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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Round 8 Results and Highlights


2007 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Round 8 Results and Highlights
Thursday, December 13th

Trevor Brazile has clinched his fifth all-around title at the conclusion of Round 8. Brazile won the title previously in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.

"Number five is awesome," said Brazile. "It just makes it that much better because it's happening right now in the middle of the week. That's just one less thing I have to worry about this week. I've got two more go-rounds in each event that bring enough pressure themselves, because my team roping partner has a chance to win the world in the heeling. I've got that on one burner and my quest in the tie-down roping, that's a whole other deal. I'm just happy, and it's going to be a thrill the next two days, one way or another."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Bareback Riding Results:

1 Scott Montague - 84.5 points on RD Mercer
1 Bobby Mote - 84.5 on Dusty Dan
3 Jason Jeter - 83 on Sure Motion
3 Will Lowe - 83 on Stormy Weather
5 Ryan Gray - 82.5 on High Motion
6 Jess Davis - 81 on Harry Potter
6 Steven Dent - 81 on Lying Eyes

"It was a little tough coming into tonight. I was a little shaky, and I'm not going to lie, I was a little scared tonight. I was a little nervous, especially with a horse like that (RD Mercer). With a horse like that, you don't have a lot of time to think about it. It's just bang, bang, bang and then you're done," said Montague who split the round win with Bobby Mote.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Steer Wrestling Results:

1 Sean Mulligan - 3.4 seconds
2 Jason Miller - 3.7
3 Shawn Greenfield - 3.8
4 Lee Graves - 3.9
4 Jake Rinehart - 3.9
6 Stockton Graves - 4.0
6 Joey Bell Jr. - 4.0

"I feel like I've gotten the start down pretty well. I'm getting a good start, but I'm not pushing the barrier too much. They missed my steer the second time they ran him, so I knew he was going to check up, and I knew I needed to get a good start. I got a good start, and I saw that Curtis (Cassidy) started a little early, but that happened to work out perfectly because it brought the steer to me. I think that gave me a better go than the guys who had run the steer before...I just feel like, if I keep drawing well, then I can keep winning," said Mulligan.

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Team Roping Results:

1 Speed Williams / Dean Tuftin - 3.7 seconds
2 Clay Tryan / Walt Woodard - 4.0
3 Trevor Brazile / Patrick Smith - 4.4
3 David Key / Kory Koontz - 4.4
3 Colter Todd / Cesar de la Cruz - 4.4
6 Charly Crawford / Britt Bockius - 4.6

The team roping title went to Speed Williams and Dean Tuftin, and it was a fitting victory considering Tuftin is the first Canadian-born team roper to compete at the Wrangler NFR and Thursday night was Canadian Night.

"That was awesome," Tuftin said of the special victory. "Especially to win a round like that when everybody was being so fast, to go ahead and step it up and be faster than everybody else feels great. And for me to win at my first NFR on Canadian Night made it extra-special for me." (Courtesy of PRCA)

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Saddle Bronc Results:

1 Billy Etbauer - 88.5 points on War Chick
2 Chet Johnson - 85 on Cat Power
3 Justin Arnold - 84 on Gallant Warrior
4 Anthony Bello - 81.5 on Elvis
5 Cody DeMoss - 81 on War Admiral
5 Isaac Diaz - 81 on No Ballou

Legendary cowboy Billy Etbauer won his first round of the 2007 NFR and had this to say, "That is what a guy is here for, to win rounds, and I've been fortunate to do that. It's just fun to be able to ride with these kids. Everybody is pulling for me, not only the crowd, but the cowboys. It's unreal, it really is. People the whole day are supportive, and I can't thank everybody enough for that."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Tie-Down Roping Results:

1 Josh Peek - 7.5 seconds
2 Trevor Brazile - 7.6
3 Matt Shiozawa - 7.9
4 Houston Hutto - 8.0
5 Nate Baldwin - 8.5
5 Jerome Schneeberger - 8.5

"It feels great just being here in the presence of Cody and Trevor, so to actually be winning is great," Peek said. "I had to change ropes tonight, the rope I used the last round had gotten a little kinked up. So, I had to use a new rope tonight, and I just told myself to use a big loop and make sure my swing was open."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Barrel Racing Results:

1 Lindsay Sears - 13.69 seconds
2 Lisa Lockhart - 13.79
3 Jill Moody - 13.84
3 Molly Powell - 13.84
5 Debbie Renger - 13.85
6 Brittany Pozzi-Pharr - 13.86

"It's an amazing feeling," Sears said of winning four out of eight rounds. "You would like to expect to do well coming in here, but to actually achieve it is unexplainable. After last year, I never thought I'd see the stage at the South Point, so to have had the privilege to go up there so many times has been great."

National Finals Rodeo
Round 8 Bull Riding Results:

1 Ted Bert - 90 points on Shavage Shaker
2 Chance Smart - 86 on Salty Cat
3 Jarrod Craig - 85 on Aces Heartbreaker
4 Cody Hancock - 83 on Werewolf
5 Bobby Welsh - 82.5 on Kesler Bull
6 Wesley Silcox - 78.5 on Snakebite

"He bucked me off in Omaha, so I was happy to have him," Bert said. "He went around to the left tonight. In Omaha, he went around to the right and about jerked my rope out of my hand. Honestly, my goal this week is to win money to buy an arena - a practice pen - before I leave. I still have a lot more to win, I think."

(All Quotes are Courtesy of the PRCA.)

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