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Official Wrangler NFR 2021 Recap: Day 6

Performance recap for December 7th and event schedule for December 8th, 2021.

As the athletes start competing in the second half of the NFR 2021, the stakes are getting higher and higher. For six 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 one spot in each event. The sixth 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 on December 8th

Junior World Finals

The Junior World Finals presented by YETI will host more than 850 contestants within the Wrangler Rodeo Arena over the 10 days in December. Located in the heart of Las Vegas each contestant competes at the Las Vegas Convention Center. These young athletes will compete for more than $1 million in combined cash and prize payout on their quest to claim a coveted Montana Silversmiths championship buckle. The Junior World Finals break their events into sections so starting today, you can catch all the young cowboys and cowgirls competing in the timed events.

World Series Team Roping

Are you ready to experience the Ariat WSTR Finale? It is the second largest equestrian event in the world and is focused on the sport of amateur handicapped team roping. Held each year at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, “The Finale” has continued to be the premier team roping event since its inception in 2006. Currently, the Ariat WSTR Finale pays out over $13 Million Dollars to eight divisions over eight days. The event hosts over three thousand contestants and horses from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazile, and many other countries. The Finale is perfectly timed alongside the National Finals Rodeo so team ropers get to not only experience the life-changing money at the South Point but also enjoy watching the nightly performance of the top cowboys and cowgirls in the world down the road at the Thomas and Mack Arena.

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 is 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/

Working Ranch Expo

• Open daily December 8-10
• Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. — 4 p.m., Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. and Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
• Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall 4
• Open to the Public/$15 multi-day pass
• For more information, click here!

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Bull Riders

• 12 p.m. — 2 p.m.
• Treasure Island — Gilley’s
• Free Admission/Open to the Public
• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Sage Kimzey on Girl Money

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.

Recurring NFR 2021 After Parties

Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball

• December 2 — 11
• 5 p.m. — midnight
• December 2 — 11
• 4:30 p.m.
• Live viewing party followed by Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball
• Free live music on December 2 — 4 and 9 — 11
• Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
• Free Admission/Open to the Public

The Mirage Presents Rodeo Vegas

• December 2 — 11
• 5:45 p.m. — 12:30 a.m.
• Live viewing party followed by free concerts nightly from Country Music’s Biggest Stars.
• Daily drink specials and giveaways
• Must be 21+ to enter
• The Mirage Race & Sports Book
• Free Admission/Open to the Public
• For more information, click here

MGM Grand Gold Buckle Zone

• December 2 — 11
• 8 p.m. — 2 a.m.
• Level Up
• Live entertainment featuring free concerts nightly!
• Free Admission/Open to the Public
• For more information, click here!

Wrangler NFR 2021 Go Round Buckle Presentations hosted by Flint Rasmussen

• December 2 — 10
• 9:30 p.m. (with live broadcast on The Cowboy Channel)
• Free Admission/Open to the Public
• South Point Showroom
• Free concerts to follow each night in the South Point Showroom: Aaron Watson, Dec. 2-5 / Chancey Williams, Dec. 6-8 / Randall King, Dec. 9-10

Concerts

Schedule for December 7th

  • Reba, Brooks & Dunn | Casesar’s Palace
  • Journey | The Virgin Hotels
  • Cody Johnson | The Cosmopolitan
    • Featuring Rodeo Queen/Country Artist Kylie Frey
  • Will Jones | Virgin Hotels

WNFR Round 6 Winners & Standings Updates

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

Bareback Riding: Orin Larsen | 91 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Night Gazer

World Standings Update for Bareback Riding Top 5

  1. Kaycee Feild | $230,137 in Earnings
  2. Jess Pope | $212,916 in Earnings
  3. Tilden Hooper | $192,417 in Earnings
  4. Tim O’Connell | $191,456

Steer Wrestling: Dirk Tavenner | 3.4 seconds

World Standings Update for Steer Wrestling Top 5

  1. Jacob Talley | $179,944.05
  2. Dirk Tavenner | $170,925.64
  3. Tyler Waguespack | $150,233.95
  4. Riley Duvall | $141,165.08
  5. Will Lummus | $131,907.26

Team Roping: Coy Rahlmann and Douglas Rich | 3.6 seconds

World Standings Update for Team Roping Headers Top 5

  1. Kaleb Driggers | $183,759.78
  2. Dustin Egusquiza | $176,239.49
  3. Erich Rogers | $164,674.76
  4. Clay Smith | $163,678.27
  5. Rhen Richard | $152,520.67

World Standings Update for Team Roping Heelers Top 5

  1. Junior Nogueria | $198,144.88
  2. Jade Corkill | $163,678.27
  3. Paden Bray | $159,594.54
  4. Travis Graves | $155,592.83
  5. Jeremy Buhler | $151,487.59

Tie-Down Roping: Cory Solomon | 7.1 seconds

World Standings Update for Tie Down Top 5

  1. Caleb Smidt | $217,434.67
  2. Shane Hanchey | $212,076.43
  3. Shad Mayfield | $195,909.77
  4. Westyn Hughes | $189,710.52
  5. Tuf Cooper | $173,146.66

Saddle Bronc: Ryder Wright | 89.5 points on Hi Lo Pro Rodeo’s Border Town

World Standings Update for Saddle Bronc Riding Top 5

  1. Ryder Wright | $266,353
  2. Stetson Wright | $264,492.09
  3. Brody Cress | $215,798
  4. Zeke Thurston | $177,948.07
  5. Chase Brooks | $166,389.35

Barrel Racing: Ivy Saebens-Conrado | 13.43 seconds

Bull Riding: Creek Young | 90.5-point ride on Macza Pro Rodeo’s Ugly Wish

World Standings Update for Bull Riding Top 5

  1. Sage Kimzey | $321,983.41
  2. Stetson Wright | $256,119.82
  3. Creek Young | $210,336.04
  4. Parker Breding | $209,380.44
  5. Josh Frost | $187,872.25

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 seven at the WNFR 2021. See y’all there!

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