RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- With just two more performances left before Saturday night’s championship round at the 95th annual Reno Rodeo, contestants are giving it all they’ve got and it is showing on the leader-board.
Kaycee Field, from Spanish Fork, Utah, the reigning and three-time world champion bareback rider had an 82 here on Wednesday. Combined with his previous 84, he now is tied for first place in the overall standings with Oregon’s Austin Foss. Field tied for the championship here in 2009 and won it in 2012.
Curtis Cassidy has maintained the number one spot in steer wrestling from the beginning of the rodeo. The Donalda, Alberta cowboy is ranked 20th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings and a big win here would likely move him up. Wade Sumpter, from Fowler, Colo., came close to knocking Cassidy out of the top spot when he stopped the clock in 3.8 seconds Wednesday night. Sumpter is in second place with 7.8 seconds, one-tenth of a second slower than Cassidy.
Also moving into the overall standings were Seth Brockman from Wheatland, Wyo., with an 8.8 and Billy Bugening from Ferndale, Calif., with a 9.2. Brockman is tied for third place and Bugenig is in sixth.
In the team roping it was Idahoans Rob and Dan Webb that had the two fastest times of the day. They stopped the clock in 5.8 seconds during morning slack, then backed that up with a 5.5 during the performance. They are now first place overall with 11.3 seconds on two runs. .
The new leader in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association barrel race is Christine Laughlin from Pueblo, Colo. Her first round run of 17.26 and second round run of 17.02 give her a total of 34.28. Texan Michele McLeod is now in second with 34.41.
Bradley Harter from Weatherford, Texas, and Cody DeMoss, from Heflin, La., are both making plans to come back here Saturday night for the championship round. Harter is in second place with 162 and DeMoss is in third with 160. Jesse Wright, from Milford, Utah, is in first with 164 points on two rides.
The seventh performance begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are available at Renorodeo.com
or by calling 800-325-7328. For more information, please call 775-329-3877.