WNFR 2021

The WNFR returned to Las Vegas in 2021. Our agency focused on the Great Lakes Circuit contestants, stock contractors, and feature stories.  The Great Lakes Circuit is part of the larger ProRodeo circuit system dividing the United States into regions for contestant earning money at PRCA approved rodeos.  Contestants designate their respective circuit at the beginning of the regular season.  The top 12 contestants in each event advance to the Circuit Finals, with the circuit champion and average champion advancing to the NFR Open (formerly the RAM National Circuit Finals).

The Great Lakes Circuit is comprised of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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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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Great Lakes Circuit sends seven to the 2021 WNFR

By:  Gretchen Kirchmann The Great Lakes Circuit is being represented by seven cowboys including three bareback riders, two saddle bronc riders and a pair of team ropers. Leading the pack is 2018 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Wade Sundell with his ninth qualification, and nearly two million dollars in career earnings. Wade enters the Wrangler…

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