Welcome home celebration planned for NFR stars

Stephenville header Luke Brown, shown at the NFR, is first in the world in heading, while partner Jake Long of Morgan Mill tops the world standings in heeling. || Courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com

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Stephenville City Council

STEPHENVILLE (December 10, 2015) — The Stephenville Chamber of Commerce and Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo Association invite the community to join us in congratulating our local cowboys as they return home from competing in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas! The official NFR Welcome Home Celebration will be held Monday, December 21, 6:30 pm at the Cowboy Church of Erath County on Highway 67.

The reception will provide community members the opportunity to meet the NFR contestants and their families and celebrate their achievements. The 18 local NFR qualifiers have combined to win $574,115.43 so far in the first six rounds in Las Vegas at what is considered to be the Super Bowl of the sport of rodeo! With four more rounds to go, even more prize money will likely be coming back to Stephenville as well as the possibility of several World Championship Gold Buckles.

We look forward to honoring these professional rodeo athletes and recognizing the important role they play in the Stephenville area being known as the Cowboy Capital of the World.

Honorees will include: Bareback Rider Bobby Mote; Team Ropers Luke Brown, Jake Cooper, Jade Corkill, Paul Eaves, Travis Graves, Kory Koontz, Jake Long, Chad Masters, Patrick Smith, Clay Tryan, Kollin VonAhn and Travis Woodard; Saddle Bronc Riders Jacobs Crawley, Isaac Diaz, and Cort Scheer; and Tie-Down Ropers Sterling Smith and Marty Yates.

Guests will enjoy light refreshments and music as they meet and visit with the NFR contestants. The program will include official remarks by Mayor Kenny Weldon and interviews with each of the NFR qualifiers.

NFR Welcome Home

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