This marks the halfway point for all of us here at the NFR 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For five 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 fifth performance of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada has come and gone and it is only just the beginning. 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 an NFR 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 NFR 2019. Last night Mitch, Founder and Owner was able to get some great shots of Reckless Kelly as he performed at Treasure Island.
It wouldn’t be the NFR 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. Some of our favorites are Wrangler, Resistol, Rural Cloth, Total Feeds, Nutrena (upstairs), Boot Barn and so many others.
For more information go to nfrexperience.com/cowboychristmas/.
WNFR Round 5 Winners
Congratulations to all of the Round Winners for the fifth night of the NFR 2019!
Bareback Riding: Clayton Biglow
This will be Clayton’s first-round win of the week, keeping him in the number one spot in the World Standings. He was able to snag a score of 92.5 on Pickett Pro Rodeos’s, Scarlett Belle. A huge shoutout to his sponsors, Wrangler, Resistol, & Bloomer Trailers.
Steer Wrestling: Kyle Irwin
With his first round win, Kyle is sitting number nine in the World standings. Special shout out to Classic Equine, 12 Gauge Ranch, and Resistol for supporting him!
Team Roping: Chad Masters & Joseph Harrison
This is Chad and Josephs’s second round win so far at the NFR which puts them both in the number two spot in the World standings. A shout out to Team Cactus, Resistol, Wrangler, Classic Equine, Martin Saddlery, and HeeloMatic for supporting this team!
Tie-Down Roping: Ty Harris
This will be Ty’s first round win, putting him in the number seven spot in the world standings. Congrats to Team Resistol on this round win!
Saddle Bronc: Jake Watson
With a score of 92 on Burch Rodeo’s horse, Lunatic From Hell. Jake is currently sitting number eight in the World Standings with Zeke Thurston still sitting in the number one position.
Barrel Racing: Dona Kay Rule
This will make two round wins for the seasoned Dona Kay Rule with a time of 13.56.
Bull Riding: Daylon Swearingen
Daylon was able to snag a 92 on War Cry by Big Stone Rodeo Inc. This win put Daylon tenth in the overall with the king, Sage Kimzey sitting in the number one spot. Congrats to Wrangler and Total Feeds to this round win!
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 six at the NFR 2019. See y’all there!
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