RAM National Circuit Champions to watch at the Wrangler National Finals
You fell in love with them at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (RAM NCFR) in Kissimmee, Florida, now it’s time to cheer them on at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in Las Vegas, Nevada! Back in March, eight contestants were named National Circuit Champions in each of the seven traditional rodeo events, watch next as these cowboys and cowgirls compete for a World Championship!
Every year since 1959, the top 15 contestants in each event head to Las Vegas, Nevada to test their skills against the best of the best. As you watch from the edge of your couch cushion, or maybe even from the grandstands at the Thomas and Mack, listen for their names!
Bareback riding kicks off the rodeo and our 2019 RAM NCFR Bareback Champion, Tilden Hooper, is the one to watch! He is currently sitting in 4th place in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Standings!
Clayton Biglow, Caleb Bennett, Jake Brown, Steven Dent, Austin Foss, Ty Breuer, and Taylor Broussard also competed at the RAM NCFR this Spring and will be vying for a bareback riding World Championship alongside Tilden.
RAM NCFR Steer Wrestling Champion, Tyler Pearson, heads into the WNFR sitting 9th in the PRCA World Standings.
RAM NCFR competitors; Stetson Jorgensen, Riley Duvall, Matt Reeves, Bridger Chambers, and Cameron Mormon will also be competing for a steer wrestling world title.
While watching rodeos only true team event, listen for Clay Smith and Jake Long, our RAM NCFR team roping champions! They enter the WNFR sitting comfortably in the 1st and 4th spot in the PRCA World Standings.
Other RAM NCFR contestants competing at the WNFR are Riley Minor (Header), Kyle Lockett (Heeler), and Brady Minor (Heeler).
Rodeo’s traditional sport, Saddle Bronc riding, comes next! RAM NCFR Champion, Chase Brooks, heads into the competition in 6th place in the PRCA World Standings.
Ryder Wright, Jacobs Crawley, and JJ Elshere are all RAM NCFR Saddle Bronc contestants who are also competing against the nation’s top-stock at the WNFR!
Haven Meged, RAM NCFR Tie-Down Champion, heads into the WNFR ranked 2nd in the PRCA World Standings.
Shane Hanchey, Riley Pruitt, Ty Harris, Rhen Richard, and Cooper Martin all competed against Haven at the RAM NCFR back in March and have their eyes set on the World Champion Tie-Down title, too! See how their talent and luck unfolds at the WNFR!
Lisa Lockhart, the 2019 RAM NCFR barrel racing champion races into the Thomas and Mack ranked 3rd in the WPRA!
Hailey Kinsel, Shali Lord, Jessica Routier, Dona Rule, Ericka Nelson, Ivy Conrado, and Lacinda Rose competed back in the Spring at the RAM NCFR, and are also racing against the clock for a world championship in Nevada!
Your 2019 RAM NCFR Bull Riding Champion, Garrett Smith, heads into the WNFR ranked 7th in the PRCA World Standings!
Trevor Kastner, Tyler Bingham, and Daylon Swearingen are also competing alongside Garrett as they each compete for the title of 2019 World Champion Bull Rider.
We wish our Kissimmee champions the best of luck at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, and hope to see each of them back in Kissimmee for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo!