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CLN on Scene: WNFR Day Two Review

Night two is in the books and everyone is getting settled in for the Superbowl of rodeo, which we call the WNFR. Nowhere else in the country can the rodeo community come together in one place and celebrate our western heritage and lifestyle. The second 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

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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.

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Concerts

There are plenty of great concerts in town, and a large number of them are free. But you can’t miss some of the legends that will be performing during this year’s WNFR. Shania Twain at Planet Hollywood, George Strait at T-Mobile Arena, and Gary Allan at Hard Rock are just a few of the artists that will be in Vegas during the rodeo. To see the full list and get more information go to nfrexperience.com. 

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Photo Cred: Official NFR Experience

Cowboy Christmas

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/.

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WNFR Round 2 Winners

Congratulations to all of the Round Winners for the second night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo!

Bareback Riding: Trenton Montero

With a score of 90.5 on Sankey Pro Rodeo and Phenom Genetics horse, Prairie Rose.

Steer Wrestling: Tyler Waguespack

Team Roping: Clay Smith and Jade Corkill

Tie-Down Roping: Marty Yates

Saddle Bronc: Jesse Wright

With a score of 89.5 on United Pro Rodeo’s horse, Awesome Sauce.

Barrel Racing: Dona Kay Rule

Bull Riding: Garrett Smith

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 three. See y’all there!

CLN Community & Event Sponsor

Hi everyone! I'm Krysta Paffrath, I am a proud Arizona native who has a passion for everything business and rodeo. I am beyond thrilled to be the Account Manager & Editor for Cowboy Lifestyle Network. With my background in social media marketing and running my own business, this was a natural fit for me to join the team. My adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit has guided me to work in many places like the WYO Quarter Horse Ranch in Thermopolis, Wyoming, a working cattle ranch in Seligman, Arizona and many places in between. I am passionate about preserving the western way of life and working with different brands to make that happen. If you're looking for a write-up, please shoot me an email!

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