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Cowboys take center stage at Ford Wyoming Center for second round of performances

Wednesday’s College National Finals Rodeo action featured the second round of performances. Two University of Wyoming cowboys and a Lovell native were among those that strutted their stuff.
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 11:18 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The College National Finals Rodeo is underway at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper. The event gives college rodeo athletes the opportunity to earn themselves the title of the best in the nation.

Wednesday featured the second round of performances. Only the top 12 scores and times of each event qualify for the individual championships on Saturday.

A performance at the rodeo is exactly like it sounds. It is an opportunity for the athletes to take center stage and compete in front of a crowd in primetime.

Governor Mark Gordon was even on hand to take in Wednesday’s action.

The night featured nine events including bareback riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling and some good old-fashing goat tying.

Two University of Wyoming Cowboys strutted their stuff on Wednesday with Jase Staudt scoring a 9.9 in tie down roping and Chadron Coffield earning a 7.3 in steer wrestling.

Kolt Dement, who is originally from Lovell, is at CNFR representing Panola College. He achieved an 83 while bareback riding.

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