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Reno Rodeo Second Performance Results

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Bull riders came to the second performance of the Reno Rodeo prepared to last the full eight seconds with six of them accomplishing that goal.

At a rodeo known for buck offs, that is a huge accomplishment. Leader of the pack was Cody Whitney from Sayre, Okla., who had an 84 point ride on Rosser Rodeo's bull named Calibur. Whitney has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) four times and is badly in need of some earnings to make the trip to Las Vegas next December for his fifth.

Last year, Whitney found himself outside of the top 15 and won the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Wyoming in July. This year, he would like nothing more than to add some money to his checking account and get himself a pair of the traditional trophy spurs from this rodeo to go with his buckle from Cheyenne.

"I love winning, it doesn't really matter where it is," Whitney said. "But, there are always those legendary rodeos that you dream about getting a championship. Reno is definitely one of those."

Oklahoma is holding down the top three positions here so far. Brennon Eldred from Purcell, was second with an 80-point effort. Whitney's traveling partner Trevor Kastner, from Ardmore, is now third with 79 points.

Two world champions moved to the top of the leaderboard in the tie-down roping. Stran Smith, from Childress, Texas is in first place with 17.8 seconds. Smith earned the world title in 2008. He has 11 NFR qualification to his credit but hasn't been there since 2010. Smith also won the title here in 2000. Trevor Brazile, who has 17 world championship titles to his credit, including three in tie-down roping. Brazile missed last year's NFR in this event and is making a big effort to get back there again this year. He helped his cause considerable with two runs here that total 18.2 seconds putting him in second place. Brazile is currently in fifth place in the tie-down roping world standings.

The third performance begins at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at www.renorodeo.com or by calling 800-325-7328. For more information, please call 775-329-3877.

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