Tarleton Steer Wrestler Posts Second-round 5.2


Thursday, June 17, 2021

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University steer wrestler Walt Arnold had another good round Tuesday, posting a 5.2-second time in the second round of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

Arnold, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Region regular season champion, flashed a first-go 6.1 Monday, giving him a solid 11.3 on two head.

His third-round performance is set for today.

No Tarleton competitors were on the docket Wednesday night, but on Thursday, Arnold, goat tyer Rickie Engesser, bull rider Cullen Telfer and breakaway roper Maddy Deerman all make their final appearances with a shot at Saturday’s championship finals on the line.

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