Round 1 – Dec. 1, 2022 Round 1 Daysheet
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The opening act is Vegas Night, and country singer Easton Corbin will sing the national anthem.The event’s sponsor is Pendleton Whisky.Trevor Brazile, a Vegas NFR icon, will be honored in an arena presentation and a banner unveiled in the Thomas & Mack Center’s rafters.
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo® presented by Teton Ridge airs live on television and the internet beginning on December 1 at 5:45 p.m. PST/8:45 p.m. (EST).The NFR’s exclusive broadcast and streaming partner is The Cowboy Channel, which also serves as PRORODEO®’s official network partner.Through its cable and satellite partners, The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV offer live coverage of the NFR, as well as online at cowboychannelplus.com.
Since 2002, Trevor Brazile has relied heavily on the all-around race to win. STETSON WRIGHT HAS A FIRM HOLD ON IT.Brazile, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in July in Colorado Springs, Colo., won a total of 26 gold buckles, including 14 all-around buckles (a PRCA record from 2002 to 2015).Stetson Wright is now the king of cowboys, winning three all-around world titles in a row, as well as the world championship in bull riding in 2020 and saddle bronc riding in 2021.As he arrives in Las Vegas leading the all-around PRCA | RAM World Standings with a PRCA regular-season earnings record—pre-NFR—of $378,340, Wright is well-positioned to win his fourth all-around title in 2022.In the race for the all-around, he leads by a lot.He is also ahead of Josh Frost in the bull riding standings by $92,042 and behind leader Sage Newman in the saddle bronc riding standings by $60,071.Wright wants to become the first person since Brazile in 2010 to win the all-around, team roping as a header, and tie-down roping three times in one year.No cowboy has ever won three world championships in one season in all-around, saddle bronc, or bull riding, according to ProRodeo records.
The PRCA decided on November 18 to send 16 bull riders to the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge as a result of unusual and one-of-a-kind circumstances.From December 1 to 10, Cole Fischer will make his Wrangler NFR debut at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.”It is the dream of every cowboy who puts his hand in a bull rope to make the NFR,” Fischer, 30, stated.
Having a chance to win the PRCA Steer Roping World Championship in Round 10 of the National Finals Steer Roping is a moment that J. Tom Fisher has replayed thousands of times in his head.Fisher won Round 10 on Nov. 5 at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane with a 9.5-second run, setting up his first gold buckle of his career.With $123,477, Fisher won the PRCA | RAM World Standings.
In bareback riding, Kaycee Feild faces Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Bronc Riding Nation in Round 1 in an attempt to defend his PRCA World Championship.In September, Tilden Hooper, a fellow NFR bareback rider, scored an 89-point ride on the horse in Filer, Idaho.Cole Franks hopes to work off major areas of strength for him debut a year prior by coordinating with Resistol’s Grimy Coat from Pete Carr Star Rodeo.At the West of Pecos (Texas) Rodeo, Jess Pope was 89 points ahead of Dirty Jacket. In saddle bronc riding, Brody Cress is aiming for another NFR average title and will face Jitter Bug from Bar T Rodeo in Round 1.In 2022, the horse received an average score of 84.5 points in seven qualified rides.Burch Rodeo’s Bubble Bath, a familiar foe, paired with the Canadian Logan Hay.In April, the two met for the first time at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, where they rode 86 points.In bull riding, the young JR Stratford enters the yellow bucking chutes for the first time, matching up with Pickett Pro Rodeo Co.’s Pendleton Punchline. RAM | World Standings leader Sage Newman earned the highest score on the horse this season, earning a 90-point ride at the Xtreme Broncs Final in Rapid City, S.D.Josh Frost, a fellow NFR competitor, rode the bull on June 22 at the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo and scored an 89-point ride.First-time NFR qualifier Tristen Hutchings expects to say something in Cycle 1 with an extreme battery mate in Stockyards ProRodeo’s Wild partier.In 26 attempts made since 2020, only three bull riders have broken the eight-second barrier.Party Animal has achieved an average stock score of 44.23 over that time.
Record times and scores for Round 1 of the Wrangler NFR:
Bareback riding: 91.5 points, Richmond Champion, 2019
Steer wrestling: 3.1 seconds, Trevor Knowles, 2013
Team roping: 4.0 seconds, Turtle Powell/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 2014;
Tyler Wade/Cole Davison, 2019
Tyler Wade/Trey Yates, 2021
Saddle bronc riding: 89 points, Bryce Miller, 2008
Tie-down roping: 6.8 seconds, Trevor Brazile, 2015
Barrel racing: 13.51 seconds, Hailey Kinsel, 2018
Bull riding: 94 points, Don Gay, 1974; Blue Stone, 2001