SAN ANGELO, TX — Sometimes it's just not your night. Too bad it had to come on Thursday night as some of the best bronc riders in the world took the arena. Tyler Corrington, a 3-time national finals rodeo qualifier, went airborne thanks to the Pete Carr horse named Blame It On Me. Tomorrow's finals, the Short Go, will have to wait one more year to see him.
We show some props to the stock on the 10th performance. The broncs were bringing it. Ask Chet Johnson, a four-time NFR qualifier, as Pearl got after him. Watch the video above.
While the cowboys and cowgirls in the latter performances are reaching and stretching for higher scores to get into the finals, there was somebody during the 10th performance who made the most out of their ride. That was eight-year-old Avery Zavala. She won the Sonora Bank Mutton Bustin'. The pride of Holiman Elementary held on for dear life notching an 85-point score. Last year she was good for an 83. This year she bested that and came away with a belt buckle. After the dust settled, Miss Avery talked one-on-one with our very own Jacquleyn Quinones about the ride, and who she practices on in the video here.
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