First Barrel Racing Go Round Buckle Heads to Minnesota

by Michelle on December 4, 2011

Minnesota’s first barrel racing round win was made tonight. The States first ever cowgirl to qualify for the NFR made them proud as Jane Melby and RC Back In Black won the round in 13.83 seconds. “Beauty” as she is called by those close to her is sired by the Saskatchewan stallion Ninety Nine Goldmine and out of a Royal Quick Dash daughter. When you watch the mare run, she’s one you know is FAST. Tonight’s win confirmed that notion.

Lindsay Sears had a solid run placing 6th in the round with a 14.02. She fell 0.01 behind Sherry Cervi in the average who ran a 14.00. Watch for the pair to flip flop all week in the average. Brittany Pozzi maintains her world lead placing second in the third round.

In the steer wrestling Lee Graves continued to cash in while hazing and lending his horse Jesse out to Jason Miller (3rd) and Trevor Knowles (5th).

Kaycee Feild became the second bareback rider in Wrangler National Finals Rodeo history to win each of the first three rounds of the Finals when he marked 90.5 points on Mosbrucker Rodeos’ Magic Wars

Round 3 Winners:
Bareback: Kaycee Feild Score: 90.5 (3 in a row!) on Mosbrucker Rodeo’s Magic Wars
Steer Wrestling: Shawn Greenfield Time: 3.5 (riding Todd Suhn’s horse, Maximus)
Team Roping: Tie – Kaleb Driggers/Brad Culpepper Time: 4.1 & Turtle Powell/Jhett Johnson Time: 4.1
Saddle Bronc: Jesse Wright Score: 88.5 (on Frontier Rodeo Company’s Tip Off)
Tie Down: Cory Solomon Time: 7.6 (NFR rookie and first go round win)
Barrels: Jane Melby Time: 13.83 (NFR rookie and first go round win)
Bulls: Jacob O’Mara Score: 88.5 (the youngest in the field /on Four L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Big Iron)

The opening ceremonies paid tribute to the horsepower in the bucking chutes. Video footage was played of Skitso & Painted Smile & and another special horse….I can’t put a name to (help me please!?). Skitso & Painted Smile were let out to tour the arena:

Complete barrel racing results from the 3rd round:
1) Jane Melby/RC Back In Black – 13.83 – $17,884.62
2) Brittany Pozzi/Yeah Hes Firen – 18.99 – $14,134.62
3) Angie Meadors/Mulberry Canyon Moon – 14.00 – $9,086.54
3) Sherry Cervi/MP Meter My Hay – 14.00 – $9,086.54
5) Sue Smith/Real Claim To Fame – 14.01 – $4,615.38
6) Lindsay Sears/Sugar Moon Express – 14.02 – $2,884.62
7) Jeanne Anderson/Flaming Fire Bug – 14.17
8  Lisa Lockhart/An Oakie With Cash – 14.22
9) Tammy Fischer/Easy Dash Oak – 14.25
10) Brenda Mays/Judge Buy Cash – 14.27
11) Christina Richman/Xtrared – 14.33
12) Jill Moody/Chasin Firewater – 14.36
13) Carlee Pierce/Rare Dillion – 18.73
14) Jody Sheffield/Skip The Finances – 19.09
15) Britany Fleck/Dasher Dude – 19.39

I’m not sure if you can see this page if you are not a Facebook member but its worth a try. There are some great interviews from each of the round winners here.
Here is one with Jane Melby

Round 4 of the Wrangler NFR will be a rare matinee performance to accommodate the running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon on Sunday evening. The rodeo performance will begin at 12:45 p.m. PST on Sunday.

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