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WWC Stetson Wright 12.28.20

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This holiday season, Word With A Champ program for Native Voice 1 Radio Network, features Stetson Wright of Utah. Stetson won the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, All-Around and Bull Riding World Titles. Stetson and his brother Ryder Wright, whom won the PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding World Championship, are the first brothers in the history of ProRodeo to win titles in the same year. We caught up with Stetson right after making history du the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, December 12, 2020 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

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WWC Kaycee Field 12.21.20

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This week NV1 Radio Network features Kaycee Feild of Utah after winning his 5th Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Bareback Bronc Riding World Championship, December 12, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Kaycee tied for the most gold buckles in PRCA history, in his event, with Bruce Ford from Colorado and Wyoming’s Joe Alexander. His accomplishment means much, as his late father, Lewis Feild won the title in 1985, when I qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo while traveling with Bruce Ford. Kaycee also tied his dad, Lewis’s five titles, winning two bareback and three all-around championships. We enjoyed a great interview, a laugh, and a tear of joy. Merry Christmas everyone.

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WWC WNFR Day 10 Final

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WNFR Round 10-Dec. 12
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has risen to the occasion to host the 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, in spite of having to change venues in the pandemic year of 2020. The 10th round winners, Wrangler NFR Average Champions and PRCA World Champions, were crowned in the eight standard events, Saturday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, USA. In a sport where $1.00 is 1 point, the $10,000,000.00 prize money obtained to match Las Vegas in 2019 was appreciated by the top 15 qualifiers in each event. It is our privilege to provide coverage of our Indian contestants for Native Voice One Radio Network.

The 2017 World Champion Team Roper, 10X WNFR qualifier, Navajo, Erich Rogers and his partner, heeler, Payden Bray of Texas won 1st in the Wrangler NFR Average Championship Team Roping. Rogers and Bray were fastest in the 10 rounds with 80.20 seconds on 10 head, paid $67,269.23. They placed fifth in round 10 adding to the total of $122,961.54 they’ve won through the WNFR. Erich finished #3 in the world standings as a header and Payden #2 in the world standings as a heeler with $175,503.11 each, earned through the season and the finals. Congratulations on a beautiful NFR victory.

Cherokee team roper Brenten Hall and his partner, Chase Tryan of Montana were no time in round 10. They are fourteenth in the average qualifying on 5/10 head. Hall and Tryan finish #14 in the world standings heading and heeling with $90,144.92 including the $43,000.00 they have won in ten days in Texas.

The 4X WNFR qualifier and defending Indian World Saddle Bronc Riding Champion, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s, Cole Elshere has had a tough finals after an awesome year finishing 6th for the PRCA Season. Cole missed his horse out in round 10 and made one qualified ride. He is fifteen in the average and has dropped from #6 to #13 in the world standings he won with a total of $64,351.14 season and finals earnings, good job Cole.

WNFR saddle bronc riding rookie, Cheyenne River Sioux Indian cowboy, Shorty Garrett was 83.5 points in round 10. He rode 8/10 bucking horses and finished eighth in the average worth $6,346.00 Shorty has won $28,615.38 at the finals totaling $118,620.84 and has went from #4 to #10 in the world saddle bronc riding standings. A stellar rookie year at the WNFR.

Dec. 8-10 for the first time in history the 2020 WNFR hosted Ladies Breakaway Roping. Navajo sisters Cassie and Anna Bahe of Utah fared very well. Cassie won 1st for the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Season Championship. She finished #5 in the final world standings with money won at the WNFR addition to her season for a total of $33,038.57.

Navajo, Anna Bahe had a great WNFR winning two of the 10 rounds to add to season earnings for a total of $20,731.94 and #9 for the 2020 WPRA inaugural WPRA Ladies Breakaway Roping contest. It has been a popular addition to ProRodeo. From all of us in the PRCA Media Room at the WNFR and families at NV1 Radio Network, Merry Christmas and may God bless America.

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WWC WNFR Day 9

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WNFR Round 9-Dec. 11
The 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo contestants of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association have been riding on a sliding scale the first portion of the event in Arlington, Texas, USA. The PRCA announced the $10,000,000.00 equal money to Las Vegas came to fruition prior to the 9th performance Friday night, due to ticket sales and the WNFR being able to conclude all 10 rounds. It is good news for the sport. It is our privilege to provide coverage of our Indian contestants for Native Voice One Radio Network.

The 2017 World Champion Team Roper, Navajo, Erich Rogers and his partner, heeler, Payden Bray of Texas have been taking advantage of the situation. Rogers and Bray are the fastest with 74.60 seconds on 9 head, it will be worth $67,269.00 if they are the fastest on 10 for the Wrangler NFR Average Championship. They placed sixth in round 9 adding to the total of $48,923.08 they’ve won through the WNFR and are #11 in the world standings with $101,464.65 earned through the season and the finals.

Cherokee team roper Brenten Hall and his partner, Chase Tryan of Montana were no time in round 9. They are thirteenth in the average qualifying on 5/9 head. Hall and Tryan are #14 in the world standings with $90,144.92 including the $43,000.00 they have won this week In Texas.

Four time WNFR qualifier and defending Indian World Saddle Bronc Riding Champion, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s, Cole Elshere has had a dismal finals. Cole bucked off in round 9 and has only made one qualified ride. He is fifteen in the average and has dropped from #6 to #13 in the world standings. He can still win $26,230.77 that each round pays in each event to add to his $64,351.14 season and finals earnings, go Cole!

WNFR saddle bronc riding rookie, Cheyenne River Sioux Indian cowboy, Shorty Garrett was 78.5 points in round 9. He has ridden 7/9 bucking horses and is tenth in the average. Shorty has won $22,269.23 at the finals totaling $112.274.69 and has dropped from #4 to #8 in the world saddle bronc riding standings. One more round to go for the PRCA Championships of the World at the Wrangler NFR.

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WWC WNFR Day 8

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WNFR Round 8-Dec.10
Canada night and the conclusion of the inaugural Ladies Breakaway Roping event added to the seven standard events in ProRodeo, are the highlights of the 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Arlington, Texas, round number 8 of 10. We celebrate the success and support the challenge of our six American Indian contestants that have qualified in the top 15, by money won for the year end finale of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. A very exciting event.
Navajo sisters, Anna and Cassie Bahe of Utah did well in Texas. Cassie Bahe won the world championship ladies break away roping. Anna Bahe finished #8 with the three day, 10 round, with a top 8, then top 4 round competition. This is huge, congratulations to a very fun and talented family. we look forward to seeing them at the Indian National Finals Rodeo.
Team roping, no money won with Navajo, Erich Rogers, whom is #10 in the world standings, Cherokee Brenten Hall is #13. Erich was 9.6 seconds with partner Payden Bray of Texas for no money and Brenten Hall posted a 19.1 second time with partner Chase Tryan of Montana. Rogers is fastest on 8 towards the $67,269.00 to win the rodeo and his second world championship. Hall is eleventh in the aggregate after round 8 of 10 rounds.
Saddle bronc riding Indian country WNFR qualifiers, Cheyenne River Sioux, WNFR rookie, Shorty Garrett was 84.5 and won fifth in the round for his second paycheck of the week worth $6,769.00. Cole Elshere, Standing Rock Sioux was 0 in round 8 at his forth Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Shorty Garrett is #9 in the PRCA world standings and Cole is #13, with 2 rounds to go for the 2020 World Championships in ProRodeo.
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WWC WNFR Day 7

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WNFR Round 7-Dec. 9
Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas held the 2020 MLB World Series and now, the 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. We hope you are enjoying our coverage of six American Indian cowboys and cowgirls that have qualified in the top 15 in the world standings in each of their respective events to earn a spot and vie for a world title in Texas. We have concluded round 7 of 10 with matinees for the ladies breakaway inaugural WNFR event Dec. 8-10, and the rest at night.
Navajo sisters, Cassie and Anna Bahe of Utah are in the hunt for the break away roping championship. Cassie split third in the 5th round; fourth in round 6 and sixth in round 8, she is sixth in the aggregate and #2 in the world standings.
Anna won round 6, split first in round 7 and is #14 in the ladies breakaway world standings.
Team ropers, Navajo, Erich Rogers roping with Paden Bray of Texas are #1 in the aggregate, fastest on 7 rounds worth $67,269.00 towards the gold buckle if they win, they placed sixth in round 7 and won round 1. Cherokee team roper Brenten Hall, heading for Chase Tryan of Montana, won round 4 and has earned $43,000.00 to this point. Rogers is #9 and Hall is #12 in the world standings header division, team roping.
Our Indian country saddle bronc riders did not fare so well in round 7, each bucked off. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cole Elshere has dropped from #6 to #13 in the world standings and Cheyenne River Sioux, Shorty Garrett has moved from #4 to #9 in the saddle bronc riding world standings. WNFR rookie, Shorty has ridden 5/7 and has won money, 4X WNFR qualifier Cole has ridden 1/7 and will be looking for his checks, in the final 3 rounds of this year’s Wrangler NFR.

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WWC WNFR 2020 Day 5

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WNFR Round 5-Dec.2
The 2020 Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night (TETWP) at the 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, was held in Arlington, Texas, USA. TETWP is a tradition to support breast cancer awareness and is the halfway mark of the 10 round competition in each of the eight standard events. The World Championships are the cumulation of the season earnings and the big money won during the 10 rounds of the WNFR. In team roping former world champ, Navajo, Eric Rogers and his partner, Paden Bray of Texas were 5 seconds placing sixth in the money and moved to first in the aggregate worth over $67,000.00, if they win the best on ten. Cherokee, Brenten Hall and partner Montana’s Chase Tryan were 9 seconds for no money team roping in five. Both of our Indian country Headers have won rounds, Rogers in the first, and Hall in the fourth. Indian saddle bronc riders: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cole Elshere has bucked off all 5 at his forth WNFR qualification; WNFR rookie Cheyenne River Sioux, Shorty Garrett was 83 points for no money in round 5, he won money in the third and is #7 in the world standings. Navajo sisters, Carrie and Annie Bahe will compete the next three days in the first ever WNFR ladies breakaway roping world championships in ProRodeo, Carrie is the #1 PRCA season standings winner.
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WWC WNFR 2020 Day 6

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WNFR Round 6-Dec. 8
The 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is celebrating 62 years, the pride of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association since 1959, this year being held in Arlington,Texas, USA. The sixth of ten performances sees a grateful field of contestants happy to compete and introduce ladies breakaway roping to the WNFR.
The 2020 PRCA Ladies Breakaway Roping Season Champion is Navajo, Cassie Bahe of Utah, she won money in two of the four rounds held today and is fourth in the aggregate. Cassie’s sister, Anna Bahe also finished in the top 15 in the season to qualify for the inaugural WNFR Ladies Breakaway Roping. Anna won money in the forth and is ninth best on four head. The ladies battle again, during matinee at Globe Life Field, December 9 & 10, for the $200,000.00 up for grabs in their event.
Cherokee, Brenten Hall with partner Chase Tryan were no time in the sixth, they have won $43,000.00 each. Navajo, Erich Rogers and partner Payden Bray broke out, losing their first place spot in the aggregate prior to the sixth round, now in second for the $67,269.00 for best on ten. Rogers and Hall have each won earlier rounds, heading for their heeling partners in team roping.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cole Elshere scored 79.5 in the sixth round, after bucking off the first five horses, at his fourth qualification for the WNFR in saddle bronc riding. Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, Shorty Garrett enjoying his WNFR rookie year, was 83 points in round six of the saddle bronc riding and had won money once earlier this week. There are four go rounds to go for the 2020 PRCA World Championships concluding Saturday night, WNFR, Round 10, December 12, 2020.

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WWC WNFR Day 4

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WNFR Round 4-Dec. 6
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo celebrates its 62nd Annual NFR since its inception in 1959 in Dallas, Texas, there again in 1960 and 1961. Los Angeles, California hosted the years of 1962 and 1963. The marquis of sports finals, found a home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1964, with Clem McSpadden, it grew and prospered in ‘OKC until 1984. In 1985 the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned event increased prize money immensely when the Wrangler NFR moved to the “city of light’s” in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has grown from 1.8 million dollars in prize money in 1985 until 2019, worth over 10 million, for 10 rounds in each event. This year, 2020, we’re in Arlington, Texas, U.S.A.. Indian country has two individuals in the top 5 in the world standings, prior to round 4. The 2017 World Champion and 10X WNFR qualifier, Navajo, Eric Rogers, Round Rock, Arizona, header in team roping, won round 1, earning 26,730.77 with healer Payden Bray of Texas. Shorty Garrett, WNFR Rookie, of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, in South Dakota, won money in round 3. Four-time WNFR saddle bronc riding qualifier, Standing Rock Sioux Tribes, Cole Elshere has bucked off all 4. Cherokee of Oklahoma, Brenten Hall won round 4 in the team roping, heading for his partner, healer, Chase Tryan from Montana, to a winning time of 4.2. It’s the finals, the NFR, the series of the sport, hey rookie can you take ten head, have you got the heart? Native Voice One Radio Network appreciates Wrangler and Heart Ranch, ND for their support of this program. Also #4BearsCasinoAndLodge, #JustinBootCompany, #4BWebDesign and #Wrangler. Long live cowboys!

WWC WNFR 2020 Day 3

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The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, 62nd Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Arlington, Texas, USA, is history in the making. A rank pen of bucking horses in the bareback and saddle bronc riding was brutal on the contestants, yet very entertaining to an enthusiastic, masked audience. Indian countries highlight included Cheyenne River Sioux, Shorty Garrett of South Dakota winning his first check, placing in the saddle bronc riding at his first WNFR in round three of ten. With each round, in each event paying $26,230.77 and, the best of ten rounds awarding $67,269.00 to the aggregate winner in each of the seven standard events, the week is young and much money is still at stake, in addition to PRCA World Championships. Wrangler proudly supports these reports covering our Indian cowboys and cowgirls exclusively for Native Voice One Radio Network. Many thanks to: #4BearsCasinoAndLodge, #JustinBootCompany, #4BWebDesign and #Wrangler. Long live cowboys!

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