Jones Posts 6.5 Time Wednesday to Lead CNFR Goat Tying 

Tarleton State University’s Rayme Jones jumps into the third-round lead of the goat tying event Wednesday night at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Photo Courtesy of Jackie Jensen Photography.

Tarleton State’s Rayme Jones took her accustomed spot atop the goat tying standings with a 6.5 time in third-round action at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) Wednesday night in Casper, Wyo.

Jones, who finished third in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Region standings, carries a three-head total of 18.7, featuring first-place 6.1 times in the first two rounds.

Teammate Hadley Tidwell is currently in fifth in the average with her 13.95 barrel racing run Wednesday. Tidwell, who finished as the Southwest Region reserve champion for 2023-24, ran a 14.97 in the opening round, then added a 14.15 for fourth in the second.

Bareback rider Roedy Farrell posted a 77 on his third horse of the rodeo, good for fourth on the night. Farrell, fourth place in the regular season regional standings, has a composite 231.5 including a seventh-place 78 in the first go-round and a 76.5 in the second.

No Tarleton State qualifiers are in action as third-round competition continues Thursday. Saddle bronc riders Gus Gaillard and Bailey Small, along with steer wrestler Landis White will be featured in Friday’s final third go-round performance.

Saturday’s championship finals, featuring the top 12 qualifiers in each event, will culminate with the naming of individual event and team title winners.

All performances of the CNFR will air on ESPN3 and be available on the ESPN app or on Competition will stream live and replay the following day.

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