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!
Walla Walla, WA. – The 5th Annual Championship of Champions is held in Walla Walla, Washington at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds Sept. 20-22, 2019. At this year’s Championship of Champions, more than 36 elite teams representing 13 Indian Nations will have qualified to compete at the 2019 Finals for Big money on Friday and Saturday leading up to a $50,000 purse on Sunday.
A combination of the World Series and Super Bowl for Indian Horse Relay. As America’s oldest known competition, Indian Relay is exploding onto the scene as the world’s newest and most exciting extreme sport! The Championships are the culmination of over 18 grueling competitions sanctioned by the Horse Nation Indian Relay Council, held this season between Native Americans and First Nations of Canada athletes.
The 2019 Championship of Champions will be the largest gathering to ever witness Indian Horse Relay, with the best inter-tribal competition ever assembled. The Horse Nation Indian Relay Council (HNIRC) was founded to promote Indian Relay, horsemanship and safety. The vision of the teams and the entire membership is for relay to become a viable cultural and economic entity on the reservations. Word with a Champ‘s coverage of this event is supported by Wrangler
Day 1: The Horse Nations Indian Relay Council, Championship of Champions, is hosted this week in Walla Walla, Washington, for the second year in a row. President of the HNIRC, Oglala Lakota Calvin Ghostbear, is our guest this 1st of four, Wrangler Fall Sport Specials September 20-23, 2019.
The excitement is building towards championship Sunday afternoon already. After a season of competition, vying for spots for preliminary heat races the first two days of qualifying races, it all comes down to three laps with dozens of horses and riders on the front straightaway, for the season and title of the sport. This is shaping up to be the largest gathering in the history of America’s first extreme sport. One that is well over two centuries old and part of the traditional American Indian and First Nations way of life, when the great horse nations, once again, come together, a very exciting event.
Day 2: The Championship of Champions, Indian relay horse races started last night in Walla Walla, Washington. And enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a 13 race ticket with all the thrills and spills involved. We look forward to doubling our attendance from last year by championship Sunday afternoon. We have results from day one of three of the event sanction by the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council.
Day 3: The Championships are the culmination of over 18 grueling competitions sanctioned by the Horse Nation Indian Relay Council, held this season between Native Americans and First Nations of Canada athletes. We have results from day two of three of the event sanction by the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council.
Day 4: The Colville Tribe of Washington was in the winner circle at the Championship of Champions Indian relay horse races in Walla Walla,Washington. We appreciate our friends at Wrangler Jeans and Shirts for supporting the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council, season finale. It is our privilege to provide the results from a championship Sunday afternoon and interview with a talented winning jockey Scotty Abrahamsson of Abrahamsson Relay.
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the sport’s richest and most prestigious rodeo, showcases the world’s best contestants and stock. Indian cowboys, defending World Champion, Navajo, Erich Rogers, recent World Champion Aaron Tsinigine, the legend Derrick Begay and Oglala Lakota, Shane O’Connell are our contingency for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association 2018 World Titles. There is a history of Indian cowboys and cowgirls winning lots of cash in Vegas. Word With a Champ’s Randy Taylor brings us daily coverage of this year’s WNFR on Native Voice One, December 7- 16, 2018.
The 10-day championship event, held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas every December, has enjoyed sold-out attendance for 33 years. In 2017, 168,952 fans cheered 119 of rodeo’s superstars at the 59th “Super Bowl” of rodeo, in which over $10 million was paid out to contestants who won or placed in rounds.
Indian contestants will be featured win, lose or draw in our daily reports including interviews with ProRodeos favorite stars. Each of the 10 rounds pay $26,230 to win and the best on 10 will earn $67,269, it is an exciting time for our Native American and First Nation Canadian contestants.
Ten 5-min Podcasts
The 56th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo had millions of dollars and the 2014 World Championships up for grabs. Word With a Champ traveled to Las Vegas for daily coverage for the ten day event held December 4th – 13th. This year, Native Americans and Canadian First Nations were well-represented in one of this sport’s greatest events.
NV1 now offers a podcast of the daily 5-min report. Bring your audience our coverage of the sold out the events. We pay close attention to our Native contestants as they compete in 10 go-rounds in the city of lights.
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