Les Shepperson is as Wyoming as it gets and he wants nothing more than to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a world champion steer wrestler. Les took another stride in that direction today throwing down his second-go round steer at Cheyenne Frontier Days in 7.7 seconds with the help of Luke Branquinho as hazer. Results sheets this year are full of NT notations for “no time” and Shepperson wasn’t about to add another one to his name:
Les is sure to pocket a sweet go-round check and if it is in the vicinity of $5K he is confident of an appearance at the 2012 national finals come December in Vegas.
Whitney Gets it Done
Cody Whitney has a substantial lead over the bull riding field at “The Daddy” after surpassing his first score of 88 with 90 points today. Our wireless microphone on bullfighter Dusty Tuckness and the HD filming prowess of Mike McCrimmon will insert you right in the middle of the Thursday action in Cheyenne’s huge arena:
Whitney lives in Oklahoma but was born in Laramie and spent many summers of his youth on a ranch near Encampment. His dad, who still lives in Laramie, helped Cody to a lively childhood as an actor. He played parts in several westerns after a first gig in a Burger King commercial. With a good day at the Sunday Finals he’ll surely be the King of Cheyenne.
The pre-game hour show and post game of tomorrow’s Colorado Rockies television broadcast on ROOT SPORTS will be live from Cheyenne. Crew members, including Wyoming’s Tracy Ringolsby, were at the rodeo today taping material to fill the pre-game and two Team Wyoming cowboys might make the cut. Les Shepperson was interviewed after his blazing Thursday run and bullfighter Dusty Tuckness was caught up with following his first section of outstanding work. The broadcast starts at 5:30 pm tomorrow.