The Timed Event Championship looks to have begun with a shotgun start during the first go-round Friday afternoon.
Of the top six placers, two thirds have won this championship before. In fact, they account for 10 Timed Event titles. Kyle Lockett, the 2005 champion, leads the way after a 53.8-second opening round. His blistering time was assisted by a 4.8-second steer wrestling run, the second fastest of the competition – reigning champ Josh Peek scored a 4.5-second run, which helped him to a 58.8, third place overall heading into the second round that begins at 7:30 tonight.
Six-time champion Trevor Brazile sits No. 2 in the race with a 54.5-second round. As is typically the case, the 14-time PRCA champion was consistent, with an 8.3 in heading, an 11.5 in calf roping, 7.5 in heeling, a 5.9 in bulldogging and a 21.3 in steer roping.
Fourth place belongs to Clayton Hass, a first-timer in this championship, and two-time steer roping world champion Scott Snedecor, who each scored 62.9-second rounds. Daniel Green, who owns two Timed Event titles, sits sixth with a 64.8.