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Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Wyoming cowboys were all over the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo leaderboard after Thursday’s performance.

Hillsdale’s Brody Cress still leads the first go-round of saddle bronc riding with his 88-point ride Wednesday. Thursday, Cress moved atop the average standings with 166.5 points after scoring 78.5 points in the second go. Cress is the defending Frontier Days champion in the event.

Bareback bronc rider Seth Hardwick of Ranchester remained atop the average standings with 166.5 points on two head.

Other Wyoming cowboys, or cowboys with Wyoming ties, have also enjoyed profitable weeks in Cheyenne, which runs through Sunday.

Cheyenne’s Aaron Vosler still has the top time in the first go of steer wrestling with a 5.7-second run. Miguel Garcia of Kaycee is seventh in the average.

In team roping, the father-son combo of Jhett and Kellan Johnson is second in the second go and the tandem of Cody Callaway (Gillette) and Clay Johnson (Rozet) is tied for second in the first go.

Riley Pruitt, who graduated from Eastern Wyoming College, leads the aggregate in tie-down roping with a two-run time of 21.8 seconds.

Former Sheridan College standout and 2016 National Finals Rodeo champ Zeke Thurston is tied for fourth in the average in saddle bronc.

And Lane Schuelke, who rode for Sheridan College at the College National Finals Rodeo in June still leads both the first go and the average in rookie saddle bronc.

Other aggregate leaders heading into Friday were: Curtis Cassidy (steer wrestling), Chris Francis and Cade Passig (team roping), Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi (barrel racing) and Koby Radley (bull riding).

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Sports Editor

Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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