Welcome to the Star-Tribune's live blog coverage of the 2012 College National Finals Rodeo!!!
I'll be here all day along with Jack Nowlin and Clint Robus. Our live audiocasts resume Tuesday evening.
I have some blog maintenance to finish. Barrel racing starts in about 20 minutes. Good morning!
Today's order of events: 1/1 sections of barrel racing, 1/2 of bareback, 1/1 of tie-down roping, 2/2 of bareback, 1/1 of breakaway roping, 1/2 of saddle bronc, 1/2 of steer wrestling, 2/2 of saddle bronc, 2/2 of steer wrestling, 1/2 of bull riding, 1/2 of goat tying, 2/2 of bull riding, 2/2 of goat tying, 1/1 of team roping.
The first round of bareback, saddle bronc, bulls and breakaway were completed yesterday. Those events will start their second gos today. All other events will complete their first rounds today.
The first of 47 barrel racers will start in a couple of minutes. I'll break the lineup down in 12s (to coincide with the tractor), starting with this group:
1. 385 McGuire, Marlys A. On GILLET
2. 387 Deichert, Amy S. On CHADRN
3. 363 Saltsman, Cheyenne W. On NWC
4. 30 Zollinger, McKenzie L. On UVU
5. 257 Loughran, Katie J. On CHADRN
6. 164 Lane, Sammi J. Off NMHIGH
7. 9 Logan, Samantha M. On CSID
8. 38 Nelson, Haley D. On TXTUL
9. 118 Lacey, Alex A. On SAMSU
10. 297 Nace, Robbi L. On MTSU
11. 284 Smith, Bailie J. On IACCC
12. 117 Vincik, Megan N. On SAMSU
Wheatland's Marlys McGuire (Gillette College) gets things started with a 14.79
McGuire 14.79, Deichert 14.34, 14.76 - clean runs so far
Chadron's Loughran with a no-time as she breaks the pattern
Zollinger 14.72, Loughran NT (broke pattern), Lane 14.72 - rake break
Logan 15.21, Nelson 14.42, Lacey 15.05
Nace 14.58, Smith 14.97, Vincik 15.38 - tractor break
Second group of 12 barrel racers:
13. 188 Flynn, Ari-Anna E. On SEOKSU
14. 378 Reynolds, Kylene T. On UMTW
15. 340 Crossley, Jade K. On BLUE
16. 129 Haynie, Stormie J. Off SAMSU
17. 17 Talbot, Lekelsi On WEBER
18. 213 Treasure, Tyla A. On UNVLV
19. 207 Luther, Brittany G. On LASSEN
20. 97 Pichler, Jesse L. On LARMIE
21. 219 Primm, Rachael B. On CAPSLO
22. 145 Horne, Dacia D. On UTNM
23. 143 Moore, Heather R. On UTNM
24. 19 Dahl, Kayla M. On WEBER
Tractor heads to the exit, and we're ready to resume...
Flynn 14.77, Reynolds 14.89, Crossley 14.34 (ties lead) - all clean
Weber's Lekelsi Talbot with a 16.01
UNLV's Tyla Treasure 14.61
Haynie 15.48, Talbot 16.01, Treasure 14.61 - rake break
PA guy said it, not me: clean, penalty-free runs so far
No audio for the slack, SG. We'll resume that Tuesday night.
LCCC's Jesse Pichler with a 15.42
Luther 16.26, Pichler 15.42, Primm 15.27 - still clean
Tennessee-Martin's Dacia Home 15.21
Tennessee-Martin'sHeather Moore 14.77
Home 15.21, Moore 14.77, Dahl 18.71 (really wide on first barrel) - tractor break
Among the first 24: 0 barrels tipped, 13 times under 14 seconds
Your three leaders, noted above, have the only times under 14.5
Lineup for the next 12 barrel racers:
25. 135 McDonald, Morgann A. On SWTXJC
26. 308 Schubert, Danielle L. On SDSU
27. 291 O'Loughlin, Dakota L. On UID
28. 131 Beyer, Razzi M. On TXAMU
29. 339 Hays, Mary S. On BLUE
30. 149 Jennings, Leslie R. On SARU
31. 247 Segelke, Hayden S. On NEJC
32. 341 Driscoll, Mallory Off BYU
33. 150 Fuller, Rayann E. On SARU
34. 194 Miller, Emily R. On GARDEN
35. 158 Rita, Shelby M. On MESACC
36. 35 Carter, Casey N. On TARLET
Let's rodeo! (about 20 minutes late) ... #cnfr
Tractor is gone, but officials are taping the rope for the third barrel (despite it not being touched by the first 24 riders).
And we're ready to resume...
Morgann McDonald with a 14.39