Sherry Cervi and Stingray made quite a statement in 2010.
Together they won the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s barrel racing world championship, set the single-season earnings mark and established a new arena record with the fastest run at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
She’s also the reigning Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo barrel racing champion. Based on the first two go-rounds of Super Series II, Cervi will be tough to beat. She posted a 14.31-second run Friday night, then bettered that by 1-100th of a second Saturday. She’s earned $4,000 and has clinched a spot in the next round of the bracketed format.
Bareback rider Kaycee Feild also added his second straight round win and has secured his advancement into the next level of play. Saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer, coming off his first trip to the NFR, also captured another first-place finish; he scored 80.5 rides each night to earn the victory lap.
Bull rider Kanin Asay is the only contestant in the field to have ridden two bulls; his 81.5 on Saturday earned the Wyoming cowboy the round win. Dane Hanna won bulldogging with a 3.9, but Kyle Hughes, who won Friday, finished just a 10th of a second behind. Hughes has earned $3,000 in two days.
Ace Sloan won calf roping with an 8.4-second run and is atop the leaderboard with Scott Kormos with $2,000, but Kormos has a two-head aggregate of 17.8 seconds, nearly two seconds ahead of Fred Whitfield, who has earned $1,500 but is second in the average race.
The tandem of Erich Rogers and Kory Koontz won team roping Saturday, and combined with their second-place finish on Friday night have surged into the series lead with $6,000 in combined earnings.