Canada night and the conclusion of the inaugural Ladies Breakaway Roping event added to the seven standard events in ProRodeo, are the highlights of the 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Arlington, Texas, round number 8 of 10. We celebrate the success and support the challenge of our six American Indian contestants that have qualified in the top 15, by money won for the year end finale of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. A very exciting event.
Navajo sisters, Anna and Cassie Bahe of Utah did well in Texas. Cassie Bahe won the world championship ladies break away roping. Anna Bahe finished #8 with the three day, 10 round, with a top 8, then top 4 round competition. This is huge, congratulations to a very fun and talented family. we look forward to seeing them at the Indian National Finals Rodeo.
Saddle bronc riding Indian country WNFR qualifiers, Cheyenne River Sioux, WNFR rookie, Shorty Garrett was 84.5 and won fifth in the round for his second paycheck of the week worth $6,769.00. Cole Elshere, Standing Rock Sioux was 0 in round 8 at his forth Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Shorty Garrett is #9 in the PRCA world standings and Cole is #13, with 2 rounds to go for the 2020 World Championships in ProRodeo.
Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas held the 2020 MLB World Series and now, the 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. We hope you are enjoying our coverage of six American Indian cowboys and cowgirls that have qualified in the top 15 in the world standings in each of their respective events to earn a spot and vie for a world title in Texas. We have concluded round 7 of 10 with matinees for the ladies breakaway inaugural WNFR event Dec. 8-10, and the rest at night.
Navajo sisters, Cassie and Anna Bahe of Utah are in the hunt for the break away roping championship. Cassie split third in the 5th round; fourth in round 6 and sixth in round 8, she is sixth in the aggregate and #2 in the world standings.
Team ropers, Navajo, Erich Rogers roping with Paden Bray of Texas are #1 in the aggregate, fastest on 7 rounds worth $67,269.00 towards the gold buckle if they win, they placed sixth in round 7 and won round 1. Cherokee team roper Brenten Hall, heading for Chase Tryan of Montana, won round 4 and has earned $43,000.00 to this point. Rogers is #9 and Hall is #12 in the world standings header division, team roping.
Our Indian country saddle bronc riders did not fare so well in round 7, each bucked off. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cole Elshere has dropped from #6 to #13 in the world standings and Cheyenne River Sioux, Shorty Garrett has moved from #4 to #9 in the saddle bronc riding world standings. WNFR rookie, Shorty has ridden 5/7 and has won money, 4X WNFR qualifier Cole has ridden 1/7 and will be looking for his checks, in the final 3 rounds of this year’s Wrangler NFR.
The 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is celebrating 62 years, the pride of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association since 1959, this year being held in Arlington,Texas, USA. The sixth of ten performances sees a grateful field of contestants happy to compete and introduce ladies breakaway roping to the WNFR.
The 2020 Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night (TETWP) at the 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, was held in Arlington, Texas, USA. TETWP is a tradition to support breast cancer awareness and is the halfway mark of the 10 round competition in each of the eight standard events. The World Championships are the culmination of the season earnings and the big money won during the 10 rounds of the WNFR. In team roping former world champ, Navajo, Eric Rogers and his partner, Paden Bray of Texas were 5 seconds placing sixth in the money and moved to first in the aggregate worth over $67,000.00, if they win the best on ten. Cherokee, Brenten Hall and partner Montana’s Chase Tryan were 9 seconds for no money team roping in five. Both of our Indian country Headers have won rounds, Rogers in the first, and Hall in the fourth. Indian saddle bronc riders: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cole Elshere has bucked off all 5 at his forth WNFR qualification; WNFR rookie Cheyenne River Sioux, Shorty Garrett was 83 points for no money in round 5, he won money in the third and is #7 in the world standings. Navajo sisters, Carrie and Annie Bahe will compete the next three days in the first ever WNFR ladies breakaway roping world championships in ProRodeo, Carrie is the #1 PRCA season standings winner.
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo celebrates it’s 62nd Annual NFR since it’s inception in 1959 in Dallas, Texas, there again in 1960 and 1961. Los Angeles, California hosted the years of 1962 and 1963. The marquis of sports finals, found a home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1964, with Clem McSpadden, it grew and prospered in ‘OKC until 1984. In 1985 the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sanctioned event increased prize money immensely when the Wrangler NFR moved to the “city of light’s” in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has grown from 1.8 million dollars in prize money in 1985 until 2019, worth over 10 million, for 10 rounds in each event. This year, 2020, we’re in Arlington, Texas, U.S.A.. Indian country has two individuals in the top 5 in the world standings, prior to round 4. The 2017 World Champion and 10X WNFR qualifier, Navajo, Eric Rogers, Round Rock, Arizona, header in team roping, won round 1, earning 26,730.77 with healer Payden Bray of Texas. Shorty Garrett, WNFR Rookie, of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, in South Dakota, won money in round 3. Four time WNFR saddle bronc riding qualifier, Standing Rock Sioux Tribes, Cole Elshere has bucked off all 4. Cherokee of Oklahoma, Brenten Hall won round 4 in the team roping, heading for his partner, healer, Chase Tryan from Montana, to a winning time of 4.2. It’s the finals, the NFR, the series of the sport, hey rookie can you take ten head, have you got the heart?
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The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Arlington, Texas, USA, is history in the making. A rank pen of bucking horses in the bareback and saddle bronc riding was brutal on the contestants, yet very entertaining to an enthusiastic, masked audience. Indian countries highlight included Cheyenne River Sioux, Shorty Garrett of South Dakota winning his first check, placing in the saddle bronc riding at his first WNFR in round three of ten. With each round, in each event paying $26,230.77 and, the best of ten rounds awarding $67,269.00 to the aggregate winner in each of the seven standard events, the week is young and much money is still at stake, in addition to PRCA World Championships. Wrangler proudly supports these reports covering our Indian cowboys and cowgirls exclusively for Native Voice One Radio Network. Many thanks to: #4BearsCasinoAndLodge, #JustinBootCompany, #4BWebDesign and #Wrangler. Long live cowboys!
December 3, 2020
The 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo kicked off Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Arlington,Texas, with great talent representing Indian Country. Our contingency is lead by 2017 World Champion, Navajo, Erich Rogers whom is joined by 2X top 15 qualifier, Cherokee, Brenten Hall, both in Team Roping as headers. Saddle Bronc Riders, two Cheyenne River Sioux, Defending Indian World Champion, Cole Elshere and a Heart Ranch sponsored rookie at the WNFR, Shorty Garrett, whom is #4 in the World Standings. A new event for the Wrangler NFR is Ladies breakaway Roping with Navajo Nation’s Carrie Bahe #1 in the World, with her sister Annie Bahe qualifying in the top 15. First Nations of Canada and Native American also provide some of the best in pro rodeo bucking horses and bulls.
Navajo, Erich Rogers and Texan, Paden Bray win Round 1 and $26,230.77 for their 4.8 second effort. We have results and interviews for the first of 10 rounds in an event sanctioned by the Profession Rodeo Cowboys Association. This program is supported by Heart Ranch, Justin Boot Company, 4 Bears Casino and Lodge, 4B Web Design and Wrangler. Long live Indians!