Top Scores, Times Highlight Monday Round for Tarleton State at CNFR 


Tarleton State University goat tyer Rayme Jones and saddle bronc rider Gus Gaillard each took first place in their events in Tuesday’s go-round at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) Monday in Casper, Wyo.

Jones, who qualified for the CNFR after taking third in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Southwest Region, flashed a 6.1 to split the lead in Monday’s field of goat tyers. Teammate Tori Brower, regional champ and two-time CNFR qualifier, was tied for fourth with her 6.3.

On their second horses of the long-go, saddle bronc rider Gus Gaillard turned in a 78.5 to lead the round, and bareback rider Roedy Farrell earned a 76.5, good for second. Gaillard carries a 157 tally on two rides to lead the go-round, which continues through today’s slack performance. Farrell’s two head 154.5 places him in sixth.

Steer wrestler Landris White, who finished third in the region during the regular season, made his first appearance at the CNFR Monday, turning in an eighth-place 5.5, a scant second off the lead.

Tuesday’s slack schedule calls for appearances by saddle bronc rider Ira Dickinson, bull rider Mason Spain, White, and barrel racers Hadley Tidwell and Jordan Driver along with Jones and Brower.

Dickinson, Spain, Driver and Brower will also be featured in Tuesday’s evening performance.

All performances of the CNFR, which runs through Saturday, will air on ESPN3, available on the ESPN app or on Performances will stream live and replay the following day.

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