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Rodeo: Utah's Wright brothers get bucked in Round 5

Published December 11, 2012 12:28 am

Rodeo • Utah saddle bronc riders fail to post score in Round 5.
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Las Vegas • The Wright brothers went 0-for-3 Monday night.

Neither Cody Wright, Jesse Wright nor Jake Wright posted a score the saddle bronc event during Round 5 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The brothers, all from Milford, Utah, were not alone.

Only three of 15 cowboys managed to complete their eight-second rides.

The no-score dropped Cody Wright, a two-time world champion, from first to third in the average standings.

In other events:

• Defending world champion Kaycee Feild of Payson and first-time NFR qualifier Caleb Bennett of Morgan failed to place in the bareback. Feild ended up seventh with a score of 82.5. He missed a top-six finish for the first time but maintained his lead in the average. Bennett posted a score of 66.5 and placed 12th.

• Clint Robinson of Spanish Fork tied for second place in the tie-down roping with a time of 7.5 seconds. Robinson earned $12,664 for his effort, meaning he has pocketed $31,215 over the last three nights.

• Tom Lewis of Lehi posted a time of 4.1 seconds and finished in a three-way tie for third in steer wrestling. Now eighth in the average, Lewis earned $7,754 with his best finish so far at the National Finals.

• Kelli Tolbert of Hooper did not place in barrel racing after posting a time of 18.93 seconds. In the first four rounds, she had a pair of runner-up finishes and a sixth-place finish, which earned her $31,802.

• Tag Elliott of Thatcher, another first-time NFR qualifier, did not score in the bull riding.

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo runs through Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.