Redmond’s bareback rider Peebles continues to cash checks at NFR

Bulletin staff report /

LAS VEGAS — Redmond bareback rider Steven Peebles kept up his hot streak at the Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday night, taking second in the eighth round of the National Finals Rodeo, the fifth time in eight rides at the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association’s season-ending event he has collected a check.

Current bareback world leader Kaycee Feild, of Spanish Fork, Utah, won the round with an 83.5-point ride. Peebles was the runner-up with a mark of 82.5 points. Former Culver cowboy Bobby Mote placed fourth and earned a check with a 78.5-point effort, but the bareback average and the 2013 world title are now Feild’s to lose with just two rounds left. Terrebonne bareback rider Austin Foss did not record a score Thursday night.

In the team roping competition, Prineville’s Charly Crawford and partner Ryan Motes, of Weatherford, Texas, just missed out on a paycheck, taking eighth in Thursday’s eighth round with a time of 9.3 seconds. Two teams tied for sixth with times of 9.1 seconds. Brandon Beers, of Powell Butte, and partner Jim Ross Cooper, of Monument, N.M., did not record a time.

The ninth round of the NFR begins tonight at 7 o’clock. The 10-day event comes to an end after Saturday night’s 10th and final performance.