PHOTOS: 2013 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

  • Trevor Knowles (header), of Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith (heeler) break out of the chute for a time of 4.2 during the Steer Wrestling Event on the final day of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Trevor Brazile, of Mt. Vernon, Oregon, gets a time of 4.4 during the Team Roping Event on the final day of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Sherry Cervi, of Marana, Arizona, takes a ride in her new truck after winning the Ram Truck Top Gun Race and her 4th Barrel Racing World Championship on the final day of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Cody Teel, of Kountze, Texas, rides Wish This for a score of 76.5 during the Bull Riding Event on the final day of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • The man with the "golden fiddle" Charlie Daniels opens the final day of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with fire and brimstone at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Kaycee Field, of Payson, Utah, picks up his World Champion Bareback Buckle for 2013 on the final day of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Trevor Brazile, of Decatur, Texas, picks up his record 11th All Around Championship Buckle giving him 19 world titles the final day of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Kaycee Field, of Payson, Utah, rides Fancy Free for a score of 83.0 during the Bareback Riding Event, winning the World Champion Bareback Buckle for 2013 on the final day of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Canadian singer/songwriter Shania Twain opens Canadian Night, Day 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Steven Peebles, of Redman Oregon, rides Wonderland in the Bareback riding competition on Day 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Kaycee Field, from Payson Utah, takes his victory lap after winning the Bareback Riding for Day 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Brothers Riley (header) and Brady (heeler) Minor, from Ellensburg, Washington, compete in Team Roping Event on Day 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Randall Carlisle , of Baton rouge, LA, competes in the Tie-Down Event on Day 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Cole Echols, of Elm Grove, LA, rides Wildly Legit in the Bull Riding competition on Day 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton

  • Wes Stevenson of Lubbock, TX, scores a 83.50 on Thunder Monkey during the bareback riding event at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • K.C. Jones of Decatur, TX., scores a time of 4.3 during the 6th go-round steer wrestling event at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Trevor Brazile secures his 8th All-Around World Championship during the 6th go-round team roping event at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Rookie of the year Taylor Jacob of Carmine, TX., sets a new barrel racing record with a time of 13.37 during the 6th go-round barrel racing event at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Bullfighter Cody Webster is thrown in the air by Jonny Ringo after a score of 76.50 by Shane Proctor of Grand Coulee, Wash., during the 6th go-round bull riding event at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Barrel racer Sherry Cervi and team roper Derrick Begay participate with Eric during the Exceptional Rodeo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Exceptional Rodeo, in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, is a special interactive program that allows dozens of Las Vegas-area special-needs children to experience the world of rodeo. Darrin Bush, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, Dec. 5-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, features more than 300,000 square feet merchandise from 400 exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada. Products include custom-made jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and home goods. The show run concurrent with the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • Showgirls Meda Butenaite and Porsha Viger go country in Las Vegas during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, Dec. 5-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, features more than 300,000 square feet merchandise from 400 exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada. Products include custom-made jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and home goods. The show run concurrent with the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, Dec. 5-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, features more than 300,000 square feet merchandise from 400 exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada. Products include custom-made jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and home goods. The show run concurrent with the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • Thomas and Mack Center prior to the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 1st go-round. Thursday, December 05, 2013. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Rodeo Fans enjoy the Rodeo Fan Zone outside the Thomas and Mack Center prior to the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Thursday, December 05, 2013. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Finals Rodeo competitors are introduced by state during Day 1 of the 2013 National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center. Thursday, December 05, 2013. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Steve Dent of Mullen, NE., scores 81.00 riding Painted Coast during the 1st go-round bareback riding event at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center. Thursday, December 05, 2013. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Clint Cannon of Waller, Texas scores 85.00 riding On Tap during the 1st go-round bareback riding event at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center. Thursday, December 05, 2013. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins welcomes attendees to the opening day of Cowboy FanFest/Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • Two year old Ruger Grundy from Utah visits with 2012 World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile during the opening day of Cowboy FanFest/Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • Two year old Ruger Grundy from Utah visits with 2012 World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile during the opening day of Cowboy FanFest/Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • 2012 World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile attends the opening day of Cowboy FanFest/Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • 2012 World Champion Barrel Racer Mary Walker and 2012 World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile attend the opening day of Cowboy FanFest/Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • Team Mirage Barrel Racers Taylor Jacobs, Christy Loflin and Fallon Taylor meet Osborne at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. The Mirage

  • Team Mirage Steer Wrestlers Tyler Pearson, Straws Milan, Stan Branco and Jule Hazen at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. The Mirage

  • Joe Diffie performs on stage during the 27th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience to kick-off the National Finals Rodeo. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Joe Diffie performs on stage during the 27th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience to kick-off the National Finals Rodeo. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Joe Diffie performs on stage during the 27th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience to kick-off the National Finals Rodeo. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Joe Diffie performs on stage during the 27th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience to kick-off the National Finals Rodeo. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Joe Diffie performs on stage during the 27th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience to kick-off the National Finals Rodeo. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Cast members of the fantasy revue Crazy Girls at the Riviera pose for photos during the 27th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience to kick-off National Finals Rodeo. Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau