National Finals Rodeo 2018 Live

National Finals Rodeo 2018 Live is always a big deal, but the 2018 edition marks the semi-retirement of one of the best cowboys in the sport. 23-time world champion Trevor Brazile is stepping back from the rodeo after this event, so it’s probably his last chance to go for No. 24.

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Brazile finished in second place last year, losing out to his brother-in-law Tuf Cooper. This year will probably be his last year competing with NFR qualifying as the goal, so it’s also the last time we’ll see him on this stage.

Canadian Curtis Cassidy will also be a name to look out for. He finished sixth in the All-Around standings, so he’ll obviously seek to improve his status as well.

“I never want to count myself out, but with such a drastic change in the way I conduct my rodeo business, if I do ever make the Finals again it’ll be a bigger story than my retirement, because I’ll have gotten it done at just a handful of rodeos,” Brazile said, per Prorodeo.com. “The good news is that this is my decision, and I’m not being forced out because I’m hurt or too old.”

Here’s how you can catch one of Brazile’s last ride — both the United States and abroad. ProRodeoTV.com comes with a $79.99 annual subscription with the promo code NFRDEAL20.
How to watch the PRCA National Finals Rodeo

Dates: Dec. 6 – Dec. 15
Live channel: CBS Sports Network (United States)
Live stream: ProRodeoTV.com (Canada, international)

Note: ProRodeoTV.com stream for this event is exclusively available in Canada and around the world. Viewers in the U.S. can watch live on CBS Sports Network and on-demand the following day at ProRodeoTV.com.

National Finals Rodeo Live

National Finals Rodeo Live commences later this week.Hundreds of cattle rustlers and their fans will be in the Las Vegas valley this week.The 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo commences Thursdays.

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The 10-day occasion includes various exercises, including live survey gatherings and drink specials.Rancher Christmas will likewise be back at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is free and open to general society. The PRCA National Finals Rodeo is dependably a major ordeal, yet the 2018 version denotes the semi-retirement of extraordinary compared to other cattle rustlers in the game. 23-time title holder Trevor Brazile is venturing once more from the rodeo after this occasion, so it’s most likely his last opportunity to go for No. 24.

Brazile completed in second place a year ago, missing out to his brother by marriage Tuf Cooper. This year will most likely be his last year contending with NFR qualifying as the objective, so it’s likewise the last time we’ll see him on this stage.

Canadian Curtis Cassidy will likewise be a name to pay special mind to. He completed 6th in the All-Around standings, so he’ll clearly try to enhance his status also.”I never need to forget about myself, however with such an extreme change in the manner in which I direct my rodeo business, in the event that I do ever make the Finals again it’ll be a greater story than my retirement, since I’ll have completed it at only a bunch of rodeos,” Brazile stated, per Prorodeo.com. “Fortunately this is my choice, and I’m not being constrained out on the grounds that I’m harmed or as well old.”

Here’s the manner by which you can get one of Brazile’s last ride – both the United States and abroad. ProRodeoTV.com accompanies a $79.99 yearly membership with the promotion code NFRDEAL20.How to watch the PRCA National Finals Rodeo

Dates: Dec. 6 – Dec. 15

Live channel: CBS Sports Network (United States)

Live stream: ProRodeoTV.com (Canada, global)

National Finals Rodeo

National Finals Rodeo 2018 to cause traffic, parking issues around UNLV.The Thomas & Mack Center, built at a cost of nearly $30 million, opened in the summer of 1983 and underwent a major interior and exterior renovation in 1999. (Las Vegas Review-Journal File Photo)The yearly gathering of cowboys and cowgirls in Las Vegas will lasso traffic around the Thomas & Mack Center.

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The 60th annual National Finals Rodeo gets underway Thursday, meaning a total of 170,000 rodeo fans are expected to pack the Thomas & Mack over the 10-day event, with 40,000 of those being from out of state, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said.

With the influx of people in the area, traffic congestion on surrounding roads and possible parking issues for UNLV students could arise.

The Thomas & Mack Center sits between Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue, which are both maintained by the Nevada Department of Transportation. Both roads are expected to be impacted by rodeo fans.

“We anticipate heavy traffic around the Thomas & Mack due to the National Finals Rodeo,” said Tony Illia, NDOT spokesman. “Motorists should plan accordingly, budgeting additional commute time if passing through the Paradise Road corridor during those days, including East Tropicana Avenue and East Flamingo Road.”

All roads leading into and out of Thomas and Mack Center will see traffic issues, according to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

The NFR festivities will begin each night at 6:45 p.m. and run through 9 p.m., but RTC officials said to anticipate traffic impacts on the main thoroughfares in the area:

“Drivers should be aware that there may be longer delays around Thomas & Mack during NFR,” said Zac Prudhomme, RTC spokesperson.

During the second week of NFR, UNLV students will be taking finals for the fall semester.

The lots around the Thomas & Mack are a popular area for UNLV students to park, as spaces closer to the Maryland Parkway end of the campus fill quickly and are tough to come by. Those spots are closed off to students while the NFR is in town.

“It complicates it exponentially,” said Jenni Tifft-Ocho, a graduate student at UNLV. “We have to rearrange our schedules and routines during the most difficult two weeks of the semester.”

Tifft-Ochoa, a Vista outstanding graduating UNLV senior in 2018, said the parking situation at UNLV isn’t ideal even on a normal day.

“Day-to-day parking at UNLV is difficult on a good day and unbearable on a bad day,” she said. “In order to get a parking spot, students need to arrive on campus no later than 8 a.m. Special events complicate matters even more.”

Paying $150 for a parking pass, only to struggle finding a spot due to the over sale of the passes on the predominantly commuter campus, doesn’t sit well with Tifft-Ochoa.

UNLV’s Parking and Transportation Services insists there are enough parking spaces to accommodate students, faculty, staff and visitors, even during special events like NFR. The service strives to make parking as efficient and convenient as possible during NFR and communicates well in advance the parking impact with the campus, officials said. The service monitors parking lots during large events and peak times to ensure parking is available for all motorists at the university, officials said.

“We understand that increased parking availability is very important to our students, and, though we have enough parking spaces to accommodate the needs of everyone on campus, we’re continually working toward expanding options for parking and transportation,” said Tony Allen, UNLV spokesperson.

Students and visitors going to UNLV in the late afternoon or evening hours during NFR are urged to arrive early or consider the north and east sides of campus, where the University Gateway and Cottage Grove parking garages are located.

“They are further removed from the Thomas & Mack and don’t tend to be as heavily impacted during these times,” Allen said.

More NFR: Follow all of our National Finals Rodeo coverage online at reviewjournal.com/nfr and @RJ_Sports on Twitter.

NFR traffic impacts

National Finals Rodeo: Dec. 6-15

Daily hours: 6:45-9 p.m.

Streets impacted:

■ Tropicana Avenue, from Maryland Parkway to Paradise Road.

■ Swenson Street, from Flamingo Road through the Airport Tunnel.

■ Paradise Road, Flamingo Road through the Airport Tunnel.

■ Harmon Avenue, Koval Lane to UNLV.

NFR Wrangler

NFR Wrangler 2018: The PRCA National Finals Rodeo is always a big deal, but the 2018 edition marks the semi-retirement of one of the best cowboys in the sport. 23-time world champion Trevor Brazile is stepping back from the rodeo after this event, so it’s probably his last chance to go for No. 24.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

Brazile finished in second place last year, losing out to his brother-in-law Tuf Cooper. This year will probably be his last year competing with NFR qualifying as the goal, so it’s also the last time we’ll see him on this stage.

Canadian Curtis Cassidy will also be a name to look out for. He finished sixth in the All-Around standings, so he’ll obviously seek to improve his status as well.

“I never want to count myself out, but with such a drastic change in the way I conduct my rodeo business, if I do ever make the Finals again it’ll be a bigger story than my retirement, because I’ll have gotten it done at just a handful of rodeos,” Brazile said, per Prorodeo.com. “The good news is that this is my decision, and I’m not being forced out because I’m hurt or too old.”

Here’s how you can catch one of Brazile’s last ride — both the United States and abroad. ProRodeoTV.com comes with a $79.99 annual subscription with the promo code NFRDEAL20.
How to watch the PRCA National Finals Rodeo

Dates: Dec. 6 – Dec. 15
Live channel: CBS Sports Network (United States)
Live stream: ProRodeoTV.com (Canada, international)

Note: ProRodeoTV.com stream for this event is exclusively available in Canada and around the world. Viewers in the U.S. can watch live on CBS Sports Network and on-demand the following day at ProRodeoTV.com.

Wrangler NFR

Brazile finished in second place last year, losing out to his brother-in-law Tuf Cooper. This year will probably be his last year competing with NFR qualifying as the goal, so it’s also the last time we’ll see him on this stage.

Canadian Curtis Cassidy will also be a name to look out for. He finished sixth in the All-Around standings, so he’ll obviously seek to improve his status as well.

“I never want to count myself out, but with such a drastic change in the way I conduct my rodeo business, if I do ever make the Finals again it’ll be a bigger story than my retirement, because I’ll have gotten it done at just a handful of rodeos,” Brazile said, per Prorodeo.com. “The good news is that this is my decision, and I’m not being forced out because I’m hurt or too old.”

Here’s how you can catch one of Brazile’s last ride — both the United States and abroad. ProRodeoTV.com comes with a $79.99 annual subscription with the promo code NFRDEAL20.

How to watch the PRCA National Finals Rodeo

Note: ProRodeoTV.com stream for this event is exclusively available in Canada and around the world. Viewers in the U.S. can watch live on CBS Sports Network and on-demand the following day at ProRodeoTV.com.

NFR Las Vegas

Brazile finished in second place last year, losing out to his brother-in-law Tuf Cooper. This year will probably be his last year competing with NFR qualifying as the goal, so it’s also the last time we’ll see him on this stage.

Canadian Curtis Cassidy will also be a name to look out for. He finished sixth in the All-Around standings, so he’ll obviously seek to improve his status as well.

“I never want to count myself out, but with such a drastic change in the way I conduct my rodeo business, if I do ever make the Finals again it’ll be a bigger story than my retirement, because I’ll have gotten it done at just a handful of rodeos,” Brazile said, per Prorodeo.com. “The good news is that this is my decision, and I’m not being forced out because I’m hurt or too old.”

Here’s how you can catch one of Brazile’s last ride — both the United States and abroad. ProRodeoTV.com comes with a $79.99 annual subscription with the promo code NFRDEAL20.

How to watch the PRCA National Finals Rodeo

Note: ProRodeoTV.com stream for this event is exclusively available in Canada and around the world. Viewers in the U.S. can watch live on CBS Sports Network and on-demand the following day at ProRodeoTV.com.

National Finals Rodeo

National Finals Rodeo has tie-down roper readying hard in the practice pen.Cooper Martin of Alma, Kansas moved up in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association standings after the Fourth of July “Cowboy Christmas.” Shown winning the St. Paul, Oregon, Rodeo, worth $9,366, he was also victorious at the Cody, Wyoming, Stampede, pocketing $10,046. (Courtesy photo by Bill Lawless.)

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That’s exactly what Cooper Martin of Alma has been doing in preparation for his second Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Dec. 6 to 15.

Cooper Martin placed seventh in the tie-down roping standings of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He has qualified for his second NFR, Dec. 6 to 15. (Courtesy photo.)

“I’ve been to rodeos, jackpots and roping tie-down calves other days to keep in shape physically and mentally,” Martin said.

As the youngest contestant at last year’s National Finals, Martin won Round-4 and placed in several others to end up ninth in the world.

Competing in 92 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos around the country, Martin has qualified for the 2018 NFR in seventh place. He will again be the youngest cowboy in the tie-down lineup.

The 21-year-old, six-foot, 190-pound Wabaunsee County ranch native won $91,938 tying down calves during the past season.

From junior wins to being the youngest cowboy to win the United Rodeo Association in 2012, Martin has been dedicated. He spent his teenage years practicing rodeo skills.

While taking high school courses online, Martin said, “I liked to rope all day. Sometimes I’d rope and tie 100 calves a day. Other times, I might rope five or 10, and go to rodeos and roping jackpots every weekend.”

National High School Rodeo Association tie-down champion three years ago, Martin then worked on an associate’s degree from Hill College, Hillsboro, Texas. He won a reserve national calf roping title at the college finals during his freshman year.

Pressure of last year’s NFR qualification showed at the beginning of 2018 for Martin. It wasn’t until after the lucrative Fourth of July “Cowboy Christmas” run that Martin was among the Top 15.

That came because of some big wins over the holiday. Martin was victorious at the Cody, Wyoming, Stampede pocketing $10,046, and he won the St. Paul, Oregon, Rodeo, for $9,366.

Martin finished third in the average at the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Arizona, to earn $4,532.

Those winnings moved Martin into 13th place in the world standings enhancing his outlook for a second NFR qualification.

A big paycheck late in the season at Puyallup, Washington, and several other rodeo checks settled him at seventh in the standings going into the NFR.

To be a winner requires roping ability and a top horse. Martin credits his horse Payday for much of the success at last year’s NFR and early this season.

“Payday has really worked well for me, but he was injured during the summer,” Martin said. “I was fortunate to find another horse from Reese Riemer called Waterboy.

“The 16-year-old gelding and I clicked. He is the fastest horse I have ever swung a leg over,” Martin said.

“I purchased Waterboy from Reese in mid-August and he helped me finish off my season strong,” Martin credited. “Unfortunately, Waterboy recently sustained an injury and now he’s out of commission until February, too.”

With the NFR just weeks away, Martin feels fortunate to have leased Shooter to rope on at Las Vegas from his friend Cade Swor, a seven-time NFR qualifier.

“I’ve ridden Shooter at Pendleton and have been practicing on him the past few weeks,” Martin said. “Shooter is easier to ride than some horses, so I think he’ll work well for me at the finals. I’m very grateful for Cade helping me out when I needed it.”

Martin is on the road most of the time, but spends down time on the family ranch in Kansas or with his girlfriend, Samantha, and her family in Texas.

“I travelled with Reese Riemer from Stinnett, Texas, this year and it was awesome” Martin said.

Trading off driving, the cowboys lived in the Bloomer trailer. “Reese likes to cook,” Martin acknowledged, “so we had some good meals on the road, too. I don’t like fast food.”

NFR 2018 Live

NFR 2018 Live Wrangler National Finals Rodeo commences later this week.Hundreds of cattle rustlers and their fans will be in the Las Vegas valley this week.The 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo commences Thursdays.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

The 10-day occasion includes various exercises, including live survey gatherings and drink specials.Rancher Christmas will likewise be back at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is free and open to general society. The PRCA National Finals Rodeo is dependably a major ordeal, yet the 2018 version denotes the semi-retirement of extraordinary compared to other cattle rustlers in the game. 23-time title holder Trevor Brazile is venturing once more from the rodeo after this occasion, so it’s most likely his last opportunity to go for No. 24.

Brazile completed in second place a year ago, missing out to his brother by marriage Tuf Cooper. This year will most likely be his last year contending with NFR qualifying as the objective, so it’s likewise the last time we’ll see him on this stage.

Canadian Curtis Cassidy will likewise be a name to pay special mind to. He completed 6th in the All-Around standings, so he’ll clearly try to enhance his status also.”I never need to forget about myself, however with such an extreme change in the manner in which I direct my rodeo business, in the event that I do ever make the Finals again it’ll be a greater story than my retirement, since I’ll have completed it at only a bunch of rodeos,” Brazile stated, per Prorodeo.com. “Fortunately this is my choice, and I’m not being constrained out on the grounds that I’m harmed or as well old.”

Here’s the manner by which you can get one of Brazile’s last ride – both the United States and abroad. ProRodeoTV.com accompanies a $79.99 yearly membership with the promotion code NFRDEAL20.How to watch the PRCA National Finals Rodeo

Dates: Dec. 6 – Dec. 15

Live channel: CBS Sports Network (United States)

Live stream: ProRodeoTV.com (Canada, global)

NFR 2018

NFR 2018 Live to cause traffic, parking issues around UNLV.The yearly gathering of cowboys and cowgirls in Las Vegas will lasso traffic around the Thomas & Mack Center.The 60th annual National Finals Rodeo gets underway Thursday, meaning a total of 170,000 rodeo fans are expected to pack the Thomas & Mack over the 10-day event, with 40,000 of those being from out of state, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

With the influx of people in the area, traffic congestion on surrounding roads and possible parking issues for UNLV students could arise.

The Thomas & Mack Center sits between Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue, which are both maintained by the Nevada Department of Transportation. Both roads are expected to be impacted by rodeo fans.

“We anticipate heavy traffic around the Thomas & Mack due to the National Finals Rodeo,” said Tony Illia, NDOT spokesman. “Motorists should plan accordingly, budgeting additional commute time if passing through the Paradise Road corridor during those days, including East Tropicana Avenue and East Flamingo Road.”

All roads leading into and out of Thomas and Mack Center will see traffic issues, according to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

The NFR festivities will begin each night at 6:45 p.m. and run through 9 p.m., but RTC officials said to anticipate traffic impacts on the main thoroughfares in the area:

“Drivers should be aware that there may be longer delays around Thomas & Mack during NFR,” said Zac Prudhomme, RTC spokesperson.

During the second week of NFR, UNLV students will be taking finals for the fall semester.

The lots around the Thomas & Mack are a popular area for UNLV students to park, as spaces closer to the Maryland Parkway end of the campus fill quickly and are tough to come by. Those spots are closed off to students while the NFR is in town.

“It complicates it exponentially,” said Jenni Tifft-Ocho, a graduate student at UNLV. “We have to rearrange our schedules and routines during the most difficult two weeks of the semester.”

Tifft-Ochoa, a Vista outstanding graduating UNLV senior in 2018, said the parking situation at UNLV isn’t ideal even on a normal day.

“Day-to-day parking at UNLV is difficult on a good day and unbearable on a bad day,” she said. “In order to get a parking spot, students need to arrive on campus no later than 8 a.m. Special events complicate matters even more.”

Paying $150 for a parking pass, only to struggle finding a spot due to the over sale of the passes on the predominantly commuter campus, doesn’t sit well with Tifft-Ochoa.

UNLV’s Parking and Transportation Services insists there are enough parking spaces to accommodate students, faculty, staff and visitors, even during special events like NFR. The service strives to make parking as efficient and convenient as possible during NFR and communicates well in advance the parking impact with the campus, officials said. The service monitors parking lots during large events and peak times to ensure parking is available for all motorists at the university, officials said.

“We understand that increased parking availability is very important to our students, and, though we have enough parking spaces to accommodate the needs of everyone on campus, we’re continually working toward expanding options for parking and transportation,” said Tony Allen, UNLV spokesperson.

Students and visitors going to UNLV in the late afternoon or evening hours during NFR are urged to arrive early or consider the north and east sides of campus, where the University Gateway and Cottage Grove parking garages are located.

“They are further removed from the Thomas & Mack and don’t tend to be as heavily impacted during these times,” Allen said.

More NFR: Follow all of our National Finals Rodeo coverage online at reviewjournal.com/nfr and @RJ_Sports on Twitter.

NFR

NFR: Need for clarity on role, power of executing agencies.Rather than implementing NFR , the railways has passed on the ball to zones … it will cripple decision-making.

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Indian Railways’ share of non-fare revenue (NFR) earned, as a percentage of total revenue, is around 5%, and is much lower than the 10-20% NFR earned by global railway companies or organizations. Railways has come out with its policy document titled, New Innovative Non-Fare Revenue Ideas Scheme, to support the achievement of its target of raising about ₹15,000 crore NFR in the next 10 years and monetize its assets.

This policy aims at decentralization of powers in NFR matters, by empowering general manager of zones to take decisions in these regards. While this step shows intent, it does not solve the underlying issues causing the non-realization of NFR potential lying with Indian Railways.

In a government set-up such as the railways in India, pure policies—without precedence—hardly create an impact. A case in point is the corporate social responsibilities (CSR) guidelines of the railways, which had given power to zones to take decisions on relevant matters. More than 3 years after the guidelines got published in September 2014, only ₹20-40 crore worth of CSR projects had got completed.

This was in a scenario where corporates had unused CSR funds to the tune of ₹10,000 crore. A key reason for this was that zones did not have clarity on what kind of projects they could approve and, as is the case with a bureaucratic set-up, did not have examples to emulate.

Such examples are expected to be provided by the policymaking entity through centralized implementation in the initial stages to give confidence to executing agencies.

A similar situation exists now for NFR. Rather than providing those examples through strong central implementation of NFR, the railways has again taken the decentralization route, and passed the ball to zones—and they again, will suffer from lack of guiding precedence. Every decision will seem to be “bold” at zonal levels and will cripple decision making.

This ideal situation notwithstanding, zonal level decision making has its own challenges in the way things get implemented. While powers get passed to zonal railways, clear targets are not assigned, which leaves implementation success dependent on initiative of GMs and their teams, and their interpretation.

Moreover, areas such as NFR require coordination across multiple departments of Indian Railways, and the so-called single window systems hardly work in reality. The initiative approval may get coordinated by the single window. However, for implementation, the agencies get stuck across the various departments of the railways.

Lack of a structured central monitoring mechanism using IT tools and dashboards, which can assess performance of zones against set targets, and play the role of an active arbitrator in case of issues, delays projects. The new NFR policy struggles on this count as well—with decentralization, the Indian Railways has not taken care of target setting and putting in place a strong central monitoring mechanism.

Moreover, there is a need to realize that reaching the target of 10-20% of NFR requires the railways to monetize its land, its most critical asset, better. As Indian Railways goes for station modernization, it must definitely target higher levels of NFR from the new stations. On the existing stations, it must think of policies to enhance the vertical utilization of space for rewarding commercial activities. NFR policies of the railways have been silent on these counts as well.

With its vast expanse, assets and reach, Indian Railways has a strong opportunity to supplement its revenue through non-fare measures. However, it will require central teams to show the path through “bold” decisions, strong implementation and prioritizing the right assets for exploitation!