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Wrangler NFR Round 8 Results & Recap

NFR Round 8 Results for December 8th and event schedule for December 9th, 2022

The end is in sight for the 2022 NFR. What a blast this year has been and we are already counting down the days until next year. Catch all of the contestant updates from Round 8 as well as updates on the current world standings. Who will the new world champions be? The eighth 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.

Events Around Town


  • 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

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

  • Friday, Dec. 9
    • 11:00 AM  – 12:00 PM | JJ Hampton
    • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Junior Nogueira
    • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | John Douch

Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Saddle Bronc Riders

  • 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
  • Harrah’s — Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux
  • Free Admission/Open to the Public
  • First come/first served; contestants depart at 1 p.m.

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.

Wrangler Dawg House at Resorts World

If you’re staying at Resorts World, then make sure to come hang out with Wrangler and Nutrena at the DawgHouse. With nightly specials, entertainment, and viewing parties, there is some fun to be had by everyone! Winning Sports Bad of the Year, this is one of the best spots in Vegas to grab a beer and some grub before heading out to the Thomas and Mack Center for a performance of the Wrangler NFR. Learn more at

Official Wrangler NFR Watch Party at Tropicana Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada – 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

Concerts for December 9th

  • Resorts World | Shenandoah
  • South Point | Randall King
  • The Virgin | Joe Nichols
  • Brooklyn Bowl | Turnpike Troubadours
  • Mandalay Bay | Cody Johnson
  • The Golden Nugget | Jamie Johnson

NFR Round 8 Results & Winners

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

Bareback Riding: Leighton Berry

Leighton Berry was on fire last night and scored an 88 point ride for the round win. This put him in the number two position in the standings.

Steer Wrestling: Will Lummus and Tyler Waguespack

Will and Ty split the round win with clean 3.6 second runs in the eigth performance. This puts Ty in third place behind Stetson Jorgensen (1) and Will Lummus (2). Not a lot of movement for the top three, but the championship is going to be a close run with two more performances and the average left to go.

Team Roping: Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin

Coleman and Logan take round eight with a 3.5 second run. This puts them in the number five position heading into the final rounds!

Tie Down Roping: Hunter Herrin

Hunter Herrin takes the round win tonight with a solid 7.2 second run. This puts him in the number five position spot! The leaders in tie down are Caleb Smidt (1), Shad Mayfield (2), John Douch (3), Kincade Henry (4).

Saddle Bronc Riding: Stetson Wright

Stetson came to win the saddle bronc riding last night with a 90.5 ride for the round 8 win. Stetson is right on the tail of Sage Newman in the number two spot. Depending on where he is in the average, he could snag the world championship but with two rounds left to go, only time will tell!

Barrel Racing: Leslie Smalygo

Leslie captured her first round win last night with a 13.41 second run, which is the fastest time we’ve seen so far this year.

Bull Riding: Ky Hamilton and Stetson Wright

Stetson and Ky both made phenomenal rides last night and split the round win with 90 point rides for the round win. Last night’s win pushed Stetson over the half a million mark in earnings.

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 eight at the Wrangler NFR 2022. If you’re interested to see what the payout breakdown looks like, you can check that out here heading into the final two rounds. See y’all there!

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