Wrangler NFR 2023 Payout

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) 2023 has set a new record with a total payout of $14.9 million, surpassing the previous year’s purse of $10.9 million. This significant increase in the prize money reflects the event’s growth and prestige in the world of rodeo.

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.

NFR 2023 Payouts

Total Purse$14,951,956
Contestant Payout$11,501,505
Stock Contractor Payout$3,450,451
Guaranteed Money for All Qualifiers$1.2 Million

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 a total competition payout of $14.9 million.

Prize Money Breakdown

The 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) has a record-setting payout of $14.9 million, which is an increase from the previous year’s purse of $10.9 million. This total prize money includes $1.2 million in guaranteed prize money for NFR qualifiers.

The payout for each round of the competition is structured as follows:

  • Total per go-round: $99,053
Round winner$30,706
2nd-5th place$24,268 each
6th-10th place$18,325 each
11th-15th place$12,877 each
  • Average total per event: $297,159
Average winner$78,747
2nd-5th place$72,823 each
6th-10th place$66,899 each
11th-15th place$60,975 each

Stock Contractor Pay

In addition to the contestant payouts, the stock contractor pay, which is 30% of the contestant payout, has increased to $3,450,451. Stock contractors are those who provide the animals for the rodeo.

Comparison with Previous Years

The increase in the NFR payout has been consistent over the past few years. Between 2015 and 2020, the NFR paid out a total of $10 million each year – $8.8 million in competition prize money and $1.2 million in guaranteed prize money to qualifiers.

The total purse increased to $10,257,048 in 2021 and $10,900,098 in 2022.

The 2023 payout represents a significant increase from previous years, reflecting the growing popularity and prestige of the event. The NFR continues to attract the best rodeo athletes who aim to compete for substantial cash prizes.

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