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

WATCH: 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

Schiffner Prepares For Final 6 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.

Breakaway Roping: Will Young Girls Be Trading Polly Pockets For Poly Ropes?

Lari Dee Guy showed us that it was a good thing to “rope like a girl,” Willow Raley became the first woman to win money in the team roping in the PRCA (at Cheyenne Frontier Days, no less) and Jackie Crawford has been dominating the breakaway roping game for years. With those talented women paving the way for female ropers, there truly has never been a more significant time in the history of ladies spinning ropes since the old days of lady fancy trick ropers.

5, 90, $200,000: The Numbers Of The PBR Iron Cowboy

When it comes to numbers, the PBR Unleash The Beast’s Iron Cowboy competition knows how to stack ‘em up. Big payout, big points and more big-bad bulls to beat to get that payout and points at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. 

VOTE: Which Invitee Can't Be Beat At 2019 The American?

Who's Gonna Take The Crown?

RFD-TV’s The American is a challenge between the best professional rodeo athletes in the world and whichever underdogs are able to battle their way through the semifinals to face them. But even if they can beat the other qualifiers, can anyone beat this lineup of titans waiting in the finals?

Watch Guide: PBR Iron Cowboy, Worcester, & Shepparton

Watch Over 150 Events On FloRodeo

Up to five rounds of grueling PBR action are coming your way this weekend with the PBR Unleash the Beast’s Iron Cowboy competition.

THROWBACK: Watch Full Replays Of The American In 2018

Who's Gonna Take The Crown?

Since the announcement that the 2019 edition of RFD-TV's The American would have an even larger payout, new format, new events and be sanctioned by the PRCA, we've been counting down the days for the event to kick off. 

Watch Guide: The American & Junior American 2019

Who's Gonna Take The Crown?

If you loved watching RFD-TV’s The American in 2018 as much as we did, you’ll be even more excited about the lineup of events we have coming at you in 2019, including the first-ever Junior American Finals.

Top 35 PBR Spots In Jeopardy After The Weekend

The bubble is about to pop for Unleash The Beast competitors.

Riding In His Name: Mason Lowe Memorial

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, PBR Bull Rider Mason Lowe passed away due to injuries sustained while competing. Exactly one month later, his fellow competitors will enter the Enterprise Center in St. Louis Missouri—Lowe's home state—to honor the fallen cowboy who was a friend to many.

Coming Soon To FloRodeo: Live Events Like Never Before

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

Watch Guide: Mason Lowe Memorial & Jacksonville

Two events are coming your way this weekend on FloRodeo, including a very special PBR Unleash The Beast event to honor fallen cowboy Mason Lowe.