When tie-down roper and 2021 Resistol Rookie of the Year Beau Cooper backed into the box in the final round of RodeoHouston, he had to best Riley Webb’s 8.9-second run to win $50,000.

The 8.5-second run he made could have skyrocketed the 21-year-old Alberta native to the top of the 2023 PRCA world standings and give him a legitimate shot at his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification.

Instead, Bob Tallman announced a 10-second penalty for a broken barrier, stunning Cooper and fans everywhere.

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