Thurston Splits & Cassidy Never Quits –
World Champion Zeke Thurston split the round with Cort Scheer, both men recording 89.5 scores. Thurston’s ride was on the terrific mare from Powder River Rodeo—Miss Chestnut.
Calgary Stampede’s Tootsie Roll carried Ty Breuer to 88 points and the first place cheque of $26,230. 2018 Canadian Champion, Richmond Champion, rode Kesler Rodeo’s Street Dance, a nine-time WNFR qualifier, to a 2/3/4 split with 87.5 points.
BB: Orin Larsen, who arguably has the greatest spur lick of any of the BB riders chasing the World title, scored 82.5 points tonight but was again out of the money. This tremendous competitor cannot catch a judge’s eye, but there are four more rounds to go. But, the round was won on a Canadian horse – and look at all the Maple Leaf ponies in the spotlight tonight:
|6||1||Ty Breuer||88.00||Calgary Stampede||Tootsie Roll||$26,230.77|
|6||2/3/4||Steven Dent||87.50||Flying U Rodeo||Lil’ Red Hawk||$15,794.87|
|6||2/3/4||Richmond Champion||87.50||Kesler Rodeo||Street Dance||$15,794.87|
|6||2/3/4||Tilden Hooper||87.50||Bridwell Pro Rodeos||Mary||$15,794.87|
|6||5/6||Caleb Bennett||87.00||Frontier Rodeo||Night Fist||$5,500.00|
|6||5/6||Will Lowe||87.00||Hi Lo ProRodeo||Redzilla||$5,500.00|
|6||Tim O’Connell||86.50||Wayne Vold Rodeo||True Grit||$0.00|
|6||Kaycee Feild||85.00||Wayne Vold Rodeo||Mucho Dinero||$0.00|
|6||Clayton Biglow||84.50||J Bar J||Colorado Bulldog||$0.00|
|6||Mason Clements||84.50||Dakota Rodeo||100 Proof||$0.00|
|6||Jake Brown||84.00||C5 Rodeo||Black Strap||$0.00|
SW: Both Curtis and Scott earned a cheque tonight; Curtis won the round and got the big, big cheque…
SB: Zeke Thurston spilt first with Cort Sheer, and Clay Elliott finished one hole out of the money. Fun to see three Canadian horses in the money too.
|6||1/2||Cort Scheer||89.50||Mo Betta Rodeo||Sue City Sue||$23,480.77|
|6||1/2||Zeke Thurston||89.50||Powder River Rodeo||Miss Chestnut||$23,480.77|
|6||3||Chase Brooks||89.00||Salt River Rodeo||Smoke Ring||$15,653.85|
|6||4||Ryder Wright||87.50||Andrews Rodeo||Lock & Load||$11,000.00|
|6||5||Joey Sonnier III||86.00||Big Stone Rodeo Inc.||Rubels||$6,769.23|
|6||6/6||Taos Muncy||85.50||Calgary Stampede||Y U R Friskey||$2,115.38|
|6||6/6||Wade Sundell||85.50||Outlawbuckers Rodeo||OLS Tubs Little Muffin||$2,115.38|
|6||Clay Elliott||85.00||Cervi Championship Rodeo||RODEO HOUSTON’S Alpha Dog||$0.00|
LBR: Winning time was 13.63 sec’s; Carman and Ripp were a mere half-second slower than top money tonight and they finished out of the money. This is a tight field.
Here’s the highlight reel: