This year, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is scheduled at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from Dec. 7-16. This year, the NFR will offer a record-setting payout.
The top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding will compete for a hefty paycheck.
The Wrangler NFR 2023 payout is set at more than $11.5 million. This whopping amount includes guaranteed prize money of $1.2 million for all NFR qualifiers and $10,301,505 in competition prize money.
NFR 2023 Payouts
|Competition Payout||$11.5 million|
|NFR Qualifiers Guaranteed Total||$1.2 million|
|Competition Prize Money||$10,301,505|
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Las Vegas Events announced that the total Wrangler NFR payout will increase. The competition will see an increased prize money for the third consecutive year.
The Nationals Finals Rodeo offered a $10 million payout each year from 2015 to 2020, which is $8.8 million in competition prize money and $1.2 million in guaranteed prize money to qualifiers.
The total payout increased to $10.25 million in 2021 and again to $10.90 million in 2022. This year, the world’s richest rodeo will offer an $11.5 million total competition payout.
Prize Money Breakdown
According to the increased purse this year, each go-round will pay $99,053 per event, with the round winner taking home $30,706.
The average total per event increased to $297,159, with the average winner earning $78,747 after the ten-day event.
The stock contractor pay – 30% of the contestant payout – increased to $3,450,451.