Point Hotel.
One of our featured Cowboy Lifestyle partners is out about covering several different concerts while we are here. Make sure to check out Branded Media and Promotions for real-time updates on concerts and entertainment going on around town during WNFR.
It wouldn’t be the WNFR without a trip to Cowboy Christmas. The Las Vegas Convention Center will host the grand scale shopping event again this year. With over 300 exhibitors the shopping and entertainment options have something for everyone. Cowboy Christmas is free admission and open all ten days from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. You can stop in for some food and drinks at the Coors Rodeo Saloon or get an autograph from your favorite athlete. For more information go to nfrexperience.com/cowboychristmas/.
WNFR Round 8 Winners
Congratulations to all of the Round Winners for the eighth night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo!
Bareback Riding: Clayton Biglow
Clayton wins it again on the eighth round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He scored 90 points on Showstomper by Frontier Rodeo.
Steer Wrestling: Will Lummus
With his first-round win, Will is sitting number six in the World standings.
Team Roping: Brenten Hall & Chase Tryan/ Kaleb Driggers & Junior Noguiera
This is Brenten and Chase’s first round win so far at the NFR which puts them both in the number five spot in the World standings. They tied with Kaleb and Junior for the round win.
Tie-Down Roping: Cooper Martin/Tyler Milligan/Riley Pruitt
Saddle Bronc: Jake Watson
With a score of 89.5 on Calgary Stampede’s horse, Stampede Warrior. Jake is currently sitting number seven in the World Standings with Zeke Thurston holding his spot in the number one position.
Barrel Racing: Hailey Kinsel
This will make two round wins for Hailey with a time of 13.54.
Bull Riding: Sage Kimzey
Sage was able to snag a 94 on Sweetpro’s Bruiser by Powder River Rodeo. Sage is well in the lead for the number spot in the World Standings.
A huge congratulations to all the winners from last night’s performance, we can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the table for night number nine at the WNFR. See y’all there!
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