Tracey Nelson Makes End-of-Season Moves to Stay No.1 Cinch Ladies Header

Florida’s Tracey Nelson capitalized on the momentum of her climb to No. 1 in the USTRC Cinch Ladies Standings as the only roper to add points in February.

Tracey Nelson roping at the 2022 Ariat World Series of Team Roping Finale in Las Vegas.

Top 5 Takeaways

In the final reporting of the USTRC Cinch Ladies year-end race, which culminates on April 30 at the Cinch USTRC National Finals in Fort Worth, Florida’s Tracey Nelson was the only roper on either end to earn points in February. She now has a comfortable 20-point lead over tied-for-No.-2 headers Christa Jarriel and Rachel Kittle.

Otherwise, the heading and heeling standings remain unchanged.

The Winner

On Sunday, Feb. 19, McDavid, Florida’s Tracey Nelson won second place in the #10.5 USTRC at the USTRC Signature Series North Florida Championship, produced in Baker, Florida, by Ed Allen. The 9-point gain increased the 4.5 header’s lead to 20, with 58 points total. n

Current USTRC or Key Card/Key Card Max membership is required to participate in the Resistol Junior Champion Program. Earned points begin counting at time of membership purchase thru the NFTR’s last shootout event. The season begins the Monday after the last USTRC Cinch NFTR event and ends the last day of the next USTRC Cinch NFTR event.

Ropers must enter at least one Shootout division in the USTRC NFTR to be eligible. The award will be announced at the end of the USTRC Cinch National Finals of Team Roping event.

The points breakdowns are as follows: Starting with At Home Challenge Events, ropers will earn 10 points if they win the Challenge. No other points will be awarded. At Signature Events, points will be awarded to those winning an aggregate check. It starts at First Place with 10 points, Second = 9 points, and so on as far down as the ropings are paid. During the Cinch NFTR, the placing points are simply doubled. First Place will be 20, second = 18, and so on.

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