postheadericon Fallon takes the crown

1. Mary Walker, 13.90 seconds, $19,002; 2. Fallon Taylor, 13.96, $15,018; 3. Carlee Pierce, 13.97, $11,340; 4. Michele McLeod, 13.99, $7,969; 5. Christy Loflin, 14.00, $4,904; 6. Lisa Lockhart, 14.02, $3,065. Average: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 144.93 seconds on 10 runs, $48,732; 2. Fallon Taylor, 145.1, $39,537; 3. Kaley Bass, 147.15, $31,262; 4. Britany Diaz, 147.37, $22,986; 5. Michele McLeod, 151.06, $16,550; 6. Carlee Pierce, 151.61, $11,953; 7. Jana Bean, 151.97, $8,275; 8. Trula Churchill, 154.84, $4,597. World champion: Fallon Taylor, $276,441.

postheadericon Tuf wins his third world title

1. Cody Ohl, 6.8 seconds, $19,002; 2. Adam Gray, 7.2, 415, $15,018; 3. (tie) Reese Reimer and Tyson Durfey, 7.3, $9,654; 5. (tie) Clint Robinson and Hunter Herrin, 7.6, $3,984. Average: 1. Tuf Cooper, 89.7 seconds on 10 runs, $48,732; 2. Trevor Brazile, 93.1, $39,537; 3. Matt Shiozawa, 97.6, $31,262; 4. Ryan Watkins, 100.7, $22,987; 5. Cade Swor, 110.4, $16,550; 6. Shane Hanchey, 123.3, $11,953; 7. Clint Robinson, 108.2 on nine, $8,275; 8. Reese Reimer, 110.1, $4,597.

postheadericon Spencer wins Wrights’ 4th title

1. Cody DeMoss, 86 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Resistol’s Top Hat, $19,002; 2. Jacobs Crawley, 83, $15.018; 3. Wade Sundell, 82, $11,340; 4. Jesse Wright, 81.5, $7,969; 5. Spencer Wright, 79, $4,904; 6. Jake Wright, 78, $3,064. Average: 1. Spencer Wright, 807.5 on 10 head, $48,732; 2. Cort Scheer, 764, $39,537; 3. Jake Wright, 704.5 on nine, $31,262; 4. Jesse Wright, 688, $22,987; 5. Wade Sundell, 647.5 on eight, $16,550; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 623, $11,953; 7. Taos Muncy, 612.5, $8,275; 8. Dustin Flundra, 598.5, $4,597.

postheadericon Waiting on results, but Spencer Wright is champ

The youngest of the NFR Wright brothers won the average and gold buckles.

postheadericon Tryan, Corkill repeat as champs

1. Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper, 4.1 seconds, $19,002; 2. Tom Richards/Cesar de la Cruz, 4.6, $15,018; 3. Aaron Tsinigine/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 5.5, $11,304; 4. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 6.0, $7,969;  5. Jake Barnes/Junior Nogueira and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 6.5, $3,985 each. Average: 1. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 70.1 on 10 head, $48,732; 2. Jake Barnes/Junior Nogueira, 57.1, on nine $39,537; 3. Aaron Tsiningine/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 71.4, $31,262; 4. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 52.8 on eight, $22,987; 5. Trevor Brazile/Travis Graves, 60.5, $16,550; 6. Kaleb Driggers/Patrick Smith, 61.2, $11,953; 7. Erich Rogers/Cory Petska, 73.8, $8,275; 8. Turtle Powell/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 58.0 on seven, $4,597.

postheadericon Branquinho wins fifth gold buckle

Steer wrestling: 1. Dru Melvin, 3.4, $19,002; 2. Casey Martin, 4.0, $15,018; 3. Clayton Haas, 4.1, $11,340;  4. Seth Brockman, 4.2, $7,969; 5. Cole Edge, 4.4, $4,904; 6. Kyle Irwin, 4.5, $3,065. Average: 1. Luke Branquinho, 41.6 seconds on 10 head, $48,732; 2. Ty Erickson, 49.3, $39,537; 3. Dakota Eldridge, 56.0, $31,262; 4. Kyle Irwin, 60.7, $22,987; 5. Cole Edge, 71.8, $16,550; 6. Casey Martin, 41.1 on nine, $11,953; 7. Nick Guy, 43.3, $8,275; 8. Clayton Hass, 44.5, $4,597.

postheadericon Feild wins average and the world

Average: 1. Kaycee Feild, 818.5 points on 10 head, $48,732; 2. Richmond Champion, 814.5, $39,537; 3. Winn Ratliff, 813, $31,262; 4. Jake Vold, 812.5, $22,987; 5. Austin Foss, 811, $16,550; 6. Bobby Mote, 809, $11,953; 7. Will Lowe, 797, $8,275; 8. Tilden Hooper, 790.5, $4,597.

postheadericon Dirty Jacket wins again

1. Caleb Bennett, 86.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket, $19,002; 2. Kaycee Feild, 86, $15,018; 3. (tie) Richie Champion, Winn Ratliff and Jake Vold, 85, $8,071 each; 6. Will Lowe, 82, $3,065.

postheadericon A Night (Jacket) to remember

Casey Colletti rides Pete Carr's Classic Pro Rodeo's Scarlet's Web for the 10th-round victory at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Scarlet's Web is one of five horses sired by the famed Night Jacket that will buck in the 10th round, reserved for the top bucking animals from the season. (MIKE COPEMAN PHOTO)

Casey Colletti rides Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Scarlet’s Web for the 10th-round victory at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Scarlet’s Web is one of five horses sired by the famed Night Jacket that will buck in the 10th round, reserved for the top bucking animals from the season. (MIKE COPEMAN PHOTO)

One of the greatest bucking horse lineages in ProRodeo history will be on display during the 10th go-round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo tonight.

There are five horses that were sired by Night Jacket that will be featured in the TV pen in both bareback riding and saddle bronc riding. It should be magnificent action.

BAREBACK RIDING
Winn Ratliff-Shady Nights, Pickett Pro Rodeo
Caleb Bennett-Dirty Jacket, Pete Carr Pro Rodeo
Kaycee Feild-Scarlet’s Web, Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo

SADDLE BRONC RIDING
Cody DeMoss-Resistol’s Top Hat, Stace Smith Pro Rodeo
Wade Sundell-Big Tex, Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo

Scarlet’s Web helped Casey Colletti to the 10th-round win last December and also helped him win the fifth round in 2012. The 12-year-old bay mare also matched moves with Tilden Hooper for 90 points to win the 10th round in 2008 and Tom McFarland to the sixth-round victory in 2007.
Dirty Jacket, the 2014 Bareback Horse of the Year, helped Richmond Champion to the fifth-round victory on Monday. The 10-year-old bay gelding was the 2013 Reserve World Champion Bareback Horse and finished third in 2012.

Big Tex, the 2010 Bareback Horse of the Year, helped Sundell to the San Antonio title earlier this year with a 90-point ride. He also is part of the highest-marked bareback riding score in NFR history, matching with Bobby Mote for 91.5.

postheadericon This place has Grand(view) convenience

There’s a reason Steve Kenyon and his ProRodeo Live team stay at The Grandview in Las Vegas: It’s the perfect fit for those staying for more than a few days.

It’s been my perfect home since I arrived.

Grandview-LogoThe Grandview is next to the South Point, home of the nightly Montana Silversmiths Go-Round Buckle Presentation. It’s convenient to the host of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo events: the Gold Buckle Gala, the Welcome Reception and the awards events. The South Point is home to the PRCA national convention, and being so close is a great opportunity for committee members.

For me, each suite has a nice bathroom with shower and an adjacent Jacuzzi tub. The kitchen is bigger than some apartments I’ve lived in, and each room has a washer and dryer. Between cooking for yourself and taking care of your own laundry, hundreds of dollars are saved.

I’ve stayed at non-smoking, non-gaming suite resorts before, including one attached to one of the major locations on The Strip. While the elegance was superb, it wasn’t the most convenient. Even though it was only blocks from the Thomas & Mack Center, it oftentimes took 15 minutes to get to the arena.

But from The Grandview, the only 15-minute commute I’ve encountered was when traffic was heavy. It’s actually easier to make my way to the arena than it was a year ago, when I might wait half an hour for the valet-only complex to deliver my car.

When I wanted to visit my friends on The Strip, it was quite a jaunt from my room to the casino and party area. Now, I cross the street and am inside the South Point in three minutes. I’ve missed just one round buckle presentation because of another commitment, and I’ve got to spend time with some very dear friends.

That’s so much more important to me than the “prestige” of staying off Las Vegas Boulevard. I hope to make The Grandview my home every December.