The PRCA is thrilled to unveil the esteemed contract personnel who will be overseeing the Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping event at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center in Las Vegas on December 5-6.
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Here are the selected individuals for various crucial roles:
- Chute Boss: John Gwatney
- Announcers: Anthony Lucia and Will Rasmussen
- Secretary: Amanda Corley Sanders
- Timers: Amy Muller and Vicki Pack
- Usher: Corey Kidd
- Photographer: James Phifer
- Music Director: Jill Franzen Loden
Notably, this marks Gwatney’s fourth time as the chute boss, while Lucia returns for his second stint as an announcer after his role in 2021. It’s Rasmussen’s debut as an announcer at the NFBR.
Amanda Corley Sanders and the timers, Mueller, Pack, Kidd, and Phifer, are all making their inaugural appearances at the NFBR. Franzen Loden returns for her second term as the music director, having previously served in the same capacity in 2021.
The Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping will witness the top 15 breakaway ropers competing for a substantial prize pool of $250,000 during the thrilling two-day, 10-round performance.
This marks the second consecutive year that the Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping is hosted at the South Point.
In 2020, the National Finals Breakaway Roping unfolded at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, in conjunction with the NFR, with Jackie Crawford claiming the world championship. In 2021, the NFBR took place at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where Sawyer Gilbert emerged victorious. Last year, Martha Angelone secured the world title at the South Point.