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RODEO: Slack kicks off 107th Round-Up

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Published on September 12, 2017 12:01AM

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Staff photo by E.J. HarrisJosh Peek of Pueblo, Colorado, leaps from his horse on his way to a 6.6-second time in steer wrestling slack Tuesday at the Pendleton Round-Up.

Staff photo by E.J. HarrisJosh Peek of Pueblo, Colorado, leaps from his horse on his way to a 6.6-second time in steer wrestling slack Tuesday at the Pendleton Round-Up.

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Staff photo by E.J. HarrisKimmie Wall of Roosevelt, Utah, turns a corner on her way to a 28.54-second ride during slack for barrel racing Monday at the Pendleton Round-Up.

Staff photo by E.J. HarrisKimmie Wall of Roosevelt, Utah, turns a corner on her way to a 28.54-second ride during slack for barrel racing Monday at the Pendleton Round-Up.

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PENDLETON — Though the 107th Pendleton Round-Up does not officially start until 1:15 p.m. sharp on Wednesday, competition kicked off on Monday and Tuesday with slack for timed events.

Three-time world champion Tuf Cooper gained some early traction in the race for the coveted Round-Up all-around title with a strong runs in steer roping slack on Monday and tie-down roping on Tuesday. In steer roping, Cooper won the first go round with a time of 13.1 seconds and more than a half-second cushion on second place Shay Good at 13.8 seconds. However Cooper recorded a no-time in his second go in Tuesday’s slack.

Then in tie-down roping, Cooper sits in second place after the first go round with a time of 8.7 seconds. He missed first place by two-tenths of a second, where J.C. Malone ($3,597.33) finished with a time of 8.5 seconds. Cooper’s finishes earned him a payout of $6,896.82.

Trevor Brazile marked his return to the Round-Up with a third place finish in the first go in steer roping, turning in a time of 14.0 to earn a $2,785.57 payout. And then on Tuesday, Brazile set the pace with a time of 12.7 seconds in his second go and currently sits atop the leaderboard. Brazile also competed in tie-down and team roping Tuesday, recording a no-time with partner Clint Summers in team roping and a time of 21.8 in tie-down after a broken barrier penalty.

In team roping it was Clayton Hass and John Robertson that won the first go with a time of 5.6 seconds, edging out Tyler Milligan and Shank Edwards’ time of 5.6 to win the $4,393.57 payout.

Bulldoggers got their first shot on Tuesday as well, and it was Hilo, Hawaii native and former Walla Walla Community College rodeo competitor Cody Cabral that took the top spot with a time of 5.3 seconds for a $3,848.75 payout. Defending Round-Up champion Nick Guy was solid in his first run to finish second with a time of 5.7 for a $3,095.73 payout.

Numerous barrel racers also got their first go on the so-called “Green Mile” on Monday with 2015 Round-Up champion Kimmie Wall setting the bar with a time of 28.54 to start the first go. Her time is faster than either time produced by 2016 champion Stevi Hillman, who won with a time of 29.72 and had a 29.64 to set the bar in slack.

Also running sub-29 second times were Sydni Blanchard (28.81), Jackie Ganter (28.91), Jody Tucker (28.97), and Ericka Nelson (28.95).

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STEER ROPING

Go Round 1

1. Tuf Cooper, 13.1, $3,768.71; 2. Shay Good, 13.8, $3,277.14; 3. Trevor Brazile, 14.0, $2,785.57; 4. Will Gasperson, 14.8; $2,294.00; 5. Tim Tillard, 15.4, $1,802.42; 6. Dave Sedar, 15.6, $1,310.85; 7. Roger Branch, 15.8, $819.28; 8. Shorty Garten, $327.71.

Go Round 2 (not complete)

1. Trevor Brazile, 12.7. 2. Cody Lee, 13.5. 3. Russell Cardoza, 16.2; 4. Trey Sheets, 17.7; 5. Howdy McGinn, 18.0; 6. Chet Herren, 19.0; 7. Gabe Richardson, 20.5; 8. Colt Buegman, 21.9.

TIE-DOWN ROPING

Go Round 1

1. J.C. Malone, 8.5, $3,597.33; 2. Tuf Cooper, 8.7, $3,128.11; 3. Hunter Herrin, 9.6, $2,658.89; 4. Shane Hanchey, 9.9, $2,189.68; 5. Jake Pratt, 10.3, $1,485.85 / Chad Finley, 10.3, $1,485.85; 7. Justin Smith, 10.6, $782.02; 8. Jordan Ketscher, 10.7, $312.81.

STEER WRESTLING

Go Round 1

1. Cody Cabral, 5.3, $3,848.75; 2. Nick Guy, 5.7, $3,095.73; 2. Kody Dollery, 5.7, $3,095.73; 4. John Green, 6.5, $2,342.72; 5. Josh Peek, 6.6, $1,589.69; 5. Cameron Monnan, 6.6, $1,589.69; 7. Colin Wolfe, 6.8, $836.68; 8. Dirk Tavenner, 7.1, $312.81.

TEAM ROPING

Go Round 1

1. Clayton Hass/John Robertson, 5.6, $4,393.57; 2. Tyler Milligan/Shank Edwards, 5.7, $3,733.54; 3. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 6.1, $3,173.51; 4. Austin Stafford/Dayton Stafford, 6.2, $2,613.48; 5. Jesse Northrop/Kurtis Barry, 6.3, $2,053.45; 6. David Temple/Tee Jay Brown, 6.4, $1,493.42; 7. Justin Farber/Garrett Busby, 6.7, $933.39; 8. Bryce Palmer/Bot Patzke, Logan Olson/Kyle Lockett, Rhett Anderson/Brady Ramone, 6.8, $124.45.

BARREL RACING

Go Round 1 (not complete)

1. Kimmie Wall, 28.54; 2. Sydni Blanchard, 28.81; 3. Jackie Ganter, 28.91; 4. Ericka Nelson, 28.95; 5. Courtney Frazier, 28.96; 6. Jodi Tucker, 28.97; 7. Nicole Laurence, 29.08; 7. Ari-Anna Flynn, 29.08.



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