Angus cowboy competes at NFR in Vegas |

Angus cowboy competes at NFR in Vegas

The American Angus Association is proud to sponsor one of its own this week at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nev. Matt Reeves of Cross Plains, Texas, is among the steer wrestling contestants competing in the crowning event of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). He also raises Angus-sired calves and partners with his family to sell on the grid and receive premiums for qualifying for Certified Angus Beef®.

“Angus is proud to sponsor Mr. Reeves, an Angus cattleman who, like so many of our members, represents hard work and a determined spirit to become the best they can be,” says Allen Moczygemba, Association CEO.

The Wrangler NFR begins Thursday, Dec. 1, and marks the sixth time Reeves has appeared in the competition. His last appearance was in 2013 when he placed second, but this year’s return is especially sweet after a three-year hiatus caused by a string of challenges that included undergoing extensive hip and core muscle surgery two years ago and losing his horse, Nacho, to a tragic accident this fall.

Now the Angus cattleman and PRCA cowboy has a chance to prove himself again in the arena riding Bray Armes’ well-known horse, Ote. The NFR runs Dec. 1-10, with coverage to air on CBS Sports Network. You can keep tabs on the action through the American Angus Association’s social media channels.

Matt lives with his wife, Savanah, and 1-year-old son Carson, and received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University. He grew up showing livestock and was the subject of a documentary film “American Rodeo: A Cowboy Christmas,” directed by H.D. Motyl and released in 2013.

–American Angus Association