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Bo Gardner: By the Numbers, NCAA Hoops Reforms, Buzz and More

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BO GARDNER
BY THE NUMBERS

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has some impressive numbers associated with it. Now entering its 34th year in Las Vegas, the event has sold out more than 300 consecutive performances at the Thomas & Mack Center. We asked our resident cowboy, Bo Gardner, about his experiences and successes in sponsorship sales serving as the Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Las Vegas Events.

Learn more about the NFR, Jr. NFR and Cowboy Christmas.
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