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12.03.2015
#CBRCowboys at #NFR2015

Round 1

The marathon that is the National Finals Rodeo kicked off Thursday night with round one of 10 in Las Vegas, and it was already tense competition for some of Championship Bull Riding's top cowboys. Reid Barker was bested by Brutus, a nearly-unridden bull of D&H Cattle Co. 
Next up was Barker's cousin Clayton Foltyn making his third NFR appearance. Foltyn bucked off of Pete Carr Pro Rodeo bull, Red Rocket. The bulls were clearly in the lead this first night out with their victims. Brett Stall  was off early from CBR bull Half Nutz. Kody DeShon and Ty Wallace both hit the dirt before the whistle. The no. 6 man out was Caleb Sanderson who scored 74.5 to take fourth in the round money. Dustin Bowen failed to make eight seconds next. 
Then CB
R World Champ Cody Teel burst out of the famous yellow bucking chutes (after a little chute trouble) to score 78 on his bull. He kept control and form during the ride and earned third for his efforts. Shane Proctor took second with an 81.5 and Joe Frost  was bested by Championship Pro Rodeo's Gold Buckle, the 2015 co-champion for CBR Bull of the Year. Gold Buckle got Frost off his back at 6.9 seconds. 
What was touted as the match up of the night between Chandler Bownds and PRCA Bull of the Year, Crystal Deal ended early for Bownds who made a good effort but came off outside of the spin. #CBRCowboys Wesley Silcox and Brennon Eldred were next to buck off. CBR's 2014 World Champ and reigning PRCA World Champion Sage Kimzey came off of his bull, Psycho Path at a quick 1.6 seconds, but Kimzey bucked off last year in round one and then went on to ride eight in a row, so there's no telling what tonight will bring. Parker Breding was the last to ride and won the round with an 86.5, edging up on Kimzey's lead in the standings. 

Stay tuned for more as we bring you nightly wrap-ups of the action for #NFR2015. 


Round 2 

#CBRCowboy Clayton Foltyn makes a clean sweep of Round 2 of the National Finals Rodeo Friday night. The only cowboy to make a qualified ride, Foltyn adds almost $85,000 to his bank account.
One after one; bull riders met their match in the field of 15 bulls out in the second round.
Reid Barker came off first against Pete Carr Pro Rodeoís Poker Face. Joe Frost​, Ty Wallace,  Cody Teel and Chandler Bownds​ all followed suit.
Then, Foltyn rode a bull called Thunderstruck for 76.5 points amidst the bull changing directions twice.
From the no. 7 up until the no. 15 man out, no cowboy stayed on for the required eight seconds, including CBR bull riders, Brennon Eldred and Wesley Silcox.
Last up was 2014 CBR World Champion and reigning PRCA World Champion Sage Kimzey​ who touched the bull with his free hand to stop the clock at the three-second mark. Though Kimzey stayed on the bull the remaining five seconds, it was to no avail. He received no score and as a result, Foltyn took home the entire roundís worth of prize money of almost $85,000. Itís important to note however, that only the first place money counts towards the world standings, so Kimzey maintains his lead going into round three. Stay tuned...

Round 3 

Three CBR cowboys shine in round three of the National Finals Rodeo. Reigning CBR World Champion and 2012 PRCA champ, Cody Teel, rides Lineman of Pete Carr Pro Rodeo to win the round with an 86.5- point score. Teel had a phenomenal ride that included a swift recovery to get back in the middle of his bull and take home the go-round buckle. Sage Kimzey, the 2014 CBR World Champion and reigning PRCA World Champion wasnít too far behind Teel with an 84.5. In classic Kimzey style, he stayed in the middle the whole time to earn second. The only other qualified ride of the night came from CBR bull rider, Reid Barker who was the eighth man out in the field of 15. Barker was the very first cowboy of the night to make the eight-second whistle. He rode another of Carrís bulls, Lonestar to a 74-point score and a third place check. Unfortunately, Barker had a bad wreck and was bucked off right underneath the bull and stepped on. He quickly received medical attention, and our thoughts and prayers are with him for a healthy outcome. Stay tuned for round four tomorrow night.

Round 4 

Round 4 of the National Finals Rodeo kicked things into high gear for a Sunday night. The top cowboys competed against the top bulls for eight electrifying seconds each, and it was CBR rider, Joe Frost​ who emerged victorious. 
Frost won the round with an 85.5 on a bull called Bell Ringer. Despite the bull's best efforts, the only bell rung that night, was the eight-second whistle. 
Caleb Sanderson took second for the night on Summit Pro Rodeo​ bull Blitzen. CBR rider, Clayton Foltyn- Professional Bull Rider Fan Page​ split third and fourth with Kody DeShon. It was a special night for Foltyn, as the Thomas & Mack Center​ celebrated Memorial Night, remembering rodeo legends lost. Foltyn's grandfather, Dickey Cox, a four-time NFR bull rider who passed away in the spring, was honored. Foltyn wore Cox's lucky shirt in his memory. It definitely paid off with his 82-point score. Sage Kimzey​ was in the money again with a fifth place score of 81 points, and Cody Teel-Professional Bull Rider​ rounded out the payouts with his ride on Rafter G Rodeo's Redrum. As earlier reported, Reid Barker is out for the rest of the rodeo with a shoulder injury. 

Round 5

At Round 5, the halfway mark of the 10-day National Finals Rodeo, Monday night, CBR cowboy, Wesley Silcox, rode for the highest mark of 86 points to, not only win the round, but mark his first qualified ride of the 2015 WNFR. Silcox has been battling injury throughout the finals, and his over $26,000 in winnings will no doubt help smooth out any pain he's feeling. 
For cowboys, Brett Stall and Ty Wallace, Monday night was their first qualified ride as well. For others, like Brennon Eldred, the Hurst Pro Rodeo bull Yellow Hair would see to it that the whistle wouldn't come. Behind Silcox, Ty Wallace took second, Cody Teel made his fourth qualified ride of the rodeo for third, Parker Breding and Caleb Sanderson took fourth and fifth, and Sage Kimzey stayed in the money in the no. 6 spot. 

Round 6

In Round 6 of the National Finals Rodeo, Championship Pro Rodeo bull Gold Buckle and his partner, Brett Stall wowed the crowd for 87 points and the literal "Gold Buckle" for the go-round. They were the no. 3 team to emerge from the yellow bucking chutes at the Thomas & Mack Center giving Stall his first round win and even his first paycheck of #NFR2015 . Gold Buckle and Stall's performance was bookended by several buck-offs from the first man out, Clayton Foltyn to the no. 11 rider, Weslet Silcox. It took the no. 12 rider, Cody Teel  to finally post the next qualified ride. Teel exercised his adept timing skills to wait on the bull and stay with him jump for jump. Teel is leading the WNFR average race, and his 84.5-point score for second place helped solidify his quest. Sage Kimzey maintains his lead in the world standings. He weathered a stumble from his bull and took third on in the round with 82 points.

Rounds 7-10 Here


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