Routier 2nd in average heading to final NFR performance

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After a 5th place finish in Round 9 of Barrel Racing, Jessica Routier is 2nd in the average and 4th in the world standings ahead of Saturday’s final round of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The Buffalo, SD Barrel Racer is just over 3 seconds off the average lead earning over $77,000 over the first 9 performances.

Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs ended her NFR drought finishing 4th in Round 9 earning just her second check of the finals. Lockhart sits 8th in the average and 7th in the world standings entering Saturday’s final performance.

Rapid City’s Shane O’ Connell, who was the Bareback winner in Round 8, finished just outside the money in Round 9 and currently sits 6th in the NFR average and 11th in the world standings.