Ah, the Timed Event Championship can be quite fickle.
Four former champions were atop the leaderboard after Friday’s first go-round, but that changed dramatically Saturday night. In fact, six-time champion Trevor Brazile and two-time winner Daniel Green fell to the bottom half of the standings in the 20-man field.
Brazile had trouble in heeling, where he was saddled with a 60-second run, equal to a no time in this unique event. Green suffered 60s in steer wrestling and steer roping and 18th, while Brazile is 13th.
JoJo LeMond leads the race in 127.3 seconds through two rounds and 10 runs, where contestants must perform all five timed-event disciplines in order to complete a go-round. He’s followed closely by first-time contestant Clayton Hass, who posted a 127.9. Hass was added to the field just three days before the competition began
That’s looking at pressure square in the face and asking for more.