Ever wondered what the measurements are on one of the most iconic barrel racing patterns in the world?
Each year, the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association world champion is crowned inside the yellow walls of the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is the pattern that fans have watched some of the best barrel racers in the world duke it out on for most of the NFR’s history.
Note: The following image shows the official 2021 NFR barrel racing pattern measurements, courtesy of the WPRA. The pattern is hand-staked each year and may vary by several inches at each measurement.
NFR Arena Record
Who holds the arena record inside the Thomas and Mack?
Hailey Kinsel turned in a 13.11-second run in 2017 aboard DM Sissy Hayday to shatter the arena record inside the Thomas and Mack Center.
What other arenas have NFR barrel racers competed in throughout history?
1959: National Finals Rodeo, Clayton, New Mexico
1960: National Finals Rodeo, Scottsdale, Arizona
1961: National Finals Rodeo, Santa Maria, California
1962-66: National Finals Rodeo, Fort Worth, Texas
1967-78: National Finals Rodeo at Jim Norick Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1979-84: National Finals Rodeo at Myriad Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2020: Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Study up Before the 2022 NFR
- 2022 NFR Barrel Racing Payout Breakdown
- Which Barrel Racers Secured the Bag in the Least Rodeos in 2022?
- Pick Your Poison: The Ultimate List of 2022’s NFR-Qualifying Barrel Horses
Glance Back at 2021
- A Pair of First-Time Wrangler NFR Round Winners Share Top Honors in Round No. 1
- Emily Miller-Beisel and Namgis D33 Top Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Go-Round No. 5
- Lucky Number 7: Hailey Kinsel Wins Round 7 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
- One for the Record Books: Jordon Briggs is the 2021 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Champion