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University of Wyoming Rodeo’s Seth Peterson steals the show at CNFR

UW’s Seth Peterson did not disappoint the Casper crowd on Thursday, but he was not the only representative from the Cowboy State at CNFR’s third performance evening.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 11:32 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The show continues at the Ford Wyoming Center with the third evening of College National Finals Rodeo performances wrapping up on Thursday.

University of Wyoming’s Seth Peterson received the loudest roar from the crowd when he climbed aboard his horse for tie down roping. As soon as the announcer belted out ‘University of Wyoming,’ the building was shaking it was so loud.

Peterson did not disappoint either. He finished tying down his calf in 7.7 seconds, which tied for the best time of the week so far.

The crowd’s encouragement was special, said Peterson in an interview after his performance.

“I didn’t do good in the second round, so I was going all out tonight,” said Peterson. “I was going for first or last and just hearing the crowd get pumped up when they said ‘University of Wyoming’ was real special. It was awesome when the crowd erupted. It felt really good to be able to do my job.”

Peterson was not the only member from the UW rodeo team to perform tonight. Faith Hoffman finished with a no-score in breakaway roping, and Karson Bradley had a 14.52-second ride barrel racing.

The trio from the University of Wyoming was not the only representatives from the Cowboy State. Casper College’s Quinten Taylor had a no-score saddle bronc ride, and Kellan and Carson Johnson took the lead in team roping with a 7.6-second performance.

Casper College’s Cody Lansing teamed with Gillette College’s Bodie Mattson finished with a no-score team roping, too.

The final performances will take place on Friday evening. The top-12 contestants in each event will qualify for Saturday’s finals.

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