The event is carried live on CBS Sports Network, starting at 9 p.m. each night. Encore performances are scheduled for 12:30 a.m.
The NFR is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Held annually since 1959, it showcases the best cowboys, barrel racers and livestock in the world.
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The top 15 contestants in each of the standard rodeo events qualify for the NFR based on money won during the regular season. At the conclusion of the NFR, the world champs are determined based on total season earnings, which includes earnings from the NFR.
It consists of 10 rounds — one round on each of 10 consecutive days. Each contestant competes once each day. Contestants earn money by placing first through sixth in any round and can earn more by placing first through eighth in the average (cumulative times or points earned during the 10 rounds).
In each event, there are two champions: the average winner, who won the NFR by having the best cumulative time or score for that event over the 10 rounds; and the world champion, who finished the year with the most money. For each event, the average winner and world champion may be the same person or different people.
Last year, Harris finished 20th in the world standings and just missed qualifying for the NFR. He did, however, win Resistol Rookie of the Year.
In 2019, Harris won the Reno Rodeo, the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, the Peace River ProRodeo Classic in Florida, the Walla Wall Frontier Days, the IPE and Stampede and the Hanna Indoor.
He has other career wins at the Leesville (Louisiana) Lions Club Rodeo, the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas), the Grey Snow Annual Rodeo (Perkins, Oklahome), the Bandera (Texas) Pro Rodeo, the Chief Joseph Days (Joseph, Oregon), the Canby (Oregon) Rodeo, and the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas).
Competing for Cisco College, he won the College National Finals Rodeo in tie-down roping. He was also a state high school and junior champion.
Currently, Harris is ranked No. 10 in the world, with $97,649.45 in winnings this year.Caleb Smidt of Bellville, the defending champ who also won it all in 2015, is the leader with $131,899.95.
Also ahead of Harris on the list are Haven Meged, Tyson Durfey, Tuf Cooper, Shane Hanchey, Taylor Santos, Marty Yates, Riley Pruitt and Michael Otero.
The top 15 is rounded out by Tyler Milligan, Adam Gray, Shad Mayfield, Rhen Richard and Cooper Martin.
Cooper, from Decatur, is a four-time world champ and an 11-time NFR qualifier. Durfey, from Brock, won the title in 2016. Hanchey won it in 2013.
Yates, from Stephenville, is a five-time qualifier, while Gray, from Seymour, is a four-time qualifier. Pruitt, Richard and Martin are all two-time qualifiers.
Meged, from Miles City, Montana, is in the running for Resistol Rookie of the Year.Santos, Milligan and Mayfield are all PRCA veterans making their NFR debuts.
Another first-time qualifier is Otero, a Weatherford cowboy who won the 2019 San Angelo Rodeo.For a complete lists of competitors, schedules and other features — including how to follow the NFR events via social media and a link for a phone app, visit