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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