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Autograph Sessions to Bring Wrangler NFR Contestants and Special Guests Close to Rodeo Fans

Contestant autograph sessions to be held at sponsor hotels and Cowboy FanFest


LAS VEGAS (November 27, 2013) – Rodeo fans looking to meet their favorite contestants and performers will have plenty of opportunities during the ten days of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Autograph sessions for all seven rodeo events, as well as Miss Rodeo America and special guests at Cowboy FanFest, will be held during the Wrangler NFR, scheduled for Dec. 5 – 14 in Las Vegas.
The schedule for the autograph sessions includes:
December 5, 9, 10 & 11 at 1 p.m. – Guy McLean at Cowboy FanFest;
Friday, Dec. 6  at noon – Steer wrestlers at Cowboy FanFest;
Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9:30 p.m. – Miss Rodeo America Pageant Contestants at the MGM Grand Hotel Lobby;
Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon – Tie-down ropers at Cowboy FanFest;
Sunday, December 8 at 1:30 p.m. – 2014 Miss Rodeo America Contestants at Cowboy FanFest;
Monday, Dec. 9 at noon – Team ropers at the Excalibur;
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at noon – Bull riders at Gilleys (inside the TI);
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. – 2013 NFR Flag Girls at Cowboy FanFest;
Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. – 2013 Miss Rodeo America Chenae Shiner at Cowboy FanFest;
Wednesday, Dec. 11 at noon – Barrel racers at the Golden Nugget;
Thursday, Dec. 12 at noon – Bareback riders at Cowboy FanFest;
Friday, Dec. 13 at noon – Saddle bronc riders at Cowboy FanFest;
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:45 a.m. & 1 p.m. – Fred Whitfield book signing at Cowboy FanFest.
The autograph sessions scheduled for Cowboy FanFest will take place outside the Wrangler Rodeo Arena. Adjacent to the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, Cowboy FanFest adds 100,000 square feet of the best of the Western lifestyle, giving fans a chance to enjoy the best that rodeo has to offer. Cowboy Christmas and Cowboy FanFest run concurrently with the Wrangler NFR, from Thursday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both are open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and offer free admission.

Sold out for 270 consecutive performances, the Wrangler NFR attracts the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding as they compete for a share of the $6.25 million purse.  Qualification is based on the 2013 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings.
Additional autograph sessions will take place throughout the week at Cowboy FanFest and will be announced as scheduled.
For more information on the Wrangler NFR, Cowboy Christmas and Cowboy FanFest, please visit www.NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR.
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About the Wrangler NFR
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events.  Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2013 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.