Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Ohl climbs into world title hunt with third consecutive win at 52nd Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Sometimes, luck can transfer from one person to another. Just ask Cody Ohl. Wearing 11-time World Champion Dean Oliver’s “lucky” 1958 world championship buckle, Ohl won for the third consecutive night at the 52nd Wrangler National Finals Rodeo after stopping the clock in 7.3 seconds in front of a sold-out crowd of 17,032. Ohl’s winning run was one-tenth of a second faster than Round 1 winner Clif Cooper and ran his Wrangler NFR earnings to an event-best $59,315. He has moved from 13th to third in the PRCA World Standings after splitting Round 4 with Clint Cooper and sharing the Round 5 victory with Trevor Brazile. The Hico, Texas, cowboy admires Oliver – who won eight tie-down roping gold buckles and three all-around world championships – and the ProRodeo Hall of Famer has said he thinks Ohl is one of the best tie-down ropers in PRCA history. After his third-place finish in Round 2, Ohl joined Billy Etbauer as cowboys who have earned $1 million at the Wrangler NFR...more

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