Over the past four nights of competition we have already seen records fall, three of them in one night in round three, and the excitement surrounding the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is at an all-time high. Each night the entire Thomas & Mack Arena is filled to capacity with loyal and energetic professional rodeo fans waiting to see the next big thing that will happen that will be cemented within the history books of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association’s records.
Last night, round four kicked off in grand style as the legendary Charlie Daniels took to the makeshift stage in the center of the arena to start the night off for us. That being said, tonight we would all be honored to listen to red dirt country artist Aaron Watson to start the night off with a bang. Each year the musical acts and National Anthem singers that the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo brings to the arena are some of the best talent going down the road today that a lot of fans may never have the opportunity to see live and in person ever again!
As you may remember, I took a night off from attending viewing parties last night to take in one of the best concerts I have ever seen, Reba and Brooks & Dunn, as they closed the curtain on two weeks here in Las Vegas. Now that I have taken my one break that I allowed myself this week, it was time to get back to the task at hand and continue our trek around town. As we make our way to the south end of the strip we wanted to bring you to probably the biggest viewing party that we will attend the entire week here at the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Tonight, we headed south of the strip on Las Vegas Blvd. to the South Point Hotel and Casino to visit the viewing party and gold buckle presentation there. Not only is this one of the biggest viewing parties in town but it is also the place that hosts the Gold Buckle Tonight show and the go-round buckle presentations. That being said, if you are planning to attend this viewing party you will need to get there extremely early to get a seat as the room fills up fast and you may have to stand in the back of the room without a place to sit.
Tyson Durfey Competes During Pink Night At The 2017 WNFR
Photo Credit: Tom Donoghue
Each year the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, the Womens Professional Rodeo Association, and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo celebrate pink night during the fifth performance. As we all come together to bring attention to breast cancer awareness and celebrate those that have fought the battle and won. Throughout the performance, the fans in attendance are introduced to some of those that have come out as champions in their own battles with breast cancer. Not only is this a night that many fans look forward to but the contestants do as well while wearing pink shirts during the competition!
This night, each year is a little extra special for one specific cowboy in the tie-down roping event. World Champion Tyson Durfey proudly wears his pink shirt not only tonight but each and every time that he steps foot into the arena. He always seems to have great runs on “Pink Night” but tonight he would stumble a bit marking an 11.7-second run. Many times fans have come up to him to thank him for wearing pink and that is why he decided to continue wearing that color each and every run throughout his career, to support those that are battling this horrible disease.
Steer Wrestling: Mason Clements (88.50 Points)
Team Roping: Erich Rogers/Cory Petska & Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill (3.9 Seconds)
Saddle Bronc: Sterling Crawley (89.00 Points)
Tie-Down Roping: Marty Yates (7.0 Seconds)
Barrel Racing: Lisa Lockhart & Ivy Conrado (13.59 Seconds)
Bull Riding: Sage Kimzey (89.00 Points)
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