'Love Ya Buddy': Champion Sends Message To Vezain At CFR45

Champion Wins Canadian Bareback Title

Newly crowned Canadian champion bareback rider Richmond Champion gave a special message to his friend and fellow bareback rider J.R. Vezain during his interview. Vezain is currently recovering from a spinal injury he sustained near the end of the 2018 rodeo season.

Vezain — a former Canadian bareback champion himself — called in to wish his pals good luck during FloRodeo's pre-show before the championship Sunday performance. Learn more about Vezain's recovery, and his analysis of the bareback riding at CFR45 during his special guest segment:

Pre-Show 6: CFR45

It was a head-to-head race between Jake Vold and Champion when the final day of the CFR rolled around. Vold had won or split three go-rounds — including breaking a 15-year CFR record with his 90-point ride on C5 Rodeo's Virgil — but a buck off in round five meant he was out of the aggregate race.

On the other end of the spectrum, Champion was in the running in the aggregate but had only picked away in the rounds and needed all the cash he could to catch up. The Dublin, Texas, cowboy made this happen in round six though, splitting the round with an 88.25-point ride, placing second in the aggregate and taking home his first Canadian bareback riding title.

PBR Watch Guide: Tacoma, Casper, & Traralgon

Watch Over 150 Events On FloRodeo

Our PBR schedule this weekend includes an Unleash The Beast event in Washington, a Velocity tour event in Wyoming, and our Australian events are heating up with another “down under” stop for PBR Australia – this time in Traralgon, Victoria.

VOTE: Who Is Your Favorite Roughstock Contractor?

We’ve compiled some of the best stock contractors from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the Canadian Finals Rodeo and the PBR World Finals for you to vote on. Tell us who brings your favorite broncs and bulls to town in the vote below, so we can see which stock contractor reigns supreme in your mind!

PBR Watch Guide: Calgary, Fresno & Kansas City, Plus Road To The Horse

Yet another action-packed weekend is coming your way in the PBR with the PBR Canada boys heading to Calgary, Alberta, the riders on the Velocity Tour in Fresno, California, and the “big dogs” on the Unleash The Beast Tour stopping in Kansas City, Missouri. Also on the docket, top horsemen and women are on display for the Road To The Horse in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Photo Album: $50,000 Moments Captured At Rodeo Houston

Poetry in motion, extreme precision and all the grit it takes to win the $50,000 first-place prize in NRG Stadium for Rodeo Houston. 

What Did It Take To Win Rodeo Houston In 2018?

It took high scores and fast times in 2018, but will they be tougher in 2019? As the 2019 edition of Rodeo Houston's finals kicks off, see the rank rides and rapid runs that won the coveted titles of this major rodeo last year. 

'I Still Feel Like I Am In A Dream' -- Catching Up With Madison Outhier

It was a battle, but young Madison Outhier was up for the challenge.

Watch Guide: PBR Velocity Wheeling & Dayton

Check out the PBR Velocity Tour events in Wheeling, West Virginia and Dayton, Ohio this weekend on FloRodeo.

NOW On FloRodeo: Live Events Like Never Before


You'll now see a new immersive live experience that will transform the way you watch rodeo. You shared your live-stream dreams with us, and we've made them all come true with fan-driven features you've been craving.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo.: Netflix Releases Movie On Life Of Amberley Snyder

Netflix released a movie today based on the life of paralyzed barrel racer Amberley Snyder. The Utah cowgirl was well accomplished as a young rodeo competitor in both the National Little Britches and National High School Rodeo Associations and had just begun her college rodeo career when an accident changed her path forever.

How The American Will Immensely Impact The PRCA Standings Come December

Who's Gonna Take The Crown?

It pays almost as much as two go-round wins at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and it’s the first of two $50,000 events that have been added to PRCA season this year. So it’s hard to discount the immense impact that will be felt by RFD-TV’s The American come December when competitors hit the bright lights of Las Vegas.