The wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is the seasonal championship event for cowboys of professional rodeo association. This season ending game is acknowledged as the world best premier rodeo. This annual event is held every December since 1959 at the Thomas & Mark Center in Las Vegas. This wrangler NFR is considered as the prestigious rodeo of professional rodeo cowboys to showcase the best cowboy, barrel racer and livestock in the world. Thus, new change in the rule book of NFR keeps it for another 10 years from 2015 ad it has raised its prize money over the decade. This has the contract with CBS sports network for live telecast.
This event is conducted for 10 consecutive days with seven different games. Thus games involved in this event are
- Tie-down roping
- Steer wrestling
- Bull riding
- Saddle bronc riding
- Bareback bronc riding
- Barrel racing
- Team roping
From each competition, separate set of competitive prizes are awarded with its combined result. Thus top 15 contestants are selected in average from each competition held for the whole 10 days. The qualified contestants who have competed at this NFR get the sports world championship award. Each competitor wins a season earning through each game. Thus, championship of the game is finalized by the average analysis of these earnings.
How it is played?
The wrangler NFR is conducted for 10 successive days with 10 rounds. Cowboys and barrel racer are the participants of this event. They earn money by taking first six places and get more money by occupying first eight places on average. For each event, there will be two champions regardless of team roping. Since it is done with team, four in the team is rewarded. The average winner who win over NFR by having best score and time record in the events of corresponding 10 rounds will be awarded as the world champion. Thus champion will have the most money of the year along with what he or she earned at the wrangler NFR. In each event the champion may be same or different depending upon their talent proven in the event.
This event is conducted in Las Vegas every year and they have limited tickets to provide. So to help every other who do not have access to ticket can watch it through CBS sports website. This is a premium site and you need to get access by paying for NFR live. This helps in NFR events live watching. This site has legal rights within United States and if you wish to get access, then you need to use VPN networks.