It was a great NFR for several Montanans over the past couple of weeks.

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) wrapped up Saturday night down in Las Vegas. I had a great time sitting down and watching the 8th and 9th rounds on the Cowboy Channel. Then on Saturday, I was at the Montana Grizzlies semifinal football game, but thankfully the Sunrise Saloon in Missoula was showing the highlights from the NFR afterwards so I got to see the highlights from Round 10 at least.

Melstone, Montana saddle bronc rider Sage Newman had a 91 point ride in the 10th round of the NFR. He came out 2nd place in the overall world standings for the year.

Miles City, Montana tie-down roper Haven Meged (a former world champion) topped the NFR average and also came out 2nd place in the world standings for the year. Meged also broke an arena record during this year's NFR.

Circle, Montana native Lisa Lockhart notched up a huge accomplishment for setting a record when it comes to career earnings in barrel racing. She also won the NFR average for barrel racing, and came in 2nd for the world standings.

Here's a look at some of the overall standings.

You can also click here for a great report by the Montana Television Network's Scott Breen. Scott has a look at how the other Montanans fared as well.

 

Saddle Bronc World Standings: 1. Zeke Thurston, $456,356; 2. Sage Newman, $397,836; 3. Kade Bruno, $322,178; 4. Brody Cress, $312,949; 5. Damian Brennan, $296,495; 6. Lefty Marvel Holman, $294,633; 7. Ryder Wright, $286,447; 8. Stetson Dell Wright, $261,626; 9. Tanner Butner, $236,830; 10. Wyatt Casper, $205,662; 11. Dawson Hay, $202,376; 12. Chase Brooks, $175,800; 13. Ben T. Andersen, $160,940; 14. Ryder Sanford, $154,703; 15. Layton Green, $146,829.

 

 

Tie-Down Roping Average: 1. Haven Meged, 77.4 seconds on ten head, $78,747; 2. Riley Mason Webb, 82.9, $63,889; 3. Caleb Smidt, 92.6, $50,517; 4. Kincade Henry, 93.3, $37,145; 5. Shane Hanchey, 94.9, $26,744; 6. John Douch, 95.8, $19,315; 7. Cory Solomon, 109.1, $13,372; 8. Blane Cox, 115.3, $7,429; 9. Westyn Hughes, 119.6; 10. Tuf Case Cooper, 69.8 seconds on nine head; 11. Hunter Herrin, 95.1; 12. Brushton Minton, 104.4; 13. Ty Harris, 116.1; 14. Shad Mayfield, 57.3 seconds on seven head; 15. Beau Cooper, 58.4 seconds on five head.

Tie-Down Roping World Standings: 1. Riley Mason Webb, $452,852; 2. Haven Meged, $411,263; 3. Shad Mayfield, $309,383; 4. Caleb Smidt, $296,165; 5. Tuf Case Cooper, $265,724; 6. Cory Solomon, $246,331; 7. Shane Hanchey, $216,187; 8. Kincade Henry, $211,028; 9. Hunter Herrin, $207,426; 10. John Douch, $199,344; 11. Westyn Hughes, $196,964; 12. Blane Cox, $176,658; 13. Ty Harris, $170,235; 14. Beau Cooper, $145,742; 15. Brushton Minton, $134,476.

 

 

 


 

Barrel Racing: Tenth round: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 13.54 seconds, $30,706; 2. Summer Kosel, 13.59, $24,268; 3. Hailey Kinsel, 13.67, $18,325; 4. Jessica Routier, 13.73, $12,877; 5. Paige Jones, 13.76, $7,924; 6. Ilyssa Riley, 13.79, $4,953; 7. Sissy Winn, 13.81; 8. Stevi Hillman, 13.85; 9. Sue Smith, 13.97; 10. Kassie Mowry, 18.28; 11. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 18.52; 12. Emily Beisel, 18.56; 13. Jordon Briggs, 18.92; 14. Wenda Johnson, 19.74; 15. Taycie Matthews, NT.

Barrel Racing Average: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 137.18 seconds on ten runs, $78,747; 2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 141.18, $63,889; 3. Kassie Mowry, 141.20, $50,517; 4. Paige Jones, 142.21, $37,145; 5. Jordon Briggs, 142.23, $26,744; 6. Jessica Routier, 142.76, $19,315; 7. Ilyssa Riley, 144.54, $13,372; 8. Hailey Kinsel, 148.67, $7,429; 9. Sue Smith, 149.00; 10. Summer Kosel, 152.66; 11. Sissy Winn, 156.64; 12. Stevi Hillman, 158.09; 13. Emily Beisel, 161.48; 14. Wenda Johnson, 163.64; 15. Taycie Matthews, 154.88 seconds on nine head.

Barrel Racing World Standings: 1. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $496,499; 2. Lisa Lockhart, $343,688; 3. Kassie Mowry, $322,593; 4. Jordon Briggs, $272,519; 5. Emily Beisel, $246,674; 6. Sissy Winn, $229,962; 7. Summer Kosel, $228,697; 8. Paige Jones, $217,139; 9. Jessica Routier, $194,843; 10. Stevi Hillman, $173,990; 11. Hailey Kinsel, $154,406; 12. Taycie Matthews, $154,161; 13. Ilyssa Riley, $139,798; 14. Sue Smith, $133,969; 15. Wenda Johnson, $130,506.

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