As the energy continued to grow inside of the Thomas & Mack Arena it was about to come to a head as the third round of the 2015 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was set to begin. Much like every other year many fans look at filling the venue to capacity for a Saturday night performance that matches the top cowboys and cowgirls in the world against each other. When the wait was over it was full speed ahead for the contestants of the 57th Annual WNFR!
Shea Fisher-Durfey Performs At The 2015 WNFR
Saturday night’s third round is typically a high energy night and the star power that starts off the evening on the arena floor has always been top notch and tonight was nothing different. Australian country music superstar and wife of tie-down roper Tyson Durfey, Shea Fisher-Durfey, opened up the evening with a mix of high impact country music. Following her performance it was country music group Gloriana that electrified the crowd with their rendition of the National Anthem.
Aaron Tsinigine and Ryan Motes Win Round 3
Tonight the Rodeo Round Up’s round three coverage focuses on the event of team roping as four of rodeo’s best superstars have to pair up together to claim victory at the end of the round. Tonight, as the past two nights, the teams were pushing the barrier each and every run which brought some very fast times down on the arena floor. After it was all said and done it was the team of Aaron Tsinigine and Ryan Motes who claimed their second round victory with a blazing fast run of 4.0 seconds to take home over $26,000 each!
Jason was able to catch up with them immediately following their round three win to see what they had to say about their run and the trip ahead of them that they will take across the South Point Hotel and Casino stage tonight to claim their go-round buckles. As you can imagine they were pretty pumped up about the evening and as you can see they know how to have a good time talking about that but staying humble all the same! Take a look below to see what they had to say….
There were six other events in tonight’s third round and we have the recap of the winners for you below. Things kicked off tonight with the bareback riding where Steven Peebles took home the win for a second night in a row with a 86.50 point ride while the big boys of steer wrestling were fast but no one was faster than Clayton Hass who posted an astounding 3.6 second run. Following the team roping was the classic event of saddle bronc riding where Cody DeMoss took home first place with a 84 point ride and tie-down ropers Caleb Smidt and Tyson Durfey beat all other competitors by claiming victory with 7.5 second runs to bring the crowd to their feet. The last two events were the barrel racing where Taylor Jacob took home the top spot with a 13.77 second run and in the bull riding it was Cody Teel who posted a 86.50 point ride.
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