GUTHRIE, Okla. – The field for the 2017 CINCH Timed Event Championship has been altered just a bit in preparation for the March 3-5 competition at the Lazy E Arena.
Because of scheduling conflicts, Dustin Bird and Clayton Hass will be forced to miss this year’s “Ironman of ProRodeo.” They will be replaced by Jordan Ketscher and Shay Carroll.
Carroll is a two-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier from LaJunta, Colo., having earned a spot in both 2014 and 2016. Though he has focused on heeling for his NFR qualifications, he also has shown success in other events.
Ketscher has been quite successful, especially on the West Coast. From Squaw Valley, Calif., he qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in tie-down roping, team roping and steer wrestling.
That type of all-around talent is vital when it comes to the Timed Event, where cowboys must compete in all five timed-event disciplines: heading, heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping.