MIAMI —Winners in two of the eight events and eight other placers performed Tuesday, July 4 — the final night of Rodeo Miami 2017.
Rain totaling .80 of an inch Tuesday left the floor of the Miami Fairgrounds arena sloppy in an area near the grandstands.
But that didn’t hamper bareback rider Austin Graham of Eucha or bull rider Ryan McDaniel of Yuma, Tennessee.
Graham had a score of 85 to win the bareback event.
Mark Kreder of Collinsville was second with a score of 81. He also rode Tuesday.
McDaniel, a rookie, is a solid ninth in the International Pro Rodeo Association’s Southeastern Region standings.
Unlike 17 other competitors over three days, McDaniel was the only rider who was able to stay on board for a full eight seconds.
He was rewarded a 67 for his efforts. Winners in the other events (with their times and the day they competed) were Tanner McElhaney, Henryetta, in the steer wrestling (4.6 seconds, Sunday); Wyatt Muggli, Lane, Oklahoma, in the tie down roping (8.4 seconds, Sunday); Paula Mercer, Howe, in the barrel racing (17.178 seconds, Sunday) and Casey Hicks, Sperry, and Tanner Baden, Dewey, in the team roping (5.1 seconds, Monday).
Two events wound up with ties:
Cody Goetzen, Tuttle, and Sean Prater, Muskogee, both had scores of 80 during Monday’s competition.
Cacee Sue Taulman, Meramec, Oklahoma, and Kendyl Hutton, Nowata, each had 2.3 seconds. Hutton ran Tuesday and Taulman was part of Sunday’s slack performance.
Others placing Tuesday were team ropers A.J. Horton and Kyle Horton of Stigler, Walt Sherry of Atwood in the steer wrestling, Glenn Jackson of Pawnee in the tie down roping, Travis Gardner of Mount Vernon, Arkansas, and Australian Josh Barnett in the saddle bronc riding and Kendyl Hutton of Nowata and Ayla Johnson of Blue Mound, Kansas, in the breakaway roping.
The Horton brothers had a time of 5.9 seconds. That was eight-tenths of a second off the Monday time of Hicks and Baden.
Gardner was fourth and Barnett fifth in the saddle bronc riding with scores of 76.5 and 74, respectively.
Sherry cashed in the steer wrestling Tuesday, placing seventh with a time of 5.6 seconds.
Jackson had a time of 10.4 seconds in the tie down roping.
Johnson was seventh in the breakaway roping with a time of 3.0 seconds.