Hope Thompson on Track for Third Team Roping World Title With Round 1 Win at WPRA Finals

As the battle for the WPRA Team Roping world titles has begun, Hope Thompson and Rylie Smith have won Round 1.

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Hope Thompson is looking for her third team roping heading world title this year and her fourth WPRA world title overall.

Thompson came in with the lead and commanded the first round with partner Rylie Smith stopping the clock in 6.2 seconds adding an additional $931 to her standing and bank account. She entered the weekend with $20,740 on the year.

Bailey Gubert entered second with $16,812 but did not place in the first round.

Second-round action will begin at 7 p.m. CT on Friday night and will be live-streamed on the Wrangler Network.

Team Roping Round 1 Results:

First round: 1. Hope Thompson, Abilene, TX/Rylie Smith, Whitsett, TX, 6.2 seconds, $931 each; 2. Quincy Sullivan, Peralta, NM/Abigail Shofner, Las Cruces, NM, 6.9, $771 each; 3. Sarah Angelone, Lipan, TX/Martha Angelone, Stephenville, TX, 7.3, $610; 4. Linsay Rosser Sumpter, Fowler, CO/Taylor Munsell, Alva, OK, 7.6, $450; 5. Cadee Williams, Weatherford, TX/Danielle Lowman, Gilbert, AZ, 8.1, $289; 6. Taylor Munsell, Alva, OK/Chenoa Vandestouwe, Inwood, IA, 8.3, $161.

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