Roping's Eliminator Pen: Round 7 Steers Mark Run Three On Tricky First Pen

The trickiest pen of steers this week.

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Round 7 of the 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will be the third run on the first pen of Hill Rodeo Cattle Co.’s Corrientes, the pen that took out six teams in Round 1 and five teams in Round 4. If ever team roping had an eliminator pen, this is it.

Clay Smith and Jake Long: 48

Rhen Richard missed him in Round 4, and this is the steer Brye Crites missed when Jake Orman got into the wall on in Round 1. They missed him in the run through, so he’s got an extra run on him and leaves sharp. 

Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill: 57

This is the steer JR Dees and Levi Lord won the day money aboard in Round 1. Chad Masters and Joseph Harrison missed him in Round 4. This is the steer not to have—he was low-headed in Round 1 just a little bit, but he was pretty bad in Round 4.

Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira: 42

JR Dees and Levi Lord were 4.7 on this one in Round 4. In the run through, he didn’t handle the best. He’s a big black steer, and Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill were 4.5 on him in Round 1.

Jake Orman and Brye Crites: 58

Riley and Brady Minor got a leg on this steer in Round 4. Tanner Tomlinson and Patrick Smith were 4.4 plus five on him in Round 1. He is a little softer on the run.

Riley Minor and Brady Minor: 49

Wesley Thorp missed this steer in Round 4, and Clay Smith missed him in Round 1. Really sharp leaving and pretty strong. He’ll try a little on the run. 

Lightning Aguilera and Jonathan Torres: 56

Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp were 5.3 on him in Round 1, and Andrew Ward missed him in Round 4. He’s medium and straight and not a lot of action. He’s a softer one in the set. Go round chance. 

Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp: 53

Chad Masters lost his rope on this one in Round 1, but Tyler Wade and Trey Yates got the day-money on him in Round 4 with a 3.9-second run. This is the money steer. He’s straight and has a lot of action to him for a big steer. They’re due and they’ll be going for it.

Chad Masters and Joseph Harrison: 54

Clay Tryan missed this steer in Round 4, and Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin knocked him down in 5.6 in Round 1. He’s medium on the run, high-headed and should handle fast. 

JR Dees and Levi Lord: 33

Rhen Richard missed him in Round 1. Tanner Tomlinson and Patrick Smith won fifth on him in Round 4 with a 5-second run. This is a sharp leading steer and should be one of the stronger ones of the set. He leaves good and should be a good chance.

Tyler Wade and Trey Yates: 59

Travis Graves roped a leg on him in Round 4, and Lightning Aguilera and Jonathan Torres got a leg and a barrier on him in Round 1.

Rhen Richard and Jeremy Buhler: 36

This was Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira’s first steer, and they got him down in 4.7. Rhen Richard and Jeremy Buhler were 4.5 with a pretty run in Round 4.

Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves: 43

Trey Yates missed him in Round 1, and Lightning Aguilera got him down in 4.7 seconds in Round 4.

Tanner Tomlinson and Patrick Smith: 52

This is the steer Jake Long got called out for a crossfire with. Travis Graves missed him in Round 1. He kind of walked out in Round 1. He’s medium and straight.

Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin: 45

Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins got this steer down in 5.2 in Round 1, and Junior Nogueira got a leg on him to be 8.8. He’s medium to medium plus. He should have his head up and be easy to knock down, but he does run a little bit.

Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins II: 37

Logan Medlin roped a leg on this steer to be 9.2. Brady Minor roped a leg on this steer in Round 1 to be 4.5. He’s got smaller horns and he was medium on the run through. He’s a chance for a good check. 

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