NFR Round 1 Champions
Congratulations to all of the NFR Round 1 Winners for the first night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo!
Bareback Riding: Jess Pope | 90.5-point ride on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Night Crawler
Steer Wrestling: Dirk Tavenner and Riley Duvall | Tied with 3.7 seconds
Team Roping: Tyler Wade & Trey Yates | 4.0 seconds
Tie-Down Roping: Shane Hanchey | 7.4 seconds
Saddle Bronc: Zeke Thurston & Chase Brooks | Tied with 88.5 Point Rides
Barrel Racing: Cheyenne Wimberley and Amanda Welsh | 13.77 seconds
Bull Riding: Ky Hamilton & JB Mauney | Tied with 87.5 Point Rides
A huge congratulations to all the winners from last night’s Round 1 performance, we can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the table for night number two. See y’all there!
About the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2021
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is a 10-day super bowl for the rodeo and western industry. After a long year, the NFR 2021 is back in Las Vegas! If you aren’t excited, you should be because the cowboys are taking over Vegas December 2-11, 2021. Taking place at the good ole Thomas and Mack Center, fans and athletes alike are more than ready to see who will be named your 2021 NFR Champions. Keep checking in to find results from every day as well as the PRCA rodeo schedule for 2022.
How it Works
If you’re a lifelong rodeo fan then this information might not be new to you, but we are all about educating new fans so we want to include the in’s and out’s of what goes down during the ten days of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Let’s start with the athletes. Athletes work all year round, October-September, trying to a spot in the top fifteen in their event. They work their way through the ranks by attending PRCA sanctioned rodeos and winning money that goes towards their year-end total, which determines who gets a ticket to the NFR in December.