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Quinn Kesler and Joseph Harrison

Quinn Kesler Joseph Harrison

Round 1: 4.8 seconds

Round Winnings: $11,321.31 each

Total NFR Earnings: $21,321.31 each

World Standings Earnings: $83,724.53 (Kesler); $83,009.76 (Harrison)

Average:

World Standings: 10; 9

Sherwood's take: It's pretty much the same for everyone. Quinn and Joseph did a good job, but Quinn was late at the barrier. They made a great run in the field. It's hard to tell on TV. I know what the throw looks like when you nail the barrier, but everyone was too late.  

Coy Rahlmann and Douglas Rich

Coy Rahlmann and Douglas Rich

Round 1: 4.9 +5 seconds

Round Winnings: --

Total NFR Earnings: $10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: $73,925.97 (Rahlmann); $73,849.20 (Rich)

Average: 10

World Standings: 14; 15

Sherwood's take: He did a good job but slid so much rope that it was hard to heel that steer. If he gets the dally locked off they have a chance to win the round. 

Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins

Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins

Round 1: 5.6 seconds

Round Winnings: --

Total NFR Earnings: $10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: $78,841.69 each

Average: 7

World Standings: 13

Sherwood's take: He was really late. It sucks, because everyone wants to stay in the average, but it sucks even worse when you start off too timid and don't win anything, and you almost want to over-press by the third or fourth round. A barrier doesn't hurt you as much as you think it does. A guy's got to be more aggressive on the barrier. It made the shot tough with the steer faded over to the left. Buddy did a good job heeling him fast but Andrew had to come straight back up the wall to get paid. 

Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin

Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin

Round 1: NT

Round Winnings: --

Total NFR Earnings: $10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: $72,755.13 (Proctor); $79,335.01 (Medlin)

Average: 12/13/14/15

World Standings: 15; 12

Sherwood's take: I couldn't tell what his loop did. He got a great start and had a good throw. But he gave himself a chance with that start. 

Derrick Begay and Brady Minor

Derrick Begay and Brady Minor

Round 1: 4.9 seconds

Round Winnings: $5,660.65 each

Total NFR Earnings: $15,660.65 each

World Standings Earnings: $86,553.85 (Begay); $77,539.10 (Minor)

Average: 5/6

World Standings: 8; 14

Sherwood's take: He had the only steer that wanted to come left. I don't think Brady was up there because he normally isn't. It put them in a tough spot, but they made as good a run as they could make on that steer. It was the only one that wanted to come left out of the chute.

Rhen Richard and Jeremy Buhler

Rhen Richard Jeremy Buhler

Round 1: 4.5 +5 seconds

Round Winnings: --

Total NFR Earnings: $10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: $81,544.76 (Richard); $80,511.68 (Buhler)

Average: 8/9

World Standings: 12; 11

Sherwood's take: Rhen did a super job. He didn't just blow the barrier off the latch, but he made that steer manageable through the corner. That's probably the only leg Buhler will rope all week. 

Clint Summers and Ross Ashford

Clint Summers and Ross Ashford

Round 1: NT

Round Winnings: --

Total NFR Earnings: $10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: $84,482.63 (Summers); $81,822.41 (Ashford)

Average: 12/13/14/15

World Standings: 9/10

Sherwood's take: He was late, and the horse checked on him right when he threw. 

Brenten Hall and Chase Tryan 

Brenten Hall and Chase Tryan

Round 1: 10.4 seconds

Round Winnings: --

Total NFR Earnings: $10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: $83,505.74 (Hall); $84,775.92 (Tryan)

Average: 11

World Standings: 11; 8

Sherwood's take: He hit the barrier and had it on that steer, and then just messed his dally up so bad that Chase did such a good, smart job. They were one of the teams I picked. They had a great finals last time they were there in that building. Chase is roping better than he ever has. That's a team I feel like could really do well. 

Tyler Wade and Trey Yates

Tyler Wade and Trey Yates

Round 1: 4.0 seconds

Round Winnings: $26,996.97 each

Total NFR Earnings: $36,996.97 each

World Standings Earnings: $126,034.50 (Wade); $121,178.83 (Yates)

Average: 1

World Standings: 5

Sherwood's take: Trey roped that steer one jump faster than the two or three other guys who got good spins. Tyler was late but still got it on that steer fast and handled him good. Both of those things are so important but he handled him good. 

Clay Tryan and Jake Long 

Clay Tryan and Jake Long

Round 1: NT

Round Winnings: --

Total NFR Earnings: $10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: $104,250.33 (Tryan); $105,225.85 (Long)

Average: 12/13/14/15

World Standings: 6;7

Sherwood's take: If you watch the video, Clay almost pulls his horse to the pin. He does amazing roping from there, but I don't like to be that close behind them. He seemed too far behind that steer, causing him to miss. But he was late also. 

Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp

Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp

Round 1: 4.5 +5 seconds

Round Winnings: --

Total NFR Earnings: $10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: $89,676.58 (Snow); $112,036.91 (Thorp)

Average: 8/9

World Standings: 7;6

Sherwood's take: Cody did so good. That steer switched down the arena and made Wesley have to take one more swing. He should have roped that steer easy—he just messed up. 

Clay Smith and Jade Corkill 

Clay Smith and Jade Corkill

Round 1: 4.9 seconds

Round Winnings: $5,660.65 each

Total NFR Earnings: $15,660.65 each

World Standings Earnings: $126,230.85 each

Average: 5/6

World Standings: 4

Sherwood's take: To me, that horse Clay was on looked a tiny bit free. Clay just got out, was a little late, had it on him, and that messed up the timing of the run just enough to make Jade take one more swing. That just messed up the rhythm of the run to be the difference between first and fifth. The steers are so good this year, the rodeo is going to get tough and the smallest details will matter. These are two of the best ropers in the world, and they want to win the world, so they'll figure that out.

Erich Rogers and Paden Bray

Erich Rogers and Paden Bray

Round 1: 4.4 seconds

Round Winnings: $21,336.32 each

Total NFR Earnings: $31,336.32 each

World Standings Earnings: $153,353.45 (Rogers); $148,273.23 (Bray)

Average: 2

World Standings: 2

Sherwood's take: Man—you talk about a guy that made it look easy last night. Those guys might be 40 on 10. That was so impressive. Safe, big open loop, got that steer legal, made him easy to heel. Two or three times made a good run and made it look easy and they were dang sure one of them. They could do that all 10 nights. 

Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira

Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira

Round 1: 4.6 seconds

Round Winnings: $16,111.10 each

Total NFR Earnings: $26,111.10 each

World Standings Earnings: $145,441.50 (Driggers); $159,826.60 (Nogueira)

Average: 3

World Standings: 3;1

Sherwood's take: He was a little late and that steer was moving away from him. Junior got a tiny bit inside and had to take one more swing, but they put an easy run together regardless. 

Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves

Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves

Round 1: NT

Round Winnings: --

Total NFR Earnings: $10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: $157,515.78 (Egusquiza); $136,869.12 (Graves)

Average: 12/13/14/15

World Standings: 1;3

Sherwood's take: I don't know what his loop did. Dustin took two swings and threw all year long and caught an amazingly high percentage. But you can throw too fast in that building and mess yourself off. If he'd taken 0.3 [seconds] and made sure that steer cleared the chute and took a big clear open swing, he'll be 4.2 or faster every time. The ones he catches, he'll be so close to that top fence it will be hard to finish. I don't know if throwing in the barrier will be the fastest run all week long. 

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