The true colors of rodeo

If you’ve been hanging around the Thomas & Mack Center much this week during the nine go-rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, you might have noticed a nice little patriotic touch to the attire of some contestants and folks tied to this event. That would be the red, white and blue feathers poking from […]

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Amberleigh Moore

Night 8 of the Wrangler National Finals was a big night for Amberleigh Moore, who won the barrel racing go-round in an arena-record-tying 13.37 seconds. It was nearly as good a night for Ivy Conrado, who took second in the go-round at 13.63. That means it was a fantastic night for Kelly Conrado, because he […]

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Beyond the Dirt

There are so many good viewing parties for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo that it’s hard to choose just one to attend. So I didn’t choose just one. I hit three hot spots around town on Tuesday night, and had a great time at all three with a bunch of fun-loving rodeo fans. There’s not […]

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Miss Rodeo America 2017

On Sunday, Miss Rodeo America 2017 was crowned. So of course, on Monday, she had to make the rounds, which included an evening stop at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo media room. The delightful Lisa Lageschaar was surely asked all day long about winning, her responsibilities for the next year, her hopes as an ambassador […]

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Gizmo

It’s Monday night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which marks the annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night. That’s when all the cowboys and cowgirls competing in this massive rodeo, along with plenty of fans, get together to show solidarity for a great cause – fighting breast cancer – by wearing pink shirts. So […]

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“Juice Cat”

Since 1985, when the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo first arrived in Las Vegas, no bull rider nicknamed “Juice Cat” had ever won a go-round. Until now, that is. On Sunday night, in the fourth go-round at the Thomas & Mack Center, Brennon Eldred hopped aboard Wrangler Extreme and held on nicely for all 8 seconds, […]

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