United States Marine Corps to Shine at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Las Vegas, Nevada- While tens of thousands of western fans applaud and cheer for their favorite Cowboys at this year's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, one cowboy in particular is drawing applause from inside the packed Thomas and Mack Center each night and from around the World. Kaycee Feild, son of 3x All Round Rodeo Champion and Hall of Fame inductee Lewis Feild is like most professional cowboys that qualified for this years WNFR. He chased the points and cash all year to become eligible to compete in the sports 'World Championships'.

What makes Feild different from the other top Cowboys in the standings is that he's taken weeks off from competition over the past two years, given up the cash/points that go with it to spend time with our Troops on the Armed Forces Entertainment Wrangler National Patriot Troop Tour. Last year the tour went to Kuwait and Iraq, this year the tour went to Afghanistan, Krygyzstan, United Emirates and other undisclosed bases in undisclosed countries; both years putting Feild in combat zones, face to face with our nations front line service men and women.

With 2 performances (competition nights) remaining, Feild finds himself in first place in the World Bareback Standings, and first place in the WNFR 'Top Gun' division (top money winner at the WNFR) and surrounded by family and friends... friends which include: Country Music Star Lucas Hoge, former Miss Rodeo America Meaghan Ridley, World Champion Annie Bianco and Western Events Manager for Wrangler Jeff Chadwick all of whom joined Feild during this years Troop Tour to Afghanistan.

"It's the Troop Tour Team and our bareback riding buddy is kicking it here at the WNFR" says Lucas Hoge, adding " We're all just waiting for Robi Powers (American300 Warrior Tours leader) to show up tonight with two Marines that we met in Afghanistan... so the whole team can cheer on Kaycee in the final nights!"

The Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association working in concert with the National Finals Rodeo Committee has once again designated the final nights competition (Day 10) as the Wrangler National Patriot Night, this year American300 and Wrangler have reached out to the Marine Corps and two very special Marines: First Sergeant Roger Griffith and Staff Sergeant Mark Terrell, both of Marine Special Operations Command's 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion - Camp Lejeune, NC, who the Cowboys and Cowgirls spent time with in Afghanistan this past spring and will be special guests in the final days of the WNFR.

"Last year the PRCA and WNFR Committee along with Wrangler did
an amazing job of helping us showcase heroes from the Army
and Air Force, this year we're shinning the light on the United States Marine Corps" says Powers, "Our Wrangler National Patriot Tour through Armed Forces Entertainment has been one of the highest rated combat zone tours over the past two Memorial Days, we're just grateful that these two Marines made it home safely and can be with us for the last two nights... witness first hand what Kaycee and all of the Cowboys do to earn championship titles."

Long Live Cowboys - Forever Honor Our Troops !

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For more information about American300 and the work this nonprofit does to put special guests in touch with our Troops in remote, hardship and combat areas of deployment around the World, please visit them on line at: www.American300.org

For more information on Wrangler's effort to raise funds for our nations warriors please visit: Wrangler National Patriot Program: www.wranglernationalpatriot.com

For information on the Department of Defense's office Armed Forces Entertainment visit: www.armedforcesentertainment.com

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