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Three-time world champion Kaycee Feild takes bareback lead at Molalla Buckeroo

The world's top-ranked bareback rider scored an 85-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo's Commotion Toddy to highlight the first of two Independence Day performances.


by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Bullfighters Dan Newman (left) and Rowdy Barry try to draw the attention of Flying 5 Rodeo's No. 958 away from fallen bullrider Jeff Askey of Martin, Tenn., during Friday afternoon performance at the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.Three-time world champion bareback rider Kaycee Feild added his name to the leaderboard during Friday’s afternoon performance at the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.

Feild, the world’s top-ranked bareback rider from Spanish Fork, Utah, scored an 85-point ride aboard Big Bend Rodeo’s Commotion Toddy to win the round and move into the overall lead through three of five performances.

by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Jeff Askey of Matin, Tenn., had a good ride going Friday afternoon ... until he fell off.Josi Young of Buhl, Idaho, and Jessy Davis of Power, Mont., also found their way onto the leaderboard. Young racked up an 83-point ride aboard Flying 5 Rodeo’s M15 Spy, while Davis earned an 82-point ride with Big Bend Rodeo’s Moon Shadow.

In other Friday afternoon highlights, saddle bronc rider Brian Martinat of Marsing, Idaho, scored an 83-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo’s No. 097 to move into a second-place tie with Jacobs Crawley, while Sterling Crawley maintained the overall lead with his 85-point ride during Wednesday’s opening performance.

Several Oregon cowboys faired well during Friday’s first of two Independence Day performances, including Adrian’s Jace Davis, who won the day’s steer wrestling event with a time of 4.9 seconds.

That time also put Davis into second place overall behind Heppner’s Blake Knowles, whose time of 4.6 seconds on Wednesday remains the time to beat.

Jace Davis of Adrian, Ore.Davis, ranked No. 9 in the latest Columbia River Circuit standings, said much of the credit goes to his 13-year-old horse Sky.

“Your horse is critical, because you’re competing against the best guys in the world, so you’ve got to be on the top animals, definitely,” Davis said. “You can’t be on an average horse and beat these guys. Sky knows how to play the game. He’s exceptional.”

Davis has used Sky for the past four years in competition and won a round in Molalla two years ago

“It took me a long time to find one as good as Sky,” Davis said. “They’re not easy to find. You’ve got to put a lot of time and effort into them, and you’ve got to start them right. There’s a lot of pressure on those horses, and they feel it, so you’ve got to take it easy and allow them to love their job instead of making them do it. That’s a key.”

In tie-down roping, Hunter Herrin of Apache, Okla., won the round with a time of 8.2 seconds, which tied for third place overall behind leader Jack Hannum of Plain City, Utah (7.8) and Chant DeForest of Wheatland, Calif., (8.1).

Bullrider Jason Beck of Prairieville, La., won the round and moved into the fourth place overall with a 78-point ride aboard Big Bend Rodeo’s Carpet Shock.

Chase Robbins of Marsing, Idaho, had a 73-point ride, while Jeff Askey of Martin, Tenn., scored a 66 on Flying 5 Rodeo’s No. 958 and then walked away after being pummeled by the bull while on the ground.

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by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA BUCKEROO - Three-time bareback world champion Kaycee Feild of Spanish Fork, Utah earned an 85-point ride aboard Big Bend Rodeo's Commotion Toddy to win Friday's round and move into the overall lead through three of five performances at the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.



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