NFR LAS VEGAS
What is the NFR Rodeo and can the public access tickets?
Cowboys from all across the U.S. and Canada work all year in hopes of qualifying for the National Finals Rodeo( NFR), the PRCA’s premier championship, sometimes referred to as the “Superbowl of Rodeos”.
The NFR is held each December in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The top 15 regular-season finishers in each event qualify for the NFR and compete for prize money. In December, 2012, this prize money exceeded $6.5 million.
The NFR features the Top 15 competitors in each of professional rodeo’s seven events: saddle bronc riding, bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Consisting of ten consecutive days, each of which has a competition, or “go-round”, in each event with its own prizes. In addition, each event has a separate set of prizes for having the best combined results over the ten days, referred to as “the average.” Keep in mind, all events take place on each and every day.
- If you’ve never been to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, this is an event you must attend, at least once in a lifetime.
- Today, Jul. 16th
- Wednesday, Jul. 17th
- Thursday, Jul. 18th
- Friday, Jul. 19th
- Saturday, Jul. 20th
- Sunday, Jul. 21th