The National Finals Rodeo occurs in Las Vegas each December, and it is the end of a yearlong competition for the top cowboys and cowgirls in the United States who ride the ProRodeo circuit. The nationals are open to the top 15 riders in each event. This status is gained by competing at many different ProRodeo venues, including Cheyenne Frontier Days, Houston Livestock and Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show and others, just for the right to compete in this event. During the exciting action, each participant will compete once per day on each of 10 consecutive days. In the end, two winners are crowned in each event, but they may be the same individual in some events. One winner is the person who has earned the most money for their event throughout the entire year, while the other person will be the person who grabs the most points during the National Finals Rodeo. Grab your tickets to the National Finals Rodeo at StubHub.
What were some of the times and point totals it took to win the National Finals Rodeo in 2019?
It takes top performances to win the National Finals Rodeo. In 2019, Clayton Biglow won the bareback riding competition on Northcott Macza’s Stevie Knicks. Dakota Eldridge turned in the top steer wrestling time of 3.5 seconds while in the team roping event, Junior Nogueira and Kaleb Driggers took home the honors with a winning time of 4.1 seconds. Brody Cress scored 91 points in the saddle bronc riding for the win while riding The Cervi Brothers Rodeo’s RODEOHOUSTON's Womanizer. Adam Gary won the tie-down roping with a time of 7.1 seconds. Lisa Lockhart won the women’s barrel racing with a time of 13.7 seconds. In one of the closest contests of the rodeo, Jordan Hansen scored 88.5 points on board Four Star Rodeo’s Hell Hound for the win.
Who were some of the top rodeo money winners who participated in the National Finals Rodeo in 2019?
Top rodeo contestants work all year to try to end the year with the most earnings. When you are at the 2020 National Finals Rodeo, you will want to watch for these cowboys and cowgirls as they try to prove that they are at the top of their game again. In particular, watch for Clayton Biglow, who made $619,130 by riding bareback in his rodeo days, which started in 2015. You will also want to watch for Ty Erikson, who had amassed $1,001,087 at the end of 2019 in steer wrestling. At the end of 2019, Clay Smith had earned $919,435 since he joined the PRCA in 2013 as a team roping header while Wesley Thorp had earned $486,622.00 as a heeler. In four years, Zeke Thurston won $859,136 in saddle bronc riding. Sage Kimzey earned more than $1,829,933 riding bulls since he started in 2013.
What are some seating levels at the National Finals Rodeo?
There are three levels of seating at the National Finals Rodeo. Plaza level seats are located near the bucking chutes on the roping end of the arena. A hanging video screen in the middle of the arena makes you feel like you are on top of the action. Another seating choice is the upper balcony seats. These seats are on the second level of the Thomas & Mack Center. If you want to get really close to the action, opt for Gold Buckle seats. These seats are located in the first five rows.
Where can I get tickets for the National Finals Rodeo?
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How much are National Finals Rodeo tickets?
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