Defending world champion Tyler Waguespack became the first steer wrestler to win two go-rounds Tuesday night at the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center.
He’s now leading the average and world standings after six go-rounds.
Waguespack tackled his steer in 3.8 seconds and has won $80,795 at the NFR. He has made $177,925 this year and leads Ty Erickson by a few thousand dollars in the world standings.
“I love being in this position, and I always try to work to be in the driver’s seat,” Waguespack said. “I feed off the confidence.”
Waguespack, of Gonzales, Louisiana, won the second go-round with a time of 3.6 seconds and has made money in five go-rounds. He also finished fifth in the first go-round, fourth in the third and sixth in the fifth.
He’s four go-rounds from another world title.
“We’ve still got four more steers to go, and we’re going to try to do the best we can on anything we draw,” Waguespack said.
Other go-round winners:
— Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas, Clayton Biglow, Clements, California, and Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Montana, bareback riding (88.5);
— Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Washington, and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Washington, team roping (4.0);
— Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alabama, saddle bronc riding (88.5);
— Ty Harris, San Angelo, Texas, tie-down roping (7.1);
— Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Oregon, barrel racing (13.55);
— Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas, bull riding (92.5).