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This year’s National Finals Rodeo by the numbers

Starting Thursday, the National Finals Rodeo will take over the Thomas & Mack Center for 10 days.

Here are 10 facts and figures about the rodeo:

2 — The competitors from Nevada. Steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge hails from Elko, and bareback rider Wyatt Denny is from Minden.

 

 

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4 — The number of countries that will be represented. While a majority of contestants are from the United States, Canada, Brazil and France also will be represented.

15 — The top 15 contestants in bull riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bareback riding and steer wrestling will compete.

32 — This marks the 32nd year the NFR will be in Las Vegas.

39 — The competitors who have qualified for the first time. That includes 11 team ropers, seven bull riders and six barrel racers.

120 — Total contestants that will participate in the NFR.

2,000 — Tons of dirt — inside and out — to prepare the Thomas & Mack Center for the rodeo.

2005 — The last year someone besides Trevor Brazile won the PRCA all-around title. Brazile won’t be eligible for this year’s competition, meaning a new all-around champion will emerge.

170,966 — Last year’s total attendance from 10 days of the NFR. This year’s event is also sold-out, so it should see a similar figure.

$10 million — The total prize money up for grabs at the NFR.

Contact Betsy Helfand at bhelfand@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BetsyHelfand on Twitter.

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