The 2018 National Finals Rodeo is going to be one of the best rodeos in recent memory. The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo takes place every single year in Las Vegas during December. This year’s NFR is December 6th to the 15th and there is rodeo taking place every single night. Unfortunately if you are a fan of Barrel Racing, there will be no barrel racing at the National Finals Rodeo. However, all of your favorite Barrel Racers will be at the National Finals Rodeo doing promotion and supporting their fellow cowboys at the biggest rodeo event of the year. One of the best ways you can meet them is a the official barrel racing autograph session.
The 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo barrel racing autograph session is going to be at the Golden Nugget. The event only lasts for 2 hours so make sure that you get there early so you can be first in line. The event is free for everyone so you do not have to worry about paying any money to get the autographs. The autograph session is on December 7th so make sure that you mark your calendars and stake out so you do not miss out on the chance to get your favorite barrel rider’s autograph. Good news for fans that ProRodeo 2018 finalists name also released by WNFR.
For those readers who do not know what barrel racing is, we are going to go over what the rodeo event is and how it is run. The rules and competition are very easy to understand. Three barrels are set up in an arena in a triangular pattern. The objective for the rider is to ride around all three barrels in a specific pattern in the shortest amount of time possible. The rider starts the event by riding full speed into the arena. The rider then must ride to the left or right barrel depending on if they are left or right handed and then ride around the other two barrels and get back to the starting line. The rider who is able to complete the course the fastest will be the winner of the event.
Some of the barrel riders that will be in attendance are Sarah Rose McDonald, Kaylee Gallino, Emily Miller, Brittney Barnett, April Masterson, and Shali Lord. These are the top barrel racers in their sport currently and they will be honored and acknowledged at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
You can check out the official schedule below:
Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Barrel Racers
• Noon — 2 p.m.
• Golden Nugget — The Grand Foyer
• Free Admission/Open to the Public
• First come/first served; contestants depart at 2 p.m.
Here are the official WRPA Standings as of 10/17/18:
|1||Sarah Rose McDonald||Brunswick, GA||111.4||$8,930.63||16|
|2||Kaylee Gallino||Wasta, SD||107.7||$11,253.13||13|
|3||Emily Miller||Weatherford, OK||71.8||$5,038.08||14|
|4||Brittney Barnett||Joliet, MT||64.0||$5,624.19||11|
|5||April Masterson||Lincoln, VT||53.0||$3,013.64||5|
|6||Shali Lord||Lamar, CO||51.0||$6,863.78||4|
|7||Joanna Reid||Thorndike, ME||45.5||$2,757.11||4|
|8||Rose Jones||Quincy, WA||44.5||$2,526.57||4|
|9||Leia Pluemer (R)||Las Lunas, NM||44.3||$3,372.80||4|
|10||Kathy Grimes||Medical Lake, WA||44.3||$4,638.79||6|
|11||Dawn Powell (R)||Dansville, NY||44.0||$3,836.85||5|
|12||Dona Rule||Minco, OK||43.5||$5,140.52||4|
|13||Mary Jo Camera||Stevinson, CA||43.0||$2,595.42||3|
|14||Lacinda Rose||Willard, MO||42.8||$3,419.35||7|
|15||Sammi Bessert||Grand Junction, CO||40.5||$3,063.37||4|