Casper College’s Linkyn Petersek helps rock the crowd during the second night of performances at CNFR

Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 11:58 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - During the College National Finals Rodeo, the performances allow the country’s best cowboys and cowgirls to strut their stuff with fans in the stands. The second night of performances wrapped up on Wednesday night at the Ford Wyoming Center.

In addition to having an audience for their feats, the performances serve as the final round for the athletes to score points to try and qualify for Saturday’s championship round. The top 12 in each event qualify for the final day when national championships are available for the taking.

Casper College’s Linkyn Petersek helped solidify his standing in the top 12 with a monster performance in the tie down roping. Petersek brought the house down and the crowd to their feet inside the Ford Wyoming Center after posting an 8.4 on Wednesday. The ovation was easily the loudest of the evening for any of the cowboys or cowgirls.

Petersek’s score brought him into the top two scores for the third go in tie down roping. It also elevated his status as the second-best tie down roper in the land heading into Saturday.

The best tie down roping score of the third go belonged to another cowboy representing a different school from the Cowboy State. University of Wyoming’s Chadron Coffield finished with an 8.3 in the tie down roping, which placed him in 11th in the country. That means that he’ll need some help in order to make Saturday’s championship round with two more nights of performances still to go.

Missouri Valley College’s Kenlie Raby accomplished something that every kid dreams of when they first hop in the saddle on Wednesday night. She tied an arena record in the breakaway roping with a 1.7.

The third night of performances will begin on Thursday at 7 p.m. For full results from Wednesday’s performances, visit here.

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