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Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo: Round 2 recap

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ryan Jarrett hasn’t lived in Oklahoma all that long, but he realizes the significance of the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo taking place in his home state.

Jarrett, the 2005 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association all-around world champion, roped and tied his calf in 8.3 seconds for the fastest time in tie-down roping Friday night, April 1, at Jim Norick Arena. That was good enough for second place in the opening go-round, a tenth of a second behind round winner Brett Fleming of Warden, MT.

“It always feels good to win something close to the house,” said Jarrett of Comanche, OK. “Being this rodeo is a national championship, it’s kind of like double-dipping.”

It’s a pretty nice double dip. Jarrett earned $3,428 for his runner-up finish – Fleming, who competed Thursday night, won $4,525. More importantly, Jarrett’s in a good position heading into the second go-round, set for performances at 1 and 7:30 p.m. April 2.

“Tomorrow afternoon I’ll just try to be close to the barrier and not take a bad throw,” Jarrett said, referring to the string barrier that allows the timed-event livestock a head start. “I need to be in there for a good position in the average. It’s about Sunday from here on out.”

The DNCFR features 24 contestants in each of the standard rodeo events – each cowboy and cowgirl will compete in two go-rounds. The top eight in the two-run aggregate qualify for the semifinals set to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, where the slate will be cleaned and no times carried over. The top four times or scores qualify for the final round, where the slate is cleaned again. The fastest time or highest score will be crowned national champion Sunday afternoon.

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It’s a title each of the contestants wants when the weekend concludes, and it is what’s driving them through the rugged test of competition. For Jarrett, he’s taking this test on Buddy, a horse owned by Ronnie Austin of Ringling, OK.

“I finished fourth on him at Fort Worth (TX),” said Jarrett, a three-time DNCFR qualifier who is originally from Summerville, GA. “I just take him to these deals that are close to the house. Ronnie’s been real good about me taking him and using him whenever. He likes to see someone doing well on his horse.”

The other best scores and times from Friday’s second performance were turned in by bareback rider Kelly Timberman of Mills, WY (77 points on Painted Pony’s Shasta); steer wrestler Seth Murphy of South Heart, ND (4.2 seconds); saddle bronc rider Townsend Prince of Livermore, CO (82 points on Kesler Rodeo’s Starburst); team ropers Garrett Tonozzi, of Fruita, CO and Jhett Johnson, of Casper, WY (5.8 seconds); barrel racer Tana Renick of Kingston, OK (15.26 seconds); and bull rider Seth Glause of Rock Springs, WY (88 points on Burns Rodeo’s Kid Twist).

Glause was the only competitor from the Friday night session to end up first overall in the first round of his event. Shawn Proctor, of Tooele, UT, had led the bull riding after Thursday’s performance with 85 points.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ryan Jarrett hasn’t lived in Oklahoma all that long, but he realizes the significance of the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo taking place in his home state.

Jarrett, the 2005 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association all-around world champion, roped and tied his calf in 8.3 seconds for the fastest time in tie-down roping Friday night, April 1, at Jim Norick Arena. That was good enough for second place in the opening go-round, a tenth of a second behind round winner Brett Fleming of Warden, MT.

“It always feels good to win something close to the house,” said Jarrett of Comanche, OK. “Being this rodeo is a national championship, it’s kind of like double-dipping.”

It’s a pretty nice double dip. Jarrett earned $3,428 for his runner-up finish – Fleming, who competed Thursday night, won $4,525. More importantly, Jarrett’s in a good position heading into the second go-round, set for performances at 1 and 7:30 p.m. April 2.

“Tomorrow afternoon I’ll just try to be close to the barrier and not take a bad throw,” Jarrett said, referring to the string barrier that allows the timed-event livestock a head start. “I need to be in there for a good position in the average. It’s about Sunday from here on out.”

The DNCFR features 24 contestants in each of the standard rodeo events – each cowboy and cowgirl will compete in two go-rounds. The top eight in the two-run aggregate qualify for the semifinals set to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, where the slate will be cleaned and no times carried over. The top four times or scores qualify for the final round, where the slate is cleaned again. The fastest time or highest score will be crowned national champion Sunday afternoon.

It’s a title each of the contestants wants when the weekend concludes, and it is what’s driving them through the rugged test of competition. For Jarrett, he’s taking this test on Buddy, a horse owned by Ronnie Austin of Ringling, OK.

“I finished fourth on him at Fort Worth (TX),” said Jarrett, a three-time DNCFR qualifier who is originally from Summerville, GA. “I just take him to these deals that are close to the house. Ronnie’s been real good about me taking him and using him whenever. He likes to see someone doing well on his horse.”

The other best scores and times from Friday’s second performance were turned in by bareback rider Kelly Timberman of Mills, WY (77 points on Painted Pony’s Shasta); steer wrestler Seth Murphy of South Heart, ND (4.2 seconds); saddle bronc rider Townsend Prince of Livermore, CO (82 points on Kesler Rodeo’s Starburst); team ropers Garrett Tonozzi, of Fruita, CO and Jhett Johnson, of Casper, WY (5.8 seconds); barrel racer Tana Renick of Kingston, OK (15.26 seconds); and bull rider Seth Glause of Rock Springs, WY (88 points on Burns Rodeo’s Kid Twist).

Glause was the only competitor from the Friday night session to end up first overall in the first round of his event. Shawn Proctor, of Tooele, UT, had led the bull riding after Thursday’s performance with 85 points.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ryan Jarrett hasn’t lived in Oklahoma all that long, but he realizes the significance of the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo taking place in his home state.

Jarrett, the 2005 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association all-around world champion, roped and tied his calf in 8.3 seconds for the fastest time in tie-down roping Friday night, April 1, at Jim Norick Arena. That was good enough for second place in the opening go-round, a tenth of a second behind round winner Brett Fleming of Warden, MT.

“It always feels good to win something close to the house,” said Jarrett of Comanche, OK. “Being this rodeo is a national championship, it’s kind of like double-dipping.”

It’s a pretty nice double dip. Jarrett earned $3,428 for his runner-up finish – Fleming, who competed Thursday night, won $4,525. More importantly, Jarrett’s in a good position heading into the second go-round, set for performances at 1 and 7:30 p.m. April 2.

“Tomorrow afternoon I’ll just try to be close to the barrier and not take a bad throw,” Jarrett said, referring to the string barrier that allows the timed-event livestock a head start. “I need to be in there for a good position in the average. It’s about Sunday from here on out.”

The DNCFR features 24 contestants in each of the standard rodeo events – each cowboy and cowgirl will compete in two go-rounds. The top eight in the two-run aggregate qualify for the semifinals set to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, where the slate will be cleaned and no times carried over. The top four times or scores qualify for the final round, where the slate is cleaned again. The fastest time or highest score will be crowned national champion Sunday afternoon.

It’s a title each of the contestants wants when the weekend concludes, and it is what’s driving them through the rugged test of competition. For Jarrett, he’s taking this test on Buddy, a horse owned by Ronnie Austin of Ringling, OK.

“I finished fourth on him at Fort Worth (TX),” said Jarrett, a three-time DNCFR qualifier who is originally from Summerville, GA. “I just take him to these deals that are close to the house. Ronnie’s been real good about me taking him and using him whenever. He likes to see someone doing well on his horse.”

The other best scores and times from Friday’s second performance were turned in by bareback rider Kelly Timberman of Mills, WY (77 points on Painted Pony’s Shasta); steer wrestler Seth Murphy of South Heart, ND (4.2 seconds); saddle bronc rider Townsend Prince of Livermore, CO (82 points on Kesler Rodeo’s Starburst); team ropers Garrett Tonozzi, of Fruita, CO and Jhett Johnson, of Casper, WY (5.8 seconds); barrel racer Tana Renick of Kingston, OK (15.26 seconds); and bull rider Seth Glause of Rock Springs, WY (88 points on Burns Rodeo’s Kid Twist).

Glause was the only competitor from the Friday night session to end up first overall in the first round of his event. Shawn Proctor, of Tooele, UT, had led the bull riding after Thursday’s performance with 85 points.

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