LAS VEGAS, Nevada — As a Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Rookie, Taylor Jacob and her horse Bo are making the most of it. Moments after receiving her Resistol Rookie of the Year Montana Silversmiths buckle in the arena, Jacob jumped on her horse and turned it up for a new Barrel Racing record time of 13.37 seconds. She beat the previous record held by Carlee Pierce at 13.46 in 2011.
With $63,802 thus far, Jacob sits third in the world and also third in the Ram Top Gun award standings. Sherry Cervi leads that race and also the Barrel Racing World title race. J.W. Harris sit second there, while leading the Bull Riding standings and average with $67,077 in NFR earnings. Trevor Kastner picked up his second check of the week tonight and a go round buckle for his 88 on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Wild Eyes.
Trevor Brazile officially cliched his 19th All-Around Championship tonight. A race over once world leaders Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill missed tonight. A few runs later, Brazile and his partner Patrick Smith celebrated by winning the round in the Team Roping with a 4.8.
Cody Ohl and Tuf Cooper have been switching spots on top of the Tie Down Roping World Standings, that’s a spot Cody Ohl has as of tonight, by just over $2,000. Justin Maass’ 7.2 won the round and Shane Hanchey was only 1/10th behind. That improved Hanchey’s average lead to 3.2 seconds.
Big Stone’s Rubels was scored 89 points overall tonight by the four Wrangler NFR judges giving him the Saddle Bronc of the night title. That score came before he put his foot in the middle of the back of Texas bronc rider Sterling Crawley.
Winning that event tonight was 2012 World Champion Jesse Wright. That win moved him closer to brother Jake and Cody, within $15,000 of first place Cody to be more specific. Six bronc riders are within a round win of first place. Calgary Stampede bucking horse John Wayne bucked for the last time in a rodeo arena going out respectively with Isaac Diaz on his back for 75.5 points which was out of the money.
Straws Milan is now 0-for-6 thus far at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. A rough go on a tough steer to get down after having to jump a ways left him with a time of 15.2 tonight. A horse change the last couple nights to Wade Sumpter’s Horse of the Year, Two Guns hasn’t quite done the trick either. From here out, he’s going at the rounds.
On that same note, Trevor Knowles is going to have to go at the rounds too if he wants to win his first World Championship. A no time tonight didn’t help his cause as he now has fallen to twelfth in the average. If it were all over tonight aggregate leader Jule Hazen would be the World Champion. Tops tonight was Dean Gorsuch with his second go-round win of the week.
Two C5 Rodeo horses took their cowboys to checks Tuesday night. J.R Vezain rode Fabio to an 82.5 and a $4,808 fifth place check, Clint Cannon was 81.5 on Good Times for a split of sixth. Bobby Mote leads the Bareback World Standings, Canadian Finalist Caleb Bennett leads the aggregate and Casey Colletti won his second round of the finals.
The following are the results from round six of the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center. December 10th, 2013.
Bareback: 1. Casey Colletti on J Bar J’s Smack Daddy, 86.5, $18,630; 2. Caleb Bennett, 84, $14,724; 3. Wes Stevenson, 83.5, $11,118; 4. Will Lowe, 83, $7,813; 5. J.R. Vezain, 82.5, $4,808; 6. (tie) Clint Cannon and Ryan Gray, 81.5, $1,502 each.
Steer wrestling: 1. Dean Gorsuch, 3.2 seconds, $18,630; 2. Tyler Pearson, 3.6, $14,724; 3. Dakota Eldrigde, 3.8, $11,118; 4. (tie) Wade Sumpter and Bray Armes and Hunter Cure, 3.9, $5,208 each.
Team roping: 1. Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith, 4.8 seconds, $18,630; 2. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 5.0, $14,724; 3. Nick Sartain/Rich Skelton, 5.2, $11,118; 4. Luke Brown/Kolin VonAhn, 5.4, $7,813; 5. Colby Lovell/Martin Lucero, 5.8, $4,808; 6. Drew Horner/Buddy Hawkins II, 5.9, $3,005.
Saddle bronc: 1. Jesse Wright on Stace Smith’s Goin’ South, 83.5, $18,630; 2. (tie) Chad Ferley and Taos Muncy, 82, $12,291 each; 4. (tie) Cole Elshere and Jacobs Crawley, 81, $6,310 each; 6. Tyler Corrington, 80, $3,005.
Tie down roping: 1. Justin Maass, 7.2 seconds, $18,630; 2. Shane Hanchey, 7.3, $14,724; 3. (tie) Tyson Durfey and Clif Cooper, 7.4, $9,465 each 5. Tuf Cooper, 7.5, $4,808; 6. Shane Slack, 7.8, $3,005.
Barrel Racing: 1. Taylor Jacob, 13.37 seconds $18,630; 2. Mary Walker, 13.64 seconds, $14,724; 3. Brittany Pozzi, 13.69, $11,118; 4. Sherry Cervi, 13.75, $7,813; 5. Fallon Taylor, 13.76, $4,808; 6. Lisa Lockhart and Christy Loflin, 13.87, $1,502 each.
Bull Riding: 1. Trevor Kastner on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Wild Eyes, 88 points, $18,630; 2. J.W. Harris, 86, $14,724; 3. Cody Teel, 85.5, $11,118; 4. (tie) Chandler Bownds and Parker Breding and Tyler Smith, 85, $5,208 each.
Round seven draw: http://www.prorodeo.com/column.aspx?xu=5803
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 9:30pm 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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