2019 NFR Award Winners named.
An "attitude of gratitude" was celebrated last night in Las Vegas. Each year, that gratitude is expressed at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet before the start of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Our own Steve Kenyon caught up with two of the winners to talk about their awards.
Full Winners listed below.
- Purina Horse of the Year – Little Smart Leo “Big Time,” owned by Tyler Milligan (tie-down roping); Do Get Famous “Rattle,” owned by Matt Reeves and Savanah Reeves (steer wrestling); Jewels Smoke Screen “Smoke,” owned by Brad Lands (team roping heading); DT Sugar Chex Whiz “Sugar,” owned by Dixon Flowers QH (team roping heeling); Mr. Blackburn Chex 113 “Dunny,” owned by Cole Patterson (steer roping); and High Valor “Valor,” owned by Dona Kay Rule (barrel racing).
- John Justin Standard of the West Committeeman of the Year – Susan Thomas, Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo
- Pendleton Whisky Let ‘Er Buck Bucking Stock of the Year – Nutrena’s Killer Bee, Beutler & Son Rodeo Co. (Bareback); Get Smart, Northcott Macza (Saddle Bronc); Hot & Ready, Harper & Morgan Rodeo (Bull)
- PRCA Rodeo Photographer of the Year presented by Boot Barn – Dan Hubbel
- PRCA Journalism Award presented by Boot Barn – The Cowboy Journal
- PRCA Multimedia Broadcast Award presented by Boot Barn – NFR Extra
- Polaris RANGER Remuda Awards – Powder River Rodeo (stock contractor); St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo (rodeo committee)
- Hesston Sowing Good Deeds – Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo
- PRCA Veterinarian of the Year – Dr. Eddie Taylor
- Coors Man in the Can – Johnny Dudley
- PRCA Clown of the Year – Justin Rumford
- PRCA Timer of the Year – Shawna Ray
- PRCA Secretary of the Year – Brenda Crowder
- PRCA Dress Act of the Year – Bobby Kerr
- PRCA Comedy Act of the Year – Justin Rumford
- PRCA Small Rodeo of the Year – Blackfoot, Idaho
- PRCA Medium Rodeo of the Year – Belle Fourche, S.D.
- PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year – Houston, Texas
- PRCA Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year – Pendleton, Ore.
- PRCA Music Director of the Year – Josh “Hambone” Hilton
- PRCA Pick-Up Man of the Year – Matt Twitchell
- PRCA Bullfighter of the Year – Dusty Tuckness
- PRCA Announcer of the Year – Bob Tallman
- PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year – Frontier Rodeo
- PRCA Donita Barnes Contract Personnel Lifetime Achievement – Roy & Virginia Honeycutt
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