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For the Record: Wrangler NFR Round 7

by Matt Naber | Dec 03, 2018

Not all the round records are old at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Both the team roping and barrel racing records for Round 7 were broken during the 2017 Wrangler NFR.

Team ropers Dustin Egusquiza and Kory Koontz clocked in at 3.5 seconds during Round 7 last year. The duo went on to place eighth in the average and eighth in the 2017 world standings. 

At 22 years old, Egusquiza brought his youthful energy to the arena while Koontz brought experience with 21 Wrangler NFR qualifications (1992-2007, 2010-12, 2015, 2017).

Now they’re both heading back to the Wrangler NFR with Egusquiza ranked third among the team roping headers and Koontz ranked third among heelers. 

Hot off their first Wrangler NFR roping together, the pair went on to win some of the biggest rodeos of the 2018 season, such as the Horse Heaven / Kennewick (Wash.) Round-Up, the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup and the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.).

Their record and the rest of the Round 7 records will be up for grabs Wednesday, Dec. 12. The following is the breakdown of the highest scores and fastest times recorded for the seventh round of the Wrangler NFR.

Bareback riding: 91.5 points, Bobby Mote, 2008 (equals arena record)
Steer wrestling: 3.1 seconds, Matt Reeves, 2013
Team roping: 3.5 seconds, Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 2017
Saddle bronc riding: 90 points, Billy Etbauer, 2009
Tie-down roping: 6.7 seconds, Trevor Brazile, 2007; Cody Ohl, 2013; Matt Shiozawa, 2015
Barrel racing: 13.40 seconds, Tillar Murray, 2017
Bull riding: 94.5 points, J.W. Harris, 2010

These records, and the records of the other nine rounds, could be broken Dec. 6-15. Fans can check with for updates throughout the competition or watch it on demand the following day at 

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