National Finals Rodeo


NFR popularly known as WNFR (the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo) for sponsorship title, arranged by the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association), is the prime championship rodeo competitions in the United States. The National Finals Rodeo display PRCA’s top fifteen super performance to gain prize money in each event as they race with against for the world title. You will get NFR Live coverage information form this site before race kickoff.

The National Finals Rodeo is scheduled each year in the 1st week of December and this year of 2016 is schedule to 1st December to 10th December, at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Full events of NFR will broadcast live on CBSN (CBS Sports Network). You will get NFR Live coverage information form this site before race kickoff.

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The NFR (National Finals Rodeo), popularly known as the “Super Bowl of Rodeo,” is a world championship title event held annually by the PRCA. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association organized the National Finals Rodeo in 1958 in order to find the world champion in each of rodeo’s 7 main events such as Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Bareback Riding, Tie Down Roping & Team Roping. The world championship for Steer Roping held separately from regular National Finals Rodeo. The first National Finals Rodeo was held in Dallas in 1959 & followed by at that venue till 1961. But Los Angels Hosted from 1962 to 1964.

After then Oklahoma City successfully bid in 1964 to be the host city. In 1965 the first National Finals Rodeo attract 47,027 fans. Las Vegas bid for the NFR in 1984 . Therefore the Oklahoma City Council decided to build a new $30 million arena at Fairgrounds, But the Las Vegas won the bid. Since 1985 the National Finals Rodeo has been held in the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas. The National Finals Rodeo has become Thomas & Mack Center arena’s biggest events, gathering more than 170,000 fans in the ten-day event.

Year of 2001 a great sponsorship deal was signed & Wrangler became the 1st title sponsor of the NFR. The deal, part of the PRCA’s on going effort to develop professional rodeo to a new level. Again Oklahoma City has bid to return the National Finals Rodeo to Oklahoma, but is always outbid by Las Vegas. In 2011 Oklahoma was the host city of the RNCFR (PRCA’s semi-pro series). This was a remarkable step for the crowds exist in Oklahoma, effort to bring the National Finals Rodeo back when Las Vegas scheduled to end in 2014. But Finally Las Vegas renewed there contract for next 10 years meaning NFR host contract of Las Vegas will end in 2024. You will get NFR Live coverage information form this site before race kickoff.

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