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Tarleton roper takes over first place at CNFR
Tarleton Tie-Down Roper in First Place Tarleton State University tie-down roper Reid Zapalac moved into first place Tuesday night with a time of 8.0 seconds at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo. | PHOTO by ALAN ROGERS / Casper Star-Tribune

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University cowboy Reid Zapalac vaulted into first place among tie-down ropers Tuesday at the 69th annual College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo.

Zapalac flashed a 9.1 in early slack action, and improved to 8.0 in Tuesday night’s performance. His first-go 10.2 gives him a 27.9 three-head total, nearly two seconds better than his nearest competition.

Tarleton barrel racer Lindsey McLeod also saw action twice on Tuesday, posting times of 14.67 and 20.16 to move into 11th place. Her first-go 15.01 clocking gives her 49.84 on three runs, about five seconds off the lead.

Five-time CNFR qualifier bareback rider Kody Lamb scored a 66.5 Tuesday. Combined with his first go 77.5, he has a 13th-place 144.

Action continues with today’s 7 p.m. performance featuring two members of Tarleton’s women’s team, Lauren Bane, carrying a two-head 13.5 into action, and breakaway roper Abby Medlin, who streaked to a 2.2 time in the first-go.

The CNFR continues with nightly performances through Saturday when event and team champions are crowned.

To view the complete CNFR schedule and daily results, see www.cnfr.com, or watch the action on ESPN3.

About Tarleton State University Rodeo
Tarleton’s renowned rodeo program is known for having some of the toughest and most talented student competitors among National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) members. Competing for the Purple and White under the motto, “A Winning Tradition,” Tarleton’s rodeo teams have won seven national championship titles, 24 individual national championships and numerous NIRA Southwest Region titles since the program was established in 1947.

In 2016-17, Tarleton boasted one of the largest collegiate rodeo teams in the nation with 128 card-holding members. To learn more about Tarleton’s rodeo program, visit www.tarleton.edu/rodeo.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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Contact: Phil Riddle
254-968-9577
priddle@tarleton.edu

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Tarleton Tie-Down Roper in First Place

Tarleton State University tie-down roper Reid Zapalac moved into first place Tuesday night with a time of 8.0 seconds at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo. | PHOTO by ALAN ROGERS / Casper Star-Tribune