The 2018 National Finals Rodeo is taking place again in Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas this year for the 34th year in a row. The PRCA announced the personnel lineup for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this year. The finals are taking place from December 6th through the 15th with events taking place every single night.
Randy Corley, of Silverdale, Washington, and Wayne Brooks, of Lampasas, Texas, will be announcing every single night for ten nights in a row starting on December 6th. Corley and Brooks have announced the event for the past five years and they will make it six in a row this December. Roger Mooney, of Ellijay, Georgia, will be joining the pair for the first time which should add some extra excitement to the announcing personnel.
Corley was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame last year. Corley has announced at the National Finals Rodeo 17 previous times and this makes this year number 18, which is a number that a lot of sports announcers cannot even come close to. Brooks is reaching number eight of his career and a lot of fans are excited to see the pair back together again this year.
John Barnes is making his 13th consecutive appearance as the livestock manager. The chute bosses this year are Tony Amaral and Tom Neuens. Benje Bendele is going to be the music director this year. John Barnes is excited to get back to Las Vegas where he has been a visible landmark for the event for over a decade now.
Sunni Deb Backstrom is the official Wrangler National Finals Rodeo once again. This will be the 13th year in a row that she has been selected to do so and her 16th appearance overall. Dollie Riddle will be the assistant secretary. Jayme Pemberton is a timer that will be making her third appearance at the event. The other timers include Kim Sutton and Toby Dunlavy.
The personnel that is at the event can make a big difference to the overall feel of the event and how competitive the event ends up being. Thankfully, this is a very experienced crew that will ensure that the event goes off without a hitch and that will be incredibly fun for fans at home watching and fans that are in Las Vegas watching the event. The riders should be excited that such an accomplished crew will be taking control of the biggest event in rodeo. They will do an amazing job and Vegas will be a great event just as it is every single year.
The 2018 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas is shaping up to be one of the best championships that we have seen in years. All of the entertainment and options that are available in Vegas make this one of the best rodeos in the world to attend for fans. Fans at home should also be ready to get turned into 10 straight nights of the best rodeo run by the best personnel in the business.