By the PRCA
There will be 22 first-timers among the 104 PRCA qualifiers for the Dec. 1-10 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including six in the bull riding field and five saddle bronc riders. It is the third lowest number of NFR rookies in the last decade. Rookie bull rider Chandler Bownds, 20, is the youngest qualifier among the 104 and two-time world champion team roper Walt Woodard, the oldest at 56. Woodard made the first of his 20 Wrangler NFR qualifications in 1976, 15 years before Bownds was born.