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!