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. It’s the Junior World Finals.


It’s the Cowboy Way

Now in her sixth year as the producer of the bareback and saddle bronc competition at the Junior World Finals, Lacie DeMers has had to deal with a lot of changes. Last year’s event was even moved from Las Vegas to Arlington, Texas, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Even with this year’s JWF returning in […]

Steer Wrestling – Bigger, Better and More

Ote Berry has already proven he knows how to put on a good show. The fact that the Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer and four-time world champion steer wrestler gets to do it again in Las Vegas is just an added bonus. The Ote Berry Junior Steer Wrestling World Championship returns to Vegas once again […]

The Elite Event for Youth Rodeo

After the pandemic forced the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the Junior World Finals to relocate to Arlington, Texas, last year, both season-ending events are returning to Las Vegas in December. The Junior World Finals is once again scheduled for Dec. 2-11 at the Wrangler Rodeo Arena in the South Halls of the Las Vegas […]

Barrels and poles

Cassidy Evans’ first trip to Las Vegas was a memorable one. Thursday, the 13-year-old cowgirl from Yuma, Colorado, went to New York New York to ride the rollercoaster. Saturday, Evans won the inaugural Kelly Kaminski Run for Vegas pole bending at the Junior World Finals. Evans won the short go-round with a 19.953-second run and […]

Friday the 13th means good luck for Kahla

Jack Kahla woke up Friday with a good feeling. “My brother (Jake) and I were talking this morning that we wanted to come out here and win some money and at least one of us make the short go,” Kahla said. “We drew two good steers and we came out and did the best we […]