Friday, January 18, 2008

Welcome to the Rodeo--Yeeha!


If I could score National Rodeo Finals tickets I would really be going just to see the bare back riding competition because it seems much more exciting.
The National Finals Rodeo, organized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, is the top-of-the-top in championship rodeo events in the U.S. Wrangler Jeans is the title sponsor.
The National Finals is held for 10 days each year in the first full week of December, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

An interesting fact is that he rodeo uses special dirt, which is stored on the UNLV campus for use in next NFR.

Another interesting fact is that because of the large amount of money awarded during the NFR, the leader in an event going into the NFR is frequently dethroned at its end.
There are seven main events: calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, and team roping.

Like I said before, I want to see the bareback bronc riding because the cowboys seem to enjoy that more--looking at the expressions on their faces. I have watched many rodeo events on television and the bare back actually seems more dangerous.
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