Polaris Assembles Elite Rodeo Athletes to Inaugurate Team RANGER Ahead of 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2019--
In a celebration of American grit, drive and achievement, Polaris RANGER, America’s No.1-selling utility side-by-side vehicle, today debuted Team RANGER, an elite group of competitive rodeo athletes that embody the hard-working values of the brand. Team RANGER consists of six athletes including veteran American rodeo champion and winningest cowboy of all time Trevor Brazile and champion barrel racer Lisa Lockhart. All six athletes will be competing at the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV December 5 – 14.
“Polaris RANGER is the hardest working utility side-by-side, and we selected the Team RANGER athletes because they bring the same drive, motivation and attitude to everything they do,” said Kyle Duea, Polaris Vice President of Marketing Off-Road Vehicles. “We’re excited to partner with these accomplished athletes as they embark on the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. No matter what the task or how high the stakes, Team RANGER will continue to work hard to achieve greatness in the arena.”
The 2019 – 2020 Team RANGER roster includes the following athletes:
Team RANGER athletes will make appearances for fan autographs and photographs at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s ‘Hunter Christmas’ located at the Las Vegas convention center throughout the 2019 WNFR.
As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com
About The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and is widely acknowledged to be the world’s premier rodeo. Held annually since 1959 – and since 1985, every December at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas – the Wrangler NFR is ProRodeo’s richest and most prestigious rodeo, and it showcases the very best cowboys, barrel racers and livestock in the world.
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