How are the 2022 National Finals Rodeo Contestants picked? The Top 15 contestants in the standard rodeo events - bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding, qualify to compete at the National Finals Rodeo based on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings for a share of a multi-million dollar purse and the coveted PRCA World Championship Gold Buckle.
Below is a comprehensive contestant roster for the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).
The 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR)
Dates: Thursday, Dec 7 - Saturday, Dec 16, 2023
NFR Start Times: All start times in 2023 are 5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (PT).
Location: Thomas & Mack Center (on the UNLV Campus)
4505 S. Maryland Parkway,
Las Vegas, NV, 89154.
On the corner of Tropicana Ave. and Swenson Ave.
|Stetson Wright - Milford, UT||Bull Rider / All-Around|
|Kaleb Driggers - Hoboken, GA||Team Roper HD|
|Junior Nogueira - Presidente Prude, BR||Team Roper HL|
|Jess Pope - Waverly, KS||Bareback Rider|
|Caleb Smidt - Bellville, TX||Tie-Down Roper|
|Zeke Thurston - Big Valley, AB||Saddle Bronc Rider|
|Tyler Waguespack - Gonzales, LA||Steer Wrestler|
|Hailey Kinsel - Cotulla, TX||Barrel Racer|
1 Stetson Wright - Milford, UT - Bull Rider / All-Around 2 Sage Newman - Melstone, MT 3 Josh Frost - Randlett, UT 4 Kaleb Driggers - Hoboken, GA - Team Roper HD 5 Junior Nogueira - Presidente Prude, BR - Team Roper HL 6 Shad Mayfield - Clovis, NM 7 Jeff Askey - Athens, TX 8 Brody Cress - Hillsdale, WY 9 Jordon Briggs - Tolar, TX 10 John Douch - Huntsville, TX
11 Ryder Wright - Beaver, UT 12 Haven Meged - Miles City, MT 13 Cole Reiner - Buffalo, WY 14 Jess Pope - Waverly, KS - Bareback Rider 15 Caleb Smidt - Bellville, TX - Tie-Down Roper 16 Lefty Holman - Visalia, CA 17 Caleb Bennett - Corvallis, MT 18 Clay Tryan - Billings, MT 19 Zeke Thurston - Big Valley, AB - Saddle Bronc Rider 20 Garrett Smith - Rexburg, ID
31 Kaycee Feild - Genola, UT 32 Kolby Wanchuk - Sherwood Park, AB 33 R.C. Landingham - Hat Creek, CA 34 Jake Long - Coffeyville, KS 35 Marty Yates - Stephenville, TX 36 Zack Jongbloed - Iowa, LA 37 Tristen Hutchings - Monteview, ID 38 Tanner Aus - Granite Falls, MN 39 Buddy Hawkins II - Stephenville, TX 40 Riley Webb - Denton, TX
41 Andrew Ward - Edmond, OK 42 J.D. Struxness - Milan, MN 43 Tyler Waguespack - Gonzales, LA - Steer Wrestler 44 Tuf Cooper - Decatur, TX 45 Wyatt Casper - Miami, TX 46 Trevor Kastner - Roff, OK 47 Cory Solomon - Prairie View, TX 48 Ty Harris - San Angelo, TX 49 Wenda Johnson - Pawhuska, OK 50 Kole Ashbacher - Arrowwood, AB
51 Stevi Hillman - Weatherford, TX 52 Will Lummus - Byhalia, MS 53 Dona Kay Rule - Minco, OK 54 Hailey Kinsel - Cotulla, TX - Barrel Racer 55 Tyler Milligan - Pawhuska, OK 56 Cole Franks - Clarendon, TX 57 Maverick Potter - Waxahachie, TX 58 Hunter Herrin - Apache, OK 59 Chase Brooks - Deer Lodge, MT 60 Tilden Hooper - Carthage, TX
61 Trey Kimzey - Strong City, OK 62 Ky Hamilton - Mackay, AU 63 Jared Parsonage - Maple Creek, SK 64 Dawson Hay - Wildwood, AB 65 Orin Larsen - Inglis, MB 66 Jade Corkill - Fallon, NV 67 Logan Medlin - Tatum, NM 68 Shelley Morgan - Eustace, TX 69 Clayton Biglow - Clements, CA 70 Hunter Cure - Holliday, TX
71 Macon Murphy - Keatchie, LA 72 Trey Holston - Fort Scott, KS 73 Travis Graves - Jay, OK 74 Dustin Egusquiza - Marianna, FL 75 Ty Erickson - Helena, MT 76 Tanner Tomlinson - Angleton, TX 77 Patrick Smith - Lipan, TX 78 Tanner Butner - Daniel, WY 79 JR Stratford - Byers, KS 80 Dakota Eldridge - Elko, NV
81 Tristan Martin - Sulphur, LA 82 Ty Breuer - Mandan, ND 83 Garrett Shadbolt - Merriman, NE 84 Kincade Henry - Mount Pleasant, TX 85 Rhen Richard - Roosevelt, UT 86 Jeremy Buhler - Arrowwood, AB 87 Tyler Wade - Terrell, TX 88 Sissy Winn - Chapman Ranch, TX 89 Trey Yates - Pueblo, CO 90 Creek Young - Rogersville, MO
91 Lukasey Morris - Union City, OK 92 Kyle Irwin - Robertsdale, AL 93 Reid Oftedahl - Raymond, MN 94 Levi Lord - Sturgis, SD 95 Jr. Dees - Aurora, SD 96 Tanner Brunner - Ramona, KS 97 Margo Crowther - Fort Myers, FL 98 Lightning Aguilera - Athens, TX 99 Wesley Thorp - Throckmorton, TX 100 Cody Snow - Los Olivos, CA
101 Joseph Harrison - Marietta, OK 102 Kassie Mowry - Dublin, TX 103 Jesse Brown - Baker City, OR 104 Bayleigh Choate - Fort Worth, TX 105 Chad Masters - Cedar Hill, TN 106 Brady Minor - Ellensburg, WA 107 Riley Minor - Ellensburg, WA 108 Emily Beisel - Weatherford, OK 109 Clay Smith - Broken Bow, OK 110 Jake Orman - Prairie, MS
111 Jessica Routier - Buffalo, SD 112 Brye Crites - Welch, OK 113 Jonathan Torres - Ocala, FL 114 Rowdy Parrott - Mamou, LA 115 Dirk Tavenner - Rigby, ID 116 Lisa Lockhart - Oelrichs, SD 117 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi - Lampasas, TX 118 Leslie Smalygo - Skiatook, OK 119 Timmy Sparing - Helena, MT 120 Nick Guy - Sparta, WI 121 Cole Fischer - Jefferson City, MO
2022 NFR Contestants
NFR provides rodeo fans with complimentary NFR Express Shuttle Bus service from 23 sponsor hotel properties and The Cowboy Christmas.
Ever wondered how far your hotel is from The Thomas & Mack Center? You'll be surprised how close everything is in Vegas. To make things easier, NFR provides Complementary Shuttle Service to get you there.
As an added safety measure for all rodeo fans attending the NFR, metal detectors will be utilized at all entrances into the venue. Give yourself enough time to go through the screening process.
The NFR Clear Bag policy is in effect for all be in effect for all ten performances. Click here for a list of what is allowed and what is not.
Take advantage of the free shuttle buses to and from hotels and from the Las Vegas Convention Center, to the Thomas & Mack Center.
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