KK Run for Vegas

Last year’s Junior World Finals was still up in the air amid the coronavirus pandemic when Kelly Kaminski made a declaration to her family. “I had all of my stuff in place and I told my family we were going to have a finals somewhere, even if it was in my backyard,” recalled Kaminski, who […]

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Bo knows the Junior World Finals

The name isn’t the only thing different about this year’s Junior World Finals in Las Vegas. Previously known as the Junior NFR, the Junior World Finals promises to be bigger and better in a number of ways when the event kicks off Dec. 5 at the Wrangler Rodeo Arena in the South Halls of the […]

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Best of the barrel racers

What a difference a year made for Kelsey Caldwell. At last year’s Junior National Finals Rodeo, Caldwell and her horse Shine On A Dime finished in the middle of the pack in senior barrel racing. Saturday at the Wrangler Rodeo Arena, the two won a world championship. “The Junior NFR last year was the first […]

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Road Warriors

After taking such a long time to get to the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Madison Murphy sure didn’t spend much time in the Wrangler Rodeo Arena on Wednesday. The 11-year-old from North Fort Myers, Florida, finished second in the first section of junior barrel racing with a 14.277-second run. Aspen Autry from […]

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Once in a lifetime opportunity

Samantha Kerns couldn’t have asked for a better start to the Junior National Finals Rodeo presented by YETI. The North Powder, Oregon, cowgirl won the first round of Senior Barrel Racing on Tuesday morning with a 13.903-second run at the Wrangler Rodeo Arena. She slipped a bit in Thursday’s second round, finishing with a time […]

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Added motivation

Not that they needed it, but team ropers and barrel racers at this year’s Junior National Finals Rodeo Presented by YETI will have added motivation. That’s because the winners in each age group – 15 and under and 16-19 for team roping, and 11 and under and 12-16 for barrel racing will recieve an exemption […]

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