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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tie-down roper Cody Ohl became the first competitor at this year's National Finals Rodeo to win three consecutive rounds when he triumphed in 7.3 seconds during the sixth round on Tuesday.  

Five-time world champion Ohl of Hico, Texas, had tied for first during his two previous wins. Two-time world champ Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, who didn't earn a check in round six, is the world standings leader with $161,237.  

Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas, who finished in 7.5, is second with $141,122. Ohl is third with $135,812 as he has posted a high of $59,315 in NFR earnings.  

"Any time you can beat this field three nights in a row, it's always special," Ohl said. "I've won a couple world championships getting tapped off early in the week. I'd get three or four rounds right off the bat.  

"The last couple years it's kind of gone in the other direction. Maybe I second-guessed myself a little bit, but I hadn't had a lot of luck. I got hot last year at the same time, the fourth round. So, we're just going to roll with it."  

Seven-time world champion Fred Whitfield of Hockley, Texas, who finished in 7.8, leads the NFR aggregate race with a time of 49.3 seconds over six rounds. He also is fifth in the world standings with $120,882.  

In saddle bronc riding, Cody Wright of Milford, Utah, taking an re-ride, won with an 88.5 on Sand Man.  

Wright took over the NFR aggregate standings lead with 511 points on six rides due to his victory.  

Jesse Wright, of Milford, Utah, who has placed among the top six in five of the six rounds, finished third with an 85.5 on Surprise Party. He is competing despite a left joint fracture and ankle sprain.  

Cody Wright also maintained his world standings lead, now at $167,645. He is first with $68,353 in total NFR earnings.  

In steer wrestling, two-time world champion Luke Branquinho of Los Alamos, Calif., claimed his second win in a time of 3.5.  

Curtis Cassidy of Donalda, Alberta, with $129,915, took the world standings lead from Todd Suhn of Hermosa, S.D., who didn't finish in the top six. Cassidy tied for third during round six in 4.1 and is third with $122,127, as Branquinho moved up to second with $126,155. Six of the 15 competitors have earned more than $100,000.  

"The bulldogging field is really strong," Branquinho said. "We all cheer for each other and wish everybody the best, so it's exciting to see what's going to happen."  

Billy Bugenig of Ferndale, Calif., who was sixth in 4.8, took over the aggregate lead with a time of 26.9 over six rounds.  

In team roping, JoJo LeMond of Andrews, Texas, and Cory Petska of Marana, Ariz., won for a second consecutive round, this time in 3.9.  

Brazile and Patrick Smith of Midland, Texas, who didn't place among the top six by registering a no time in round six, fell from the lead to fourth in the NFR aggregate standings. Luke Brown and Martin Lucero, both of Stephenville, Texas, are first with a time of 38.3 over six rounds. Brown and Lucero were fifth in 5.7 during the sixth round.  

World standings header leader Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., and heeler leader Travis Graves of Jay, Okla., did not earn a paycheck, but they held on to their leads.  

In bull riding, defending world standings champion J.W. Harris of Mullin, Texas, won his second round in a row with an 89.5 on Fast Lane.  

Harris is first in the NFR aggregate standings with 444 points and is second in the world standings with $162,935 while leader Wesley Wilcox of Santaquin, Utah, who finished second with an 88.5 on North Star, has $164,508.  

In bareback riding, Wes Stevenson of Lubbock, Texas, won with an 88.5 on Nutrena's Wise Guy. Steven Dent of Mullen, Neb., who took over the world standings lead from the injured Ryan Gray on Saturday, continues to lead with $169,499. Dent did not place among the top six in round six. Stevenson is third with $138,987.  

Justin McDaniel of Porum, Okla., who tied for third on Good Times in the sixth round, leads the aggregate standings for the second straight day with 504 points while Dent has 419.  

In barrel racing, Brenda Mays of Terrebonne, Ore., won in a time of 13.80.  

Jill Moody of Letcher, S.D., finished second in 13.84 and is the aggregate standings leader with a time of 82.85 over six rounds. Moody has been second during each of the last three rounds. Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs, S.D., who place fourth in 13.87 during round six, is second at 83.19.  

World standings leader Sherry Cervi of Marana, Ariz., who placed third in 13.85, has earned $221,090 this season and is well ahead of second-place Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, with $157,208.  

In all-around, 2010 champion Brazile has earned $369,990 this season.  

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
 

 

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