Otero races to tie-down roping lead with slack time of 7.5

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Editor’s note: Below is a recap of tie-down roping slack at the 47th annual Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo, written and shared by rodeo committee member Ben Clements.

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The tie down roping began a little sluggishly, until World Champion Shane Hanchey from Sulphur, Louisiana turned in a time of 7.9 seconds. The run only fueled the fire of the top contestants entered at the CCPRA in the Tie Down roping.  Michael Otero from Krum, Texas quickly took the lead from Hanchey with a time of 7.5 seconds. Marcos Costa, a Brazilian cowboy, who now lives in Childress, Texas moved into the second place position with a time of 7.6 seconds. Costa is currently ranked number one in the world standings of the tie down calf roping.  Ike Fontenot from Ville Platte, Louisiana also turned in a time of 7.6 seconds to split second and third with Costa.  The 7.6 was a popular time for the morning. Westyn Hughes from Caldwell, Texas was also a 7.6.  The final calf roper of the morning was Landon McClaugherty from Tilden, Texas and he made a valiant effort, but fell short with a time of 7.7 seconds.

The CCPRA Rodeo will resume tonight at 7PM with the first performance.  It will be American Hero night at the rodeo and will feature an awesome opening, so be in your seats at 7PM.  If you cannot make it to the rodeo you can listen live to the Rodeo Radio Broadcast with the Texas Home Grown Radio App.  It is a free app, so download today to keep up.


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