MEN'S RODEO TEAM CARRIES LEAD INTO FINAL ROUND OF CNFR

June 20, 2014

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CASPER, Wyo. – With one day remaining in the 66th annual College National Finals Rodeo, the University of Tennessee at Martin men’s team ranks first in the nation with 455 points.

UT Martin holds a 45-point advantage over second place Tarleton State going into the finals on Saturday, June 21.

Will Lummus secured a top-10 finish in the third go of tie down roping, placing eighth with a time of 9.5. Tanner Phipps wrapped up the third go in bareback riding this evening, tallying a score of 74.5 points (15th place). Nealey Dalton concluded her participation in the barrel racing event, tallying a time of 19.10.

Three UT Martin cowboys will comprise of four slots in the finals tomorrow at 7 p.m. local time, where the top-12 participants in each of the nine events will compete for the right to be called national individual champion. Through three rounds, Tyler Waltz ranks first in average (78.7) in bareback riding and will be in action tomorrow. Clark Adcock, who ranks fourth in the all-around cowboy standings, will compete in tie down roping after finishing fourth in average in the event. Lummus has qualified for the finals in both tie down roping (sixth in average) and also steer wrestling (sixth in average).



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