It was announced earlier this year that The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) would raise its purse for the third consecutive year to $14.9 million — Almost $4 million more than 2022’s.
The 2023 NFR will be held from Dec. 7 through 16, and includes $1.2 million in guaranteed prize money for qualifiers. This year’s raise will give each round $30,706 per round, and the average winner receive $78,747.
Don’t worry; they remembered the stock contractors. Stock contractors’ pay, which goes to those who provide the animals for the rodeo, rose to $3,450,451.
NFR’s purse in 2022 was $10.9 million. According to a news release from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, that was more than the combined $10 million total of rodeo payouts between 2015 and 2020.than 2022’s purse.