FLASH STAFF REPORT
STEPHENVILLE (September 26, 2015) — Early leads have been established at the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo, but there is plenty of competition – and lots of world class athletes – still to come at Lone Star Arena.
There are still performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Through slack and the Friday night performance, Manny Egusquiza and Jonathan Torres lead the team roping in 4.6 seconds at the single round event at Lone Star Arena. Coleman Proctor and Stephenville heeler Jake long are second in 4.9.
Marty Yates roped and tied his calf in 7.5 seconds Friday morning and continued as the tie-down roping leader after the Friday night performance. Cimarron Boardman of Stephenville roped Friday evening and is second at 7.9.
Brittany Kelly of Weatherford wowed the crowd by circling the barrels in 15.44 seconds taking the lead away from Lisa Thornton, who posted a 15.49 in slack Thursday evening.
Shane Frey still leads steer wrestling after a 3.6-second run in Friday morning slack.
The rough stock events began with the performances. The early leaders are as follows:
Bareback riding: Will Lowe, 82 points on Pete Carr Rodeo’s Black Coffee.
Saddle bronc riding: (Tie) CoBurn Bradshaw and Cort Scheer of Stephenville with 79 points each, Bradshaw Miss Molly and Scheer on Sweet Maria. Both broncs are from Pete Carr Rodeo.
There were six scores in the 80s in the bull riding Friday night, led by Preston Preece with 87 points on Pete Carr’s Lineman.
The rodeo committee honored Paula Ludwick with a $20,000 check as part of American Hero Night Friday (see graphic below for more info). Saturday is “It’s Gonna Get Western Night,” but first is a contestant meet and greet featuring a chuckwagon and live music by Zach Edwards from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at Capital Hatters on the South Loop of US Highway 377.