Webb and Smith Lead Wyoming at CNFR
After three days of action at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyoming’s Kailee Webb and Jacob Smith are in contention.
Webb put together a run of 14.05 seconds and came in third in the second round of barrel racing Tuesday morning. Her two-run total time of 29.3 seconds puts her 15th in the average with one more round of competition still to come.
Wyoming Coach George Howard said, “She’s in a good position right now. One more good run Friday and she will move into the top four or five.”
Webb is slated for her third round during Friday night’s performance at 7 p.m.
Smith came in second place in round one of bull riding after a 77-point effort Sunday. He was tossed off his second ride Monday, but Tuesday brought good news. No bull rider has covered two bulls, which leaves Smith in a good spot if he can get a second bull rode.
Smith will also compete in Friday’s performance.
Only the top 12 individuals in each event move on to Saturday’s championship round.
As for the rest of the UW contingent, goat tier Josee Vogel had a second round time of 6.7 seconds. She split 15th place in the round and sits 18th in the overall average. Vogel competes Wednesday night at the Events Center.
The other two in goat tying might be on the outside looking in. Amelia Anderson split eighth with four other competitors with a 6.5 second run Tuesday during slack. Karlee Peterson recorded an 8.9 second run. Both are sitting back in the average at a total of 16.4 seconds on two-head.
Two Cowboys fell out of contention Tuesday. Bareback rider Jaden Clark failed to ‘mark out’ in the second round and received no score. That was after a 72.5 score Sunday. Steer wrestler Dillon Simonson had the same fate. He posted a no time in his second bulldogging run. Neither will qualify for Saturday’s short go.
Clark does have his third round ride in bareback during Wednesday night’s action.