LAS VEGAS, NV — After two solid showings and two no times, San Angelo native Ty Harris bounced back with a first place finish in the fifth round of the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas Monday night.
In the tie-down roping event at the world's biggest rodeo, Harris clocked a 7.40. The second closest finish was Riley Pruitt who had a 7.70.
After four rounds, Harris was in 11th place worldwide with his yearly earnings being $120,976.37. His win on Monday was rewarded with a $26,230.77 purse. That payday propelled him to $147, 207.14 and 7th place in the worldwide rankings.
He is now only $5,616.07 behind the current 4th place holder Tuf Cooper and $53,835.94 behind Shane Hanchey in 1st place.
The tie-down roping event is now halfway through with five rounds completed. They will keep competing every day until the tenth round on Saturday.
You can read about the first four rounds here.