Cut Bank, Browning and Valier are home to several competitors in the 41st annual Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, which is set for Jan. 10-12 at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls.
Area cowboys and cowgirls who are among the top-ranked competitors going into this weekend’s action include:
• Tia Murphy – Cut Bank, 3rd in Barrel Racing.
• Jayde Murphy – Cut Bank, 4th in Bull Riding.
• Cole Wagner – Valier, 5th in Bull Riding.
• Dustin Bird – Cut Bank, 6th in Team Roping–Heading.
• Shawn Bird – Cut Bank, 6th in Team Roping–Heeling.
• Buck Lunak – Cut Bank, 8th in Bareback.
• Nolan Conway – Browning, 8th in Team Roping–Heading; and 13th in Tie-Down Roping. Nolan is also ranked 4th in the All-Around standings.
• Alan Gobert – Browning, 10th in Saddle Bronc.
• Dakota Louis – Browning, 9th in Bull Riding. Dakota is also ranked 12th in the All-Around standings.
• Preston Louis – Browning, 13th in Bull Riding.
(See related story on page 3.)