Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Round 6 Results and Highlights

2007 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Round 6 Results and Highlights
Tuesday, December 11th

National Finals Rodeo
Round 6 Bareback Riding Results:

1 Tom McFarland - 88.5 points on Scarlet's Web
2 Jess Davis - 87.5 on Wild Woman
3 Will Lowe - 86 on Faded Dice
4 Ryan Gray - 85.5 on Centennial
5 Bobby Mote - 84 on Bitter Sweet
6 Chris Harris - 82.5 on Coconut Roll
6 Scott Montague - 82.5 on Black Coffee


"That horse had just as much timing and everything that you want, just enough power to where she really sends your feet flying and enough timing to where you can beat her back down.

I've heard a lot about her, and everybody told me she was the one to have," McFarland said.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 6 Steer Wrestling Results:

1 Sean Mulligan - 3.2 seconds
2 Todd Suhn - 3.4
3 Luke Branquinho - 3.8
4 Jason Miller - 4.1
5 Trevor Knowles - 4.2
6 Josh Peek - 4.6
6 Shawn Greenfield - 4.6
6 Stockton Graves - 4.6
6 Wade Sumpter - 4.6
6 Matt Reeves - 4.6



"I maybe didn't want to get quite as good of a start as I did, I was a little bit scared. That steer just kind of stepped away from me right in the catch, and I just got over him. Willy (Cassidy's horse that Mulligan rides), he can give you such a good go, and it seems like he puts you in the right spot," said Mulligan.


Note: Mulligan switched to Willy (Cassidy's horse) from his horse -- which he rode while winning a share of Round 4 earlier in the week.

"Right before the steer wrestling last night, my horse got caught up in the Astroturf, causing him to lose a shoe.

I have to glue his shoes on, and there was no way I was going to get that done before the steer wrestling. I've ridden Willy before, and Curtis said I could get on him, and he gave me such a good go last night that I felt like I wanted to stay on Willy. He's just an awesome horse."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 6 Team Roping Results:

1 Colter Todd / Cesar de la Cruz - 4.4 seconds
2 Clay Tryan / Walt Woodard - 4.8
3 Chad Masters / Allen Bach - 4.9
3 David Key / Kory Koontz - 4.9
5 Speed Williams / Dean Tuftin - 10.4
5 Tommy Edens / Coby Jones - 10.4


Colter Todd had this to say about his team's success, "We just kept at it. I've got two mentors, George Aros and Rube Woolsey, and they kept calling me saying, 'Don't change anything. You're as close as you can get without winning.'"


While De la Cruz had this to say, "I started out on my good little bay horse. During practice, I actually roped better on my second horse, and he's equally as talented. I just decided to ride him in the second round, and he feels excellent, so I haven't gotten off him."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 6 Saddle Bronc Results:

1 Rusty Allen - 86.5 points on Round Robin
2 Cody Wright - 83.5 on Queenie
3 Cody DeMoss - 83 on Sun Down
3 Justin Arnold - 83 on John Wayne
5 Jesse Bail - 82 on Cash Machine
6 Rod Hay - 81.5 on Aces Full


Rusty Allen had this to say about winning his first round, "It's a big relief. I felt like I made quite a few mistakes early on in the week. I lifted on it (the rein) basically instead of setted it down. For the first couple of rounds, I marked those horses out and just dropped my rein down instead of staying up under it. I watched it on video, and Roddy (saddle bronc rider Rod Hay) mentioned it. Hopefully, I got those mistakes fixed, and I'm gaining momentum instead of losing it."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 6 Tie-Down Roping Results:

1 Josh Peek - 7.4 seconds
1 Houston Hutto - 7.4
3 Cody Ohl - 7.9
4 Jake Hannum - 8.0
4 Tyson Durfey - 8.0
6 Trevor Brazile - 9.2



Peek and Hutto split the round. Peek was excited about the win, "This win was everything. I have waited a long time to get to the National Finals Rodeo. I struggled in the first few rounds and have made some mistakes, but I still have been placing along the way. I have wanted that go-round buckle pretty bad. I thought that I would be nervous here, but I have actually been real comfortable. I feel like I have been here 10 years, it's kind of crazy. I've kept fighting, and I have placed a few times. This is a big confidence boost for me."


Hutto shared in his excitement, "It's real special, and I have my family and friends here.

It will be exciting tonight at the South Point (at the round buckle presentations)."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 6 Barrel Racing Results:

1 Jill Moody - 13.64 seconds
2 Tana Poppino - 13.84
3 Lindsay Sears - 13.91
4 Maegan Reichert - 13.92
5 Brittany Pozzi-Pharr - 13.94
6 Lisa Lockhart - 13.97


This is the second win for Jill Moody at this years NFR. "Dolly's been really strong down the alley, and the first few nights I kind of let her rock. Then, I tried to not let her go so hard and kind of hold her back, and she got a little stiff on me, but she still works really nicely. But then tonight, I just stayed real soft. The first and second barrels were amazing, and then I guess on the third I was trying so hard to keep the barrel up that I picked her up a little bit too much to move her out, and she stepped out where I told her to go, so she pulled out of it a little bit."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 6 Bull Riding Results:

1 Ted Bert - 87 points on Shake Down
2 Jarrod Craig - 86.5 on Deputy Sheriff
3 Kanin Asay - 84.5 on Kesler Rodeo Bull
4 Wesley Silcox - 82.5 on Grave Digger
5 J.W. Harris - 81.5 on Hot Damn



"I wasn't planning on winning any rounds" Bert said. "That bull was here at the Finals last year, and he was outstanding with me. I'm a big guy, and I don't make the bulls look pretty, but I get the job done. It worked out well tonight," said Bert who has been on quite a roll and is second in the average.


(All Quotes are Courtesy of the PRCA.)

Next stop Round 7...Half way and counting!

2007 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Round 7 Results and Highlights
Wednesday, December 12th

Round 7 was Tough Enough To Wear Pink night at the National Finals Rodeo. Tough Enough To Wear Pink is a program that has spread throughout the rodeo world and is "a night when the contestants, staff and fans dress in pink to honor breast cancer awareness and Wrangler's commitment to lead ProRodeo's effort to raise money for breast cancer charities." (Courtesy of the PRCA.


National Finals Rodeo
Round 7 Bareback Riding Results:

1 Justin McDaniel - 89.5 points on Street Dance
2 Jess Davis - 85.5 on Beaver Fever
3 Jason Jeter - 81 on Boogers Pet
3 Chris Harris - 81 on Big Valley
5 Kelly Timberman - 79.5 on Witch Doctor
5 Will Lowe - 79.5 on Baby Doll


"It's an awesome horse," McDaniel said. "It's one of Greg Kesler's out of Canada, and they win money on the horse every time they nod their head. Usually he'll just make a big circle, and tonight he came out there and turned out to the left and spun a lot. I wasn't expecting that, but I guess the judges liked it. It's a great horse, and I've always wanted him."


McDaniel is the first bareback rider to win two rounds and has closed in on standings leader Bobby Mote.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 7 Steer Wrestling Results:

1 Stockton Graves - 3.7 seconds
2 Lee Graves - 3.9
2 Jason Miller - 3.9
4 Joey Bell Jr. - 4.3
5 Trevor Knowles - 4.4
6 Wade Sumpter - 4.5


"We knew we had a good steer; they'd won a round on that steer. I just told Rodney (Burks, his hazer) we were going to go out there and try to win the round, and luckily it worked out. This year, we're just kind of running at them, and we're just going to see how it goes. I've never been in this position.

We're going to go at them and see what happens," Graves said.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 7 Team Roping Results:

1 David Key / Kory Koontz - 4.1 seconds
2 Tommy Edens / Coby Jones - 4.8
3 Colter Todd / Cesar de la Cruz - 5.6
4 Jimmy Edens / Ryan Motes - 9.5
5 Keven Daniel / Jhett Johnson - 9.9
6 Speed Williams / Dean Tuftin - 10.2
6 Jake Barnes / Clay O' Brien Cooper - 10.2



David Key's win was special on 'Pink Night.' "I've got a grandmother who's beaten breast cancer, so I'm going to dedicate this win to her, and I think I'll give her the buckle because I think that'll be special for her. It's outstanding. That's what we've been planning on doing all week, and it just hasn't happened. It seems like whatever I do, things just don't go exactly the way I want them to in the first half, but the second half is usually pretty good."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 7 Saddle Bronc Results:

1 Taos Muncy - 87.5 points on Silver Moon
2 Cody Wright - 85 on Big Jet
3 Isaac Diaz - 84.5 on Frost Bite
3 Ryan Mapston - 84.5 on Coal Black
5 Rod Hay - 82.5 on Instant Request
5 Justin Arnold - 82.5 on Smiling Cat



"He (Silver Moon) bucked well. He was strong the whole time, and I just had to let him roll, I guess," said Muncy.


Muncy has won two rounds thus far and made a riding technique adjustment after talking to an older peer back in New Mexico.

"In the earlier rounds, my feet were kind of turning wrong," Muncy said. "I talked to (veteran) Justin Washburn back home, and he told me some stuff. He helped me a lot."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 7 Tie-Down Roping Results:

1 Trevor Brazile - 6.7 seconds
2 Jake Hannum - 7.3
3 Cody Ohl - 8.0
3 Tyson Durfey - 8.0
5 Mike Johnson - 8.5
6 Houston Hutto - 8.7
6 Hunter Herrin - 8.7


Trevor Brazile is competing with a herniated disk hasn't slowed down, turning in the fastest tie-down run of the National Finals. He also moved closer to clinching his fifth all-around title.


"That is what I have been looking for for a few nights. I have had some difficulty with my back, and the calves I have had haven't been the best for my situation either, but tonight I had a great calf.

Tonight, I felt as good as I have all week. It's as fast as I have been anywhere," said Brazile.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 7 Barrel Racing Results:

1 Lindsay Sears - 13.64 seconds
2 Debbie Renger - 13.83
3 Brittany Pozzi-Pharr - 13.95
4 Jill Moody - 13.98
5 Codi Baucom - 14.03
4 Maegan Reichert - 14.05


"I knew when Martha (her horse) nailed the second barrel that it was going to be good, but it's hard for me to tell from night to night. She covers a lot of ground and doesn't really feel a whole lot different, but she snapped her turns tonight, so I knew it was going to be quick. Martha actually gets a little more aggressive and wants to run a little harder as I make more runs on her. I'm lucky with Martha because she's pretty free and allows me to move her. Martha's great. She's a free-running horse, and I just have to cue her. That works out great in these little buildings."


Sears has won three rounds, the most of any competitor in any event.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 6 Bull Riding Results:

1 Logan Knibbe - 91.5 points on Big Mike
2 Bobby Welsh - 89.5 on Vertical Exit
3 Cody Hancock - 85.5 on War Zone
4 Chance Smart - 84 on Vitalix Stitch
5 Kanin Asay - 81 on Red Man


Knibbe covered his first bull of the NFR and it was a good one placing him first in the round and giving him his first check of the week.


"He went to the left and had me behind him, and I really had to hustle and try to get where I needed to be, (which was) with the bull if he jumped out of it (the spin)," Knibbe said. "My bull turned back into my (riding) hand, and I think I was a little bit more relaxed. I was just thinking about riding the bull instead of worrying about getting bucked off. I just said, 'Heck with it. This is just like another rodeo, so let's concentrate on riding the bull.'"

(All Quotes are Courtesy of the PRCA.)

Next stop Round 8...The countdown has begun!

2007 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Round 8 Results and Highlights
Thursday, December 13th

Trevor Brazile has clinched his fifth all-around title at the conclusion of Round 8. Brazile won the title previously in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.

"Number five is awesome," said Brazile. "It just makes it that much better because it's happening right now in the middle of the week. That's just one less thing I have to worry about this week.

I've got two more go-rounds in each event that bring enough pressure themselves, because my team roping partner has a chance to win the world in the heeling. I've got that on one burner and my quest in the tie-down roping, that's a whole other deal. I'm just happy, and it's going to be a thrill the next two days, one way or another."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Bareback Riding Results:

1 Scott Montague - 84.5 points on RD Mercer
1 Bobby Mote - 84.5 on Dusty Dan
3 Jason Jeter - 83 on Sure Motion
3 Will Lowe - 83 on Stormy Weather
5 Ryan Gray - 82.5 on High Motion
6 Jess Davis - 81 on Harry Potter
6 Steven Dent - 81 on Lying Eyes


"It was a little tough coming into tonight. I was a little shaky, and I'm not going to lie, I was a little scared tonight. I was a little nervous, especially with a horse like that (RD Mercer). With a horse like that, you don't have a lot of time to think about it. It's just bang, bang, bang and then you're done," said Montague who split the round win with Bobby Mote.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Steer Wrestling Results:

1 Sean Mulligan - 3.4 seconds
2 Jason Miller - 3.7
3 Shawn Greenfield - 3.8
4 Lee Graves - 3.9
4 Jake Rinehart - 3.9
6 Stockton Graves - 4.0
6 Joey Bell Jr. - 4.0



"I feel like I've gotten the start down pretty well. I'm getting a good start, but I'm not pushing the barrier too much.

They missed my steer the second time they ran him, so I knew he was going to check up, and I knew I needed to get a good start. I got a good start, and I saw that Curtis (Cassidy) started a little early, but that happened to work out perfectly because it brought the steer to me. I think that gave me a better go than the guys who had run the steer before...I just feel like, if I keep drawing well, then I can keep winning," said Mulligan.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Team Roping Results:

1 Speed Williams / Dean Tuftin - 3.7 seconds
2 Clay Tryan / Walt Woodard - 4.0
3 Trevor Brazile / Patrick Smith - 4.4
3 David Key / Kory Koontz - 4.4
3 Colter Todd / Cesar de la Cruz - 4.4
6 Charly Crawford / Britt Bockius - 4.6



The team roping title went to Speed Williams and Dean Tuftin, and it was a fitting victory considering Tuftin is the first Canadian-born team roper to compete at the Wrangler NFR and Thursday night was Canadian Night.


"That was awesome," Tuftin said of the special victory. "Especially to win a round like that when everybody was being so fast, to go ahead and step it up and be faster than everybody else feels great. And for me to win at my first NFR on Canadian Night made it extra-special for me." (Courtesy of PRCA)

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Saddle Bronc Results:

1 Billy Etbauer - 88.5 points on War Chick
2 Chet Johnson - 85 on Cat Power
3 Justin Arnold - 84 on Gallant Warrior
4 Anthony Bello - 81.5 on Elvis
5 Cody DeMoss - 81 on War Admiral
5 Isaac Diaz - 81 on No Ballou


Legendary cowboy Billy Etbauer won his first round of the 2007 NFR and had this to say, "That is what a guy is here for, to win rounds, and I've been fortunate to do that. It's just fun to be able to ride with these kids. Everybody is pulling for me, not only the crowd, but the cowboys. It's unreal, it really is. People the whole day are supportive, and I can't thank everybody enough for that."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Tie-Down Roping Results:

1 Josh Peek - 7.5 seconds
2 Trevor Brazile - 7.6
3 Matt Shiozawa - 7.9
4 Houston Hutto - 8.0
5 Nate Baldwin - 8.5
5 Jerome Schneeberger - 8.5



"It feels great just being here in the presence of Cody and Trevor, so to actually be winning is great," Peek said. "I had to change ropes tonight, the rope I used the last round had gotten a little kinked up. So, I had to use a new rope tonight, and I just told myself to use a big loop and make sure my swing was open."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Barrel Racing Results:

1 Lindsay Sears - 13.69 seconds
2 Lisa Lockhart - 13.79
3 Jill Moody - 13.84
3 Molly Powell - 13.84
5 Debbie Renger - 13.85
6 Brittany Pozzi-Pharr - 13.86



"It's an amazing feeling," Sears said of winning four out of eight rounds. "You would like to expect to do well coming in here, but to actually achieve it is unexplainable. After last year, I never thought I'd see the stage at the South Point, so to have had the privilege to go up there so many times has been great."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Bull Riding Results:

1 Ted Bert - 90 points on Shavage Shaker
2 Chance Smart - 86 on Salty Cat
3 Jarrod Craig - 85 on Aces Heartbreaker
4 Cody Hancock - 83 on Werewolf
5 Bobby Welsh - 82.5 on Kesler Bull
6 Wesley Silcox - 78.5 on Snakebite



"He bucked me off in Omaha, so I was happy to have him," Bert said. "He went around to the left tonight. In Omaha, he went around to the right and about jerked my rope out of my hand. Honestly, my goal this week is to win money to buy an arena - a practice pen - before I leave. I still have a lot more to win, I think."


(All Quotes are Courtesy of the PRCA.)

Next stop Round 9...Almost Done!

2007 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Round 9 Results and Highlights
Friday, December 14th

National Finals Rodeo
Round 9 Bareback Riding Results:

1 Will Lowe - 86 on Gorgeous Connie
2 Jason Jeter - 83.5 on Multi-Chem Hostage
3 Royce Ford - 83 on Rios Edge
4 Tom McFarland - 82 points on Wild Flower
5 Chris Harris - 81.5 on Scarlett's Topper
6 Bobby Mote - 81 on Oakey Robin


"They usually do really well on that horse, and she's a lot of fun," Lowe said.

"She feels good and really sends your feet flying and helps you a lot. Some of those hoppers are tough to get things rolling on because they don't have enough to really send your feet to your rigging, but she really helps a guy out a lot. She's just as honest as they come."


Status of the race: Could be Mote's or McDaniel's. Round 10 will decide.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 9 Steer Wrestling Results:

1 Luke Branquinho - 3.2 seconds
2 Wade Sumpter - 3.6
2 Matt Reeves - 3.6
4 Lee Graves - 3.8
4 Joey Bell Jr. - 3.8
6 Josh Peek - 4.0
6 Trevor Knowles - 4.0


"People kept saying I was drawing bad and not having any luck," Branquinho said. "As far as I'm concerned, luck is for rabbits. My poor performance this week has been self-inflicted; I hadn't done my job. I was just trying to get in too big of a hurry, but something clicked tonight and it felt outstanding. I just wish I'd done it a little earlier in the week.

I feel confident now, and everything felt really good."


Status of the race: Way too close to call.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 9 Team Roping Results:

1 Colter Todd / Cesar de la Cruz - 4.1 seconds
2 Keven Daniel / Jhett Johnson - 4.2
3 Trevor Brazile / Patrick Smith - 4.4
4 Brandon Beers / Mike Beers - 4.5
5 David Key / Kory Koontz - 5.4
5 Jake Barnes / Clay O' Brien Cooper - 5.4


"I just have to rope one more round, and that's all I have to think about, let the chips fall where they may," said de la Cruz, of Tucson, Ariz. "There are a lot of good guys still in the average deep, so we have to put on a lot of pressure tomorrow. I'm just hoping for a two-foot catch. My heroes, like Allen Bach, Clay Cooper and Walt Woodard, they're still in the mix, and it’s pretty awesome (to be there with them)."


"I actually thought I broke the barrier tonight and was hoping that I didn't," Todd said. "He (the steer) did what he was supposed to, kind of broke slow and then eased to the left. He cleaned up well, and Cesar did a great job of finishing. My daughter was here in the stands tonight and so was my grandpa, and I won the round last year when he was here. I love to do good when he's around – he taught me good, hard work ethics and to work for what you get."

Status of the race: Down to the wire.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 9 Saddle Bronc Results:

1 Taos Muncy - 86.5 points on Blood Brother
2 Cody DeMoss - 84 on Shady Cat
3 Rod Hay - 83 on Black Bart
3 Justin Arnold - 83 on Big Ugly
5 Cody Wright - 82.5 on Drop Out
6 Isaac Diaz - 81 on Turtle Dove


"I'm just going to stay calm about it and get on another bronc, I guess," said Muncy, who also won Round 5 and Round 7.

"I try to treat all the horses the same way, and it's just another horse."


Status of the race: Close with Muncy entering the mix.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 9 Tie-Down Roping Results:

1 Stran Smith - 7.2 seconds
2 Blair Burk - 7.4
3 Tyson Durfey - 8.2
4 Jerome Schneeberger - 8.6
5 Scott Kormos - 8.7
6 Cody Ohl - 9.2


"When I got here, I saw that I had drawn the calf that I wanted," Smith said of Childress, Texas. "I didn't think that calf was the very best one in the pen, but he was the one I wanted because he was a little bigger, faster and stronger. When I came in and saw what I had tonight, I knew I would have a good opportunity to move up in the average and maybe win the round."


Status of the race: Brazile is on top but it's by no means decided.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 9 Barrel Racing Results:

1 Lindsay Sears - 13.81 seconds
2 Terra Bynum - 13.90
3 Jill Moody - 13.93
4 Lisa Lockhart - 13.96
5 Brittany Pozzi-Pharr - 14.02
5 Maegan Reichert - 14.02


"Martha (her horse) has just been on fire and has gotten stronger," Sears said. "She has a spark in her that is indescribable, and it’s really her, she is doing it every night. I’m just trying to show up and stay out of her way every night. She has just been awesome, and I’m so thankful for her. She has really gotten confident, and I can feel it inside of her that she has a fire in her and that she wants to go out there and win and she loves it. It’s such a neat feeling to have her feeling great, and for her to be doing that for me is just unbelievable."


Status of the race: Pozzi-Pharr clinches it if she stays on top of the average.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 9 Bull Riding Results:

1 Wesley Silcox - 86.5 points on Vertical Exit
2 Kanin Asay - 80 on Mortachi
3 Chance Smart - 78 on Dippin' Dot


"Hopefully I'll be the world champ, but I've got one more bull, so we'll see what happens," said Silcox, who also won Round 2. "It's going to be a tough round tomorrow. Everyone has been riding well, and it's been a riding contest all year. I figured it would come down to a riding contest, and it has. We'll see what happens."


Status of the race: Looks to be Silcox's but it could come down to the math.

(All Quotes are Courtesy of the PRCA.)

Next stop Round 10...Last Round!

2007 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Round 10 Results and Highlights
Saturday, December 15th

The story of this NFR is Trevor Brazile's earnings record and his capturing of the "Triple-Crown" (in steer roping, all around, and tie-down roping) since 1983.

"It's awesome," said Brazile, who finished the season with a PRCA single-season record $425,115 in earnings. "You're talking about (Triple Crown winners) Roy Cooper and Jim Shoulders, and they're the greatest cowboys to ever live.

Anytime you're on the same page as those guys, it's a great accomplishment, and it just means a lot to me."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 10 Bareback Riding Results:

1 Will Lowe - 91.5 on Magic Wars
2 Heath Ford - 87.5 on Miss Amerititle
3 Jessy Davis - 87 on Brother
4 Ryan Gray - 86.5 on Spring Fling
5 Justin McDaniel - 84 on Riverboat Annie
6 Jason Havens - 83.5 on Fancy Free
6 Steven Dent - 83.5 on South Point
6 Cimmaron Gerke - 83.5 on Grated Coconut
6 Scott Montague - 83.5 points on Free Fall


World Champion: Bobby Mote


"It's been five years in the making, so it feels good," Mote said. "Every year I've come here I've tried, and I ended up second again last year. So, to finish it off is great, especially with this field of bareback riders. I don't know if there's ever been such a good group of bareback riders. It's hard not to be anxious, but I felt confident and just felt like I was challenged. It was a great opportunity.

Not many people get to be in a situation where it comes down to the 10th round and you've got to do your best or your whole year is down the drain. This is the third time I've been in this situation, and I've handled it well twice."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 10 Steer Wrestling Results:

1 Luke Branquinho - 3.5 seconds
2 Todd Suhn - 3.6
3 Lee Graves - 4.8
3 Jason Miller - 4.8
3 Jake Rinehart - 4.8
6 Jule Hazen - 5.2
6 Sean Mulligan - 5.2


World Champion: Jason Miller


"It feels good to win any rodeo, but to win this one is just unbelievable," said Miller, who was competing in just his second Wrangler NFR this year. "I never looked at the numbers or the money all week long. I didn't want to know because I didn't want to get caught up in it all. I just wanted to get a good start and do well in the round, just like all the other nights. Tonight, I didn't think about the average, and rather than safety up and do something dumb, I just got a good start and tried to win something in the round."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 10 Team Roping Results:

1 David Key / Kory Koontz - 4.1 seconds
2 Colter Todd / Cesar de la Cruz - 4.4
3 Tee Woolman / Cory Petska - 4.5
4 Clay Tryan / Walt Woodard - 4.7
5 Jimmy Edens / Ryan Motes - 5.0
6 Charly Crawford / Britt Bockius - 5.1


World Champion Header: Chad Masters


World Champion Heeler: Walt Woodard
Another split win this year between teams. Something I think we'll see alot more of in the future.

"I'm still trying to sink it all in right now," said Masters, who finished as runner-up to the world title last year. "I'm sure it'll be different when I see my family and stuff and probably be pretty emotional.

(After finishing the run) I actually thought that Clay (Tryan) and Walt had both won it themselves. It was really, really close."

"It's great, and I'm excited," said Woodard. "I wish my partner (Clay Tryan) could have won it, just like Chad wishes that. It's kind of bittersweet when you win it and your partner doesn't. But Chad and I were both in that situation last year – our partners won. And this year we turned it around, but we've been in that position before. We know our partners aren't dead, we can come back with them next year and win with our partners. I'm tickled to death to win it, and Chad couldn’t be a better guy, so it’s great that a guy like that won it."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 10 Saddle Bronc Results:

1 Billy Etbauer - 89.5 points on Mullin Hill
2 Anthony Bello - 86.5 on Miss Congeniality 2 Justin Arnold - 86.5 on Domino Theory
4 Rod Hay - 86 on Show Bizz
4 Heith DeMoss - 86 on Kool Toddy
6 Rusty Allen - 83 on Blue Too


World Champion: Taos Muncy


"It's unreal. I can't explain it," Muncy said. "I was a nervous wreck every round. I was just trying to hide it from everybody, and I just didn't say anything. I don't know what to say. I just got really lucky and drew good horses. I was just honored to be here riding with all my heroes."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 10 Tie-Down Roping Results:

1 Blair Burk - 7.3 seconds
1 Clint Cooper - 7.3
3 Houston Hutto - 7.8
4 Jake Hannum - 8.2
5 Josh Peek - 8.3
6 Stran Smith - 8.7


World Champion: Trevor Brazile


"It was just sheer panic," Brazile said of his final tie-down roping run and missing his first loop. "I went over everything that was about to happen tonight, and that wasn't any part of it. I was just trying to get my composure and get it done as fast as possible. I'm just tickled to death that it worked out the way it did. When it's all said and done, I didn't win $189,000 on that 10th calf. I've had a great year, and I've been blessed from start to finish."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 10 Barrel Racing Results:

1 Molly Powell - 13.72 seconds
2 Terra Bynum - 13.77
3 Maegan Reichert - 13.87
4 Brittany Pozzi-Pharr - 13.93
5 Lindsay Sears - 13.94
6 Vickie Solmonsen - 13.95


World Champion: Brittany Pozzi-Pharr


"My horse (Stitch) is phenomenal," said Pozzi-Pharr. "I think this is the toughest NFR that I've been to. It ended up being five girls not to hit any barrels, that's phenomenal. This has been the toughest Finals I've ever seen. (Stitch and I) may not have had the fastest runs, but we were definitely the most consistent."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 10 Bull Riding Results:

1 Wesley Silcox - 91.5 points on Wolf Can Do
2 Kanin Asay - 85.5 on Rompus
3 Colin McTaggart - 84.5 on Crystal Ball
4 Chance Smart - 83 on White Legs


World Champion: Wesley Silcox


"It's a dream come true," said Silcox, who rode seven of his 10 bulls at this year's Wrangler NFR. "This is what I've worked for. I was reserve champion last year, and I just kept trying to improve myself. When I stood up (after getting off the bull), I knew I had it.

I finally did it this year."

(All Quotes are Courtesy of the PRCA.)