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Wrangler NFR Round 2 Results & Recap

NFR Round 2 Results for December 2nd and event schedule for December 3rd, 2022

Night two of the Wrangler NFR 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 on December 3rd


  • The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas
    • Open daily December 1 — 10 | 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. |  Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
  • Cinch Western Gift Show
    • Open daily December 1 — 11 from 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
    • South Point Exhibit Hall
  • Cowboy Marketplace Gift Show
    • Open daily December 1 — 10 from 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
    • Mandalay Bay Convention Center
  • Country Christmas
    • Open daily December 1 — 11 from 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
    • Rio Las Vegas

Athlete Autograph Signings

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Tie-Down Ropers

  • 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
  • MGM Grand — Main Loby
  • Free Admission/Open to the Public
  • First come/first served; contestants depart at 1 p.m.

Nutrena Athlete Autograph Sessions at Cowboy Christmas upstairs at booth #3020

  • Saturday, Dec. 3
    • 11:00 AM  – 12:00 PM | Dakota Eldridge
    • 11:00 AM  – 12:00 PM | JD Struxness
    • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Tyler Waguespack

Junior World Finals

The Junior World Finals presented by YETI will host more than 850 contestants within the Wrangler Rodeo Arena over 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 yesterday and going until the 5th, you can catch all the young cowboys competing in the saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding.

Concerts for December 3rd

  • Virgin Hotels Las Vegas: The Theater | Gary Allan
  • South Point | Chancey Williams
  • Mirage | Casey Donahew Band & Josh Abbott Band
  • Resorts World | Luke Bryan
  • The Cosmopolitan | Cody Jinks
  • T-Mobile Arena | George Strait
  • Planet Hollywood | Miranda Lambert

Official Wrangler NFR Watch Party at Tropicana Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada â€“ Tis the season for the Superbowl of Rodeo, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2022! The Official Wrangler NFR Watch Party presented by Cowboy Lifestyle Network is kicking off on Saturday, December 3rd, and Friday, December 9th, 2022Wrangler Network and Cowboy Lifestyle Network have teamed up to throw a top-notch party. This is an exclusive invitational event only. This is a great time to come together, grab a cold one, and watch the best cowboys and cowgirls around take on the rankest animal athletes. Deck yourselves out by wearing your favorite vintage Wrangler wear and Come Early Due to Limited Capacity!

  • SAT, Dec. 3rd, and FRI, Dec. 9th, 2022
  • Doors Open at 5:15 PM
  • Tropicana Las Vegas

NFR Round 2 Winners

Congratulations to all of the Round Winners for the second night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo! Here are the NFR Round 2 Results, let’s dig in.

Bareback Riding: Leighton Berry

Leighton secured his first-round win last night with an 86.5-point ride. Leighton is currently sitting fourth in the standings, which means it could be a great year for this cowboy!

Steer Wrestling: Hunter Cure

Hunter secured his first round win last night and is currently sitting at number two in the standings. Let’s see how the rest of this week progresses for him!

Team Roping: Jake Long & Clay Smith

Jake and Clay take their own first round win with a 4.1 second run last night. These are are currently sitting right in the middle of the pack in the standings. We are happy to see them win some money this year!

Tie Down Roping: Caleb Smidt

Caleb is 2 for 2 this year at the Wrangler NFR. This guy is on FIRE and we can’t wait to see what tonight in round 3.

Saddle Bronc Riding: Lefty Holman

Lefty snagged his first win of the week with an 87 point ride.

Barrel Racing: Hailey Kinsel

The champion is back! Hailey and Sister showed up last night and the work paid off for a clean, 13.61 second run. Hailey came in further back in the standings this year so it’s great to see her with a round win last night.

Bull Riding: Stetson Wright

It was a night for the champions last night. Stetson came to win and winning he did with an 88 point ride to wrap the night up.

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!

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