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2018 NFR Las Vegas schedule — Dec. 12

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2018 NFR Las Vegas schedule — Dec. 12

Tomorrow – Wednesday, December 12

2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Round 6

Junior NFR presented by YETI
• 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
• Wrangler Rodeo Arena – RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo
• Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down and Breakaway

Cowboy Christmas – It’s All Here
• 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls | Free Admission/Open to the Public

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen
• Noon – 1 p.m. | Cowboy Christmas | Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON | Free Admission/Open to the Public

Bull Riders Wrangler NFR Autograph Session
• Noon – 2 p.m. | Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que (inside Treasure Island)
• Free Admission/Open to the Public | First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs
• 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Cowboy Christmas | Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON | Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler
• 2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Cowboy Christmas | Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON | Free Admission/Open to the Public

Cowboy Christmas – It’s All Here
• 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
• Free Admission/Open to the Public
• **Co-located with the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

Junior NFR presented by YETI
• 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
• Wrangler Rodeo Arena – RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo
• Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down and Breakaway

Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen
• Noon – 1 p.m.
• Cowboy Christmas
• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON
• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Bull Riders Wrangler NFR Autograph Session
• Noon – 2 p.m.
• Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que (inside Treasure Island)
• Free Admission/Open to the Public
• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs
• 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
• Cowboy Christmas
• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON
• Free Admission/Open to the Public

Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler
• 2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.
• Cowboy Christmas
• Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls
• Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON
• Free Admission/Open to the Public

2018 NFR Las Vegas 6th go-round results – Wrangler NFR Round 6

2018 NFR Las Vegas 6th go-round results – Wrangler NFR Round 6

2018 Wrangler NFR Round Results
Presented by MGM Grand
Bareback – Round 6

 

Perf Place Contestant Score/
Time
Stock Contractor Stock Name Prize Money
6 1 Ty Breuer 88.00 Calgary Stampede Tootsie Roll $26,230.77
6 2/3/4 Steven Dent 87.50 Flying U Rodeo Lil’ Red Hawk $15,794.87
6 2/3/4 Richmond Champion 87.50 Kesler Rodeo Street Dance $15,794.87
6 2/3/4 Tilden Hooper 87.50 Bridwell Pro Rodeos Mary $15,794.87
6 5/6 Caleb Bennett 87.00 Frontier Rodeo Night Fist $5,500.00
6 5/6 Will Lowe 87.00 Hi Lo ProRodeo Redzilla $5,500.00

 

2018 Wrangler NFR Round Results
Presented by MGM Grand
Steer Wrestling – Round 6

erf Place Contestant Score/
Time
Stock Contractor Stock Name Prize Money
6 1 Curtis Cassidy 3.60 $26,230.77
6 2 Jacob Talley 3.70 $20,730.77
6 3/4/5 Nick Guy 4.10 $11,141.02
6 3/4/5 Tyler Waguespack 4.10 $11,141.02
6 3/4/5 Kyle Irwin 4.10 $11,141.02
6 6/6 Scott Guenthner 4.50 $2,115.38
6 6/6 Will Lummus 4.50 $2,115.38

2018 Wrangler NFR Round Results
Presented by MGM Grand
Team Roping (Headers) – Round 6

Perf Place Contestant Score/
Time
Stock Contractor Stock Name Prize Money
6 1 Tyler Wade 3.90 $26,230.77
6 2 Bubba Buckaloo 4.40 $20,730.77
6 3 Clay Smith 4.50 $15,653.85
6 4 Lane Ivy 8.70 $11,000.00
6 5 Aaron Tsinigine 19.50 $6,769.23

2018 Wrangler NFR Round Results
Presented by MGM Grand
Team Roping (Heelers) – Round 6

Perf Place Contestant Score/
Time
Stock Contractor Stock Name Prize Money
6 1 Cole Davison 3.90 $26,230.77
6 2 Chase Tryan 4.40 $20,730.77
6 3 Paul Eaves 4.50 $15,653.85
6 4 Buddy Hawkins II 8.70 $11,000.00
6 5 Trey Yates 19.50 $6,769.23

2018 Wrangler NFR Round Results
Presented by MGM Grand
Saddle Bronc Riding – Round 6

Perf Place Contestant Score/
Time
Stock Contractor Stock Name Prize Money
6 1/2 Cort Scheer 89.50 Mo Betta Rodeo Sue City Sue $23,480.77
6 1/2 Zeke Thurston 89.50 Powder River Rodeo Miss Chestnut $23,480.77
6 3 Chase Brooks 89.00 Salt River Rodeo Smoke Ring $15,653.85
6 4 Ryder Wright 87.50 Andrews Rodeo Lock & Load $11,000.00
6 5 Joey Sonnier III 86.00 Big Stone Rodeo Inc. Rubels $6,769.23
6 6/6 Taos Muncy 85.50 Calgary Stampede Y U R Friskey $2,115.38
6 6/6 Wade Sundell 85.50 Outlawbuckers Rodeo OLS Tubs Little Muffin $2,115.38

2018 Wrangler NFR Round Results
Presented by MGM Grand
Tie-Down Roping – Round 6

Perf Place Contestant Score/
Time
Stock Contractor Stock Name Prize Money
6 1 Cooper Martin 7.60 $26,230.77
6 2/3 Ryan Jarrett 7.80 $18,192.31
6 2/3 Reese Riemer 7.80 $18,192.31
6 4 Jake Pratt 8.10 $11,000.00
6 5 Trevor Brazile 8.30 $6,769.23
6 6 Ryle Smith 8.80 $4,230.77

2018 Wrangler NFR Round Results
Presented by MGM Grand
Barrel Racing – Round 6

 

Perf Place Contestant Score/
Time
Stock Contractor Stock Name Prize Money
6 1 Hailey Kinsel 13.63 $26,230.77
6 2 Jessica Routier 13.73 $20,730.77
6 3 Ivy Conrado 13.75 $15,653.85
6 4 Amberleigh Moore 13.77 $11,000.00
6 5 Taci Bettis 13.82 $6,769.23
6 6 Stevi Hillman 13.90 $4,230.77

 

2018 Wrangler NFR Round Results
Presented by MGM Grand
Bull Riding – Round 6

Perf Place Contestant Score/
Time
Stock Contractor Stock Name Prize Money
6 1 Dustin Boquet 91.00 Hi Lo ProRodeo Company Divinity $26,230.77
6 2 Chase Dougherty 88.50 Wayne Vold Rodeo VJV Whiskey Hand $20,730.77
6 3 Koby Radley 88.00 Big Rafter Rodeo Times Up $15,653.85
6 4 Joe Frost 87.00 Big Stone Rodeo Inc. Mortimer $11,000.00
6 5 Parker Breding 86.50 4L & Diamond S Rodeo Monte Walsh $6,769.23
6 6 Jeff Askey 85.50 Rafter G Rodeo Chosin One $4,230.77

 

2018 NFR Las Vegas 5th go-round results

2018 NFR Las Vegas 5th go-round results

Here are the National Finals Rodeo fifth performance results from Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.

Bareback riding

1. Clayton Biglow, 93 points on C5 Rodeo’s Virgil, $26,231; 2. Richmond Champion; 88.5, $20,731; 3. (tie) Steven Dent and Bill Tutor; 88, $13,327 each; 5. Mason Clements, 87.5, $6,769; 6. Orin Larsen, 87, $4,231; 7. (tie) Ty Breuer and Shane O’Connell, 86.5; 9. (tie) Tim O’Connell, Kaycee Feild, and Will Lowe, 86.0; 12. Tilden Hooper, 84.5; 13. Caleb Bennett, 78.5; 14. Jake Brown, 77.5; 15. Wyatt Denny, NS. Average standings: 1. Kaycee Feild, 425 points on five head; 2. Steven Dent, 423; 3. Tilden Hooper, 420; 4. Tim O’Connell, 418.5; 5. Shane O’Connell, 416; 6. Will Lowe, 414.5; 7. Richmond Champion, 414; 8. Bill Tutor, 411.5. World standings: 1. Tim O’Connell, $227,147; 2. Caleb Bennett, $214,159; 3. Clayton Biglow, $192,551; 4. Kaycee Feild; $170,522; 5. Steven Dent, $169,131; 6. Orin Larsen, $165,617; 7. Richmond Champion, $157,319; 8. Bill Tutor, $154,162; 9. Mason Clements, $149,587; 10. Tilden Hooper, $144,750; 11. Jake Brown, $115,069; 12. Wyatt Denny, $113,728; 13. Shane O’Connell, $107,720; 14. Ty Breuer, $101,558; 15. Will Lowe, $86,017.

Steer wrestling

1. Will Lummus, 3.3 seconds, $26,231; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 3.5, $20,731; 3. Bridger Chambers, 3.7, $15,654; 4. Riley Duvall, 3.9, $8,885; 4. Kyle Irwin, 3.9, $8,885; 6. Hunter Cure, 4.0, $4,231; 7. (tie) Blake Mindemann and Jacob Talley, 4.2; 9. Scott Guenthner, 5.1; 10. Nick Guy, 7.4; 11. Blake Knowles, 8.1; 12. Ty Erickson, 15.6; 13. Tanner Brunner, 16.3; 14. (tie) Curtis Cassidy and Tyler Pearson, NT. Average standings: 1. Will Lummus, 20.7 seconds on five head; 2. Tyler Waguespack, 22.8; 3. Blake Knowles, 24.9; 4. Bridger Chambers, 33.3; 5. Riley Duvall, 38.8; 6. Nick Guy, 48.9; 7. Ty Erickson, 58.2; 8. Tanner Brunner, 69.5. World standings: 1. Curtis Cassidy, $157,894; 2. Will Lummus, $154,355; 3. Scott Guenthner, $148,650; 4. Tyler Waguespack, $142,045; 5. Tyler Pearson, $133,856; 6. Ty Erickson, $128,854; 7. Kyle Irwin, $128,275; 8. Hunter Cure, $122,268; 9. Bridger Chambers, $120,159; 10. Blake Knowles, $119,515; 11. Blake Mindemann, $106,919; 12. Tanner Brunner, $98,193; 13. Riley Duvall, $96,528; 14. Jacob Talley, $90,717; 15. Nick Guy, $88,373.

Team roping

1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 3.8 seconds, $26,231; 2. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 3.9, $20,73; 3. (tie) Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz and Erich Rogers/Clint Summers, 4.0, $13,327 each; 5. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 4.1, $6,769; 6. Aaron Tsinigine/Trey Yates, 5.2, $4,231; 7. Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 8.6; 8. (tie) Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II and Derrick Begay/Cory Petska, 8.9; 10. Rhen Richard/Quinn Kesler, 9.5; 11. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 10.1; 12. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 10.3; 13. (tie) Bubba Buckaloo/Chase Tryan, Luke Brown/Jake Long and Clay Tryan, NT. Average standings: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 27.8 seconds on five head; 2. Aaron Tsinigine/Trey Yates, 28.9; 3. Derrick Begay/Cory Petska, 42.2; 4. Rhen Richard/Quinn Kesler, 43.2; 5. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 17.4 seconds on four head; 6. Riley Minor /Brady Minor, 22; 7. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 25.1; 8. Erich Rogers/Clint Summers, 31. World standings (headers): 1. Clay Smith, $181,472.75; 2. Kaleb Driggers, $167,964; 3. Riley Minor, $139,361; 4. Cody Snow, $133,594; 5. Luke Brown, $130,756; 6. Dustin Egusquiza, $129,723; 7. Bubba Buckaloo, $127,990; 8. Aaron Tsinigine, $127,468; 9. Clay Tryan, $122,785; 10. Derrick Begay, $121,068; 11. Chad Masters, $120,304; 12. Lane Ivy, $103,688; 13. Erich Rogers. $98,450; 14. Rhen Richard, $92,790; 15. Tyler Wade, $83,145. World standings (heelers): 1. Paul Eaves, $181,473; 2. Junior Nogueira, $168,948; 3. Trey Yates, $141,862; 4. Joseph Harrison, $139,477; 5. Brady Minor, $138,169; 6. Jake Long, $130,756; 7. Wesley Thorp, $129,904; 8. Kory Koontz, $129,723; 9. Cory Petska, $127,525; 10. Travis Graves, $118,928; 11. Clint Summers, $109,563; 12. Chase Tryan, $107,406; 13. Buddy Hawkins II, $100,682; 14. Quinn Kesler, $88,906; 15. Cole Davison, $76,252.

Saddle bronc riding

1. Wade Sundell, 92 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Medicine Woman, $26,231; 2. Ryder Wright, 91, $20,731; 3. Rusty Wright, 90.5, $15,654; 4. Zeke Thurston, 90, $11,000; 5. Clay Elliott, 89.5, $6,769; 6. Chase Brooks, 88, $4,231; 7. Sterling Crawley, 87.5; 7. CoBurn Bradshaw, 87.5; 9. Isaac Diaz, 86.5; 10. Jacobs Crawley, 84.5; 11. Brody Cress, 83.5; 12. (tie) Jake Wright, Joey Sonnier III, Taos Muncy and Cort Scheer, NS. Average standings: 1. CoBurn Bradshaw, 421 points on five head; 2. Wade Sundell, 347; 3. Rusty Wright, 345; 4. Zeke Thurston, 343; 5. Cort Scheer, 342.5; 6. Clay Elliott, 339; 7. Jacobs Crawley, 334; 8. Ryder Wright, 264. World standings: 1. Ryder Wright, $232,194; 2. Jacobs Crawley, $204,331; 3. Rusty Wright, $193,684; 4. Cort Scheer, $171,073; 5. Wade Sundell, $168,732; 6. Isaac Diaz, $160,970; 7. Zeke Thurston, $155,637; 8. CoBurn Bradshaw, $132,325; 9. Jake Wright, $128,287; 10. Clay Elliott, $126,445; 11. Brody Cress, $121,588; 12. Sterling Crawley, $108,748; 13. Chase Brooks, $106,026; 14. Joey Sonnier III, $89,114l; 15. Taos Muncy, $88,790.

Tie-down roping

1. (tie) Reese Riemer, Ryan Jarrett and Trevor Brazile, 7.5, $20,872 each; 4. Matt Shiozawa, 8.1, $11,000; 5. Caleb Smidt, 8.5, $6,769; 6. Ryle Smith, 8.9, $4,231; 7. Tuf Cooper, 9.2; 8. Rhen Richard, 9.5; 9. Cory Solomon, 10.2; 10. Marty Yates, 14.6; 11. Cooper Martin, 18.0; 12. Jake Pratt, 19.4; 13. (tie) Tyson Durfey, Sterling Smith and Shane Hanchey, NT. Average standings: 1. Ryle Smith, 40.2 seconds on five head: 2. Caleb Smidt, 40.5; 3. Rhen Richard, 43.5; 4. Marty Yates, 45.9; 5. Reese Riemer, 49.5; 6. Matt Shiozawa, 50.2; 7. Trevor Brazile, 55.5; 8. Cooper Martin, 56.9. World standings: 1. Shane Hanchey, $164,347; 2. Marty Yates, $162,271; 3. Tuf Cooper, $158,095; 4. Caleb Smidt, $157,932; 5. Trevor Brazile, $149,874; 6. Ryle Smith, $148,826; 7. Reese Riemer, $141,262; 8. Tyson Durfey, $136,518; 9. Jake Pratt, $131,088; 10. Matt Shiozawa, $122,923; 11. Sterling Smith, $111,647; 12. Rhen Richard, $111,283; 13. Cory Solomon, $110,002; 14. Ryan Jarrett, $108,424; 15. Cooper Martin, $101,938.

Barrel racing

1. Ivy Conrado, 13.49 seconds, $26,231; 2. (tie) Hailey Kinsel and Kelly Bruner, 13.59, $18,192 each; 4. Taci Bettis, 13.65, $11,000; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 13.81, $6,769; 6. Jessica Routier, 13.85, $4,231; 7. Lisa Lockhart, 13.91; 8. Nellie Miller, 13.96; 9. Tammy Fischer, 14.03; 10. (tie) Stevi Hillman and Carman Pozzobon, 14.06; 12. Amberleigh Moore, 18.59; 13. Tracy Nowlin, 18.76; 14. Jessie Telford, 18.99; 15. Kylie Weast, 24.20. Average standings: 1. Jessica Routier, 68.98 seconds on five runs; 2. Nellie Miller, 69.64; 3. Carman Pozzobon, 69.74; 4. Tammy Fischer, 69.84; 5. Amberleigh Moore, 73.14; 6. Hailey Kinsel, 73.52; 7. Jessie Telford, 74.05; 8. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 74.27. World standings: 1. Hailey Kinsel, $260,584; 2. Amberleigh Moore, $182,473; 3. Nellie Miller, $167,826; 4. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $160,805; 5. Lisa Lockhart, $159,746; 6. Jessica Routier, $158,627; 7. Ivy Conrado, $154,501; 8. Kylie Weast, $138,369; 9. Stevi Hillman, $133,559; 10. Jessie Telford, $133,457; 11. Kelly Bruner, $129,708; 12. Taci Bettis, $124,692; 13. Tracy Nowlin, $116,150; 14. Tammy Fischer, $101,277; 15. Carman Pozzobon, $101,177.

Bull riding

1. Eli Vastbinder, 91 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Record Rack’s Shootin’ Stars, $27,077; 2. Garrett Tribble, 89.5, $21,577; 3 (tie) Jeff Askey and Koby Radley, 87, $14,173 each; 5. Sage Kimzey, 78, $7,615; 6. Parker Breding, Chase Dougherty, Tyler Bingham, Dustin Bouquet, Roscoe Jarboe, Boudreaux Campbell, Cole Melancon, Joe Frost, Trevor Kastner, Trey Benton III, NS. Average standings: 1. Garrett Tribble, 262 on three head; 2. Joe Frost, 260; 3. Jeff Askey, 254.5; 4. Sage Kimzey, 254; 5. Parker Breding, 244; 6. Koby Radley, 171 on two head; 7. Trey Benton III, 170; 8. Chase Dougherty, 168.5. World standings: 1. Sage Kimzey, $358,853; 2. Parker Breding, $218,463; 3. Garrett Tribble, $174,136; 4. Jeff Askey, $170,624; 5. Joe Frost, $162,150; 6. Chase Dougherty, $151,644; 7. Koby Radley, $144,418; 8. Trey Benton III, $141,393; 9. Dustin Boquet, $140,241; 10. Tyler Bingham, $135,064; 11. Eli Vastbinder, $132,191; 12. Roscoe Jarboe, $130,737; 13. Boudreaux Campbell, $116,431; 14. Cole Melancon, $109,973; 15. Trevor Kastner, $104,396.

All-around standings

1. Trevor Brazile, $291,257; 2. Tuf Cooper, $263,184; 3. Rhen Richard, $192,647; 4. Steven Dent, $168,718; 5. Ryle Smith, $165,332; 6. Curtis Cassidy, $145,122.

RAM Top Gun standings

1. Amberleigh Moore, $93,346; 2. Marty Yates, $75,788; 3. Rusty Wright, $70,077; 4. Cort Scheer, $69,231; 5. Caleb Smidt, $67,962; 6. Hailey Kinsel, $67,750; 7. Will Lummis, $67,398; 8. Ryder Wright, $67,116; 9. (tie) Paul Eaves and Clay Smith, $66,128 each.

NFR 2019 Schedule – National Finals Rodeo

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2018 NFR Las Vegas schedule — Dec. 11

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2018 NFR Las Vegas schedule — Dec. 11

TUESDAY

WRANGLER NFR 9-5

— 8 a.m.: World Series of Team Roping, South Point Arena & Equestrian Center. Free admission, open to the public.

— 9 a.m.: All In Barrel Race, Race 2 Qualifying Round 2, Orleans Arena. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.LVBarrelRace.com.

— 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Cowboy Christmas – It’s All Here. Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. Free admission, open to the public. Co-located with the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo.

— 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: South Point Western Gift Show, South Point Exhibit Hall. Free admission, open to the public.

— 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Junior NFR presented by YETI. Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls, at Wrangler Rodeo Arena within the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo. Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Tie-Down Roping.

— 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Cowboy Marketplace Gift Show, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Free admission, open to the public.

— 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Country Christmas, Sands Expo. Free admission, open to the public.

— Noon-1 p.m.: Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen. Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. Rodeo Live presented by RODEOHOUSTON. Free admission, open to the public.

— Noon-2 p.m.: Wrangler NFR Autograph Session, Steer Wrestlers. Cowboy Christmas, Rodeo Way. Free admission, open to the public. First come, first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

— 1:15-2 p.m.: Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ It Country, hosted by Andy Griggs. Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. Rodeo Live presented by RODEOHOUSTON. Free admission, open to the public.

— 2:15-3 p.m.: Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler. Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON. Free admission, open to the public.

WRANGLER NFR IN ARENA

Thomas & Mack Center

— 6:45 p.m: Opening ceremony and anthem

— 7 p.m.: Sixth go-round

WRANGLER NFR AFTER DARK

— 5 p.m.: Rump’s Rodeo Party hosted by Justin Rumford. The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Honky Tonk Saloon. Free admission, open to the public, 21 and older. For more information, visit www.BoydEvents.com/WNFR.

— 6-10 p.m.: South Point Presents Ram Rodeo Tailgate Party. South Point Convention Center. Free admission, open to the public.

— 6 p.m.-midnight: Silverton Casino Presents Cowboys & Indians After Parties, hosted by Justin Frazell. Veil Pavilion, inside Silverton Casino Hotel. All-ages viewing party, followed by live band. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.silvertoncasino.com/entertainment/nfr.

— 6:30 p.m.-4 a.m.: The Mirage Presents Rodeo Vegas 2018, at The Mirage Race & Sports Book. Official Wrangler NFR After-Party of the PRCA. Free concerts nightly. For more information, visit www.Mirage.com/NFR.

— 7 p.m.-2 a.m.: Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island. Live entertainment and drink specials nightly. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.TreasureIsland.com.

— 8 p.m.-2 a.m.: MGM Grand Gold Buckle Zone, The Central at MGM Grand, near the sports book. Live entertainment, featuring free concerts nightly. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.mgmgrand.com/NFR.

— 9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Buckin’ Bash hosted by Justin Rumford. The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Bourbon Street Lounge. Live music, dancing, special guests and prizes nightly. Free admission, open to the public, 21 and older. For more information, visit www.BoydEvents.com/WNFR.

— 10:30-11:30 p.m.: National Finals Tonight Show, hosted by Don Gay, Joe Beaver and Dan Miller. The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Honky Tonk Saloon. Recap the NFR with the best crew in town, and win prizes nightly. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.BoydEvents.com/WNFR.

— 11 p.m.: Wrangler NFR Go Round Buckle Presentations, hosted by Flint Rasmussen and Randy Corley. South Point Showroom. Free admission, open to the public. Free concerts each night, following the presentations: Aaron Watson (tonight-Tuesday); Cody Johnson (Wednesday-Dec. 14); Sierra Black (Dec. 15).

CONCERTS

— Florida Georgia Line, Planet Hollywood, Zappos Theater, 866-919-7472, caesars.com/planet-hollywood

— Aaron Watson, South Point, 866-791-7626, southpointcasino.com

— Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 866.946.5336, goldennugget.com

— Easy 8’s, Silverton, Veil Pavilion, 702-263-7777, silvertoncasino.com

— Brandon Lay, The Mirage Race & Sports Book, 800-374-9000, mirage.com/NFR

— Dale Watson, Treasure Island, Gilley’s, 702-894-7111, treasureisland.com

— Brett Rigby Band, Sam’s Town, Roxy’s Honky Tonk, 702-456-7777, samstownlv.com

— Doublewide, MGM Grand, Gold Buckle Zone, 877-880-0880, mgmgrand.com/NFR

— Rodney Carrington, MGM Grand, David Copperfield Theatre, 877-880-0880, mgmgrand.com/NFR

NFR 2019 Schedule – National Finals Rodeo

NFR cowboys make cancer victims feel like champions in Las Vegas

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NFR cowboys make cancer victims feel like champions in Las Vegas

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is a massive event, no question. But the sport of rodeo has always been about community. After all, the Wrangler NFR is built upon hundreds and hundreds of rodeos across the country, all year long, far from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.

Such as the Santa Maria (California) Elks Rodeo, one of countless PRCA events that look to connect with the community it represents. But in one of the most recent examples, the Santa Maria rodeo quickly went way beyond its borders and is on the brink of going nationwide for a fantastic cause: helping children battle cancer.

In May 2016, 12-year-old Lexi Brown died. She fearlessly fought cancer, advocated on behalf of other kids with the disease and was a big rodeo fan in Santa Maria. Tina Tonascia, chief operations officer for the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo, wanted to carry on Lexi’s fight.

“That’s where we started,” Tonascia said. “When Lexi passed away, I promised her family I’d do something to carry on her vision and her legacy. I didn’t know when or how, but we would carry on her message.”

From that small start came the Golden Circle of Champions, now a staple of the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo. Along with raising awareness and funds for pediatric cancer patients, children and their families are also invited to the rodeo each year and treated like royalty for a day.

Initially, it was just a local event. Not anymore.

With an assist from James Miller, general manager of the Red Bluff (California) Roundup, Tonascia got in touch with Wrangler NFR and Las Vegas Events officials this past June about her local charitable effort. Then the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation was brought in. And in short order, the Wrangler NFR was on track to host a Golden Circle of Champions this week.

“It came together immediately. They didn’t hesitate, didn’t skip a beat,” Tonascia said of the response from the PRCA and Las Vegas Events. “It wasn’t, ‘Can we do it?’ It was, ‘How do we do it, how do we make it awesome?’ ”

On Sunday, they all did it. Tonascia’s event back home honors 10 pediatric patients each year from the Santa Maria community. At the NFR, that expanded to 20 children — 10 from around the country, and 10 from Southern Nevada. Ultimately, the goal is to have rodeo committees around the country add the Golden Circle to their calendar.

At the Wrangler NFR, kids were first treated to the Golden Circle of Champions Banquet at the South Point, where each child was paired with a contestant as a buddy. They got to try their hand at roping and riding bouncy inflatable horses, got a great meal and learned more about the sport of rodeo.

Then they got to attend Sunday night’s fourth go-round at the Thomas & Mack Center, with another dinner inside The Shoe, then seats to take in all the action the Wrangler NFR could serve up.

Eight-year-old Dorian Millett of Las Vegas, diagnosed with leukemia at age 3 but thankfully now in remission, was paired up with steer wrestler Kyle Irwin for a day he won’t soon forget.

“I’ve never been to a rodeo. This is my first time,” Dorian said, before relaying his time with Irwin at the banquet. “My cowboy was cool. I got to rope some things with him, and I got to ride the blow-up pony. You have to ride those for eight seconds. I did it for eight seconds, and I won. My cowboy only did it for six seconds.”

Indeed, Irwin was dealt a defeat — one he happily accepted.

“Dorian is telling the truth. That horse jumped out from underneath me,” Irwin said with a laugh. “He covered his horse, and I didn’t cover mine. He got the buckle today.”

In fact, all the kids got a rodeo belt buckle, from Montana Silversmiths, the same company that gives out the nightly go-round buckles for events at the Wrangler NFR. And although it was all the kids who came out winners Sunday, Irwin felt like he won as well, with his day brightened as much or more by Dorian.

“That was the most upbeat, very energetic, bright-light-in-his-eye kid that I’d ever seen,” Irwin said. “He had leukemia. As an adult, hearing that, it just shakes you to your core. But man, he made my soul happy, just to be around him.”

So happy, in fact, that Irwin took second in the steer wrestling on Sunday night, collecting a check for $20,371.

“I believe it’s divine intervention. I do, I do,” Irwin said.

It was a divine intervention day for William Strange, too, as the Golden Circle event went a bit beyond pediatric cancer to include the 10-year-old from Reno. At 6 years old, William was diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis, and that developed into a still unknown type of autoimmune epilepsy.

As his mother Lora Strange explained, seizures became so frequent at one point that William had to be put in a five-day coma to stop them. Immunotherapy has helped get William back on track, but he’s still working to overcome learning disabilities, and the seizures, though not as persistent, continue. Rather than contract the typical childhood maladies such as colds, William’s body responds by having seizures.

But Sunday was an opportunity for William to forget about all that, and for his family to educate others, so that his unknown condition can become better known and ultimately treated.

“We got this amazing experience here, and we hope to spread the word about his condition,” the happy mother said.

With the Golden Circle of Champions now casting a much wider net, the word on William’s condition definitely spread, as did awareness for Dorian and the rest of the pediatric cancer patients. As the pre-rodeo dinner wrapped up and the kids prepared to take their seats in the arena Sunday night, Tonascia marveled at the events of the day.

“I’m numb right now. In my wildest dreams, I would’ve never anticipated this turnout,” she said. “The luncheon today and rodeo tonight, the joy of these kids and their families. Some of them have never been to a rodeo before, let alone a rodeo of this status.

“For the Wrangler NFR contestants who participated, I’ve got no words for them. Some of them had tears in their eyes, because they were so passionate about the kids they partnered with. You don’t expect that — that they’d embrace it like they did.”

They embraced it much like Lexi Brown did the battle against cancer. Her parents also attended Sunday’s festivities, and dad Jon Brown put the most amazing positive spin on all that his daughter’s life has become, 2½ years after she passed away.

“She’s in a better place now,” Brown said. “She didn’t lose her fight. She passed the fight off to us, and we continue the fight.”

Source: reviewjournal.com

2018 NFR Las Vegas schedule — Dec. 10

2018 NFR Las Vegas schedule — Dec. 10

MONDAY

WRANGLER NFR 9-5

— 8 a.m.: World Series of Team Roping, South Point Arena & Equestrian Center. Free admission, open to the public.

— 9 a.m.: All In Barrel Race, Race 2 Qualifying Round 1, Orleans Arena. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.LVBarrelRace.com.

— 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Cowboy Christmas – It’s All Here. Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. Free admission, open to the public. Co-located with the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo.

— 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: South Point Western Gift Show, South Point Exhibit Hall. Free admission, open to the public.

— 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Junior NFR presented by YETI. Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls, at Wrangler Rodeo Arena within the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo. Bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding.

— 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Cowboy Marketplace Gift Show, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Free admission, open to the public.

— 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Country Christmas, Sands Expo. Free admission, open to the public.

— 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Exceptional Rodeo presented by NV Energy. Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls, at Wrangler Rodeo Arena within the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo. Free admission, open to the public.

— Noon-1 p.m.: Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen. Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. Rodeo Live presented by RODEOHOUSTON. Free admission, open to the public.

— Noon-2 p.m.: Wrangler NFR Autograph Session, Team Ropers. Cowboy Christmas, Rodeo Way. Free admission, open to the public. First come, first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.

— 1:15-2 p.m.: Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ It Country, hosted by Andy Griggs. Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. Rodeo Live presented by RODEOHOUSTON. Free admission, open to the public.

— 2:15-3 p.m.: Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler. Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. Rodeo Live Presented by RODEOHOUSTON. Free admission, open to the public.

WRANGLER NFR IN ARENA

Thomas & Mack Center

— 6:45 p.m: Opening ceremony and anthem

— 7 p.m.: Fifth go-round

WRANGLER NFR AFTER DARK

— 5 p.m.: Rump’s Rodeo Party hosted by Justin Rumford. The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Honky Tonk Saloon. Free admission, open to the public, 21 and older. For more information, visit www.BoydEvents.com/WNFR.

— 6-10 p.m.: South Point Presents Ram Rodeo Tailgate Party. South Point Convention Center. Free admission, open to the public.

— 6 p.m.-midnight: Silverton Casino Presents Cowboys & Indians After Parties, hosted by Justin Frazell. Veil Pavilion, inside Silverton Casino Hotel. All-ages viewing party, followed by live band. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.silvertoncasino.com/entertainment/nfr.

— 6:30 p.m.-4 a.m.: The Mirage Presents Rodeo Vegas 2018, at The Mirage Race & Sports Book. Official Wrangler NFR After-Party of the PRCA. Free concerts nightly. For more information, visit www.Mirage.com/NFR.

— 7 p.m.-2 a.m.: Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island. Live entertainment and drink specials nightly. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.TreasureIsland.com.

— 8 p.m.-2 a.m.: MGM Grand Gold Buckle Zone, The Central at MGM Grand, near the sports book. Live entertainment, featuring free concerts nightly. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.mgmgrand.com/NFR.

— 9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Buckin’ Bash hosted by Justin Rumford. The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Bourbon Street Lounge. Live music, dancing, special guests and prizes nightly. Free admission, open to the public, 21 and older. For more information, visit www.BoydEvents.com/WNFR.

— 10:30-11:30 p.m.: National Finals Tonight Show, hosted by Don Gay, Joe Beaver and Dan Miller. The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Honky Tonk Saloon. Recap the NFR with the best crew in town, and win prizes nightly. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, visit www.BoydEvents.com/WNFR.

— 11 p.m.: Wrangler NFR Go Round Buckle Presentations, hosted by Flint Rasmussen and Randy Corley. South Point Showroom. Free admission, open to the public. Free concerts each night, following the presentations: Aaron Watson (tonight-Tuesday); Cody Johnson (Wednesday-Dec. 14); Sierra Black (Dec. 15).

CONCERTS

— Aaron Watson, South Point, 866-791-7626, southpointcasino.com

— Tracy Lawrence, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 866.946.5336, goldennugget.com

— Easy 8’s, Silverton, Veil Pavilion, 702-263-7777, silvertoncasino.com

— LOCASH, The Mirage Race & Sports Book, 800-374-9000, mirage.com/NFR

— Reckless Kelly, Treasure Island, Gilley’s, 702-894-7111, treasureisland.com

— Brett Rigby Band, Sam’s Town, Roxy’s Honky Tonk, 702-456-7777, samstownlv.com

— Doublewide, MGM Grand, Gold Buckle Zone, 877-880-0880, mgmgrand.com/NFR

— Rodney Carrington, MGM Grand, David Copperfield Theatre, 877-880-0880, mgmgrand.com/NFR