The 4th Round Of The WNFR Honored Some Greats And Gave us Our First Taste Of Injured Riders Missing

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Sunday night’s fourth round of the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was the night to remember those great rodeo legends that we lost this year as we come together to honor them on our Memorial Night.  This is a very special night for all those that have ever been involved with the sport of professional rodeo as we also present Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association bull rider Joe Frost, cousin of Lane Frost, with the pretigious Linderman Award.  Country music icon Lee Greenwood sent chills down everyone’s spine with the singing of our nation’s National Anthem to get the night started.

The bareback riding was hot tonight inside of the Thomas & Mack for the fourth go round of the 10 day Las Vegas exclusive event.  The number two man Steven Peebles sustained a compression fracture and has been doctor released out from the remainder of the National Finals leaving only 14 competitors in this event.  Tonight no one was able to get past Tim O’Connell and Bobby Mote who split the go round with a very exciting 84 point rides that lit the Thomas & Mack on fire.  Jason caught up with him following his round win to find out what he had to say about the feeling of riding underneath the lights again this year.

Once the victory lap concluded in the bareback event it was time for the “Paul Bunyons” of rodeo to take center stage.  Although it was going to be hard to come close to what the fans inside the Thomas & Mack last night these gentleman did everything that they could to do it again tonight.  Now that the guys have had a couple rounds to figure out the start every single one of them are pushing the limits every run to give it their all.  With some nice runs in the books it was Seth Brockman that came out on top tonight with a 3.6 second run.  The Rodeo Round Up team and Jason Hetland caught up with him to talk about his winning run at the 2014 WNFR.

Team roping was where it was at tonight with the teams all pushing each other past the point where they thought each other could go.  Once again all teams were firing on all cylinders and some fast times were turned in but one team reigned supreme once all the action came to an end in the team roping event in this fourth round of the 2014 WNFR on Sunday night.  Luke Brown and Kollin VonAhn teamed up to give the crowd something to cheer about with a willing run of 3.6  seconds which moves Luke into the World Standings lead for the World Championship.

When the action in the timed event end of the arena was done for the the time being it was time for the classic event of the saddle bronc riding on an electric Sunday evening.  Everyone was still buzzing about the excitement that this event generated last night with Wade Sundell winning round three and tonight will generate just as much buzz if not more.  Tonight Spencer Wright was the king of the mountain producing a score o f 84 points aboard Calgary Stampede’s Mata Fact.  Jason and his team sat down with him immediately following his round four win to get his thoughts on this years stock and find out a little about his routine to get ready for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

After Cody Ohl won the tie-down roping in round three people started to get even more interested and wanted to find out what would happen over the next seven round of the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  Tonight was much more of the same type of action that kept all the fans on the edge of their seat.  Tonight no one could best the time of 6.7 set by Marty Yates to win round four on this fantastic Sunday evening.  Jason had the chance to sit down and talk to him and find out his thoughts on his round win and the preparation that it takes to get ready to come to Las Vegas for the Wrangler National Final Rodeo.

Once the break was over and the Linderman award was presented the gorgeous Dodge RAM pickup truck brought the barrels in for the cowgirl barrel racing event to begin.  With the dirt getting better and the ladies getting used to running down the alley way the times continue to get faster and faster each go round.  No one was better than Fallon Taylor tonight as she smoked the pattern with an astounding 13.85 second run to in her second go round of the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Once the pretty ladies on fast horses were done in the arena it was time to invite the bullfighters and Justin Rumford into the arena to get set for the bull riding to round out the event on Sunday evening.  In a tough round for the bull riders only four cowboys were able to make the eight second whistle.  The top score of the night belonged to Sage Kimzey for the second night in a row with a score of 87 points aboard Frontier Rodeo’s Kojack.

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