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Archived News - 2016

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DEC 10, 2016

Nogueira's All-Around Title Headlines Round 10 Madness

Courtesy of PRCA It's party time in Brazil - and for good reason. A country with deep rodeo roots finally has its first world champion in ...

DEC 9, 2016

Eldred Lights up Vegas with Career-Best Ride

Courtesy of PRCA Brennon Eldred made a statement Friday night, and it was loud and clear. The 22-year-old from Purcell, Okla., won Round 9 of ...

DEC 8, 2016

Baggage Doesn't Slow Injured Larsen Down

Courtesy of PRCA Orin Larsen celebrated Canada Night in style. The Inglis, Manitoba, bareback rider won Round 8 of the Wrangler National Finals ...

DEC 7, 2016

Proctor Puts up a Touchdown in Vegas

Courtesy of PRCA Coming into the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, the question surrounding the bull riding was ...

DEC 6, 2016

Vold Makes it a Hat Trick in Vegas

Courtesy of PRCA Bareback rider Jake Vold is doing his best Ryder Wright impression. Wright won four straight saddle bronc riding rounds outright ...

DEC 5, 2016

Smidt Flashes Brilliance While Setting Round Record

Courtesy of PRCA Defending Tie-down Roping World Champion Caleb Smidt had a nightmarish first four rounds at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals ...

DEC 4, 2016

Ryder Wright Enters Rarified Air

Courtesy of PRCA Ryder Wright doesn't intend to leave the winner's circle - perhaps for the duration of the Wrangler National Finals ...

DEC 3, 2016

Ryder Wright Triples Down at the WNFR

Courtesy of PRCA It's Ryder Wright's world, and the rest of us are just living in it. To say the 18-year-old saddle bronc rider is on ...

DEC 2, 2016

Costa Extends World Standings Lead

Courtesy of PRCA Marcos Costa had a long journey to his current destination - both figuratively and literally. A native of Paraná, Brazil...

DEC 1, 2016

Wright Night at the WNFR

Courtesy of PRCA Ryder Wright didn't waste any time making an impact at his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER...

NOV 29, 2016

PRCA Announces International Live Streaming of 2016 Wrangler NFR

Courtesy of the PRCA The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has announced the international live streaming of the 2016 Wrangler National Finals...

NOV 23, 2016

Bringing Barrel to the Bullfight

(Content provided by Bullfighters Only) The currents that sweep through the river of a freestyle bullfighting arena can be fast and swift. When...

NOV 23, 2016

Wrangler NFR Fun Facts

The Arena and Animals Do you ever wonder what it takes to transform the Thomas & Mack Center from a basketball arena to the home of the world&...

NOV 22, 2016

Bringing the Heat to Vegas

(Content provided by Bullfighters Only) Darrell Diefenbach may have hung up his cleats but when he saw an opportunity to be involved in ...

NOV 16, 2016

Lucas Oil Rodeo Way at Cowboy Christmas to Feature Unique Exhibits that Highlight Rodeo Committees

Lucas Oil Rodeo Way, one of the six main interactive elements of Cowboy Christmas, will feature unique exhibits that highlight the best of rodeo. ...

NOV 14, 2016

Rodeo Fans to Enjoy a Variety of On-Site Entertainment Prior to and Following the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

When rodeo fans arrive at the Thomas & Mack Center for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, they will have multiple entertainment options to enjoy ...

NOV 9, 2016

Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON at Cowboy Christmas to Host Live Features

From Dec. 1 - 10 at Cowboy Christmas, Rodeo Live presented by RODEOHOUSTON will bring live talk show style entertainment to rodeo fans. Free to the ...

NOV 7, 2016

Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service Includes Daily Service to Cowboy Christmas and Nightly Routes to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

For the second consecutive year, rodeo fans will be able to utilize the complimentary Cowboy Christmas Express for access to the Las Vegas Convention ...

NOV 2, 2016

Wrangler Rodeo Arena at Cowboy Christmas Brings Fans Close to the Action

Wrangler Rodeo Arena, one of the six main interactive features of Cowboy Christmas, will bring rodeo action directly to fans at the Las Vegas ...

OCT 31, 2016

Break Out Your Cowboy Boots for the 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

Break out your cowboy boots for the 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience taking place on Wed., Nov. 30 beginning at 4:30 p.m. ...

OCT 31, 2016

Four Outstanding Performers Selected by Fans to Sing the National Anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

After a three-month promotion, four performers have been selected by fans to sing the national anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las ...

OCT 21, 2016

PrimeSport Announces Addition to Partnership with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

PrimeSport, the leader in providing direct access to the biggest sporting events, announced today a new addition to its existing partnership as the ...

OCT 3, 2016

WPRA Honors Those Who Work Behind the Scenes in Rodeo

Courtesy of the WPRA As the 2016 regular season comes to a close and we celebrate those WPRA members who have qualified for the Wrangler National ...

OCT 1, 2016

Redesigned NFR Mobile App Set to Debut Today

Rodeo fans will now be able to fully plan their rodeo experience in Las Vegas, which runs from Dec. 1 - 10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las ...

AUG 25, 2016

Renovated Thomas & Mack Center to Include The ‘Shoe, a Bold New Fan Hospitality Area

In 2015, the Thomas & Mack Center underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that included new seats, a wider concourse, upgraded restrooms and...

AUG 9, 2016

Burger Breaks WPRA Regular Season Earnings Record

While Team USA is setting records and winning medals in Rio at the Olympic Games, 2006 WPRA Barrel Racer Mary Burger is rewriting the WPRA record ...

APR 21, 2016

Five world champs highlight 2016 ProRodeo HOF class

Courtesy of the PRCA Five world champions representing gold buckles earned in four different decades headline the 2016 induction class for the ...

FEB 21, 2016

Lewis Feild: Oct. 28, 1956 – Feb. 15, 2016

Courtesy of the PRCA Lewis Feild, a five-time world champion and ProRodeo Hall of Famer, died Feb. 15 after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He ...