Happy Thanksgiving: 5 Things We're Thankful For In 2018

As we reflect back on the 2018 rodeo season, there are many things we at FloRodeo have to be thankful for. We watched thousands of rides and runs, spent long hours on the rodeo trail, edited videos and wrote stories at 2 am, and loved every minute of it.

So here's our countdown of the things we're most thankful for in 2018:

5. Junior Nogueira Getting To Live The American Dream

The American Dream

It was one of the very first rodeos he went to after he made the trek up to America from Brazil a few years ago, and in 2018 he finally made his own American Dream come true with partner Kaleb Driggers when they won The American. Over the years the sport of rodeo has created some unique opportunities for rodeo competitors, but to say that rodeo can give you the American Dream is something to be thankful for.

4.  The Future Of Rodeo

We’ve been tracking the future of rodeo’s best and brightest in The Rank this year and let me tell you, not only are the numbers of contestants astonishing in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, but the times and scores these competitors are putting forward point to a very strong future for the sport of rodeo. Get ready rodeo, the next generation is going to be one you’ll be thankful for.

Check out The Rank HERE

3. Witnessing A Piece Of History At CFR45

Scott Schiffner Prepares For His Final Six Rides

The 2018 Canadian Finals Rodeo was literally one for the record books. Not only were we entering a new chapter in Canadian rodeo history with the events inaugural appearance at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, but we also got to witness history in the making over and over again. From the three Larsen brothers competing in each of the roughstock events, the final six bull rides of the legendary Scott Schiffner, to Jake Vold breaking the arena record in the bareback riding on C5 Rodeo’s Virgil – CFR45 was one we will remember and be thankful we got to be a part of for years to come.

2. Our Four-Legged Athletes

The steady-pull of a tie-down roping horse, the alley anticipation of the barrel horse that loves it’s job, and the extreme power of the long-maned broncs that put their hearts into each of those eight-seconds. We couldn’t give our all without them doing the same, so today we’ll give an extra pat on the neck and a thank you to the unbelievable four-legged athletes of the sport of rodeo.

1.  The Rodeo Life We Live

In life there are no guarantees, so let’s be thankful that we’ve been given the opportunity to live the rodeo life. It’s a privilege, it’s an honor, and it’s the thing we’re most thankful for today and every day we get to live it.

From all of us at FloRodeo, Happy Thanksgiving.

Trevor Brazile Slowing Down In 2019 To Focus On Four Things

Twenty-three world titles, 22 years in the professional rodeo game, but the number Trevor Brazile is focusing on now is four. The King of the Cowboys announced that he will be slowing down in 2019 to spend more time with the four members of his family: his wife Shada and kids Treston (11), Style (8) and Swayzi (3).

Season In Review: See Our Favorite Shots Of Competitors Headed To NFR

Trevor Brazile, Sage Kimzey, Zeke Thurston.

VOTE: Who Is The Greatest World Champion Of All Time?

We’ve compiled a list of the competitors who have become icons in the sport of rodeo. Not only did they win world titles, but their names will go down in history as some of the greatest of all time. 

On Demand Tuesday: Cody Ohl World Jr Calf Roping Championships

Eight categories, three days, one impressive showing of junior tie-down and breakaway ropers. The Cody Ohl World Jr Calf Roping Championships is coming to Sweetwater, Texas, this weekend and will showcase some of the best junior ropers around as they compete in the six-time world champion’s namesake event.

Agribition Replays: Watch All Four Performances Of CWA Again

The Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Saskatchewan brings a unique opportunity to the table for competitors trying to get a jump-start on the 2019 rodeo season. Win big here, and your spring season is already off to a good start with the $12,500 added in each event. 

Rising Star: Haiden Thompson, 15-Year-Old All-Around Cowgirl

She's closing in on 10 all-around state and world titles, and she's only 15 years old.

Flashback: Billie-Jean Duff's Photo Picks From CFR45

For the first time in multiple decades, the Canadian Finals Rodeo arena had a new finger on the trigger of a long-lensed camera. The name “Mike Copeman” has been synonymous with the rodeo photography profession for years, but this year it was Billie-Jean Duff – now close friend to Copeman – that entered the arena. 

2019 CPRA Rodeo Season Kicks Off Next Weekend With Agribition

There’s no rest for competitors who want to make it back to the Canadian Finals Rodeo for its second trip to Red Deer, Alberta, next year. While the long winter looms ahead, competitors will receive an early chance to start the standings race at the Canadian Western Agribition. 

Rising Star: Bailey Gregg, 15-Year-Old All-Around Cowgirl

Team roper, barrel racer, goat tier, and a rodeo queen with a strong working cow horse background. Fifteen-year-old Bailey Gregg truly is an all-around cowgirl.