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Meged, Lockhart, Kruse among semifinal qualifiers at Fort Worth Rodeo

Posted: 1:15 PM, Jan 27, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-27 19:50:25-05
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FORT WORTH, Texas — Montana will be represented in the semifinal round of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo this year.

2019 world tie-down roping champion Haven Meged leads a Treasure State contingent, qualifying first after two runs. The Miles City native earned $3,080 to lead the second set of riders. Circle cowgirl Lisa Lockhart was also first in the second set after earning $3,520 in two barrel racing runs.

Bozeman header Kal Fuller and team roping partner Reagan Ward won Round 2 Sunday, vaulting them into second overall to qualify for the semifinals. Former Great Falls saddle bronc world champion Jesse Kruse is also heading to the semis as a wild card.

The third set of 56 rodeo athletes compete Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Dickies Arena.

The following are unofficial results from the FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Sunday, January 26, 2020:

Second set – Round 2

Bareback riding: 1, Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 89 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Pow Wow Rocks, $1,760. 2, Leighton Berry, Weatherford, Texas, 87, $1,320. 3, Jamie Howlett, Rapid City, S.D., 85.5, $880. 4, Tanner Fine, Pomona, Kan., 83.5, $440.
Semifinals Qualifiers: Larsen, $3,080, and Howlett, $2,640. Wild Card Qualifier: Leighton Berry, Weatherford, Texas, $1,760.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas, 4.0 seconds, $1,760. 2, Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La., 4.1, $1,320. 3, Don Payne, Stephenville, Texas, 6.2, $880. 4, Levi Rudd, Chelsea, Okla., 6.7, $440.
Semifinals Qualifiers: Reeves and Talley, $2,640. Wild Card Qualifier: Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan., $1,760.

Breakaway Roping: 1, Jackie Crawford, Stephenville, Texas, 2.1 seconds, $1,760. 2, Taylor Munsell, Alva, Okla., 2.3, $1,320. 3, (tie) Tierra Grey, Lovington, N.M., and Martha Angelone, Aledo, Texas, 2.5, $660 each.
Semifinals Qualifiers: Crawford, $2,420, and Angelone, $1,980 each. Wild Card Qualifier: Samantha Jorgenson, Watford City, N.D., $1,760.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nev., 88.5 points on United Pro Rodeo’s Awesome Sauce, $1,760. 2, Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont, 88, $1,320. 3, Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah, 84.5, $880. 4, Riggin Smith, Winterset, Iowa, 78, $440.
Semifinals Qualifiers: Pollock, $3,080, and Boore, $2,640. Wild Card Qualifier: Kruse, $1,320.

Tiedown Roping: 1, Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont., 8.7 seconds, $1,760. 2, Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 9.2, $1,320. 3, Cole Bailey, Okmulgee, Okla., 9.7, $880. 4, Darnell Johnson, Fowler, Colo., 10.4, $440.
Semifinals Qualifiers: Meged, $3,080, and Smith, $2,200. Wild Card Qualifier: Tyson Durfey, Brock, Texas, $1, 760.

Team Roping: 1, Kal Fuller, Bozeman, Mont., and Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla., 9.3 seconds, $1,760. 2, Tate Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colo., and Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas, 10.1, $1,320. 3, Mitchell Barney, Logan, Iowa, and J.W. Nelson, Alta, Iowa, 10.6, $880. 4, Brandon Webb, Big Wells, Texas, and Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb., 13.1, $440.
Semifinals Qualifiers: Kirchenschlager and Ashford, $3,080 each, and Fuller and Ward, $1,760 each. Wild Card Qualifiers: Garett Chick, Salado, Texas, and Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas, $1,320 each.

Barrel Racing: 1, Jill Wilson, Snyder, Texas, 16.45 seconds, $1,760. 2, (tie) Kricket Gintner, Eau Claire, Wis., and Teri Bangart, Olympia, Wash., 16.58, $1,100 each. 4, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 16.60, $440
Semifinals Qualifiers: Lockhart, $3,520, and Smith, $2,640. Wild Card Qualifier: Roberts, $1,760.

Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, 87.5 points on Stockyards Pro Rodeo’s Rusty, $1,966.66. 2, Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta, 86, $1,466.66. 3, Brady Portneier, Caldwell, Idaho, 83, $1,026.66.
Semifinals Qualifiers: Hansen, $3,373.32, and Portneier, $2,493.32. Wild Card Qualifier: Jacoby, $1,906.66