Bird, Robertson win at RNCFR

2014-04-10T21:57:00Z 2014-04-10T22:55:04Z Bird, Robertson win at RNCFRGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
April 10, 2014 9:57 pm  • 

GUTHRIE, Okla. -- Dustin Bird of Cut Bank and Polson's John Robertson won the first round of team roping at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo on Thursday night.

The two posted a time of 4.5 seconds at the Lazy-E Arena to earn $4,525.

Bird, a two-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier, leads the PRCA world team roping heading standings. Robertson qualified for the Canadian Finals Rodeo a year ago.

The RNCFR features the year-end and finals champions from 12 different circuits around the United States. There will be a another full round of competition with the top eight in the average advancing to the semifinals.

The money won does not count in the world standings.

Jessy Davis of Power tied for fourth in bareback riding with an 80-point ride for $1,303, while saddle bronc rider Josh Reynolds shared fourth place with an 80-point ride for $1,303.

 Montana natives Gretchen Benbenek and Lisa Lockhart placed in barrel racing.

Benbenek, a native of Missoula, placed fifth with a time of 17.44 seconds for $960. Living in Aubrey, Texas, Benbenek qualified by winning the Prairie Circuit title.

Lockhart, the Badlands Circuit champion originally from Circle, was sixth in 17.46 for $686.

Other event winners were: Joe Gunderson, bareback; Will Lummus, steer wrestling; Josh Peek, tie-down roping; Cody Wright, saddle bronc; Aaron Pass, bull riding.

Copyright 2015 The Billings Gazette. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More from the Gazette

Rodeo: Fort Worth Shootout

January 23, 2015 11:30 pmLoading…
Scott chasing tie-down roping title

Scott chasing tie-down roping title

January 14, 2015 3:40 pm Related

Related

Loading…
Male athlete of the year: Clay Tryan

Male athlete of the year: Clay Tryan

December 29, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…
Power's Davis gets first Chase Hawks win

Power's Davis gets first Chase Hawks win

December 20, 2014 11:06 pm Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Billings' Tryan ropes third world title

Billings' Tryan ropes third world title

December 13, 2014 10:08 pmLoading…
Feild closer to world title in bareback

Feild closer to world title in bareback

December 12, 2014 11:31 pmLoading…
Erickson earns first go-round buckle

Erickson earns first go-round buckle

December 11, 2014 11:42 pmLoading…
Barrell racer Lockhart posts 2nd-fastest time at NFR to win Round 7

Barrell racer Lockhart posts 2nd-fastest time at NFR to win Round 7

December 10, 2014 11:38 pmLoading…

Tie-down roper Shiozawa sets round record at NFR

December 09, 2014 11:52 pmLoading…

Spencer Wright thrills sellout crowd

December 08, 2014 12:02 amLoading…

Tryan third again, second overall

December 07, 2014 12:05 amLoading…

Lockhart wins second round of barrel racing at NFR

December 05, 2014 10:32 pmLoading…

Tryan third, wins $11,340 on opening night of NFR

December 04, 2014 11:35 pmLoading…
Rodeo: Tryan chasing third gold buckle

Rodeo: Tryan chasing third gold buckle

December 04, 2014 5:00 pm Related Loading…
Texas has been bountiful home away from home for Cut Bank's Bird

Texas has been bountiful home away from home for Cut Bank's Bird

November 28, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Popular Stories

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Featured Businesses