Hillsdale, Wyoming native Brody Cress is now leading the average of the saddle bronc at the National Finals Rodeo after 3 rounds. The former Cheyenne East high school wrestler posted an 88 Saturday night to place 4th in the round and earn $11,000 dollars.  That vaulted him to first in the average and 6th in the world standings. The winner of the average in any event at the NFR will earn an additional $67,000. Former Sheridan College cowboy Zeke Thurston took 2nd in the saddle bronc in Saturday's round with an 89.5 so that put $20,730.77 in his pocket. Thurston is 2nd in the average and 3rd in the world standings.

In the bareback, former Central Wyoming College contestant Ty Breuer had a no-score on Saturday. He is 11th in the world and 13th in the average. In the team roping, Ty Blasingame who has been calling Casper home recently had a no time with his partner Travis Graves so Blasingame sits in 10th in the world and 11th in the average in the header portion of the event. In the tie-down

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roping, Riley Pruitt who competed at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington had a 16.7 and was out of the money. He is currently 12th in the average and 13th in the world standings.