Growing up on cattle ranches in Idaho, Nevada, and Utah, Pace Freed quickly developed a passion for roping and, specifically, team roping. This led to his creation of X Factor Roping; an all inclusive media program that helps to educate and instruct the future and current generation of team ropers, while also providing analysis, tips, and professional insight from the best in the business. Not only that, but they also livestream some of the biggest team roping events in the country!Read More
During the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas, Nevada, every December, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) takes the time to meet, present and educate rodeo committees and employees throughout the country at the PRCA’s Annual Convention. Join the That Western Life Podcasting team as they dig deeper into new hires and unofficial resolutions of the PRCA in 2019!Read More
Not only take the chance to meet your That Western Life podcast hosts, Rachel, Lisa and Katie, also take the time to recap all of the great stories from the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo! Make sure to listen to the podcast version as well!Read More
In Round 7 you can say that the good guys won! We aren’t talking about the go-round winners or the shifts in the average and projected world standings, albeit there was a lot of that. We are talking about a little bit of the controversy of this year's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.Read More
Round 6 kicks off the start of the second half of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s Super Bowl of Rodeos. Unlike in main sports, there was no break for the cowboys and cowgirls buttoning down their Resistol cowboy hat every night - firing on day 6 of 10 in front of a packed house at the Thomas & Mack Arena.Read More
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is in full swing in the bright light city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Every year, the rodeo community convenes on the city to showcase western heritage in a variety of ways; youth rodeo competitions, team roping competitions, permit challenges, rookie recognition, leather working, fashion, and the latest in equine and bovine technology. Halfway through the 10 heated rounds of the Super Bowl of Professional Rodeo, there have been numerous big stories to share!Read More
The American Quarter Horse Association is the largest nationally recognized breed registry in the world and one of the greatest honors that a member or an animal can receive is induction into their Hall of Fame. In the announcement of the 2018 class of inductees, one name stands out: Trippy Dip. A 1976 Thoroughbred, how did this lone wolf get into the QUARTER HORSE Hall of Fame?Read More
Kissimmee, Florida (April 5, 2018) - The Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida, April 3rd through the 6th, promises to change the PRCA's World Standings. Here's some quick notes from the strategy room as we look at what the first two rounds alone potentially did to the World Standings. Please note that these standings are not official nor guaranteed 100% accuracy; they are simply observations.
More money stands to be won as the Top 8 contestants advance Sunday to a clean slate semi-finals round, which is then followed with the Top 4 advancing to the Finals round also on Sunday.Read More
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is organized in a slightly complicated fashion into circuits and tours that can be very confusing to those who have no idea about the road to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Let's dedicate an article towards the 12, now 13, regional circuits of the PRCA, their respective circuit finals, and the qualifications to the Ram National Circuit Finals.Read More
Only three cowgirls have ever held the elusive number one position. Those three cowgirls that have held the number one back number are Mary Burger, Sherry Cervi, and Charmayne James. It was assume that the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo would be the inclusion of a fourth cowgirl to earn the number one back number: Tiany Schuster of Texas. Fans thought wrong.Read More
Derek Kolbaba, a young gun bull rider from Walla Walla, Washington, has steadily been making himself a well known name in the rodeo world which continued this week a he picked up a Round 1 win in the Professional Bull Rider's (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series Cooper Tires Take the Money and Ride, presented by Wrangler, at SAP Center.Read More
On Monday, September 18th, 2017, Judge Cash, the impressive gray stallion listed as one of the top stallions, was laid to rest at thirty years old after experiencing colic like symptoms as stated by Scottie Johnson on a Facebook post shared on the stallions fan page.
With a heart of gold, a personality to match and an unparalleled ability to pass on his athleticism in the arena to his offspring, the rippling effects of Judge Cash will be felt for many years. Pictured below is the stallion only a month before he passed away, still as impressive as always.Read More
Lane Ivy, a team roping header out of Adrian, Texas, and Buddy Hawkins II, a team roping heeler from Sedan, Kansas, decided to have their Cowboy Christmas arena record style this year, setting arena records at two Pacific Northwest Rodeos!