Back to Back Saddle Bronc round wins for Iowa

Las Vegas, Nevada. – Iowa cowboys took victory laps the first weekend in December on Saturday and Sunday in the Saddle Bronc Riding.  NFR Rookie Tegan Smith from Winterset and 2018 World Champion Wade Sundell from Boxholm claimed go-round wins on the first weekend of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR).  The WNFR ran from…

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Downtown Las Vegas Events Center throws ultimate viewing party, WNFR

By: Gretchen Kirchmann The Downtown Las Vegas Event Center transforms into an ultimate viewing party during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR).  The outdoor venue located across the street from The D Las Vegas (S. 3rd Street and E. Carson Avenue) is on the edge of Fremont Street.  The venue organizers including Truman Talley, added…

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Jess Pope repeats with WNFR Bareback Average Title

By Gretchen Kirchmann Las Vegas, Nevada was a gold mine for Jess Pope in 2021.  He hit a jackpot by winning $230, 475; his second straight Wrangler National Finals Bareback Riding average title.  Pope, can be dubbed Mr. Consistent over the 10-day run with the most points on 10-head of horses.  The field of 15…

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Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo planning for 2022, save the dates June 23-25

The Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo wrapped up last month crowning event champions from across the United States.  Three performances allowed a post-covid event to fill the grandstands and parking lots.  The Montrose Fire Department reached the parking lot capacity on Friday night.  The rodeo committee lead by Executive Director Greg McDonald is already planning for…

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Kites on Ice, Buffalo MN

Members of the Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo Committee participated in the third annual Kites on Ice Festival held February 13, 2021. The festival provides a creative way to chase away the winter blues by embracing outdoor activities on frozen Buffalo Lake.  Minnesota’s oldest ProRodeo will celebrate its 66th anniversary June 24-26, 2021.  Complimentary children’s rodeo…

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