From the WPRA
Teton Ridge Becomes Presenting Partner for 2022 Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 27, 2022) – The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) is excited to officially welcome Teton Ridge as the presenting partner for the 2022 Wrangler National Breakaway Roping (NFBR) at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, Nov. 29-30.
The NFBR returns to Las Vegas for the second consecutive year to crown a world champion. The event will begin daily at 2 p.m. PST with doors opening at 1 p.m. daily.
“We are honored and excited to bring Teton Ridge on as our presenting partner for the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping,” said Jimmie Munroe, WPRA President. “Teton Ridge is passionate about celebrating female athletes in the western industry and appreciates what the WPRA (the longest standing women’s sports organization in the world) stands for. We look forward to growing this partnership and bringing new money and attention to our members.”
Currently the fastest growing event in the sport of rodeo, women’s breakaway roping has been growing steadily in professional rodeo since 2020, when the WPRA and PRCA partnered to introduce the event into more rodeos across the United States and Canada. Although the WPRA crowned its first breakaway roping world champion in 1974, it wasn’t until the 2020 NFBR that it was a featured event in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo. Held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas that year, 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.
Emphasizing the same commitment to excellence that is exhibited in all Teton Ridge integrations, the media company is dedicated to celebrating breakaway roping and to bringing new fans to the sport through its varied presence in the western culture and lifestyle.
“Celebrating the hard work that goes into becoming one of the athletes at the top levels of every rodeo discipline is a core value of Teton Ridge,” said Joe Loverro, President of Teton Ridge Sports. “We are thrilled to work with the WPRA as we honor women’s breakaway roping and the tremendous professionals competing for world titles, and to seeing the Top 5 in the final world standings after Las Vegas move onto The American Rodeo in March.”
The NFBR features the top 15 WPRA breakaway ropers based on total money won during the regular season that concluded on September 30. This year’s event will payout $250,000 during the two day, 10-round performance. The contestant with the most money won following the 10th round will be crowned the 2022 WPRA World Champion. The event will be live streamed on Wrangler Network (www.wranglernetwork.com).
Tickets are currently on sale. General admission tickets are $30 each day, with reserve admission tickets available for $45 per day. Tickets can be purchased online at www.southpointarena.com or www.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.
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