RENO, Nev. (KOLO) A new overall leader emerged during the Reno Rodeo's Sixth Performance.
Two-time world champ Chad Masters and his heeler Travis Graves won the round in team roping, finishing in 5.1 seconds. Their 10.3 total on two rides has them in first place overall.
Nellie Miller took first in the barrel race at 17.26 seconds. Add that to her first-round time of 17.10 seconds; she's in second place overall with 34.36 total. That's just .03 seconds behind Sydni Blanchard's total in first place.
There were a pair of 83.5's in the bareback, with both Mason Clemens and Wyatt Bloom tying for the best ride of the night. Clemens has been eliminated from contention, but Bloom is currently third overall in the average with 162 total points.
Josh Boka won the round in steer wrestling at five seconds flat. His 10.8 total has him in ninth place with two rounds to go.
Shorty Garrett won the night in the saddle bronc, scoring 78 points. But he had no score in the first round, so his stay in Reno is over.
Sterling Smith had the fastest time in the tie-down at 8.3 seconds, but his total won't be enough to make it to Saturday.
There were three scores in bull riding, led by Boudreaux Campbell's 83. He earned it on a re-ride, moving him into fourth place overall. He's all but guaranteed a spot in the Championship round.
Kyle Zeigler scored a 77 for the second-best ride of the night. He's currently in ninth place, and has an outside shot to make it to the Finals.
It was also a good night in mutton bustin. Carson Hasler and Reece Eigenman, both seven-year olds from Reno, tied for second place with 94's. Seven-year old Chase DeCair of Sparks stole the show, scoring a 96 to win a new pair of Justin boots.