The YETI Junior World Finals will host more than 800 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. It’s the Junior World Finals.
LAS VEGAS – It was only fitting that Bronc Evans got to throw the last loop at the 2023 Junior World Finals. After all, no contestant at the recently completed rodeo spent more time in the Wrangler Rodeo Arena than did the 12-year-old from Fairview, Missouri. Evans started his Junior World Finals advancing to the […]
LAS VEGAS – This wasn’t the first Junior World Finals for Ashlyn McCleve. It was, however, the first time the cowgirl from Gilbert, Arizona, had qualified for the short go-round of the Kelly Kaminski Run for Vegas senior barrel racing. So McCleve and her horse, Jewels, made the most of the opportunity. Saturday, McCleve put […]
LAS VEGAS – Carsyn Holbrook is making the most out of her first trip to Las Vegas. Friday, the 13-year-old from Cibolo, Texas, followed up her first-round win in the Kelly Kaminski Run for Vegas pole bending with a 19.710-second run – the fastest of the week – to win the second round at the […]
LAS VEGAS – Jake Holmes knows what it takes to win at the Junior World Finals. The Mulberry, Kansas, cowboy won a world title in tie-down roping at the JWF three years ago. This year he’s in position to add a steer wrestling title to his growing resume. Thursday, Holmes won his third consecutive round […]
LAS VEGAS – Breanna Werner almost had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Wednesday. Competing in her first Junior World Finals, the 12-year-old cowgirl from Clancy, Montana, was ready to make her first run in the Kelly Kaminski Run for Vegas pole bending in the morning. Werner was waiting to enter the Wrangler Rodeo […]