Carlee Pierce, fresh off her first appearance to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, is setting the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on fire.
The barrel racer from Stephenville, Texas – by way of Woodward, Okla., until last spring – posted the fastest time of the rodeo during Sunday’s fifth performance, rounding the cloverleaf pattern on her great horse, Dillion, in 13.82 seconds. That was worth $1,965
Pierce and Dillion posted a 13.93 during Saturday night’s first round of the second bracket, good enough for second place in the performance. Only the top four money-earners in each event from each of the five brackets advance to the semifinals.
With one round left in the second bracket, Pierce has earned $3,439 and is a virtual lock to move on to the next level of the high-paying rodeo.
Only 2009 world champion team ropers Nick Sartain and Kollin VohAhn have earned more money through the two rounds of the second bracket. The tandem won both rounds, pocketing $3,930.
No matter how you look at the results, it’s definitely a fast start.