Round 3

The Goodies: Round 3 Should Be Fastest Set Yet
With three great chances early, three of the top teams could put pressure on the pack to speed up in a big way.
NFR Roping Steers
The 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo team roping steers provided by Hill Rodeo Cattle. | TRJ File Photo

The third pen of steers at the 2023 Wrangler National Finals averages 525 lbs, and this should be the fastest pen of team roping steers that will go in Rounds 6 and 9 as well.

With three great chances early, three of the top teams could put pressure on the pack to speed up in a big way.

Clint Summers and Jake Long: 48

Medium, and one of the go-round picks

Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins: 50

Medium and high-headed, so it’s a chance to be fast.

Tanner Tomlinson and Patrick Smith: 58

Medium, with a possible round win chance.

Erich Rogers and Paul Eaves: 54

This is the curly hair charolais. He’s medium and wide-legged.

Rhen Richard and Jeremy Buhler: 45


Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin: 51

Medium-plus, probably the strongest one of the pen.

Dustin Egusquiza and Levi Lord: 55

Medium plus and a step to the right in the run-through both times.

Nelson Wyatt and Jonathan Torres: 14


Derrick Begay and Colter Todd: 19

Medium plus

Kaleb Driggers and Junior Noguiera: 59


Tyler Wade and Wesley Thorp: 49

Medium plus

Luke Brown and Hunter Koch: 11

Medium and level-headed

Jake Cooper Clay and Tyler Worley: 18

Medium plus

Marcus Theriot and Cole Curry: 60

This is the red and white Hereford. This is the fourth year there’s been a 60 on a Hereford, and every year they’ve won at least one to two rounds on a #60 Hereford. He’s medium, high-headed and steps right. This is the best chance for the go-round win.

Clay Smith and Paden Bray: 39


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