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Harter returns to Texas with riding on his mind

FORT WORTH — After winning the saddle bronc riding title at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver, Bradley Harter could afford to take a break.

However, that is not the Weatherford, Texas, resident’s style. He earned over $12,000 there last Sunday. Then, he made the 750-mile trip to compete here on Monday. That was his first of three competitions in the Will Rogers Coliseum. He came back for his second ride on Wednesday night and scored 79 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Tipped Off.

Harter now needs one more solid score to qualify for the final round here. He has a total of 156 points on two head. J.J. Elshere from Quinn, S.D., leads the over-all standings with 253 points on three head, but fourth place is way back at 205 points leaving plenty of room for competitors to move in.

Harter’s 79 was the high marked ride of the night in saddle bronc riding, but there were other contestants that also made a move towards qualifying for the finals. Josh Reynolds from Corvallis, Mont., was 78. His first round score of 80 gives him 158 on two and he also needs one more solid ride.

Tie-Down roping was exciting in the Will Rogers Coliseum with two runs under the eight-second mark. Houston Hutto, from Del Rio, Texas, stopped the clock in 7.8 seconds to take the lead in the second round. Just three runs later, fans watched Cash Myers from Athens, Texas, do one better with a time of 7.7 seconds.

Tyson Durfey, from Colbert, Wash., won the first round of tie-down roping with a 7.9 second run. It was worth $5,687 for the man who donates a percentage of all of his winnings to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Durfey was the guest of honor on Tuesday at the Pink Ribbon Roundup as part of the Stock Show Goes Pink Day. The Pink Ribbon Roundup was a party for over 200 local breast cancer survivors who all received free tickets to the rodeo.

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Durfey had his second competition at the rodeo on Wednesday night and had a solid run of 9.2 seconds. He now leads the over-all standings with a total of 17.3 second and is likely to be back here on Sunday, Feb. 8 for the finals.

J.B. Mauney has been a force to be reckoned with in the Professional Bull Riders. The Mooresville, N.C., resident is making his debut in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association this year and this is the first rodeo that he has competed in. He had an 80-point ride on Tuesday night, and then came back with a 90 on Wednesday on Frontier Rodeo’s Monkey Blood.

“It’s great to do this well at my first rodeo,” the veteran bull rider said. “I got on some good bulls. I was confident coming in and excited that it worked out.”

The ninth performance of the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo presented by Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show begins at 7:30 Thursday night.

Following are results from the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo presented by the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Wednesday, Jan., 28, 2009.

FORT WORTH — After winning the saddle bronc riding title at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver, Bradley Harter could afford to take a break.

However, that is not the Weatherford, Texas, resident’s style. He earned over $12,000 there last Sunday. Then, he made the 750-mile trip to compete here on Monday. That was his first of three competitions in the Will Rogers Coliseum. He came back for his second ride on Wednesday night and scored 79 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Tipped Off.

Harter now needs one more solid score to qualify for the final round here. He has a total of 156 points on two head. J.J. Elshere from Quinn, S.D., leads the over-all standings with 253 points on three head, but fourth place is way back at 205 points leaving plenty of room for competitors to move in.

Harter’s 79 was the high marked ride of the night in saddle bronc riding, but there were other contestants that also made a move towards qualifying for the finals. Josh Reynolds from Corvallis, Mont., was 78. His first round score of 80 gives him 158 on two and he also needs one more solid ride.

Tie-Down roping was exciting in the Will Rogers Coliseum with two runs under the eight-second mark. Houston Hutto, from Del Rio, Texas, stopped the clock in 7.8 seconds to take the lead in the second round. Just three runs later, fans watched Cash Myers from Athens, Texas, do one better with a time of 7.7 seconds.

Tyson Durfey, from Colbert, Wash., won the first round of tie-down roping with a 7.9 second run. It was worth $5,687 for the man who donates a percentage of all of his winnings to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Durfey was the guest of honor on Tuesday at the Pink Ribbon Roundup as part of the Stock Show Goes Pink Day. The Pink Ribbon Roundup was a party for over 200 local breast cancer survivors who all received free tickets to the rodeo.

Durfey had his second competition at the rodeo on Wednesday night and had a solid run of 9.2 seconds. He now leads the over-all standings with a total of 17.3 second and is likely to be back here on Sunday, Feb. 8 for the finals.

J.B. Mauney has been a force to be reckoned with in the Professional Bull Riders. The Mooresville, N.C., resident is making his debut in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association this year and this is the first rodeo that he has competed in. He had an 80-point ride on Tuesday night, and then came back with a 90 on Wednesday on Frontier Rodeo’s Monkey Blood.

“It’s great to do this well at my first rodeo,” the veteran bull rider said. “I got on some good bulls. I was confident coming in and excited that it worked out.”

The ninth performance of the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo presented by Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show begins at 7:30 Thursday night.

Following are results from the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo presented by the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Wednesday, Jan., 28, 2009.

FORT WORTH — After winning the saddle bronc riding title at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver, Bradley Harter could afford to take a break.

However, that is not the Weatherford, Texas, resident’s style. He earned over $12,000 there last Sunday. Then, he made the 750-mile trip to compete here on Monday. That was his first of three competitions in the Will Rogers Coliseum. He came back for his second ride on Wednesday night and scored 79 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Tipped Off.

Harter now needs one more solid score to qualify for the final round here. He has a total of 156 points on two head. J.J. Elshere from Quinn, S.D., leads the over-all standings with 253 points on three head, but fourth place is way back at 205 points leaving plenty of room for competitors to move in.

Harter’s 79 was the high marked ride of the night in saddle bronc riding, but there were other contestants that also made a move towards qualifying for the finals. Josh Reynolds from Corvallis, Mont., was 78. His first round score of 80 gives him 158 on two and he also needs one more solid ride.

Tie-Down roping was exciting in the Will Rogers Coliseum with two runs under the eight-second mark. Houston Hutto, from Del Rio, Texas, stopped the clock in 7.8 seconds to take the lead in the second round. Just three runs later, fans watched Cash Myers from Athens, Texas, do one better with a time of 7.7 seconds.

Tyson Durfey, from Colbert, Wash., won the first round of tie-down roping with a 7.9 second run. It was worth $5,687 for the man who donates a percentage of all of his winnings to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Durfey was the guest of honor on Tuesday at the Pink Ribbon Roundup as part of the Stock Show Goes Pink Day. The Pink Ribbon Roundup was a party for over 200 local breast cancer survivors who all received free tickets to the rodeo.

Durfey had his second competition at the rodeo on Wednesday night and had a solid run of 9.2 seconds. He now leads the over-all standings with a total of 17.3 second and is likely to be back here on Sunday, Feb. 8 for the finals.

J.B. Mauney has been a force to be reckoned with in the Professional Bull Riders. The Mooresville, N.C., resident is making his debut in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association this year and this is the first rodeo that he has competed in. He had an 80-point ride on Tuesday night, and then came back with a 90 on Wednesday on Frontier Rodeo’s Monkey Blood.

“It’s great to do this well at my first rodeo,” the veteran bull rider said. “I got on some good bulls. I was confident coming in and excited that it worked out.”

The ninth performance of the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo presented by Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show begins at 7:30 Thursday night.

Following are results from the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo presented by the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Wednesday, Jan., 28, 2009.

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