Wrangler National Finals Rodeo - Las Vegas, NV
This is what the cowboys and cowgirls have been competing for all year. This is their Daytona, many men and women dream and compete all their life trying to get here but only a few ever achieve it. This is where the Champion of the World will be crowned at the end of the weekend. With $5.75 million dollars to be won at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo you can see why the men and women try so hard all year to make it here. With only the top 15 being taken in each event it is a tight competition. With first place paying $17,139 a round and first in the average paying $43,954. If you are on a role you can pay off a lot of bills that have collected throughout the year and have a great start to next year. The Finals are being held from December 3-12, 2009 at the Thomas and Mack Center. There will be 10 rounds of heart pounding non-stop action.
Being held in Las Vegas, NV there is plenty to do from gambling to shopping to just relaxing at the side of a pool. Also one of the biggest Western Trade Shows and Art Shows is held here every Year.
The official website of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is - http://www.prorodeo.com/
Canadian Finals Rodeo - Edmonton, AB
This is their sword in the stone once they achieve the championship gold buckle that is their "Lucifer."All year the rodeo competitors have been putting on kilometers. Wearing out pickups, dealing with injury and illness but it all seems trivial when you are in the top 12 within your event and only 56 rodeos to do it in, it makes for a tight competition. Once you back in the box or adjust your rigging at Rexal Place that indescribable feeling overwhelms you. With being able to win close to $10,000 a round for first place and $11,000 for first in the aggregate. This is where championships will be lost and new champions made. The official website of the Canadian Finals Rodeo is - http://www.rodeocanada.com/