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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Saddle bronc and bareback contestants at this year’s Junior National Finals Rodeo don’t have to look far to find rodeo mentors. Not only are their parents in Las Vegas to offer support and advice, but they’ve got a handful of former National Finals Rodeo qualifiers in the Wrangler Rodeo Arena to do the same. Five-time […]
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Now in its third year, the Junior National Finals Rodeo continues to grow, with more than 700 entrants competing this year. Not surprisingly, the event has an international flavor this year. Once again, there’s a strong contingent of bronc riders from Canada, and Mexico is also represented. But perhaps the biggest addition has come from […]
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Jadon Hayes is no stranger to the Junior National Finals Rodeo. Hayes is competing in the Junior NFR in Las Vegas for the fourth consecutive year, but the 14-year-old freshman from Cisco, Texas, added to his workload this year. In addition to competing in senior saddle bronc riding and senior bareback bronc riding, Hayes will […]
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Laci Demers doesn’t have a lot of free time on her hands these days. As the promoter for both the Bareback Bronc Riding and Saddle Bronc Riding events of the Junior National Finals Rodeo, Demers will be overseeing more than 200 competitors at the annual rodeo. This year’s Junior NFR takes place Dec. 6-15 at […]
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Last year was a learning experience for Ote Berry. The former world champion steer wrestler and ProRodeo Hall of Fame member has experienced about all there is to experience in the rodeo arena. Last year, however, Berry got to see things from a different perspective. As the event programmer for the steer wrestling competition at […]
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The 17-year-old daughter of renowned team roper Calvin Taylor has been “roping my whole life,” she figures. The same can’t be said for Kyler Bell, Caroine’s partner in the 19 & Under Team Roping competition at the Junior National Finals Rodeo presented by YETI. “He hasn’t been roping long,” Caroline said of Bell. “My dad […]
Read More This isn’t Caroline Taylor’s first rodeo.