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Breding Widens his World Standings Lead

By Susan Kanode/For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Two contestants have already earned more than $6,000 at this year’s San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo by dominating their events.

Parker Breding, from Edgar, Mont., is the only bull rider here so far who has ridden all three of his bulls and he’s finished first twice – including in the third round on Feb. 16. Breding was 83 points on D & H Cattle Company’s Kitty Shack earning $2,281. He earned a second-place check on Sunday and has collected a total of $6,273 so far.

The hottest barrel racer on the circuit, Sarah Rose McDonald, from Brunswick, Ga., turned up the heat here by winning all three rounds of competition. She is the only contestant so far to make a victory lap around the AT&T Center for winning all three rounds. She and her great mare, “Bling,” have earned as much money as is possible in a bracket at $6,843.

It’s no surprise that both of these talents are also in first place in the world standings. Breding leads the Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings, while McDonald is in first place in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Both of them are hoping to keep the momentum going through the semifinals, but with the amount of money that they have already won, they will be favorites to advance to the finals Feb. 28.

In a very tough round of tie-down roping, Cody McCartney from Ottawa Lake, Mich., finished first with a 7.1 second run. This was his second round win and third check here so far. He earned a total of $5,132.

Seth Hardwick, from Laramie, Wyo., got to take his second victory lap here on Monday night after scoring 84 points on Calgary Stampede’s Special Delivery. Hardwick placed fourth in the first round and tied for first in the second round. Hardwick was the big money winner in bareback riding with $4,847.

Group 3 starts here on Tuesday night with a new set of contestants competing at the rodeo beginning at 7 p.m. (CT).

Courtesy of PRCA