The 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will have an increase in prize money at the world’s biggest rodeo in the month of December. This is for the second straight year, as per the PRCA and Las Vegas Events.
The Wrangler NFR, which will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Dec 1-10, will have record-breaking prize money that exceeds $10 million. This includes guaranteed prize cash in the amount of $1.2 million to all NFR competitors and $9,700,098 in prize money for the competition.
Between 2015 and the year 2020, between 2015 and 2020, the NFR gave out a total of $10 million. This included $8.8 million in prize money and $1.2 million in prize money guaranteed to qualified contestants. The total payout grew to $10,257.048 in 2021.
The contractor’s stock pay, which represents 30 percent of the payout to contestants, has increased to $3270,030.
Below you can see the breakdown of the Nationals Finals Rodeo 2022 prize money:
NFR 2022 Prize Money Breakdown
Total Prize Money: $10,900,098
Guaranteed Prize Money: $1,200,000
Competition Prize Money: $9,700,098
Per go-round, per event
Total payoff per event, per go-round: $93,270
Average per event
The total payoff for average per event: $279,811
The 2021 festival saw a total of 169,539 during the course of 10 days in the Thomas & Mack Center and has sold out over 350 consecutive shows in Las Vegas.
Based on the new purse, the National Finals Rodeo 2022 prize money will make round winners $28,914 for each round, while average winners will earn $74,150. Each round will earn an amount of $93,270, and the average will be $279,811 for each event.
The richest and most prestigious rodeo event in the world, the Wrangler NFR draws the top 15 competitors in the team roping of steers saddle rodeo, tie-down roping, and barrel racing, as well as bull riding, to be a part of the purse that is increased as well as the highly sought-after PRCA Gold Buckle.
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