June 16, 2011
Ray Tom Meiers and Merritt Smith learned how to ride broncs together.
They've battled each other through the high school ranks and within the Central Rocky Mountain Region at the college level.
After putting together a pair of solid saddle bronc rides on Wednesday night at the College National Finals Rodeo, they'll duke it out for a national championship on Saturday night.
Luke Creasy's reride paid off.
Now he'll have to wait and do some math.
The Texas Tech bareback rider scored 75 points on a reride for the highest-marked ride of the night, jumping into second place in the second go-round and a tie for seventh in the average with 207 points on three.
Eleven bareback riders have covered all three bareback rides with 11 more making an attempt tonight or Friday.