South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa Ushers in 2023 National Finals Rodeo Opens With Road To the Gold Buckle

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 26, 2023) – The industry’s top competitors kicked off this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) at the Road to the Gold Buckle event hosted by South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, in collaboration with the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA).


The nation’s finest bull riders, barrel racers, team ropers, bareback riders, steer wrestlers, saddle bronc riders and tie-down ropers arrived in their best evening wear alongside their families and loved ones to walk the grand gold carpet. The annual event was hosted by PRCA member and Pro Rodeo announcer, Garrett Yerigan.


Following the gold carpet, competitors and their friends and family attended the PRCA welcome reception and Back Number Ceremony where the athletes were presented with the number they will wear throughout the competition.  Those in attendance honored and recognized the competitors and celebrated the start of the highly anticipated rodeo championship.


Notable attendees included:

  • Stetson Wright
  • Nelson Wyatt
  • Caleb Smidt
  • Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi
  • Wesley Throp
  • Riley Webb
  • Cory Soloman
  • Beau Cooper


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About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, over 2,200 slot and video poker machines, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

“Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the October 2024 Las Vegas NASCAR cup race, South Point 400.

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

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