All contestants expected to attend; sessions are free open to rodeo fans
LAS VEGAS (November 13, 2017) – Rodeo fans will be able to get up close and personal with their favorite Wrangler National Finals Rodeo contestants at a series of autograph sessions beginning on Friday, Dec. 8. All sessions, which feature the contestants representing the seven rodeo events, begin at noon and last until 2 p.m. and are free and open to rodeo fans.
Now entering its 33rd year in Las Vegas, the Wrangler NFR kicks off on Dec. 7 and runs for ten consecutive days. The event features the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
The autograph session schedule is as follows:
Friday, Dec. 8 – Barrel Racers at the Golden Nugget (The Grand Event Center)
Saturday, Dec. 9 – Tie-Down Ropers at the MGM Grand (Main Lobby)
Monday, Dec. 11 – Team Ropers at Cowboy Christmas (Rodeo Way)
Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Steer Wrestlers at Cowboy Christmas (Rodeo Way)
Wednesday, Dec. 13 – Bull Riders at Treasure Island (Gilley’s Saloon)
Thursday, Dec. 14 – Bareback Riders at New York-New York
Friday, Dec. 15 – Saddle Bronc Riders at Harrah’s (Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill)
Sold out for more than 300 consecutive performances, the Wrangler NFR is held every December at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Under the contract with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association that runs through 2024, the purse in 2017 is $10 million. Qualification is based on the 2017 PRCA World Standings.
For more information on the Wrangler NFR and Cowboy Christmas, please visit www.NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR.
About Las Vegas Events
Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. Founded in 1982, LVE is funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 700 events.
About the Wrangler NFR
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events. Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2017 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.
See more at NFRexperience.com