2017 Team Roping Header Rookie of the Year, Nelson Wyatt and partner, Levi Lord, claim first at the Home of Champions Rodeo in Red Lodge, MT. The duo split their championship with JR. Dees and Lane Siggins with both teams running a respectable 4.2 second-run.
Team roping: 1. (tie) Jr. Dees/Lane Siggins and Nelson Wyatt/Levi Lord, 4.2 seconds, $2,907 each; 3. Ty Blasingame/Brandon Bates, 4.3, $2,423; 4. (tie) Max Kuttler/Britt Newman and Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 4.4, $1,938 each; 6. (tie) Aaron Tsinigine/Patrick Smith, Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and Garett Chick/Ross Ashford, 4.5, $1,131 each; 9. Cole Sherwood/Steve Sherwood, 4.7, $485; 10. (tie) Erich Rogers/Paden Bray, Steven Duby/Jason Duby and Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 4.9, $54 each.
From there, Nelson and Levi headed to Casper Wyoming where they made some solid runs. They ended up 4th in the average with 11.8 on two-head.
Average: 1. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 11.0 seconds on two head, $4,986 each; 2. (tie) Tate Kirchenschlager/Buddy Hawkins II and Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 11.6, $4,010 each; 4. Nelson Wyatt/Levi Lord, 11.8, $3,035; 5. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 15.7, $2,384; 6. Jake Orman/Tyler McKnight, 17.4, $1,734; 7. Tanner Green/Jake Clay, 5.1 on one head, $1,084; 8. (tie) Ty Blasingame/Brandon Bates, Levi Simpson/Cole Davison and Britt Smith/Jake Smith, 5.8, $145 each.
They finished up their Cowboy Christmas run with a three-way 5th place finish in Vernal, Utah. Among this tie at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo was fellow RopeSmart sponsoree, Wesley Thorp and his partner Cody Snow.
Average: 1. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 4.2 seconds, $4,072 each; 2. Ty Blasingame/Brandon Bates, 4.5, $3,643; 3. (tie) Lane Ivy/Cesar de la Cruz and Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.6, $3,000 each;
5. (tie) Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, Nelson Wyatt/Levi Lord and Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.8, $1,929 each; 8. (tie) Cory Kidd V/Kory Koontz and Britt Smith/Jake Smith, 5.0, $857 each;
10. Tyler Waters/Seth Smithson, 5.2, $214.
The RopeSmart Team wishes Nelson the best of luck this season as he aims for his first NFR Qualification!