Where will NFR 2019 be Held

National finals Rodeo, also known as NFR 2019, is an annual premium event which features that essence of the great American culture. This event is like providing due respects to the American way of life. If you are a fan of the Wild West and the Cowboy culture of American history, then National finals Rodeo 2019 is an event that just cannot be missed. It’s not only about Horse riding and Cowboy stuff, but there are many other associated events which make it the best place to be during this season.


The organizing committee for or the key event organizer for this event is always PRCA.In case you are wondering what is the event all about, then let us tell you that for the entire year, PRCA conducts many such events, and each event has got a distinct winner. National finals Rodeo is all about pitting the best 15 Rodeo Champions against each other for coming to a conclusion on the World Rodeo champion for 2019.

 Where will NFR 2019 be held?


NFR 2019 for National finals Rodeo 2019 is an event that always has a fixed venue. The venue for this year also is the Thomas and Mack center situated in Las Vegas, Nevada. The same venue is also home to many other sporting events, including basketball. Other associated events like the Cowboy Christmas gifting show, the trade show, auction of bulls and horses, and the Beauty pageant will be held at the convention center near the main event location.

 What’s more?


Well, as we have mentioned before, there are many other associated events apart from the rodeo that one could enjoy completely with his family. National finals Rodeo beauty pageant is something that the entire world and the entire United States watch with open Eyes. It has contestants coming from 15 different states and fighting each other for the title of Miss Rodeo America 2019. Although the entire show is quite entertaining, there are many things which one can do apart from watching the beauty pageants and buying gifts. If you are a rancher or related to cattle breeding and Agriculture, then this venue and event will also provide you with the best pedigree bulls and horses in the United States.

 How to watch the show on media platforms?


In case one is not able to reach Las Vegas for watching the show live in person, then there are many good options by which you can watch it on TV or even watched on the go using the live stream content providers. Please do remember that CBS all access is the official broadcaster of the event. So if you are in the United States, you can catch it live on tv or use any of the live stream service providers like CBS all access app, sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and many other similar apps. Now in case, you are not living in the United States and still want to catch the live stream of national finals Studio 2019. Then your best bet would be to use a proper VPN Service and access blocked content. There are many good options available out there in the market, and we would request our readers to do some Google search for the same.


The History of NFR ?

The Super Bowl of rodeo which is more commonly known as the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). It is an annual contest that is held by the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association). The PRCA was started in the year 1958 in order to decide the winner in all the seven main events. Steer wrestling, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, bareback bronc riding and barrel racing are the seven main events. The steer roping event in the world championships has not been held with the other NFR events. But it was held separately. The Kansas Star Arena at present holds the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. The National Finals Rodeo has some of the best talents. And the top fifteen earners in each event as they take part in the world championships.

Past Venues

The venue for the first NFR championship was Dallas and the event was held in the year 1959. The championship was held at the same venue till 1961. Then from 1962 to 1964, it was Los Angeles where the competition was held. Oklahoma City did manage to host the event in 1964. The first ever NFR event held at the State Fair Arena brought in 47,027 fans. NFR stayed at the Myriad Convention Center, from 1978 till 1984. This brought Oklahoma merchants an estimate of $8 million annually.

In 1984, Las Vegas was the host of the NFR event. While the Council of Oklahoma City Council decided to build a new stadium at the State Fairgrounds costing $30 million. But it was Las Vegas who won the bid. Since 1985 the venue has been the Thomas & Mack Center situated in Las Vegas. A total of about 170,000 fans were drawn for the 10 day event at the Thomas & Mack Center arena. Hence NFR has become the biggest client of the arena.

Wrangler was the first sponsor for the NFR in 2001. Hence the sponsorship deal was a landmark in the NFR history. The contract, part of the PRCA’s continues efforts to take the professional rodeo to new heights. This was done by Steven J. Hatchell who is the PRCA Commissioner.

The Bidding

Oklahoma City has filed its bidding to bring the NFR event back to Oklahoma City, but their bid has always outdone by the big money spent by Las Vegas. Beginning from 2011, the NFR event was hosted by Oklahoma City. There has always been a great tussle between Las Vegas and Oklahoma City, but the Las Vegas city has always managed to outdo Oklahoma.

This was perceived as a phase to prove that the fans are there to get the National Finals Rodeo back to Oklahoma City after the contract of the Las Vegas city will end in 2014. Bids were made the host the 2015 event by the Texas, Dallas, Florida, and Kissimmee to host the National Finals Rodeo after the conclusion of the 2013 rodeo. But their hopes were short-lived as the PRCA decided to extend the hosting of the event by Las Vegas on January 24, 2014. The PRCA did sign an agreement to extend the till 2024 with the Las Vegas.


NFR Beauty Pageants and More

Miss Rodeo America is a beauty pageant held before the NFR event. The winner of the pageant will be chosen as the official spokesperson of the PCRA.

History of the Miss Rodeo America.

December is the month that is chosen for the Miss Rodeo America pageant is held every year. It is in partnership with the NFR events. The venue for the championship is Las Vegas, Nevada. The winners of the state rodeo pageant from all over America can take part in the Miss Rodeo America pageant. The winners are decided based on their personality, appearance, and horsemanship.

The prize money that the winner will pocket is $20,000, she will also wear a crown that will fit on the cowboy hat, Montana Silversmiths jewelry, scholarships, Wrangler apparel, belt buckles, and Justin Boots. She will travel covering more than 120,000 miles during her reign for one year. The winner will also promote rodeo by appearing in public functions such as in schools and several other regions. Miss Rodeo America beauty pageant was started in 1956 and Marilyn Scott Freimark was the first winner, she later owned a ranch. The 2019 Miss Rodeo America was won by Taylor McNair.

The 2019 Miss Rodeo America Pageant was held in 2018 from December 2 to December 9 and the venue was the Tropicana in Las Vegas. Taylor Ncnair was crowned the Miss Rodeo America Pageant on December 9, 2018.

Foundation for NFR beauty pageant

The Miss Rodeo America pageant produces one of the most noticeable media spokespersons for the professional rodeo cowboy association and the Western way of life. Since the beginning of the pageant in 1955, it has helped the contestants for pursuing their education with scholarships. The girl who wins the Miss Rodeo America pageant get a prize money of $20,000 for her education as a scholarship. Several other scholarships will be presented to the winners of the categories and appreciation in other areas. Each participant will get at least 1,000 just for competing.

Past Winners of the NFR beauty pageant.

Below is the list of the winners of the Miss Rodeo America pageant.

Miss ROdeo America
Name State Year
Taylor McNair Mississippi 2019
Keri Sheffield Florida 2018
Lisa Lageshaar Texas 2017
Katherine Merck Washington 2016
Lauren Heaton Oklahoma 2015
Paige Nicholson Mississippi 2014
Chenae Shiner Utah 2013
Mackenzie Carr Oregon 2012
McKenzie Haley South Dakota 2011
Kelli Jackson Mississippi 2010
Maegan Ridley California 2009
Amy Wilson Kansas 2008
Ashley Andrews NorthDakota 2007
Amanda Jenkins Arizona 2006
Selena Pope Nevada 2005
Darci Robertson California 2004
Lori Bortner Nebraska 2003
Kara Brown Texas 2002
Tara Graham Colorado 2001
Brandy DeJongh California 2000
Shelly Williams Idaho 1999
Mary Shaw Utah 1998
MiQuel Holyoak Arizona 1997
Tanya McKinnon Utah 1996
Jennifer Douglas Texas 1995
Michele Green Wyoming 1994
Sheri Hannigan California 1993
Stacey Talbott Wyoming 1992
Lisa Poese Nebraska 1991
Joni James Idaho 1990
Chrissy Sparling California 1989
Kellie Dilka Colorado 1988
Suzy Gillard Louisiana 1987
Vicki Vest Utah 1986
Leslie Patten SouthDakota 1985
Sandy Meyer Wyoming 1984
Brenda Lee Bonogofsky NorthDakota 1983
Donna Keffeler SouthDakota 1982
Kathy Martin Colorado 1981
Diana Putnam Kansas 1980
Debbie Johnston Texas 1979
Almabeth Carroll Colorado 1978
Terry Ann Edlington Texas 1977
Betty Schnell Idaho 1976
Connie Della Lucia Utah 1975
Donna Howsley Texas 1974
Pam Martin Nevada 1973
Susan Merrill Utah 1972
Lana Brackenbury Idaho 1971
Christine Vincent California 1970
Patricia Eaves New Mexico 1969
Sherrie Vincent Arizona 1968
Nancy Ann Simmons Nebraska 1967
Carolynn Seay Texas 1966
Pat Koren SouthDakota 1965
Sandi Prati Texas 1964
Joyce Shelley New Mexico 1963
Karen Lavens Idaho 1962
Marie Mass Colorado 1961
Martha Lehman Arizona 1960
Susan Cox Idaho 1959
Jan Porath Michigan 1958
Dallas Hunt Nebraska 1957
Marilyn Scott Wyoming 1956

Schedule for the Miss America Rodeo Pageant

Sunday, December 1

Miss Rodeo America — Contestant Official Introductions

  • 9:45 a.m. — Doors open to the public
  • 10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. — Official introductions and visit with Miss Rodeo America
  • Tropicana Conference Center
  • Free Admission/Open to the Public

Monday, December 2

Miss Rodeo America – Horsemanship Competition sponsored by AQHA and Waddell & Reed

  • 9 a.m. — Doors open to the public
  • 9:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
  • South Point Priefert Pavilion
  • Free Admission/Open to the Public