Wesley Thorp, who teamed with Cole Wheeler to win the College National Finals Rodeo team roping championship over the weekend, earned a big payday at the Bob Feist Invitational on Monday in Reno, Nevada.
The team of Thorp and Zac Small won the prestigious one-day roping title with a time of 42.71 seconds on six runs. The two split $130,000 for their accomplishments -- $124,000 for winning the average and an additional $6,000 for their work in earlier runs.
Thorp is currently No. 4 in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world heeling standings while Small is No. 5 in heading.
In other rodeo action in Reno, Feather River College teammates Clayton Biglow and Wyatt Denny currently sit second and third, respectively, in the first round of bareback bronc riding at the Reno Rodeo.
Biglow scored 83 points on Tuesday, followed by Denny with an 82.
Denny won the CNFR bareback championship with Biglow finishing as the reserve champ.