BILLINGS – The saddle bronc started with a wild ride that involved Ryder Wright getting bucked before even leaving the chute. By the end, Chase Brooks of Deer Lodge had everyone on their feet as he thrilled the crowd with an 88-point ride to win Round 3 of the NILE Rodeo.
The 88 represented the top time for the entire rodeo, so it was quite the Magic City pay day for Brooks.
Trever Nelson of Oklahoma took home the steer wrestling top time with a 4.7, while the team of Tyrell Moody and Rory Brown won team roping in a tidy 4.7 seconds.
The third and final round represented Wrangler Patriot Night inside Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.