On a Night 10 when every PRCA world championship was still up for grabs, perhaps nothing better exemplified the excitement of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo than the race for the steer wrestling gold buckle. A full year of chasing steers came down to the final head in the final round of the final rodeo […]Read more "That’s a wrap"
With the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo all wrapped up, it’s time to get in a couple still-fresh leftovers from the rodeo refrigerator. So here we go. * I’ve met country music legend Charlie Daniels face-to-face twice in my life, both times at the Thomas & Mack Center during the Wrangler NFR, in 2015 and then […]Read more "Rodeo Refrigerator"
Every year during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, a new Miss Rodeo America is crowned. And every year, inevitably, that personable and wonderful young lady gets hit with a slew of questions about how she feels and what it’s like to win such a prestigious title, etc. etc. etc. So I’ve made it my job […]Read more "Broader perspective of the queen of rodeo"
One of the greatest things about covering rodeo is that these contestants – all these great cowboys and cowgirls – provide some of the best quotes. But you know who provides better quotes? Rodeo fans. Without question, hands down, bar none, Katy bar the door, I get the best comments when I’m talking to those […]Read more "Best quotes"
There’s no question that Sage Kimzey is a spectacular bull rider. The cowboy from Strong City, Okla., has won three consecutive PRCA world championships, and he’s in great position to make it four in a row this week at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. But hey, from the perspective of the media, I don’t just […]Read more "A great quote"
We’ve all heard that phrase, “He knows me better than I know myself.” Well, in the case of Mason Clements and Kaycee Feild, it’s apparently true. Bareback rider Clements is in Las Vegas competing in his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Feild won the bareback world championship four consecutive years, from 2011 to 2014, and […]Read more "Kaycee Nostradamus"
If you head south on Las Vegas Boulevard, just a couple blocks past the South Point – which, BTW, has a clever little catch-phrase: At the tip of the Strip! – you’ll find what is normally a wide-open patch of dirt. Except, that is, during these 10 December days of rodeo nirvana, when that field […]Read more "Trailer City"