The 2015 Indian National Finals Rodeo took place at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 3rd to November 7th. This year was a special year for the Indian National Finals because it was their 40th year anniversary. On Friday, November 6, the audience celebrated the 40 years of INFR Champions at the 7 pm performance. Past champions and current champions were all there keeping the moment both sentimental and inspirational. The Cowboy Lifestyle Network Road Team, which included the Ak-Chin Indian Community and Earnhardt Auto Centers, was able to experience the thrills of this rodeo and agreed that this year was bigger and better than any former years.
Cooper Tire, also sponsors of the Professional Bull Riding (PBR) events, happened to be one of the major sponsors of the Indian National Finals Rodeo, which is a new and exciting expansion. The CLN team strongly supports Cooper Tires and was very appreciative of their continual kindness and encouragement. In addition, the CLN team was very grateful to Chad Berger of Chad Berger Bucking Bulls, and also the stock contractor of the year for PBR. Berger’s bulls were undoubtedly there showing off at the INFR, and so was his clothing line. Berger outfitted the CLN team with everything from shirts, jackets, and hats, leaving them proud to represent.
The rodeo events at the Indian National Finals Rodeo 2015 were as entertaining as ever, with not a lot of downtime, and some incredible talent. Some of the INFR World Champions include Buck Lunak for Bareback Riding with a score of 305, Casey Stone for Steer Wrestling with a score of 19.71, and Jeremy Meeks for Saddle Bronc Riding with a score of 274. The amazing ladies of the bunch were Sheila Sells, who won the Ladies Breakaway Roping with an 11.27, and Sloan Anderson, who won the Ladies Barrel Racing with a 62.336. Champion Tie Down Roper was Dillon Sherrick with a score of 39.71, and Team Roping Champions were Elliot Gourneau and Lynn Williams with a score of 32.15. Slick Phelps won the Bull Riding with a score of 226.