Nebraska Cowboys to compete at Rodeo World Championships
December 6, 2010
Las Vegas, Nev. – Four Nebraska cowboys will compete at this week’s Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association world championship, the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas.
Dean Gorsuch of Gering, Dustin Elliott of North Platte, Steven Dent of Mullen, and Cort Scheer of Elsmere, will represent Nebraska at the 52nd annual NFR.
Two of the men are past world champions. Dean Gorsuch, a steer wrestler, is the 2006 World champion and enters the NFR in 3rd place with $92,703 won. Dustin Elliott is the 2004 World champion bull rider and enters the NFR in 10th place with $80,291 in earnings. He also qualified for the 2010 Pro Bull Riders World Finals in October, where he finished the season in 10th place.
Steven Dent, a bareback rider, is making his third trip to the NFR. He is ranked 2nd in his event with $136,452 won so far. For Cort Scheer, a saddle bronc rider, this will be his first year to qualify for the NFR. He is currently ranked 7th in the standings and has won $82,503.
The WNFR has a purse of $5.875 million dollars and is 10 nights of rodeo competition, with world champions crowned after the final performance. The rodeo runs December 2-11 at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
For more information on pro rodeo and the NFR, visit http://www.prorodeo.com.