Stroh finishes half a point out of the money, againLAS VEGAS -- Dickinson saddle bronc rider Shaun Stroh finished out of the money for the third consecutive night at the National Finals Rodeo.
LAS VEGAS -- Dickinson saddle bronc rider Shaun Stroh finished out of the money for the third consecutive night at the National Finals Rodeo.
Stroh scored a 78-point ride on Raveen on Sunday night, finishing seventh and half a point out of the money.
It was the second time in the past three rounds that Stroh finished a half point out of the money.
Wade Sundell of Boxholm, Iowa, won the round with an 85 on Party Shop and remained second in the world standings with $144,739, while Cody Wright of Milford, Utah, maintained his lead by tying for second with Jeff Willert of Belvidere, S.D. with an 84.5 on Street Smart. Wright has earned $150,133.
"Watching any of the guys make a great ride before I ride gets my motor going," Sundell said. "I like the race. It keeps me humble."
Despite missing the cash, Stroh moved to fourth place in the average with 318.5 points for the NFR. Cody Wright, however, has built a big lead with 341 points.
Wyoming bull rider Kanin Asay won his second straight round, scoring 88.5 points on Foolish Pride.
"He would have a higher degree of difficulty than a bull that has a set pattern because he's moving forward and changing leads," Asay, from Powell, said about Foolish Pride. "My dad and mom, they always told when I was riding steers in junior rodeo to be consistent and let the winning take care of itself. I only control what I can control. I really look at each round separately. Now, tonight is in the past. I'm going to try to not think about what I've done or what I have to do."
Asay has earned $130,779 this season to move into second place in the world standings behind Wesley Silcox of Santaquin Utah. Silcox has earned $150,667.
Cody Whitney, from Asaher, Okla., was second for the second straight round, finishing with an 87.5 on Mission Accomplished. He's the only rider to cover all of his bulls in the first four rounds and leads the aggregate standings with 334.5 points.
Defending world champion J.W. Harris of Mullin, Texas, was bucked off Monkey Blood after riding his first three bulls. He dropped to second in the aggregate standings with 265.5.
Silcox tied for fourth in the fourth round with an 82 on Komatsu Kitty.
In steer wrestling, Matt Reeves of Cross Plains, Texas, won with a 3.4-second run — the best in the first four rounds — to earn her his first check in the rodeo.
"Getting a check was a huge relief," Reeves said. "Waiting four rounds to do it was hard on me. I started quick at the Canadian Finals, and that's a lot easier to go at it that way."
Todd Suhn of Hermosa, S.D., was sixth in 4.20 and took over first place in the world standings with $122,127, dropping Curtis Cassidy of Donalda, Alberta, into second with $121,018.
In bareback riding, Kaycee Feild of Payson, Utah, won his second round this year with an 87 on Outa Sight.
"I came in really low in the standings and had some ground to gain," Feild said. "I'm off to a good start in catching those guys, but they're riding well, too. So, I just need to keep riding well."
Ryan Gray, who sustained a lacerated liver when he was stepped on by Golden Dream in the second round, was moved from the intensive care unit into a hospital room at University Medical Center on Saturday. He will remain hospitalized until Tuesday, according to Dr. Tandy Freeman. Gray is facing three to six months of recovery time before he can return to competition.
It took just one day for Gray's lead in the world standings to disappear. Steven Dent of Mullen, Neb., who took over the standings lead Saturday, tops the standings with $169,499. Dent was fourth in the fourth round with an 86 on Broadway.
Dent also is tied for first in the NFR aggregate standings with Feild at 337 points. Field, though, has earned the most at the NFR with $43,921 to Dent's $33,047. Field is now fourth in the world with $118,069.
In team roping, Brady Tryan of Huntley, Mont., and Jake Long of Coffeyville, Kan., won with a 3.5-second run. Header standings leader Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., and heeler leader Travis Graves of Jay, Okla., did not earn a paycheck, but they held on to their leads.
In tie-down roping, Clint Cooper of Decatur, Texas, and five-time world champion Cody Ohl of Hico, Texas, tied for first at 7.1 seconds.
Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, who didn't place among the top six with an 11.5, tops the world standings leader with $145,561, followed by Tuf Cooper with $132,225.
Brothers Tuf, Clif and Clint Cooper have each won one round at the 2010 NFR.
In barrel racing, Angie Meadors of Blanchard, Okla., appearing in her first NFR since 1996, won with a 13.68-second run.
In all-around, Brazile has earned $343,863 this season and has put himself over the $300,000 mark in season earnings for a record fifth consecutive year despite missing 40 days of competition because of a partially torn tendon in his right elbow. Brazile clinched his record eighth and fifth consecutive world championship in the second round.