All About: Denver National Western Stock Show & Rodeo

National Western Stock Show - Denver

PHOTO: RIC ANDERSON | COURTESY NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW & RODEO

ProRodeo returns to Denver this Thursday, January 13!

Who Qualified: In the roughstock events, the top 72 in the 2021 PRCA World Standings and the Top 8 in the 2022 PRCA World Standings are invited to compete. In the men’s timed events, the top 30 in the 2021 PRCA World Standings, Top 5 in the 2022 PRCA World Standings, Top 5 from the Mountain States Circuit Standings, and top 50 from the Denver qualifying rounds are eligible to compete. In the barrels, the top 48 in the 2021 WPRA World Standings, Top 4 in the WPRA Tour Standings, Top 18 in the Mountain States, and Top 10 in the 2022 WPRA World Standings are invited.

How it works: Denver’s tournament format consists of two preliminary go-rounds spread out over six performances. The top 24 in the average in each event then advance to the progressive rounds, all held on Saturday, January 22 in three brackets. The top four from each bracket qualify for the championship round — meaning you’ll see 12 athletes in each event vying for National Western titles on Finals Sunday!

PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

THURSDAY JAN 13

9:00 PM ET

FRIDAY JAN 14

3:30 PM ET

9:30 PM ET

SATURDAY JAN 15

1:00 PM ET

5:00 PM ET

8:30 PM ET

11:00 PM ET (live on the app at 10PM ET)

SUNDAY JAN 16

4:00 PM ET

8:30 PM ET

MONDAY JAN 17

3:00 PM ET

8:00 PM ET – Denver MLK Jr Heritage Rodeo

TUESDAY JAN 18

9:00 PM ET

WEDNESDAY JAN 19

3:30 PM ET

9:00 PM ET

THURSDAY JAN 20

12:30 PM ET

9:00 PM ET

FRIDAY JAN 21

3:30 PM ET

9:30 PM ET

SATURDAY JAN 22

1:00 PM ET – Progressive Round 1

5:30 PM ET – Progressive Round 2

11:00 PM ET – Progressive Round 3 (live on the app at 10PM ET)

SUNDAY JAN 23

4:00 PM ET – Denver Finals

Professional rodeo action consists of two types of competitions - roughstock events and timed events - and an all-around cowboy crown.

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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