June 10, 2013

CASPER, Wyo. – A total of 11 University of Tennessee at Martin rodeo members competed today in Day Two of the 2013 College National Finals Rodeo, held at the Casper Events Center.

In the saddle bronc, Ty Hughston turned in a score of 54 points in his second go. Meanwhile, Tyler Waltz improved upon his first round score in bareback riding, chalking up a 72 in his second go to split fifth.

The other nine UT Martin rodeo members made their 2013 CNFR debuts today. Jordan Thrasher (9.1, seventh) and Ben Walker (14.4) each recorded points in tie-down roping.

A trio of UT Martin cowboys competed in steer wrestling, led by Thrasher’s 5.4 first go (split eighth). Will Lummus (5.9) and Robert Joyce (14.1) also represented UT Martin in steer wrestling.

In team roping, Walker joined forces with Zack Mabry from Troy to compile a time of 7.1. Clay Mitchell and Lane Mitchell posted a 9.6 time while John Alley and Clark Adcock recorded a time of 11.2.

On the women’s side, Mary Francis Gorsuch earned a time of 14.50 in the barrel racing. Thrasher also has amassed 25 points in the men’s all-around.

Day Three of the CNFR begins with slacks tomorrow at 7 a.m. local time.