December 7, 2018

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo kicked off in Las Vegas yesterday. Round 1 was pretty eventful, and the All Around race, in particular, held some surprises, as leaders Trevor Brazile and Tuf Cooper both had a bit of an off night.

On last night’s inaugural edition of “Rodeo Las Vegas,” veteran bareback rider J.R. Vezain recounted the catastrophic back injury he suffered on September 22 of this year, while competing on Rodeo Company’s Brazos Bash at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Here is a summary look at the first day's results:

Round 1 Top Winners
Event Name Time/Score
Bareback Wyatt Denny 87.00
Steer Wrestling Tyler Waguespack 3.60
Team Roping (Headers) Kaleb Driggers 4.20
Team Roping (Heelers) Junior Nogueira 4.20
Saddle Bronc Cort Scheer 86.5
Tie-Down Roping Caleb Smidt 7.60
Barrel Racing Hailey Kinsel 13.51
Bull Riding Trey Benton III 88.50

Current 2018 PRCA Ram World Standings
Event Name
All Around Tuf Cooper
Bareback Tim O'Connell
Steer Wrestling Curtis Cassidy
Team Roping (Headers) Kaleb Driggers
Team Roping (Heelers) Junior Nogueira
Saddle Bronc Jacobs Crawley
Tie-Down Roping Shane Hanchey
Steer Roping Scott Snedecor
Bull Riding Sage Steele Kimzey

For a comprehensive list of results, winners, and standings, please visit