RENO, Nev. (CBS/AP) — It’s been a year since 22-year-old Dakota Eldridge of Elko was crowned the Rookie of the Year for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s All-Around and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Associationcategories.
Now he’s getting ready to be the first Nevada cowboy to compete in the national finals in steer wrestling since Fallon’s Anson Thurman did it in 1968.READ MORE: Vigil Set for Saturday in Santa Rosa to Bring Attention to Search for Missing Mom
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo runs Dec. 5-14 at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. The 2009 Elko High School graduate is in the championship field after earning more than $50,000 in steer wrestling during the regular season.READ MORE: Warriors, Chase Center to Require Fans Show Proof of COVID Booster Shots
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