NFRBarrel Racing first round results announced
in PRCA/Cowboy Channel Digital Rodeo
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The PRCA has taken the sport of rodeo digital. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the postponement or cancellation of PRCA rodeos, the PRCA Digital Rodeo Tournament presented by The Cowboy Channel is giving fans the opportunity and the power to vote for their favorite cowboys and cowgirls in a tournament-style format.

The first round of voting for the barrel racing was held May 4-7 and the results were announced live on ProRodeo Tonight on the Cowboy Channel on May 9. The first round took the top 16 in the 2020 World Standings and matched them in a head-to-head bracket with competitors seeded in their respective spots.

Two-time world champion Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the standings, easily advanced to the next round over former NFR qualifier Kathy Grimes, who is currently ranked 16th in the 2020 world standings. Former WPRA Rookie of the Year Jimmie Smith, currently No. 2 in the standings also advanced but those currently ranked 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 didn’t’ advance. Two-time and reigning world champion Hailey Lockwood was edged by No. 14 Brittany Barnett 51.7% to 48.2%. Jill Wilson, Ivy Hurst, Tillar Murray and Ryann Pedone were the others to fall to higher seeds.

In the closest race, No. 11 Wenda Johnson defeated No. 6 Murray by 57 votes.

The next round of voting, barrel racing quarterfinals, will be June 1-4.

Full results from the first round: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-D3RV3HCN7/

 

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NFRBarrel Racing featured in PRCA/Cowboy Channel
Digital Rodeo This Week
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The PRCA has taken the sport of rodeo digital. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the postponement or cancellation of PRCA rodeos, the PRCA Digital Rodeo Tournament presented by The Cowboy Channel is giving fans the opportunity and the power to vote for their favorite cowboys and cowgirls in a tournament-style format.

In the tournament, the top 16 competitors in the 2020 World Standings in each event – bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding – will be matched up in a head-to-head bracket, with competitors seeded in their respective spots.

The cowboy or cowgirl in the top spot in the standings will open the tournament against the No. 16 competitor. The barrel racing will be one of the featured events for initial voting May 4-7.

It’s going to be up to the fans to decide who advances to the next round, who advances to the semifinals and the finals, and ultimately, who is crowned the champion of the Digital Rodeo Tournament.

Fans and competitors alike can vote daily at ProRodeo.com. The competitor with the most votes in each matchup advances to the next round. Voting for each round runs Mondays through Thursdays.

The tournament will be released in stages. The barrel racing and bull riding will round out the first round of voting starting on May 4. After that, it’s on to the quarterfinals.

Click here to vote online.

 

 

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