69th College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) Live 2017 at Las VEgas NV.PRCA bull riding world champion Sage Kimzey will make his PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals debut this week in Las Vegas after picking up a win at last weekend’s Velocity Tour Finals.
Kimzey converted on all four of his bulls in Vegas, including an 88-point ride on Vegas Lights in the championship round to seal the victory. The win netted the Oklahoma cowboy $26,300 and an automatic berth into the world finals.
American Ninja Warrior” (8 p.m. Monday, NBC), for the first time in the show’s six seasons here, the production team had to use portable air-conditioning systems to cool down other portable air-conditioning systems just to keep them running.
“It’s brutal,” Kristen Stabile, the show’s co-executive producer, says of the temperatures. “The heat, when it topped over that 118, and it wasn’t going down at night, that was our biggest challenge this year.
69th College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) ended Friday night at the Casper Events Center in Casper, WY. The top 12 overall in each event will compete in the championship round Saturday night.
Hannah Springer of Southern Arkansas University took the overall lead in breakaway roping when she clocked a time of 2.8 seconds. Although that time was only good enough to split ninth place in the third round, it gave the senior from Lavaca, Arkansas, a total time of 8.1 seconds. That put Springer ahead of Loni Lester of Sam Houston State University by 0.10 of a second.
Both cowgirls have been consistent at the CNFR. Springer’s times for the first three rounds were 2.7, 2.6, and 2.8. Lester’s were a pair of 2.7s and a 2.8.
Springer, who earned a bachelor of science in agricultural business in May, is the reigning Ozark Region champion breakaway roper
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Kimzey’s brilliant 2017 has included 15 PRCA event wins and a commanding $33,000 lead heading into next month NFR Finals, held December 7-16 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Even with all his rodeo dominance, one ride from Kimzey’s 2017 campaign stands out as supreme proof that the PBR newbie can handle the world’s toughest bulls. On July 1, Kimzey rode the world’s top-ranked bull, Pearl Harbor, for 92 points. He’s one of just five athletes in history to convert on the bull.