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Thurston Stays Hot in the Desert

In his first three years at the WNFR, Big Valley, Alberta’s Zeke Thurston, despite winning the 2016 world title, had made only one victory lap at the Thomas and Mack Arena here in Las Vegas. In round nine of…

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Canadians Go Six For Six On Canada Night

Every year on Canada Night (Round 8 of the WNFR), Canadian flags are an even bigger part of the action than they are during the other nine performances. And, with all six Canadian competitors getting to the pay window,…

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Orin Larsen – Overcoming the Odds

“You probably shouldn’t be going to the NFR.” Those were the words of the surgeon who operated on Orin Larsen’s knee just three weeks ago and a week after the Canadian Finals Rodeo. The Manitoba bareback rider had torn…

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Nineties Night at the National Finals Rodeo

The grey did it again. Virgil, the amazing 10 year-old gelding from the C5 Rodeo firm now holds the CFR and WNFR Arena records. A month ago, the two-time and reigning Canadian and World Champion Bareback horse was 90.25…

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Guenthner Goes to Lead in World Standings

3.3 seconds. Yes, you read that right. Scott Guenthner bulldogged his steer in a time that was just three tenths of a second off the arena record for the third go-round win, and the $26,330 pay cheque at the…

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WNFR Round Two – Solid Night for Canada

It was bounce back night for Canadian competitors in round number two of the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Both Canadian saddle bronc riders picked up cheques on Friday night at the Thomas and Mack Arena. 2016 World Champion…

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Carman Pozzobon CFR 2018

This week we are set to witness the best of the best compete head to head for the title of the 2018 CPRA Barrel Racing Champion. Will the 2017 Ladies Barrel Racing Champion, have a repeat finals, taking home…