President
Chuck Melin
307-359-8885

Vice President
Bob Stoddard
307-359-0660

Executive Board
Bud Clemons
970-302-4170

Jim Wales
480-987-9484

Butch Terrell
970-227-5876

Alan Johnson
214-686-7713

Event Directors
Bareback
Jimmy Nugent
505-280-7129
Saddle Bronc
Gary Lee Alger Jr.
509-869-0135
Bull Riding
Ricky Phillips
254-216-3558
Tie Down Roping
Kyle Jumper
214-679-6814
Steer Wrestling
Dale Rising
308-631-5161
Team Roping
Mike Brewer
530-384-2587
Ribbon Roping
Christy Fullen
406-539-8559
Ladies Barrels
Marlene McGaughey
308-870-1078
Ladies Breakaway Roping
Cindy Gruwell
307-216-0313
Promotion Agent
Jim Nichols
623-866-3365
Canadian Representative
Bill Reeder
403-653-7661

About the National Finals

Qualifying for the 2016 SNFR

You must compete at 5 NSPRA rodeos to be eligible to enter the finals.  (Canadian rodeos do not count towards the 5 rodeo rule).  The top 7 contestants in each region will qualify for the finals and will be awarded points based upon their regional ranking as follows:  1st 120 pts, 2nd 100 pts, 3rd 80 pts, 4th 60 pts, 5th 40 pts, 6th 20 pts, 7th 0 pts.  At the SNFR, round winners will be awarded points as follows: 1st 60 pts, 2nd  50 pts, 3rd  40 pts, 4th  30 pts, 5th 20 pts, 6th 10 pts. 

 

If a SNFR qualifier is unable to compete at the finals, or if they qualify in multiple regions, the next highest ranking contestant will be allowed to compete.  If an event does not fill (21 slots) by this method, the event will be filled with contestants who have competed at 5 NSPRA rodeos.

 

If you are interested in competing at the SNFR you MUST enter even if you are not in the top 8 in a region.  If you do not enter during the time entries are open, Monday September 19 and Tuesday September 20, you will not be eligible to go!!

Hotels in the Panguitch Area

Mention you are with the Senior Rodeo Finals and most of them will have a special rate.
The Canyon Lodge 435-6768292
The Lamp Lighter Inn 435-676-8362
The Knights Inn 435-676-2651
The Purple Sage 435-676-2659
The Bryce Canyon Pines 800-892-7923
Day Inn 435-676-8876 (Call Monday - Friday between 6 am and 2 pm and ask for Raquel)

Barrel Racing Format

The Finals Barrel Race will NOT be a 3D format.  It will be a straight pay per appropriate age group as in previous years.

Stall Information

If you need information on stalls at Panquitch, please call Saunderfer at 801-898-6525.

Clarification of the Drop Down Rule and Awards at the Finals

Contestants will be awarded year-end saddles and world championship buckles in their appropriate age category, unless their partner in the team roping or ribbon roping is in a lower age category.  In that case, contestant would be eligible for awards in the lower age category. Year-end saddles will only be given in each if the event director is able to get a sponsor or sponsors to cover the cost of the saddle(s) in their event.
If you qualify in multiple age categories for the finals, you MUST designate which category you will accumulate points in when you enter the finals.
All Around points only accumulate in the appropriate age category.

Fees at the 2016 SNFR

Rough Stock will be $400 per event
Timed Events will be $500 per event
There will be a one-time office charge of $50.

Determining Year End and World Champions

YEAR END CHAMPIONS are determined by the highest adjusted world standing points in each age group of each event at the end of the season.  These awards will be given out during the Hall of Fame banquet on Wednesday, October 5th.  Saddles will only be awarded if the event director has secured sponsors for them. 

 

WORLD CHAMPIONS are determined by the awarded points coming into the finals, plus the points won during the finals, in each age group of each event.  These awards will be given during the awards banquet after the rodeo Saturday night.  In the event of a tie, the first tie breaker will be the contestant who came into the finals with the highest region standing.  The second tie breaker will be the contestant placed the highest in the world standings coming into the finals.

 

AVERAGE WINNERS AT THE FINALS are determined based upon times/scores at the finals and will be acknowledged during the last performance.


.

Entries for the Finals


Entries for the 2016 SNFR will be on Monday, September 19, 2016 and Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM Arizona Time.  You can enter by email before then. 

If you want to go to the finals, you MUST enter, even if you are not ranked high enough in any region.  There could be open spot to fill. 

Please call in on the regular entry line: 928-684-9566 

  • Boot Barn
  • Boyd Gaming
  • Tom Collins
  • Las Vegas Events
  • Wells Fargo
  • Republic Services
  • South Point Hotel & Casino
  • Helldorado Days