2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo: Day Eight Recap

Night eight of the bull riding at the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was extremely quiet.  Only one rider made the whistle, and that was Tyler Smith.  His 84.5-point ride on Nobody's Business was more than enough to win the round and over $56,000.  The rest of the bull riders had a tough time, and the bulls definitely reigned supreme last night.  Chad Denton had the worst night of the group, as he suffered a broken leg and will have surgery today.

There were no major changes in the average after round eight.  J.W. Harris still leads the average and season standings, while Wesley Silcox is quickly running out of time to win the gold buckle.  There is no way he is going to catch Harris in the average, and he needs to start winning rounds in order to have any hope of winning the World Title.  Tyler Smith moved to third in the World Standings after the round win, and he is followed by Shawn Hogg and Clayton Williams.

CBR Bull Team owner Cody Ohl was at it again last night, as he won yet another round in tie-down roping.  He has moved up to second in the World Standings.  The second-to-last round of this year's WNFR is tonight, and you can catch the action on ESPN Classic starting at 9:00PM Central Time.  Keep checking for news, updates, recaps, key match-ups, etc.

Two Key Match-Ups For Round Nine
Kanin Asay on Multi-Chem Comet's Surprise should be a pretty solid pick for round nine.  Asay has bucked off two in a row, but he is still third in the average at this year's WNFR.  Multi-Chem Comet's Surprise is a bull owned by Cervi & Guidry Rodeo.  He was out in round three and was ridden for 87.5 points.  Kanin should have one of the better bulls to win the round on, and he might get close to 90 points in the process.

Seth Glause on Mission Accomplished is another match-up that should work out in the rider's favor tonight.  Glause has only ridden one bull and is low in the average, but he will be doing whatever it takes to win some round money.  Mission Accomplished is owned by Four L and Diamond S Rodeo, and he was also ridden for 87.5 points earlier in the week.  Glause has one of the easier bulls to ride in round nine, and he should take advantage and be in the high 80s.