Rodeo fans around the country will be able to watch the final two days of the iconic Pendleton Round-Up via the Wrangler Network.
The Wrangler Network will livestream the action from Friday and Saturday’s rounds for free through social media — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
With just a handful of tickets still available for each day — including just 23 for Saturday’s finals — fans still can keep up with the action.
“This will be their fourth time here,” said Randy Thomas, publicity director for the Pendleton Round-Up. “They came in the first time and their jaws just dropped. Just the grand scale of it all. We’ve made really good friends with them.”
The first two years the Wrangler Network came to Pendleton, it offered just Saturday’s performance. This will be the second year offering two days.
“Pendleton is one of our largest livestreams,” according to a Wrangler Network release. “It is iconic. It gets larger and larger every year.”
The Wrangler Network also offered livestreaming for the Calgary Stampede, Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Dodge City Round-Up and the Reno Rodeo, just to name a few.
Fans can log into www.wranglernetwork.com at 1:15 p.m. each day to watch cowboys compete in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer roping, steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping.
Other events include barrel racing, Indian relay racing, wild cow milking and Indian dancing.
“The Round-Up is a draw for family reunions and other get-togethers,” Thomas said. “More kids come home for Round-Up than they do for Christmas. We have broken a lot of records in the past year for ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandise and the yet-to-be seen beverage and concession sales.”
The Pendleton Round-Up, which began in 1910, draws hundreds of competitors each year. The event is known for its grass arena instead of dirt.
The rodeo has won the PRCA Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year award five times: 2003, 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2017.