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!
The 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association concluded Round 2 of 10 at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, USA. This series of results and interviews is covering six Indian cowboys and cowgirls that have qualified in the top 15, by money won throughout the 2020 season, earning their spot to vie for millions of dollars at the WNFR and a World Championship in the PRCA. Our Native American contestants are participating in three of the eight respective events, saddle bronc riding, team roping and the new event, ladies breakaway roping. It is a very exciting time in their lives, all have the capacity to earn money at the Wrangler NFR to add to their season earnings that make up a World Championship in ProRodeo. Each episode features our contestants, the round winners, current world leaders in each event, interviews, and later in the week we will add the aggregate leaders which is worth over $67,000 to win, towards each event title. Support for this Native Voice 1 Radio Network Program is provided by: #4BearsCasinoAndLodge, #JustinBootCompany, #4BWebDesign, #HeartRanchND and #Wrangler. Long live Indians!
WNFR Round 6-Dec. 8
The 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is celebrating 62 years, the pride of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association since 1959, this year being held in Arlington,Texas, USA. The sixth of ten performances sees a grateful field of contestants happy to compete and introduce ladies breakaway roping to the WNFR.
The 2020 PRCA Ladies Breakaway Roping Season Champion is Navajo, Cassie Bahe of Utah, she won money in two of the four rounds held today and is fourth in the aggregate. Cassie’s sister, Anna Bahe also finished in the top 15 in the season to qualify for the inaugural WNFR Ladies Breakaway Roping. Anna won money in the forth and is ninth best on four head. The ladies battle again, during matinee at Globe Life Field, December 9 & 10, for the $200,000.00 up for grabs in their event.
Cherokee, Brenten Hall with partner Chase Tryan were no time in the sixth, they have won $43,000.00 each. Navajo, Erich Rogers and partner Payden Bray broke out, losing their first place spot in the aggregate prior to the sixth round, now in second for the $67,269.00 for best on ten. Rogers and Hall have each won earlier rounds, heading for their heeling partners in team roping.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cole Elshere scored 79.5 in the sixth round, after bucking off the first five horses, at his fourth qualification for the WNFR in saddle bronc riding. Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, Shorty Garrett enjoying his WNFR rookie year, was 83 points in round six of the saddle bronc riding and had won money once earlier this week. There are four go rounds to go for the 2020 PRCA World Championships concluding Saturday night, WNFR, Round 10, December 12, 2020.
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WNFR Round 9-Dec. 11
The 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo contestants of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association have been riding on a sliding scale the first portion of the event in Arlington, Texas, USA. The PRCA announced the $10,000,000.00 equal money to Las Vegas came to fruition prior to the 9th performance Friday night, due to ticket sales and the WNFR being able to conclude all 10 rounds. It is good news for the sport. It is our privilege to provide coverage of our Indian contestants for Native Voice One Radio Network.
The 2017 World Champion Team Roper, Navajo, Erich Rogers and his partner, heeler, Payden Bray of Texas have been taking advantage of the situation. Rogers and Bray are the fastest with 74.60 seconds on 9 head, it will be worth $67,269.00 if they are the fastest on 10 for the Wrangler NFR Average Championship. They placed sixth in round 9 adding to the total of $48,923.08 they’ve won through the WNFR and are #11 in the world standings with $101,464.65 earned through the season and the finals.
Cherokee team roper Brenten Hall and his partner, Chase Tryan of Montana were no time in round 9. They are thirteenth in the average qualifying on 5/9 head. Hall and Tryan are #14 in the world standings with $90,144.92 including the $43,000.00 they have won this week In Texas.
Four time WNFR qualifier and defending Indian World Saddle Bronc Riding Champion, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s, Cole Elshere has had a dismal finals. Cole bucked off in round 9 and has only made one qualified ride. He is fifteen in the average and has dropped from #6 to #13 in the world standings. He can still win $26,230.77 that each round pays in each event to add to his $64,351.14 season and finals earnings, go Cole!
WNFR saddle bronc riding rookie, Cheyenne River Sioux Indian cowboy, Shorty Garrett was 78.5 points in round 9. He has ridden 7/9 bucking horses and is tenth in the average. Shorty has won $22,269.23 at the finals totaling $112.274.69 and has dropped from #4 to #8 in the world saddle bronc riding standings. One more round to go for the PRCA Championships of the World at the Wrangler NFR.
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