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PRCA National Finals Rodeo

How to Watch the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

The 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo runs from Thursday December 6 through Saturday December 15. The Super Bowl of the rodeos features the top 15 earners from each of its seven events and is going to crown the 2018 champion.

If you want to watch the 2018 NFR on TV, CBS Sports owns the rights for the event. Live broadcasting of this year’s competition starts everyday at 10 p.m. If you want to watch CBS Sports online, it’s necessary to sign up with the account of your TV provider.


The National Finals Rodeo official website also offers its own streaming service, which also allows access CBS Sports via the NFR Sports Pass special package. At the cost of US$ 29.90 for the yearly subscription, you will also gain access to the CBS Sports events. A free trial period is available if you cancel the subscription before the initial seven-day period goes up.

Although these are the official options for watching the 2018 National Finals Rodeo, other streaming options should be available on the days of the event. It’s worth taking a look at dedicated sports streaming websites such as VipBox, FirstRow, Cricfree and DrakulaStreams.

The 2018 National Finals Rodeo is set to take place at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, on December 6 through December 15. It marks the end of the season for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, and as such will crown this year’s champions in seven different events. The top 15 earners from each of those have been invited for the competition.

The total prize for the event is US$ 10 million, with the split happening between events and go-rounds. Each one of the participants will earn US$ 10,000 for taking part, which leaves a total of US$ 8,8 million still up for grabs. Every go-round will pay a total of US$ 676,923.08, with that amount set to be split among the events. That means the events will pay off US$ 84,615.38 per go-round.

The competitors will earn their share according to their placement on each go-round. First place gets 31%, which amounts to US$ 26,230.77. Second place gets 24.5%, US$ 20,730.77, while third place earns 18.5%, US$ 15,653.85. Fourth place pays off US$ 13,000, 11% of the prize. Fifth place takes home 8% of the total, while sixth place another 5% – US$ 6,769.23 and US$ 4,230.77, respectively.

PRCA National Finals Rodeo

Wrangler ProRodeo Tour: How to watch the PRCA National Finals Rodeo on CBS

The PRCA National Finals Rodeo is always a big deal, but the 2018 edition marks the semi-retirement of one of the best cowboys in the sport. 23-time world champion Trevor Brazile is stepping back from the rodeo after this event, so it’s probably his last chance to go for No. 24.


Brazile finished in second place last year, losing out to his brother-in-law Tuf Cooper. This year will probably be his last year competing with NFR qualifying as the goal, so it’s also the last time we’ll see him on this stage.

Canadian Curtis Cassidy will also be a name to look out for. He finished sixth in the All-Around standings, so he’ll obviously seek to improve his status as well.

“I never want to count myself out, but with such a drastic change in the way I conduct my rodeo business, if I do ever make the Finals again it’ll be a bigger story than my retirement, because I’ll have gotten it done at just a handful of rodeos,” Brazile said, per Prorodeo.com. “The good news is that this is my decision, and I’m not being forced out because I’m hurt or too old.”

Here’s how you can catch one of Brazile’s last ride — both the United States and abroad. ProRodeoTV.com comes with a $79.99 annual subscription with the promo code NFRDEAL20.

How to watch the PRCA National Finals Rodeo

 

Note: ProRodeoTV.com stream for this event is exclusively available in Canada and around the world. Viewers in the U.S. can watch live on CBS Sports Network and on-demand the following day at ProRodeoTV.com.