It didn’t take long for team ropers Jr. Dees/Levi Lord to cash in at the 2022 Wrangler NFR.
The duo recorded a 4.3-second run to capture the Round 1 win.
“It was awesome. I was a little nervous back there,” Dees said. “When you first do it, you don’t really believe it’s happening until it actually comes to you. I wanted to start off this year just trying to turn the steers and not be too aggressive with too much rope out. I aim to give Levi a good shot at it every time.
“I’m pumped about it. I’m just going to keep doing the same thing for ten days. I’m going to show up, on time and be ready.”
Lord also took a moment to talk about his NFR mindset.
“That’s what I said earlier. Everybody just wants to win a check and to win the first-place check is just that much sweeter,” Lord said. “It gets everything on track for the rounds ahead. You come out here with such high hopes and to win X-amount of dollars. To knock out a go-round win like this and to get started like that, can’t beat it.”
NFR Team Roping – Round 1 – Unofficial Results
|1||J.R. Dees / Levi Lord||4.3||$28,914|
|2||Clay Tryan / Jade Corkill||4.5||$22,851|
|3||Kaleb Driggers / Junior Nogueira||4.7||$17,255|
|4||Andrew Ward / Buddy Hawkins||5.2||$12,125|
|5||Cody Snow / Wesley Thorp||5.3||$7,426|
|6||Coleman Proctor / Logan Medlin||5.6||$4,664|
|7||Tanner Tomlinson / Patrick Smith||9.4|
|8||Riley Minor / Brady Minor||9.5|
|9||Lightning Aguilera / Johnathan Torres||14.4|
|–||Jake Orman / Brye Crites||NT|
|–||Chad Masters / Joseph Harrison||NT|
|–||Tyler Wade / Trey Yates||NT|
|–||Rhen Richard / Jeremy Buhler||NT|
|–||Dustin Egusquiza / Travis Graves||NT|
|–||Clay Smith / Jake Long||NT|
Courtesy of the PRCA
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