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Kaycee Feild wins 3rd straight bareback round

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Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 9:39 pm | Updated: 6:11 pm, Sun Dec 4, 2011.

(AP) — Kaycee Feild won his third straight round in bareback, scoring 90.5 points on Magic Wars on Saturday in the National Finals Rodeo.

The world standings leader, Feild joined John Edwards as the only bareback riders to sweep the first three rounds in the finals. Edwards accomplished the feat in 1969.

Pete Hawkins, 1999, was the last previous bareback rider to win three consecutive rounds.

Feild, from Payson, Utah, has earned $194,313 this season. Second-place Will Lowe of Canyon, Texas, who placed fourth in the third round with an 84.5 on Dakota Babe, has made $145,134 in 2011.

Steven Dent of Mullen, Neb., was second with an 89.5 on Full Baggage.

"I probably would have thought I had it won if I was in Steven Dent's place," Feild said. "But it just made me try that much harder. That (89.5) was up there and I had to try that much harder.

"I feed off of that kind of stuff, especially when they're my friends and go out there and just rake one and do awesome. It makes me that much more pumped up."

In steer wrestling, Luke Branquinho of Los Alamos, Calif., a two-time world champion, finished second in 3.8 seconds to hold onto the lead in the standings with $125,095. Shawn Greenfield of Lakeview, Ore., won the third round in 3.5 to move into fifth in the world standings with $106,593.

In saddle bronc riding, standings leader Taos Muncy of Corona, N.M., stayed in first at $164,530, while Cody Wright of Milford, Utah, remained second with $161,642 after they tied for third with scores of 83.

Wright's brother, Jesse, won the round with an 88.5 on Tip Off.

In bull riding, Jacob O'Mara of Prairieville, La., the youngest NFR qualifier at 20 years, 3 months, won the third round with an 88.5 on Big Iron.

J.W. Harris of Mullin, Texas, who has won the last three gold buckles, is second in the standings, $50,378 behind Shane Proctor of Grand Coulee, Wash.

Harris made up some ground on Proctor, who was bucked off Buckin Machine in 7.4 seconds, by tying for second with Tate Stratton of Kellyville, Okla., with an 87.5 on Black Attack.

Stratton earned his score on Distant Thunder.

In all-around, eight-time all-around champion Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, is first with $291,447 in total winnings. Proctor is a distant second with $137,774.

In team roping, Turtle Powell of Stephenville, Texas and Jhett Johnson of Casper, Wyo., tied for first in 4.1 with Kaleb Driggers of Albany, Ga., and Brad Culpepper of Poulan, Ga.

Header Powell, with $110,599, and heeler Johnson, with $112.304, are both fourth in the world standings after arriving at the NFR in 13th place.

"That's the first one (NFR win) in 53 steers," Powell said. "I've waited a long time to take that victory lap, and it felt great."

Header Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., and heeler Travis Graves of Jay, Okla., stayed in first place in the world standings with $136,957. They failed place in the six money positions Saturday.

In tie-down roping, NFR rookie Cory Solomon of Prairie View, Texas, won the third round in 7.6.

Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas, tied for second with brother Clif in 7.8 and remained in first place in the world standings with $161,465. Hunter Herrin of Apache, Okla., who tied for sixth in 8.4 in the third round, is second with $118,792.

In barrel racing, world standings leader Brittany Pozzi of Victoria, Texas, placed second in 13.99, and second-place Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, was sixth in 14.02. Pozzi has earned $145,417, and Sears had made $124,201. Jane Melby of Backus, Minn., won the round in 13.83.

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