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WC barrel racer moves into sixth place at CNFR


Weatherford College barrel racer Bristan Kennedy moved into sixth place after the third round of the College National Finals Rodeo Wednesday night in Casper, Wyoming.

BristanKennedy Rodeo2019The sophomore from Levelland won the Southwest Region barrel racing championship. She is riding Ci Ci, the region’s Horse of the Year.

Team ropers Kade Smith and Blake Bentley finished up their CNFR week Wednesday with a 4.2 with penalties. Their 31.0 had them at eighth place overall with more teams set to compete. WC’s Lane Cooper and Clarendon’s Casey McCleskey will make their third run Friday night.

Leighton Berry sat in fourth place in the bareback riding competition after three rounds with a great shot at a berth in the finals Saturday, depending on the scores of other competitors Friday.