Las Vegas, NV: It was yet another good night for Canada as the first man out on the night, Winn Ratliff won the round on Kesler Rodeo’s Star Burst. He never thought it would hold up with that many good horses and riders left to go after him.
Ratliff said after in an interview after his ride “My travelling partner Jared Keylon won a round on him at Rodeo Austin and my other travelling partner Heath Ford had been on him lots too.”
It was an interesting term Heath used to tell Winn about the Kesler Horse. Ford said, “You’re gonna be able to do the Flying V!” Referring to the spurring motion and how nice of a horse Ratliff was about to mount.
“So I knew it was gonna be fun.” Winn said. “I’m so thankful to have drawn that horse at the biggest rodeo of the year.”
Also in the Bareback Riding, Jessy Davis rode Wayne Vold’s Centennial for an 82 to finish sixth in the round.
Another Wayne Vold horse, this one by the name of Seven Thirty Seven, was rode by Sterling Crawley for an 81 and the fifth place check. Cody Wright won third on the Calgary Stampede Horse Sergeant Whitney with an 82.5.
It will be interesting to add up how much money has been won on Canadian Bucking Stock this week to see how it compares. Canada may only have one contestant at this year’s NFR but we’ve got a heck of a lot of stock to also be proud of too.
Alberta-born Carlee Pierce won the round tonight in the Barrel Racing with a 13.51 second run. A full quarter of a second in front of Mary Walker who was the next closest. Lindsay Sears and Martha knocked over a barrel and would have won $7,656 if she hadn’t. She’s down to seventh in the average but is still in a spot to win, coming up further towards the top of the ground tomorrow.
Bareback: 1. Winn Ratliff on Kesler Rodeo’s Star Burst, 83.5 points, $18,257; 2. (tie) Caleb Bennett, Steven Peebles, Bobby Mote and Kaycee Field, 82.5, $9,423; 6. Jessy Davis, 82, $2,945.
Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Gabe Ledoux and Les Shepperson, 4.0 seconds, $16,343; 3. Bray Armes, 4.1, $10,895; 4. Ethen Thouvenell, 4.2, $7,656; 5. Luke Branquinho, 4.3, $4,712; 6. Todd Suhh, 4.4, $2,945.
Team roping: 1. Colby Lovell/Russel Cardoza, 3.5 seconds, $18,257; 2. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 4.1, $14,429; 3. (tie) Keven Daniel/Chase Tryan and Spencer Mitchell/Dakota Kirchenschlage, 4.2, $9,276; 5. (tie) Travis Tryan/Jake Long and Erich Rogers/Kory Koontz, 4.3, $3,828.
Saddle bronc: 1. (tie) Wade Sundell on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Lori Darlin and Taos Muncy on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Flaming Desire, 84 points, $16,343; 3. Cody Wright, 82, $10,895; 4. Jesse Wright, 81.5, $7,656; 5. Sterling Crawley, 81, $4,712; 6. Isaac Diaz, 80.5, $2,945.
Tie-down roping: 1. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Clint Robinson, 7.2 seconds, $16,343; 3. Adam Gray, 7,8, $10,895; 4. Cody Ohl, 8.3, $7,656; 5. (tie) Houston Hutto and Monty Lewis, 8.5, $3,828.
Barrel racing: 1. Carlee Pierce, 13.51 seconds, $18,257; 2. Mary Walker, 13.76, $14,429; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 13.79, $10,895; 4. Kaley Bass, 13.90, $7,656; 5. Benette Barrington-Little, 13.93, $4,712; 6. Brenda Mays, 14.16, $2,945.
Bull riding: 1. Beau Schroeder on Frontier Rodeo’s Feeling So Fly, 89 points, $18,257; 2. (tie) Trevor Kastner and Seth Glause, 80, $12,662; 4. Kanin Asay, 78, $7,656; no other qualified rides.
Round Six Highlights courtesy of the PRCA and GAC
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Round Seven goes tomorrow night at 6:45pm. As an early reminder, Round Eight is Canadian Night on Thursday.