South Point Arena to Host 2022 Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping – Tickets On Sale NOW
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 30) – The 2022 Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping presented by Teton Ridge returns to Las Vegas for the second consecutive year to crown a world champion this November and tickets are now on sale.
This year’s event produced by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) will be held at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, Nov. 29-30.
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General admission tickets are $30 each day, with reserve admission tickets available for $45 per day. Tickets can be purchased online at southpointarena.com or ticketmaster.com, by phone at 866-796-7111 or at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa box office. Tickets are electronic unless purchased at the box office or specified otherwise online or over the phone.
The event will begin daily at 2 p.m. (PST) with doors opening at 1 p.m. daily. Parking at the South Point Hotel and Casino is FREE.
“We are excited that tickets are now on sale for the Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping and encourage everyone to get your tickets today and come support these ladies,” said Jimmie Munroe, WPRA President. “We are looking forward to showcasing our top ladies at the South Point Arena and recognizing our 2022 WPRA World Champion Breakaway Roper.”
The top 15 breakaway ropers as of Sept. 30, will compete for prize money of $250,000 during the two day, 10-round performance. Martha Angelone, who will be making her third appearance at the NFBR, will lead the way as the No. 1 ranked roper and she will be looking for her first world title. She was the reserve world champion in 2020, the first year the NFBR was held in Arlington, Texas.
The South Point has long been known as Vegas Cowboy Central between Thanksgiving and Christmas and is now expanding that footprint to also be known as Vegas Cowgirl Central. NFBR fans can also take advantage of the current room and ticket package that South Point Hotel and Casino is offering. The package includes a two-night stay – Nov. 29-30 in a deluxe guest room and two general admission tickets to both NFBR performances. The package costs $299 and can only be purchased by calling 866-796-7111 and mention offer code BREAKPK. Please note these rooms can not be extended past Nov. 30.
“We are excited to welcome the ladies of the WPRA and their fans to the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center for this world championship event,” said Ryan Growney, General Manager of the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa. “This will be an exciting event to kick off all the NFR festivities as there is no faster event in rodeo than breakaway roping.”
The 2020 National Finals Breakaway Roping took place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, in conjunction with the NFR and Jackie Crawford was crowned the world champion. In 2021, the NFBR took place in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel and Casino and was won by Sawyer Gilbert.
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Women’s Professional Rodeo Association
The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) is the oldest women’s sports organization in the country. The Association started in 1948 with a group of Texas ranch women who wanted to compete as well as add a little color and femininity to the rough-and-tumble sport of rodeo. A major move at the time, 38 women met in a hotel in San Angelo, Texas, on February 28, 1948, to change the way they were being treated in the male-dominated world of rodeo. These women banded together to create the very first professional sports association created solely for women by women – the Girls Rodeo Association (GRA). The GRA began with 74 original members with 60 approved contests with a total payout of $29,000. In 1981, the GRA changed its name to the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). Today, it is an association with more than 3,000 members, over 1,700 events and payouts totaling over $7 million. The WPRA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., provides opportunities for women across the United States and Canada to compete in the timed events of barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping, and tie-down roping. For more information on the WPRA and a list of events visit www.wpra.com.
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is recognized as the unsurpassed leader in sanctioning the sport of professional rodeo. The PRCA’s mission is to unify membership in providing an innovative fan experience, to grow the sport of professional rodeo and provide new expanded opportunities for our membership and sponsors. Since 1986, the PRCA has paid out more than $1 billion in prize money to its contestants. The PRCA offers the best cowboys and the best rodeos, delivering the best fan experience while positively impacting our communities and embracing the spirit of the West. A membership-based organization, the PRCA sanctioned more than 840 events in 2021, and there are more than 40 million rodeo fans in the U.S. The sport’s marquee event, the National Finals Rodeo, has increased its payout to more than $10.9 million in 2022. The PRCA televises the sport’s premier events, with the world-renowned National Finals Rodeo on The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV and streaming on the PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App. There were more than 600 rodeos streamed on the PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App in 2021. PRCA-sanctioned rodeos donate more than $40 million to local and national charities every year. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA. The digital PSN and daily updates of news and results can be found on the PRCA’s official website, www.prorodeo.com.
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, over 2,200 slot and video poker machines, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million-dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.
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