Thanks to tipped barrels, Karen Little, San Saba, Texas still holds the lead at Ft. Worth that she turned in during the ninth performance. The woulda, shoulda, coulda times were both turned in during Thursday night's 11th performance on Jan. 31. Randa Kellogg, Point Texas, was the first victim with a 16.47 that went to a 21.47 when the second barrel fell over. Next was P.J. Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla. who clocked a 16.43 while dragging over the first barrel taking her time to 21.43.
Little still leads with a 16.53.
The fastest time in the Wednesday night 10th perf was Jessi Eagleberger, Stringtown, Okla., with a 16.76. Eagleberger and her 13-year-old sorrel mare (Breezin Flit Bar) pulled into Ft. Worth from Denver with the $2,976 check still in her pocket that the pair had picked upped for winning second in the second go round at the Denver Stock Show.
“My mare made a nice run,” said Eagleberger, who is ranked 25th in the 2013 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World standings. “She seemed to run a lot more free here than she did at Denver.”
Martha Wright, Stephenville, Texas, posted the fastest official time from the 11th performance riding her 13-year-old sorrel gelding Famous Lil Dasher. Wright and Dasher also ran well last year at Ft. Worth, advancing to the Semi Finals—an accomplishment they will surely repeat with their time of 16.69 turned in during the Thursday night performance, which honored Ft. Worth’s famed college, Texas Christian University (TCU).
“His first and second barrels felt really good and quick,” said Wright, a two-time Wrangler NFR qualifier. “He slipped just a hair at the third and it caused him to flatten out but he didn’t loose much time because he kept running.”
Sired by Dash Ta Fame, Wright describes her sorrel gelding as a “resident space cadet.”
“He's a really intense Dash Ta Fame that you wish would just take a deep breath, let it out and chill out. But he never does,” said Wright with a laugh.
10th Performance, Fort Worth, Texas, Wed., Jan. 30, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Jessi Eagleberger 16.76
Fallon Taylor 16.90
Melanie Southard 16.95
Sammi Bessert 16.96
Reiney Hatch 17.52
Carolyn Uhler 17.64
Deb Guelly 18.13
Jo Scarmardo 21.77
Brianna Trepanier T.O.
Brittany Kelly T.O.
11th Performance, Fort Worth, Texas, Thurs., Jan. 31, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Martha Wright 16.69
Jana Bean 16.88
Ashley Rice 16.96
Casey Doebbler 16.98
Laura Kennedy 17.05
PJ Burger 21.43
Randa Kellogg 21.47
Kaley Bass 21.86
Christy Fullen 22.15
Kara Large 22.41