Friday, 11 December 2020 17:39

2020 Wrangler NFR Round 8 Highlights

Ryder Wright notches fourth go-round win of 2020 Wrangler NFR

ARLINGTON, Texas – Ryder Wright has been on a mission to win his second saddle bronc riding gold buckle. He’s on the cusp of accomplishing that.
Wright won his fourth go-round of the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with an 88-point ride on Andrews Rodeo’s American Hat’s Positive Times in Round 8 at Globe Life Field, Dec. 10.

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Thursday, 10 December 2020 08:39

2020 Wrangler NFR Round 7 Highlights

Stetson Wright dazzles in Round 7 with saddle bronc, bull riding wins

ARLINGTON, Texas – Stetson Wright is having a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the ages.
The 21-year-old, Utah cowboy won his first career Wrangler NFR go-round in saddle bronc riding with a 90.5-point trip on Hi Lo Pro Rodeo’s Larry Culpepper at Globe Life Field, Dec. 9.
Less than an hour later, he won bull riding with an 89-point ride on Universal Pro Rodeos’ Slinger.
Wright is the first cowboy to win two roughstock events in one night at the Finals since 2001. In Round 4 that year, Jesse Bail split the win in saddle bronc riding and won the bull riding outright.

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Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:10

2020 Wrangler NFR Round 6 Highlights

Haven Meged sets Round 6 tie-down roping record
ARLINGTON, Texas – A year ago, tie-down roper Haven Meged stunned the ProRodeo world.
As a rookie, Meged won the 2019 world championship and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo average at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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Tuesday, 08 December 2020 08:15

2020 Wrangler NFR Round 5 Highlights

Team ropers Smith, Corkill tie Round 5 record with win
ARLINGTON, Texas – After experiencing a dry spell at the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, team ropers Clay Smith and Jade Corkill found glory Monday night.
Smith and Corkill stopped the clock in 3.6 seconds at Globe Life Field, which also tied the Round 5 NFR record set in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Smith and Corkill now share the record with Garrett Tonozzi and Kinney Harrell (2006) and JoJo LeMond and Cory Petska (2010).

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Monday, 07 December 2020 08:47

2020 Wrangler NFR Round 4 Highlights

Bareback rider Tim O'Connell gets key Round 4 win

ARLINGTON, Texas – Tim O’Connell came to the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on a mission to win his fourth world championship.
That goal started slipping away after three rounds, but O’Connell regrouped nicely in Round 4 at Globe Life Field, Dec. 6.
The bareback rider who claimed world titles from 2016-18 had a 90.5-point ride on Fettig Pro Rodeo’s Pop A Top, tying the Round 4 record and capturing the victory.
O’Connell now shares the Round 4 record with Will Lowe (2004) and Ty Breuer (2017).

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Sunday, 06 December 2020 12:56

2020 Wrangler NFR Round 3 Highlights

Saddle bronc rider Allen Boore snares Round 3 win with record ride

ARLINGTON, Texas – In his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearance, saddle bronc rider Allen Boore never won a go-round.

The Axtell, Utah, cowboy rectified that and more Dec. 5 during his second trip to the Finals.

Boore won Round 3 and set the go-round record with a 90.5-point ride on Calgary Stampede’s Yesterdays Delivery at Globe Life Field.

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Saturday, 05 December 2020 09:57

2020 Wrangler NFR Round 2 Highlights

Team ropers Egusquiza/Graves win Round 2 in record-tying fashion

ARLINGTON, Texas – Team ropers Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves went to the Round 2 winner’s circle in record fashion Friday.

The duo tied the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Round 2 record with a 3.8-second run at Globe Life Field.
Egusquiza and Graves now share the record with Turtle Powell and Dakota Kirchenschlager, who clocked their time in 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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Friday, 04 December 2020 08:29

2020 Wrangler NFR Round 1 Highlights

Stetson Wright wins Round 1 in bull riding with electrifying ride.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Doing double duty didn’t faze Stetson Wright.

Wright, the first cowboy to qualify for multiple Wrangler National Finals Rodeo roughstock events since Jesse Bail in 2003, didn’t miss a beat in Round 1 of the 2020 Wrangler NFR at Globe Life Field.

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Entering its seventh year of competition, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) premier expansion tour, the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT), has released a preliminary 2021 schedule including 19 tour stops, with a minimum of an additional six in the works.
The PWVT season opens the gates on January 15-16 in the heart of bull riding’s homeland, Texas, with the PWVT’s first ever visit to the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, and will end crowning a champion at South Point Arena in Las Vegas October 30-31, 2021.

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ProRodeo Hall of Fame announcer Bob Tallman has been named the 2020 Legend of ProRodeo.
Tallman will be honored at the Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala on Nov. 30 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.

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