Tarleton Steer Wrestler Takes Event Lead at CNFR


June 14, 2022

Tarleton State rodeo continues to hold places on or near the top of event leaderboards at the College National Finals Rodeo.

Steer wrestler Walt Arnold tops his event after a first-round 4.2-second run. The reigning event champion in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Region will try to solidify his position with his second go-round attempt during today’s slack performance at the Ford Wyoming Center.

Fellow steer wrestler Ty Allred turned in a 7.3 Monday, good for 14th. He’ll see his second steer today, as well.

Saddle bronc riders Brody Wells and Cash Wilson put themselves in line to make the event finals with top five second-go scores Monday.

Brody is third in the average after a 73 Monday added to his first-round 80. Teammate Cash Wilson took a 71 in Monday action, giving him a two-ride 149.

Wilson returns for his third ride Wednesday night, and Wells will be back in the chute Friday.

Rounding out Tarleton’s men’s team scores for Monday were Brayden Roe, who posted an eighth-place 11.1 in tie-down roping, and Brett Stuart and Mason Pitts, who placed 22nd in team roping with their 14.7 run.

Roe and the Stuart-Pitts team will see action at today’s slack performance.

Tarleton individual women’s qualifiers Maddy Deerman and Sarah Angelone, both breakaway ropers, also competed Monday. Deerman flashed a 2.8 to give her a 5.6 time after two calves. Angelone, who posted a first-go 2.4, received a no score.

Both will make their third run Tuesday.

The CNFR goes through Saturday.


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