Tia Murphy is among the area rodeo standouts who will be competing at the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals in Great Falls this weekend. Tia is currently ranked third in barrel racing in the All-Around MPRC standings.

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.)

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