2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

This year the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was all about opportunity and networking. Before the 2016 WNFR even started opportunities started knocking left and right. I took each of those opportunities that came my way with open arms and a positive outlook. I went into the WNFR in Vegas with goals and people I wanted to meet / network with. I came out of the experience with more than I could ever imagine. 

All these opportunities that came my way started two weeks before the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Viva Las Vegas!! The first opportunity was a phone call from the producer of SnapChat. That lead to a SnapChat series in Las Vegas of the WNFR. Which I hope you all enjoyed as much as I had fun being a part of it. 
Stay tuned for more snapchat series down the rodeo trail in the summer of 2017!! Not to mention, I'll also be covering one of the WORLDS biggest EDM festivals in the states called " Electric Daisy Carnival " in Viva Las Vegas June of 2017!! I can't wait!!! For more opportunities that I captured in the month of Dec. be sure to follow me on Twitter @23RockRollShine ( Yes, that's my personal. But I wear many different hats)

With that being said, this years WNFR was one for the books! Personally, it was probably one of the BEST WNFR'S I witnessed in person. The rookies and Canada took over and they were DEFINITELY shining bright. Take a look at the list of World Champion's that left Las Vegas shining a little brighter.. 

All - Around -- > Junior Nogueira
Bareback Riding -- > Tim O' Connell
Steer Wrestling --> Tyler Waguespack
Team Roping -- > Jeremy Buhler & Levi Simpson
Saddle Bronc Riding -- > Zeke Thurston
Tie-Down Roping --> Tyson Durfey
Barrel Racing -- > Mary Burger
Bull Riding -- > Sage Kimzey

Congrats to ALL of your new 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo World Champions!! 

Just a few day's ago They had the 21st Annual Chase Hawks Memorial Roughstock Rodeo A.K.A Round 11 of the WNFR as they like it call it. Here's who WON round 11 of the WNFR: 

Bull Riding - Wesley Silcox with 85.50 points on Cinch owned by Sankey Rodeo - Robinson Bucking Bulls.

Saddle Bronc Riding - Cody Wright with 85.50 points on Miss Chestnut owned by Powder River Rodeo Prod.

Bareback Riding - Clayton Biglow with 85.50 points on Little Rocket owned by burch rodeo co.

Isn't that sumthin.. All 3 roughstock riders won their rounds with 85.50 points! You never see that happen every day!! Congrats to all 3 roughstock riders on winning their events. I hope you all have safe travels back to your destination. For more content on the Chase Hawk Memorial Roughstock Rodeo such as pictures, videos and so much more be sure to check out RodeoChat on Facebook! Link: www.facebook.com/rodeochat

With tons of requests I have brought back the music Monday TOP 10 " Rodeo Tunes " series. Every Monday I play the TOP 10 most requested songs that you guy's send in and play them on snapchat for 10 seconds. Remember, if you can't make the series on Monday you have 24 hours to watch it until it disappears forever. Crazy! 

I'm getting ready to release a brand new series on RodeoChat as well as some new hashtags that I have created recently in the rodeo industry. I will be announcing those in a couple of day's. In the mean time, be sure to follow RodeoChat on Instagram so you don't miss out on a beat!! Link -- > www.instagram.com/rodeochatt

As I begin to wrap up this blog post. I just wanted to wish you ALL a very Merry Christmas and I thank each and everyone of you that takes the time to read these blogs every single week. New years I will be spending it in Wyoming covering two rodeos one is in Rock Springs, and the other is in Gillette! Nothing like starting the year off with a bang at a rodeo. Right?! Haha :) 

Be safe everyone
Enjoy the Holidays with your loved ones.

Paige Gregory
Owner And Founder Of RodeoChat
Bighorn, MT
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