December 4, 2011 in Sports

Kaycee Feild wins 3rd straight bareback round

 
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LAS VEGAS – Kaycee Feild won his third straight round in bareback, scoring 90.5 points on Magic Wars on Saturday in the National Finals Rodeo.

None of the local cowboys, Cheney bareback rider Ryan Gray, Colbert tie-down roper Tyson Durfey and Grand Coulee bull rider Shane Proctor, finished in the money in the third round.

The world standings leader, Feild joined John Edwards as the only bareback riders to sweep the first three rounds in the finals. Edwards accomplished the feat in 1969.

Gray dropped to fifth in the average.

Pete Hawkins, 1999, was the last previous bareback rider to win three consecutive rounds.

In steer wrestling, Luke Branquinho of Los Alamos, Calif., a two-time world champion, finished second in 3.8 seconds to hold onto the lead in the standings with $125,095. Shawn Greenfield of Lakeview, Ore., won the third round in 3.5 to move into fifth in the world standings with $106,593.

In saddle bronc riding, standings leader Taos Muncy of Corona, N.M., stayed in first at $164,530, while Cody Wright of Milford, Utah, remained second with $161,642 after they tied for third with scores of 83.

Wright’s brother, Jesse, won the round with an 88.5 on Tip Off.

In bull riding, Jacob O’Mara of Prairieville, La., the youngest NFR qualifier at 20 years, 3 months, won the third round with an 88.5 on Big Iron.

J.W. Harris of Mullin, Texas, who has won the last three gold buckles, is second in the standings, $50,378 behind Proctor, now third in average.

Harris made up some ground on Proctor, who was bucked off Buckin Machine in 7.4 seconds, by tying for second with Tate Stratton of Kellyville, Okla., with an 87.5 on Black Attack.

Stratton earned his score on Distant Thunder.

In all-around, eight-time all-around champion Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, is first with $291,447 in total winnings. Proctor is a distant second with $137,774.

In tie-down roping, NFR rookie Cory Solomon of Prairie View, Texas, won the third round in 7.6.

Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas, tied for second with brother Clif in 7.8 and remained in first place in the world standings with $161,465.

Durfey is fifth in average.


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