(Argo Athletics Media Release)
CASPER, Wyo. – After Go 1 of the bareback riding competition at the College National Finals Rodeo, just a half of a point separates University of Providence cowboy Cache Hill from being in the eight-man cut for the Finals. Hill currently sits in 9th with a score of 73.5 on his first ride.
Hill is in his fourth straight CNFR in the bareback and is looking to go to the finals for the second straight year after finishing fourth in the country in 2017.
The horse Hill drew in Go 1 was a long jumper that covered a lot of ground but only gave Hill a limited ceiling for earning points. He made the best of the situation, starting to go sideways late in the ride, but recovering nicely to finish.
His score of 73.5 is a half point away from the 8th placed rider, Travis Chapman with a score of 74. He is also just 5 points shy of the first place score.
Each rider will get two more rides before the cut is made for the top eight riders by average score to ride in the Shot Go.
Hill will ride his second horse during the slack portion of the CNFR in the morning of Monday, June 11.