The World’s Top Rodeo Stars Kickoff 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

The World’s Top Rodeo Stars Kickoff 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo During the Annual “Road to the Gold Buckle” Gold Carpet Event at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa

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Last night, South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa and the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) kicked off the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in style as the world’s leading bull riders, team ropers, barrel racers, tie-down ropers and more walked the gold carpet, dressed to impress before attending the annual PRCA welcome reception. In a grand gesture, Cody Pratt surprised barrel racer, Syndi Blanchard, with a proposal on the gold carpet – and she accepted.

Notable attendees included:

  1. Trevor Brazile (No. 1) and his family with Tuf Cooper (No. 2) and his family.
  2. Cody Pratt proposes to girlfriend and barrel racer, Syndi Blanchard.
  3. Children’s Western Wish Foundation Founder, Glee Nett, with wish recipient, Hayleigh Lansford.
  4. Tie-down roper, Tyson Durfey, with wife and country singer, Shea Fisher.
  5. No. 1 ranked Trevor Brazile with daughter.
  6. WNFR 2017 qualifiers take the stage during the annual PRCA welcome reception.

For more information about upcoming events at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, visit the South Point website.

The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are more than 30 million fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world’s best cowboys by televising the sport’s premier events, including the Wrangler Champions Challenge and the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on CBS Sports Net (DISH channel 158, DirecTV channel 221). The Justin Boots Playoffs and Championships, Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, All American ProRodeo Finals, and the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour will also air on CBS Sports Net, as well as live stream at PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read the ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA, and for daily updates of news and results visit the PRCA’s official website,

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events.  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and foursquare.