The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association® and Las Vegas Events announced the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo® presented by Teton Ridge will see an increase in the payout at the world’s largest rodeo in December for the second consecutive year.
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The Wrangler NFR, which is at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Dec. 1-10, will have a record-setting competition payout of more than $10.9 million. This amount includes guaranteed prize money of $1.2 million for all NFR qualifiers and $9,700,098 in competition prize money.
Based on the updated purse in 2022, the increase will see round winners take home $28,914 per round and average winners earn $74,150. Each go-round will pay a total of $93,270, while the average total will pay $279,811 per event.
The stock contractor pay – which is 30% of the contestant payout – increased to $3,270,030.
Below, is a breakdown of this year’s payout at the Wrangler NFR.
2022 WRANGLER NFR PAYOUT
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
Total payoff for average per event: $279,811
Courtesy of PRCA