2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Clint Cannon scored 83.5 points in the eighth go-round to share the round victory.
Matt Bright scored 76 points during the third round.
Wes Stevenson scored 76 points during the third round.
Ryan Gray was bucked off in the third go-round.
Clint Cannon split the eighth-round victory with an 84.5.
Kaycee Feild scored 89 points to win the Silver Tour rodeo in Lovington, N.M.
Brian Bain posted an 88-point ride to win the title at the Eagle County (Colo.) Fair and Rodeo.
Richie Champion was 83 points to finish the Waller County (Texas) Fair and Rodeo in a tie for fifth place.
Caine Riddle was 86 points for a fourth-place tie at the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo.
Bucked off Scotty Nesmith on the final day of the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo.
World champion Kelly Timberman posted an 83 to finish in a tie for seventh place in Pecos, Texas.
NFR qualifier Matt Bright scored 87 points to finish third at the Lea County Fair and Rodeo, a Silver Tour event in Lovington, N.M. It was Bright’s first ride on the horse since he suffered a broken back on the horse in a freak incident at the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Caleb Bennett posted an 86 to win the semifinal round at the All American ProRodeo Finals in Waco, Texas.
Justin McDaniel scored 86 points to finish in third place at the Lea County Fair & Rodeo in Lovington, N.M.
Stevenson has been on Real Deal four times in his career and has placed on the horse twice, including at the Wrangler NFR. He also has been bucked off.
“He’ll either throw you off or you’ll win on him,” Stevenson said. “He’s got moves, that’s for sure. He’s a fist fight and a good one to have. He’ll take you to the pay window.”
The 2005 PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year that was also voted among the top three in 2006. Real Deal has been to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo seven years in a row.
“He really bucked harder this year and had some of the most spectacular buck-offs,” said Pete Carr, owner of Carr Pro Rodeo.