Area cowboys struggle
LAS VEGAS – Shane Proctor didn’t have a good day but it was certainly better than the rest of the Washington cowboys in Round 5 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Monday night.
The Grand Coulee bull rider had a 76.5 on Zapper to place fifth in the go-round, earning $4,807.69. The 2011 World Champion who now lives in North Carolina slipped 10 points behind J.W. Harris in the average but they are the only two who have ridden four bulls.
There are five rounds left in the rodeo, which ends Saturday.
The rest of the state contingent was shut out.
Colbert tie-down roper Tyson Durfey and Ellensburg team ropers Riley and Brady Minor had no times. Durfey is last in the average but the Minors only slipped two spots to fifth and only two pairs have roped all five steers.
Cheney bareback rider Ryan Gray had a tough trip on Pillow Talk, barely hanging on to score a 73.5, which was 14th on this night. He fell three spots in the average.