Editor's Note: This article appeared in the WH's February 1986 issue in the "Rodeo Arena" column.
Despite all the big money won at the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 10-12, most of the predictions made by WH's expert panel (see "NFR Preview"in November 2006 WH) for the 2006 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appear to be on track.
Canadian championships are determined by a "sudden-death" format in which all 12 contestants in each event begin the Canadian Finals Rodeo on a level playing field. Money won during the regular season doesn't factor into CFR standings or play a role in determining eventual champions.
Six ProRodeo Hall-of-Fame cowboys and history's most decorated barrel racer offer their takes on the upcoming National Finals Rodeo.
When all was said and done, Preston Williams stood head and shoulders above the nearly 200 cowboys and cowgirls on hand for the 30th Indian National Finals Rodeo in San Carlos, Arizona.
Someday their names will be the answers to Wrangler Division trivia questions. These 12 individuals claimed national championships at the first Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo, conducted in July 2005 in Gallup, New Mexico. Here's a closer look at each of the winners.
First-time contestants and fans alike are always surprised to see two dozen or so trees planted in a circular shape inside the St. Paul Rodeo arena. At one time, the trees served to outline the arena's racetrack, used for all types of cowgirl, pony-express, chariot and pony races that most often involved local contestants.
Editor's Note: This story first appeared in the March 1966 Western Horseman.