Big Piney team ropers Kolby Bradley and Arye Espenscheid took the lead in the average Wednesday night with a 6.13-second run in the second go-round of the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs.
Bradley and Espenscheid finished third in the first go with a 7.09, giving them a two-run total of 13.22 seconds. There are four performances left in the second go, with the top 12 competitors in each event qualifying for Saturday night's finals.
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Other Wyoming cowboys and cowgirls in position to qualify for the finals:
- Gillette's Kaden Berger had a 6.52-second run in steer wrestling that has him sixth in the second go and third in the average with a 13.42.
- Pinedale's Colt Ramsey scored 145.0 points in boys cutting to sit second in the go and third in the average with a total of 286.0 points.
- Sheridan's Ellie Bard is fourth in the breakaway roping average with a 6.18 and Sheridan's Tavy Leno is sixth in the goat tying average with a 17.66.