Ty Harris Has Another Great Day, Narrows the Gap Between First Place


LAS VEGAS, NV — In the second to last round of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Ty Harris clocked in a 7.50 and tied with Rhen Richard for third place.

Marty Yates finished on top with a 7.00 and brought home the $26,230.77.  Harris and Richard both earned a $13,326.92 purse. 

Caleb Smidt came in second place with a 7.20 and $20,730.77. 

Yates and Harris are the only ones out of that group to be in the top five in the world standings.  Yates is in third place with $197,200.33 for the year.  Harris is right behind him with $186,764.83.

The tie-down roping leader, Shane Hanchey, finished out of the money for the third straight day and has opened the window for someone else to take his spot.  He had a 9.00 Friday for 10th place. 

Hanchey sits at $209,927.69.  Riley Pruitt is in second with $203,599.31.  He had an 8.00 that put him in seventh place on the night and 0.20 behind Cooper Martin and $4,230.77.

The final round of the National Finals Rodeo takes place Saturday. 

You can read our previous stories about the rodeo here.

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