MEN'S RODEO TEAM CAPTURES OVERALL TEAM LEAD AFTER DAY 3 OF CNFR
June 17, 2014
CASPER, Wyo. – After three full days at the 66th annual College National Finals Rodeo, the University of Tennessee at Martin ranks first out of 54 teams in the men’s standings with 470 points.
UT Martin accumulated 180 points today and holds a 70-point advantage over Tarleton State University.
Tyler Waltz, who led the field in the first go of bareback riding on Day 1, turned in another strong performance today, placing third with 78 points. Tanner Phipps, who ranked second in the second go yesterday, barely slid down to fifth place to give UT Martin a pair of top-five finishers in the event’s second round. Waltz would later compete in the third go of the bareback event, preliminarily placing third with a score of 76 in an incomplete field.
One day after recording the best score in the first go of tie down roping, Clark Adcock came in seventh during the second go today, posting a score of 8.8. Will Lummus narrowly missed out on his second top-10 performance in as many days, finishing 12th with a score of 9.8.
Lummus also competed in the second go in steer wrestling, coming in 23rd place after a 7.3 performance.
Adcock and John Alley put on quite a performance in the team roping second go today, posting a score of 6.3 which ranked fifth in the nation. With strong efforts in both tie down roping and team roping, Adcock has jumped up in the men’s all-around standings to second place with 135 points.
In barrel racing, Nealey Dalton competed in the second go and finished with a score of 19.31.
Day 4 of the CNFR continues on Wednesday, June 18, beginning with third go performances at 7 p.m. local time.