UTM CONTINUES STRONG SHOWING ON DAY THREE OF 2017 COLLEGE NATIONAL FINALS RODEO
June 13, 2017
CASPER, Wyo. – A half-dozen student-athletes represented the University of Tennessee at Martin on the third day of the 69th annual College National Finals Rodeo, held at the Casper Events Center.
Douglas Rich had two performances today in team roping, joining forces with Marcus Theriot from East Mississippi Community College. The senior from Herrick, Ill. posted a time of 5.4 seconds in the second round slack before running into some tough luck with a no-score in tonight’s performance round. He and Theriot currently rank sixth out of 44 teams in the individual standings of that event.
A senior from Adamsville, Tenn., Dalton continued her blazing start to the 2017 CNFR with a time of 14.44 seconds in the second round of barrel racing. She currently sits in 15th place out of 52 participants with an aggregate time of 29.17 seconds.
Also taking part in the second round of the barrel racing was Madison Crow, a senior from Kingston Springs, Tenn. She completed her turn in 15.17 seconds and now ranks 38th in the field with an overall time of 30.16 seconds.
Ross Mitchell and East Mississippi’s Ethan Wheeler rounded out their second round performance in team roping today, as the freshman from Bolivar, Tenn. helped record a time of 8.2 seconds. The duo is ranked 16th out of 44 teams in the event.
Two days after she led the 48-person breakaway roping field, Kenzley Wilson returned for her second round today but unfortunately did not record a score. Despite today’s bad luck, the junior from Black Oak, Ark. still ranks 21st overall in the event.
Also competing for UT Martin today after a two-day layoff was Ryan McDaniel, a sophomore from Yuma, Tenn. He could not manage a score in the second round of bull riding but he still ranks 20th out of 39 cowboys in the event.
Crow is the lone UT Martin representative set to compete on Wednesday, June 14. She is one of 14 cowgirls scheduled to take part in tomorrow’s performance round for her third go in barrel racing.