By the Numbers in Round Seven
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — For Straws Milan, things haven’t gone his way yet at his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center. Now seven rounds in, he hasn’t pulled a check, sits 14th in the average and 15th in the World. Things can only go up from here. Everything else aside, he’s still here at the finals as the only Canadian. We’re proud of you Straws.
Fellow Steer Wrestler Matt Reeves was first tonight with yet another 3.1 second run. That makes it three this week. Canadian Finals Rodeo qualifier Reeves moved to second in the world next only to Casey Martin with tonight’s win. The kicker there is that Martin is second in the aggregate.
83 points on the Calgary Stampede’s Shadow Warrior was enough for Kaycee Field to beat Clint Cannon by a half a point for the round seven win. This marks Feild’s first round win of his 2013 WNFR yet he leads the aggregate by 8.5 points and again the world with a total of $168,251 on the season.
13.47 was Taylor Jacob’s time tonight and she didn’t beat her own record from last night. She did win the round again, her fourth of seven, moving her a little bit closer to world and aggregate leader Sherry Cervi who placed for the seventh strait day. Jacob is on to of the Ram Top Gun standings, ahead of Cervi by about seven grand and under ten grand ahead of the next cowboy in this story.
48 is the number of Montana Silversmiths go round buckles Cody Ohl now has in his possession. Four of them have come this year alone, tonight it was with a 6.7 second time to move him just over $20,000 ahead of second place Tuf Cooper. Ohl is sixth in the aggregate, Cooper is 11th after using two loops tonight and Shane Hanchey sits third in the world but leads that race by over three seconds. Scott Kormos tied for third with Hanchey, pushing him past the million dollar mark in career earnings.
The team roping was much better Wednesday night with the Canadian Champions Dustin Bird and Paul Eaves matching the 4.1 put on the board earlier by current leaders Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill who increased their lead tonight and still sit fifth in the aggregate.
Four is the number of bucking horses that Cort Scheer got on tonight until finally scoring 80.5 on C5 Rodeo’s Biff for a third place result and $11,000. Jake Wright now has three round wins. Tonight he was 84.5 on J Bar J’s Special Time to pass both his brothers and take over that top spot in the standings for the year-end gold buckle. Shy of $7,000 separates the three of them but Jake is third in the average, eight spots ahead of Cody who’s in eleventh and nine spots ahead of Jesse in twelfth.
2012 was the year that Cody Teel won the World Championship in the Bull Riding, 85 was his score tonight on Bar T Rodeo’s Slim Chance for the win. This was a good time for Teel to make a move as Tyler Smith, J.W. Harris and Shane Proctor all fell off this evening. Harris leads the aggregate, is $46,000 ahead of Teel so it’s still an uphill battle. As it’s been said, every time J.W. stays on another bull, it makes it that much tougher on the competition to pass him.
Don’t forget that tomorrow night is Canadian Night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The rodeo starts at 6:45 p.m. Pacific time.
The following are the results from round seven of the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center. December 8th, 2013.
Bareback: 1. Kaycee Feild on Calgary Stampede’s Shadow Warrior, 83 points, $18,630; 2. Clint Cannon, 82.5, $14,724; 3. Ryan Gray, 80, $11,118; 4. (tie) Steven Dent and Wes Stevenson and Steven Peebles, 79.5, $5,208 each.
Steer wrestling: 1. Matt Reeves, 3.1 seconds, $18,630; 2. Bray Armes, 3.9, $14,724; 3. (tie) Stan Branco and Dean Gorsuch, 4.0, $9,465 each; 5. Trevor Knowles, 4.1, $4,808; 6. Casey Martin, 4.3, $3,005.
Team roping: 1. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 4.1 seconds, $16,677 each; 3. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.6, $11,118; 4. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 4.8 $7,813; 5. Justin Davis/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 6.3, $4,808; 6. Brandon Beers/Jim Ross Cooper, 7.3, $3,005.
Saddle bronc: 1. Jake Wright on J Bar J’s Special Time, 84.5 points, $18,630; 2. Chad Ferley, 83.5, $14,724; 3. Cort Scheer, 80.5, $11,118; 4. (tie) Cody Wright and Taos Muncy, 79.5, $6,310 each; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 75, $3,005.
Tie down roping: 1. Cody Ohl, 6.7 seconds, $18,630; 2. Trevor Brazile, 7.3, $14,724; 3. (tie) Shane Hanchey and Scott Kormos, 7.7, $9,655 each; 5. Stetson Vest, 7.9, $4,808; 6. Clif Cooper, 8.2, $3,005.
Barrel Racing: 1. Taylor Jacob, 13.47 seconds, $18,630; 2. Michelle McLeod, 13.48, $14,724; 3. Mary Walker, 13.58, $11,118; 4. Trula Churchill, 13.67, $7,813; 5. Sherry Cervi, 13.72, $4,808; 6. Lisa Lockhart, 13.83, $3,005.
Bull Riding: 1. Cody Teel on Bar T Rodeo’s Slim Chance, 85, $18,630; 2. Cooper Davis, 84, $14,724; 3. Parker Breding, 80.5, $11,118; 4. Josh Koschel, 79.5, $7,813; 5. Tyler Willis, 74.5, $4,808; no other qualified rides.
Round eight draw: http://www.prorodeo.com/column.aspx?xu=5807
Current World Standings: http://www.prorodeo.com/Standings2013-NFR.aspx
For those of you not in Vegas and in Canada, the NFR is on channel 418 at 8:00pm for Bell users and 159 for those of you with Shaw in the city. You can also listen live to each night of the finals at http://ProRodeoLive.com
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