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Whitfield, Myers highlight Salt Lake City champions

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Seven-time World Champion Tie-Down Roper Fred Whitfield and timed-event cowboy Cash Myers highlighted the champions from the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour stop at the Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City that concluded July 24.

Whitfield, of Hockley, TX, shared the title with Blake Huckabee of Shreveport, LA, both finishing with identical times of 15.8 seconds on two head. Whitfield earned $6,298 and improved to 13th place in the world standings, while Huckabee won $5,928.

Myers, of Athens, TX, who is seeking his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo steer wrestling qualification since 2005, moved into fifth place after his Salt Lake City victory. He downed two steers in 8.0 seconds to earn $7,217.

Other Salt Lake City champions were: bareback rider Chris Harris of Itasca, TX, 83 points, $5,607; team ropers Clay Tryan of Billings, MT/Walt Woodard of Stephenville, TX, 10.6 seconds on two head, $2,982 each; saddle bronc rider Bryce Miller of Buffalo, SD, 85 points, $7,353; and bull rider Jordan Hooton of Daingerfield, TX, 84 points, $8,678.

Seven-time World Champion Tie-Down Roper Fred Whitfield and timed-event cowboy Cash Myers highlighted the champions from the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour stop at the Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City that concluded July 24.

Whitfield, of Hockley, TX, shared the title with Blake Huckabee of Shreveport, LA, both finishing with identical times of 15.8 seconds on two head. Whitfield earned $6,298 and improved to 13th place in the world standings, while Huckabee won $5,928.

Myers, of Athens, TX, who is seeking his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo steer wrestling qualification since 2005, moved into fifth place after his Salt Lake City victory. He downed two steers in 8.0 seconds to earn $7,217.

Other Salt Lake City champions were: bareback rider Chris Harris of Itasca, TX, 83 points, $5,607; team ropers Clay Tryan of Billings, MT/Walt Woodard of Stephenville, TX, 10.6 seconds on two head, $2,982 each; saddle bronc rider Bryce Miller of Buffalo, SD, 85 points, $7,353; and bull rider Jordan Hooton of Daingerfield, TX, 84 points, $8,678.


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