THE COWBOY CHANNEL TO HOST DAILY PANELS DISCUSSION DURING NFR TAILGATE PARTY
For the first time, The Cowboy Channel will host a Rodeo Deep Dive Panel discussion series during its NFR Tailgate Party at Ariat Rodeo Live Stage. Daily panels will begin at 1:55 p.m. every day on The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas and feature a variety of current and former Wrangler National Finals Rodeo® champions, legends of the sport, industry leaders, and many more.
The NFR Tailgate Party, which runs from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day, will focus on Rodeo Deep Panels starting at 1:55 p.m. m. Hosted by Fanchon Stinger and Katy Lucas, the panels will delve into the personalities and behind-the-scenes stories and experiences that shape the world of rodeo.
The Rodeo Deep Dive Panel discussions will include the following topics and special guests:
Thursday, December 1 – Theme: Bull Riding Kingpins
With Josh Frost, Tuff Hedeman, and Sage Kimzey
Friday, December 2 – Theme: Three generations of the Steiner family tradition
With Rocker Steiner, Sid Steiner, and Bobby Steiner
Saturday, December 3 – Theme: Keepers of the Rodeo Records Flame
With Trevor Brazile, Ty Murray, and Stetson Wright
Sunday, December 4 – Subject: Roundup of the Rodeo Committee
Featuring the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo (David Petty of Claremore, Oklahoma), Pendleton Round-Up (Nick Sirovatka of Pendleton, Oregon), and Days of ’76 Rodeo (Ted Thompson of Deadwood, South Dakota)
Monday, December 5 – Theme: Living Legends of Barrel Racing
With Lisa Lockhart, Sherry Cervi, and Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi
Tuesday, December 6 – Theme: bullfighting GOATS
With Rob Smets, Joe Baumgartner and Dusty Tuckness
Wednesday, December 7 – Topic: Rodeo Royals Talk Rodeo Business, Then, Now, and Into the Future
With Donnie Gay, Kirsten Vold, and Reno Rosser
Thursday, December 8 – Theme: Rodeo Big Men Bulldoggers
With One Berry, Luke Branquinho, and Tyler Waguespack
Friday, December 9 – Theme: Rodeo Family Ties
With Dakota Eldridge, Lefty Holman, and Dawson Hay
Saturday, December 10 – Thank God for the wonderful mentors
With Marty Yates, JJ Hampton, and Kincade Henry
Each day, Ariat Rodeo Live Stage will also feature additional programming (all times PT and subject to change):
RMEF Calcutta: from 10 a.m. m.
Cowboy Revival with hosts Shane Minor and Alecia Davis, starting at 11 am. m.
Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen – starting at 12:15 p.m.
Free to the public, Cowboy Christmas is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. m. to 4 p.m. m. (PT) daily at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls and features more than 350 exhibitors and interactive elements for rodeo fans.
Sold out for more than 340 consecutive Las Vegas performances, the Wrangler NFR attracts the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, roping, barrel racing, and bull riding ( there will be 16 contestants in bull riding in 2022). Under the new contract with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association that runs through 2025, the purse in 2022 is more than $10.9 million. The ranking is based on the 2022 PRCA world ranking.
For more information on the Wrangler NFR and The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas, please visit NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR. For the latest Pro Rodeo news and Wrangler NFR coverage, please visit prorodeo.com or through social media at @PRCA_ProRodeo.