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New Faces Emerge from Southeastern Circuit Finals, Eyeing NFR Open Roster Spots

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With the conclusion of the Southeastern Circuit Finals in Davie, Florida, the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Open roster is set to welcome fresh names next summer. The top-two contestants in each event from every circuit earn a coveted spot in the NFR Open, opening limitless opportunities for rodeo competitors. This year, the victors of the NFR Open, who weren't previously highly ranked in the standings, found a realistic path to qualifying for the prestigious National Finals Rodeo. The allure of significant purses, notably at the Washington State Fair and the Governor's Cup in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, created an unexpected chance for a select group of contestants to make their mark. Check out the nfr 2023 dates