Wrangler NFR results through fourth day, Sunday, Dec. 10, from PRCA:
LAS VEGAS – South Dakota’s veteran rodeo star Lisa Lockhart remains near the top in the barrel racing at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas after the fourth round on Sunday, Dec. 10, with a week left.
Meanwhile, Mandan, North Dakota bareback bronc rider Ty Breuer won his first day round in his third NFR and Minnesota bareback bronc rider Tanner Aus remains in second place in the overall standings.
LAS VEGAS — Entering the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Tanner Milan didn’t own a round buckle from Rodeo’s Super Bowl. After Monday night, he now has two.
“In 2015, I didn’t win a round when I was here at the NFR, so this feels absolutely awesome,” Milan, of Cochrane, said. “I’ve won a crazy amount of money here ($62,462), and I can’t have a better feeling than I’m feeling right now.”
In the ever-so-tight steer wrestling, winning two rounds is a game-changer. Milan now ranks No.4 in the PRCA World Standings trailing world No.1 Ty Erickson of Montana by $63,002 and sits fourth in the aggregate.
WNFR in 2013 and 2016. But this was his first victory. His previous best was a tie for third last season.
“It means the world,” Breuer said. “My wife and I just had a little girl. It’s just been fun being here.”
Breuer had never been on Risky Business before. So, he called up someone who had to do a little research. It helped.
“I had heard about that horse a couple times this year and got to see it once,” said the 27-year-old from North Dakota. “I saw (Devan) Reilly get on him in the Pendleton (Ore., Round-Up) short round and I called him about it. He said, ‘It’s going to be fun and just let him roll.
Mason Clements, 88.5 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Onion Ring, $26,231; 2. (tie) Caleb Bennett on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Good Time, Richmond Champion on Dirty Jacket and Bill Tutor on Scarlett’s Web, 88, $15,795 each; 5. (tie) J.R. Vezain and Orin Larsen, 87.5, $5,500 each; 7. Clayton Biglow, 86.5; 8. (tie) Tanner Aus and Jake Brown, 86 each; 10. Steven Dent, 85.5; 11. Jake Vold, 85; 12. Tim O’Connell, 83; 13. Ty Breuer, 81.5; 14. Wyatt Denny, 78; 15. R.C.