MITCHELL ADVANCES TO SATURDAY'S CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND AFTER DAY SIX AT 2017 CNFR
June 16, 2017
CASPER, Wyo. – University of Tennessee at Martin freshman Ross Mitchell will vie for a national championship in team roping on Saturday evening as the sixth day of the 2017 College National Finals Rodeo is now in the books.
Mitchell, who is teamed up with East Mississippi’s Ethan Wheeler, finished the third go in team roping in 7.8 seconds tonight. The Bolivar, Tenn. native has helped the duo rank fourth out of 44 teams with an overall time of 22.6 seconds, which automatically qualifies the tandem for tomorrow’s national championship performance. Mitchell advanced to the finals by placing in the top-12 in his individual event.
Also representing UT Martin tonight was Ryan McDaniel, who did not receive a score in his third round of bull riding. Only three out of 39 cowboys in that event recorded a score in the CNFR third round as McDaniel – a sophomore from Yuma, Tenn. – could not find any luck in his three chances at the CNFR.
The seventh and final day of the 69th annual CNFR will begin at 8 p.m. CST. The final round will be streamed live online on ESPN3 at the link above.