“It's the ropes and the reins, and the joy and the pain. And they call the thing rodeo.” — Garth Brooks, Grammy Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter —
Saddle up! The 61st annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo begins today and will be running through Saturday, December 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the Wrangler NFR is an adrenaline-pumping event highlighting some of the world’s most talented cowboys and barrel racers, all vying for the $10 million in payoff money up for grabs. Attended annually by more than 150,000 rodeo enthusiasts over its ten-day run and consisting of ten rounds of competition in various rodeo categories — including bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding and many more — the Wrangler NFR will spark interest in every cowboy and cowgirl. Don’t fret if you can’t make it to this year’s festivities, tune into the CBS Sports Network to watch the live broadcast, starting tonight at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET.