The second day of the 2021 World Cup Finals kicked off at 9am on 10/25/21. After a successful first day, the ropers were excited to keep things rolling.
The day began with the 15.5 Shootout Roping. Congratulations to the top 3 teams took home $12,760, $7,660 and $5,100:
1st : Mason Appleton & Wyatt Kanan
2nd: Kooper Branum & Buddy Hawkins
3rd: Cooper Bruce & Tucker White
Fast Time: Carson Coffelt & Landen Glenn, $800
Coleman Proctor questioned Kanan’s thoughts on his dally to which he responded, “As soon as I knew I had him heeled, I took a deep breath and felt like I was counting my money.” The team was looking for a win, and they successfully managed one. Appleton put it this way: “I wasn’t going to back off, and I was just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing all day.” Lucky for him, what he had been doing all day helped get another win under his belt.
Immediately following the 15.5 Shootout was the 13.5 Preliminary. With 80% payback, this roping put $30,810 back in these ropers pockets:
1st: Zane Kilgus & Wyatt Kanan, $11,960
2nd: Dylan Blankeship & Braxton Wade, $8,340
3rd: Brandi McDowell & Mitch Murray, $6,160
4th: Dylan Breitsprecher & Reed Boos, $4,350
Fast Time: Carson Coffelt & Wyatt Kanan, $400
The biggest roping of the week so far, with 130 teams, and these two got the job done. Kanan appreciated the roping by saying, “When you have $200 a piece and enter a couple times, pays $6,000 a man, multiple holes, can’t beat it against a lot of teams.” This team also earned a paid shootout with their win.
After the 13.5 Prelims we led right in to the 13.5 World Cup Shootout. These ropers were paid out a total of $36,000:
1st: Camden Hoelting & Linden Stueve, $14,400
2nd: Hali Williams & Gabe Williams, $10,800
3rd: Jimmy Harrison & Kash Yaussi, $7,200
4th: Zane Kilgus & Gabe Williams, $3,600
Fast Time: Joshua Bray & Ree Dees, $800
Hoelting and Stueve were sure to win with the roping history between the two of them. “We’ve been roping together a long time, and the last few years he’s really taken his game up a lot, and taken it to the next level, so he made it easy today,” Stueve said as he praised Hoelting.
The 12.5 Preliminary came up after the 13.5 Shooutout. The tops three teams went home with a total of $31,360:
1st: Coleton Valentine & Jordan Randles, $14,040
2nd: Nicky Northcott & Braylon Tryan, $9,830
3rd: Cooper Freeman & Robert Lippe, $7,490
Fast Time: Brandt OConnor & Trigger Hargrove, $400
These two were nothing short of comedic in front of the camera. They joked about hating to be first call back, but they do not mind winning first. This was the biggest payout of Monday’s ropings, and Valentine said, “it makes for a better week.”
The 12.5 Shootout followed the 12.5 Prelims to finish out day two. This roping paid out $32,830 to the ropers in the top two teams:
1st: Zane Kilgus & Braylon Tryan, $11,940
2nd: Nicky Northcott & Braylon Tryan, $8,950
Fast Time: Wade Collins & Jagger Boone Baxstrom, $800
This first-time duo put on the heat between teamwork and reading their steer to get a catch. At just 13 years old, Tryan placed first and second in this roping. He said, “I was just trying to catch two feet and not miss because when you’re roping against yourself, you just have to catch, and it will all work out.”
We want to thank Purina Animal Nutrition for being the Official Feed Sponsor of the 2021 World Cup Finals. Purina has over 125 years of expertise, research and experience in feeding some of the most competitive horses in the rodeo world.
These athletes had a great second day of roping and still have plenty ahead of them at the Lazy E Arena for the World Cup Finals. Watch the event live by checking back to our Facebook Page each day for the updated link. To learn more about the finals, check out the details here.