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Oklahoma Cowgirl Takes Lead at RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo

Emily Miller of Weatherford riding her horse Pipe Wrench took the lead with a 15.56 at the opening performance of the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla., April 6. Photo by Ric Anderson.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (April 6, 2017) – Oklahoma cowgirl Emily Miller took the lead in barrel racing at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo when she and her horse Pipe Wrench clocked a time of 15.46 seconds.

Miller came to Weatherford, Oklahoma to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University and after graduating, made that her home. She now works fulltime as a dental hygienist and is the barrel racing champion of the Prairie Circuit which includes Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

The first round here will be completed at the second performance Friday night, but the Oregon duo are in good position to win part of the prize money. They will compete again on Saturday night in the second round. Twenty-six teams are competing here. The eight with the fastest total times on the two rounds will advance to Sunday’s semifinals.

At stake are national championships and $1 million in cash and prizes. For the first time, the money that is earned at the RNCFR counts in the world standings for the sanctioning organizations, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.