The National Finals Rodeo (NFR), known popularly as the "Super Bowl of rodeo" is a championship event held annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). That organization established the NFR in order to determine the world champion in each of rodeo's seven main events. Bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, and bull riding have all been a part of the NFR since the first one in 1959. Team roping was added in 1962, and barrel racing was added in 1967. The NFR showcases the talents of the PRCA's top fifteen money-winners in each event as they compete for the world title. From 1981 to 2000, the NFR also had American freestyle bullfighting, where the top six bullfighters from the Wrangler Bullfighting Tour competed at the event after a year of competing at numerous regular-season events for the chance to qualify for the NFR and try to win the bullfighting world championship. The Wrangler Bullfighting Tour was discontinued after 2000, and freestyle bullfighting became largely obscured for several years, until being heavily revived in the 2010s. Today, freestyle bullfighting has its own organizations that specialize in the event and world championships are determined there.
The NFR is held each year in the first full week of December, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada, United States. Get your tickets at Expedia and watch the champions claim their prizes!
The 2023 National Finals Rodeo is being held at the Thomas & Mack Center
Stetson Wright has been crowned the all-around World Champion three consecutive years in a row. Trevor Brazile won it in 2018, and Tuf Cooper before him in 2017.
The gold buckle seats are in the first five rows and get you right up close to all the action!
The 2023 NFR takes place December 7-16th 2023 at the Thomas & Mack Center
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