40 Nights of NFR: What’s Happened So Far

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Tonight on the 40 Nights of NFR: Round 3 of the 2016 National Finals. In case you missed the first two, here’s a quick refresher to get you caught up.

Be sure to set your DVRs for each night for 8:00PM ET, as we are bringing you a round per night for 40 nights, covering the last four years of the Superbowl of Rodeo.

ROUND 1

Ryder Wright comes to Las Vegas for the first time as an 18-year-old rookie and blows away the competition in the very first round, Sage Kimzey is on a mission to get 10 bulls ridden in a row at the finals as well as win his third world title, and Canada makes its presence known from the start as team ropers Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler take the first round with an impressive time of 4.4 seconds.

Round Winners

Bareback: Tanner Aus, 81.5 points

Steer Wrestling: (tie) Clayton Hass and Tyler Waguespack, 3.8 seconds

Team Roping: Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler, 4.4 seconds

Saddle Bronc Riding: Ryder Wright, 87.5 points

Tie-Down Roping: Shane Hanchey

Barrel Racing: Pamela Capper, 18.75 seconds

Bull Riding: Sage Kimzey, 86.5 points

ROUND 2

Hungry for his first world title, Tim O’Connell splits the second round with bareback’s rising star Clayton Biglow, steer wrestler Jason Thomas turns in an impressive 3.5-second run, team ropers Luke Brown and Jake Long get their first round win with a time of just 4 seconds flat, Marcos Costa looks up to the challenge of becoming the first Brazilian to win a world title in the tie-down roping, and rookie Ryder Wright out-scores both dad Cody and brother Rusty to take his second round in a row, and rookie Roscoe Jarboe wins in the bull riding.

Round Winners

Bareback: (tie) Tim O’Connell and Clayton Biglow, 85 points

Steer Wrestling: Jason Thomas, 3.5 seconds

Team Roping: Luke Brown and Jake Long, 4.0 seconds

Saddle Bronc Riding: Ryder Wright, 86.0 points

Tie-Down Roping: Marcos Costa, 7.6 seconds

Barrel Racing: Kimmie Wall, 13.79 seconds

Bull Riding: Roscoe Jarboe, 88.5 points

Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is Presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes are Presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athlete is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths