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2016 RNCFR

2016 RNCFR

Five things to put on your to-do list during Cowboy Christmas at the WNFR

Christmas is just around the corner which means we are singing, “Vivaaaa Las Vegas!” Whether you are singing Christmas carols – or Viva Las Vegas with us – the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) is just around the bend, taking place December 1st-10th. Each year, your RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Committee attends the WNFR to speak at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s annual convention at the South Point Hotel Casino, cheer on contestants at the WNFR (or attend RAM watch parties at the South Point), and host our booth on Rodeo Way at Cowboy Christmas. This year, we have…

2016 RNCFR

Which PRCA circuit contestants have qualified to compete at the WNFR?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s what we are singing these days. The holidays are fast approaching, which means Las Vegas is getting ready for its annual cowboy takeover! Though we are excited for all of the joy the holiday season brings, we are also very excited about our boots, chaps and cowboy hats! Rodeo fans, get ready, as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is upon us, coming up December 1-10 in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center. We hope whether you plan to attend or watch from the comfort of…

2016 RNCFR

Check out what our fans have to say about the RNCFR in Kissimmee

Did you miss the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo this past spring? Well, you’re in luck! The RNCFR is coming up, just around the bend. This is an annual national championship event that takes place in sunny Central Florida on April 6-9, 2017. There are many things you can do in the Central Florida area, but the RNCFR brings to life the deeply rooted history of the sport of rodeo in Kissimmee. This is a family friendly event for all ages to enjoy! You might be wondering what this rodeo event has to offer your family on vacation or for…

2016 RNCFR

What Josh Boka Can Teach Us About Steer Wrestling

Some know him as Joshua, many know him as Josh, and still others know him as Chewy, or even just Boka. Josh Boka, 32, is a steer wrestling cowboy from Dillon, Montana. As a child, Josh attend the Montana Circuit Finals Rodeo to watch his favorite cowboys steer wrestle. He had dreams to someday make it to the Montana Circuit Finals to compete himself. When he was in 8th grade, he asked his parents to attend the Montana Champion Steer Wrestling School. “I attended, and they worked us so hard,” Josh says. “I was exhausted but it was a great…

2016 RNCFR

Meet Tie-Down Roper and RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Champion Clint Kindred

The roots of tie-down roping can be traced back to the early days of cowboys who worked on ranches out west. Cows gave birth to calves miles from the ranches, so cowboys were in charge of rounding up the calves in herds to bring them in for periodic health checks and branding. When a calf was identified as being sick or injured, cowboys would rope them and immobilize them quickly for veterinary treatment. Ranch hands who roped the calves the fastest got the bragging rights! They took pride in the speed in which they could rope the calves. What was…

2016 RNCFR

The Race of the Circuits: Celebrating 30 Years

You might have heard already, but the RNCFR is celebrating its 30th anniversary this April. Thirty years of bucks, champions, and stories to last a lifetime! So we thought we’d share some stories of what 30 years of champion circuits look like, and what the next 30 years might look like. We’re going to start by sharing what it means to be the Circuit of the Year. A lot of rodeo fans don’t know, but during the five performances of the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, as cowboys and cowgirls compete and advance, we keep track of the overall purse…

2016 RNCFR

Featuring 30 years of RNCFR All-Around Champions

It’s a big year for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo as we celebrate 30 years of rodeo! The very first circuit finals rodeo was held in Pocatello, Idaho back in 1987, where it stayed until 2010. The RNCFR was then relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2011. Then in 2014, the RNCFR moved once [...]
2016 RNCFR

Growing up in a Rodeo Family

21-year-old champion barrel racer from the Mountain States Circuit, Ivy Lauren Conrado, grew up in her hometown of Hudson, Colorado with one older brother, Chance, and one older sister, Paige. She was born to a mother and father who truly loved horses and the sport of rodeo. Her father was a roper and her mother was a barrel racer… both very competitively. Her mother and father actually met during the La Junta High School Rodeo. Ivy will tell you, “We grew up in a truck as kids.” Her mother and father were a futurity training team that trained colts. They traveled a…

2016 RNCFR

Get the 411 on Rodeo 101 – What Rodeo Judges Look For

We want to give you the 411 of rodeo 101 so that you can be in the know of what the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) judges look for while judging rough stock and timed events. In the professional sport of rodeo, there are two distinct types of competitions: rough stock events and timed events. Rough stock events consist of bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding; timed events consist of steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing. Click here to receive the latest RNCFR info, ticket deals and more! In any rough stock event, you…

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Highlights of the 2016 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo

To the rodeo fans who attended or participated in the 2016 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo event – THANK YOU! We are all about hospitality here in Kissimmee and we hope we provided the best to our fans. We invite you to read about a few of our favorite memories from the 2016 RNCFR. We call this the highlight reel! The 2016 RNCFR Cattle Drive On Monday, April 4th, we kicked off the RNCFR festivities with a cattle drive in historic downtown Kissimmee. Something like this has not been done in decades, and we truly enjoyed leaving our mark for…

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