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CLN on Scene: Wrangler NFR 2020 Day 8 Recap

December 11th, 2020 – Arlington, Texas – Wrangler NFR 2020

The competition is really heating up here at the Wrangler NFR 2020! The eighth performance of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Arlington, Texas 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 – Presented by YETI

The Junior World Finals, presented by YETI, will be held in the Wrangler Rodeo Arena, inside the Cowtown Coliseum, Dec. 3rd-12th. Over 800 young contestants are competing in the same rodeo events that their professional counterparts are. You can catch the action every day from 7:30 a.m. — 2:45 p.m. in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Yesterday, we watched Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down and Team Roping 17 and Under #10.5 Finals, today you can catch the finals for Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down and Team Roping 17 and Under #10.5. You can go see the champions of tomorrow by going to www.nfrexperience.com/juniorworldfinals/ for the qualifier, schedule, and producer information. Tickets are available for $10 onsite.

Jr. NFR

Bullfighters Only Championship

Dec. 8th-12th live from 3:30 pm-4 pm daily, Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards will host the Bullfighters Only Championship. The world’s top freestyle bullfighter faces off with the best American fighting bulls out there. Only one athlete can be crowned the 2020 BFO World Champion and claim his share of over $150,000 in prize money, who will take the number one spot? Tickets can be purchased on-site for this event.

Photo Courtesy of Brewer Bull Photos

Hooey Fest

The party doesn’t stop after the rodeo ends. Our friends over at Hooey are offering free live music and viewing parties every night from 5:00 p.m. — 12 a.m in the Cowtown Coliseum. This event will be hosted by Anthony Lucia, featuring a 30-foot viewing screen. Arrive in style and grab a photo on the Cavender’s Turquoise Carpet. Once inside, hang out down on the arena dirt or enjoy multiple VIP viewing options.

Cowboy Christmas

It wouldn’t be the NFR without a trip to Cowboy Christmas.  With over 300 exhibitors the shopping and entertainment options have something for everyone. Cowboy Christmas is free admission and is open all ten days. There are several new programming elements this year on our Rodeo Live Stage presented by RMEF, so make sure to check out the schedule. Be sure to catch the many live performances by Flint Rasmussen in “Outside the Barrel” each day starting at noon and Cowboy Revival with host Shane Minor following at 1:15 p.m. For more information go to nfrexperience.com/cowboychristmas/.

NFR Round 8 Winners

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

Bareback Riding: Jess Pope

Kansas cowboy Jess Pope captures his first round win of the Wrangler NFR 2020 with an 89 point ride on Xplosive Skies.

Steer Wrestling: Blake Knowles

Blake Knowles gets the job done in Round 8 with a 3.6 second score to win Round 8 of the Wrangler NFR 2020.

Team Roping:  Colby Lovell and Paul Eaves – 4.3 seconds

Colby Lovell and Paul Eaves post a 4.3 second run for the Round 8 win.

Tie-Down Roping: Westyn Hughes

Texas cowboy Westyn Hughes stepped up with a swift run tonight to take the round with a 7.4 second run for the Round 8 win.

Saddle Bronc: Ryder Wright – 88

The fourth win for the Utah cowboy, he scored an 88 on American Hat’s Positive Times.

Barrel Racing: Hailey Kinsel – 16.56

Hailey Kinsel and Sister set a new record on the standard pattern with a 16.56 second run for her fourth round win of the Wrangler NFR 2020.

Bull Riding: Roscoe Jarboe & Ty Wallace – 89.5

Roscoe Jarboe puts up 89.5 points on Magic Poison and Ty Wallace was right there with him on a re-ride at the end of the night for his share of the 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 the ninth performance of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. See y’all there!

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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 Editor in Chief for Cowboy Lifestyle Network. With my background in digital marketing and rodeo, 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 and rodeos to make that happen. If you're looking for a write-up, please shoot me an email at krysta@clngo.com. Learn more about me at krystapaffrath.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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