Lauren Bane scooted to a first-go 6.3 time in goat tying to pace Tarleton State University’s efforts in Monday competition at the 69th annual College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo.
Bane, making her third CNFR appearance, rested in third place as Tuesday slack sessions began. Also cracking the top 10 in the rodeo’s early stages is tie-down roper Reid Zapalac, who rolled to a 10.2 time on his first calf, Monday, good for seventh place.
Though many competitors were in action in Sunday’s Broncs, Bulls and Breakaway performance and in slack sessions Monday, regularly scheduled 7 p.m. nightly performances start today and run through Saturday.
Additionally, several Tarleton ropers and riders took to the Casper arena for slack sessions this morning. Saddle bronc rider Jace Lane, bareback rider Kody Lamb, tie-down ropers Zapalac and Kyle Parrish and the team roping duo of Zapalac and Zach Kraus were in action early today.
Zapalac, Kraus and barrel racer Lindsey McLeod represent Tarleton in the evening performance.
Tarleton’s men’s and women’s rodeo teams both enter the CNFR as National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Region champions and qualified for the CNFR for the eighth consecutive year.
To view the complete CNFR schedule and daily results, see www.cnfr.com. Fans may also watch CNFR action on ESPN3 starting with Wednesday’s evening performance.