WNFR By The Numbers
71 – The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association was created on February 28, 1948 and was first known as the Girls Rodeo Association (GRA).
$1,200,000 – Total prize money up for grabs in each WNFR event.
13.11 – Current barrel racing arena record at the Thomas & Mack.
13 – NFR Qualifications by Lisa Lockhart and Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi.
5 – Number of first-time WPRA WNFR qualifiers.
$3,333,594 – WPRA Career earning leader Sherry Cervi (through 2018 regular season).
Lisa Lockhart $2,378,482
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi $2,190,323
2,000 tons – Amount of dirt hauled in for the NFR to be used in the Thomas and Mack arena and stalling area.
4 – In the past 7 years, 4 WPRA Resistol Rookie’s of the Year have also qualified for the WNFR:
2017- Taci Bettis
2016- Cayla (Melby) Small
2015- Jackie Ganter
2013- Taylor Jacob
1,386 Miles – The distance Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi will have to drive to get from her home in Victoria, TX to the Thomas and Mack Center.
8 years – Length of time The Jerry Ann Taylor award has been presented to the best dressed barrel racer at the WNFR.
15,000 – Bottled Waters Sold during the NFR at T&M concession stand.
26,000 – Sodas sold during the NFR at T&M concession stand.
Each Montana Silversmiths buckle requires 110 man-hours to complete and weighs about one pound. They have a solid sterling base with solid gold (24 carat; ribbons, letters and cast figures; they are valued at about $17,500 each.
$189,385 – Amount of money Hailey Kinsel won at the 2017 Wrangler NFR setting a new NFR earnings record.
$350,700 – Highest Single Season Earnings record in the WPRA set by Lindsay Sears, 2018.
5 – Number of WPRA Barrel Racers who have placed in all 10 consecutive rounds at the NFR:
- Colette Graves Baier, 1974
- Lynn McKenzie, 1978
- Charmayne James, 1986
- Kristie Peterson, 1996-97
- Sherry Cervi, 2013