Native Albertan Carlee Pierce continued her strong season Thursday night by posting a 14.611-second run during the second round of the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta. She finished second to two-time world champion Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, who won for the second straight night with a 14.547.
Pierce added $8,476 for the feat and moved her CFR earnings to $11,106. Her 2012 Canadian Professional Rodeo Association earnings shot to $43,489, just $6,993 ahead of Sears.
Now living in Stephenville, Texas, Pierce grew up in the northwest Oklahoma community of Freedom and lived in Woodward, Okla., for a number of years. This season, she has qualified for her second straight Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which takes place Dec. 6-15 in Las Vegas. She is the third-ranked cowgirl in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association standings, having earned more than $131,000 this season.