NFBR: Boisjoli-Meged Holds Top Spot While Munsell Takes Average Lead

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The first day results of the 2023 NFBR have been determined after intense competition.

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The highest earner of the day was none other than Shelby Boisjoli-Meged, the top-ranked cowgirl. Hailing from Stephenville, Texas, Boisjoli-Meged arrived in Vegas with a clear objective and she executed it flawlessly. In Round 1, Boisjoli-Meged secured second and third place with an impressive 2.3-second run. Moving on to Round 2, she shared the spotlight with Cheyanne McCartney and Hali Williams, as all three cowgirls roped their calves in a swift 2.1 seconds. Unfortunately, Boisjoli-Meged stumbled in Round 3 and recorded a no-time. Undeterred by this setback, the determined cowgirl stepped back into the arena and clocked in at 2.1 seconds in Round 4, sharing second place with two other competitors. Ending the day on a high note, the reigning world leader triumphed in the final round with an outstanding 2.0-second run.

The National Finals Breakaway Roping is a highly competitive event in the sport, with the prize money reaching $250,000 this year. The two-day, 10-round event takes place from December 5th at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. The competition will determine the World Champion, and you can watch it on The Cowboy Channel at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.The top 15 cowgirls competing for the WPRA World Title in Las Vegas are as follows:

1. Shelby Boisjoli: With earnings of $164,548, Boisjoli is a four-time NFBR qualifier and will be wearing the No. 1 back number.

2. Hali Williams: Williams secured a lead of over $50,000 early in the season with a win at RodeoHouston, bringing her earnings to $146,742.

3. Martha Angelone: The reigning World Champion collected $132,865 in regular season earnings and is determined to defend her title.

4. Sarah Angelone: Sarah will be joining her sister, Martha, at the NFBR for the first time, entering at No. 4 in the standings with earnings of $114,284.

5. Kelsie Domer: Domer, a nine-time WPRA World Title holder, earned $112,281 throughout the regular season.

6. Joey Williams: Williams, a three-time NFBR qualifier, secured two monumental titles this season – Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Pendleton Round-Up.

7. Taylor Munsell: Munsell, who won The Calgary Stampede Breakaway Roping, will be competing in the NFBR for the second time.

8. Bradi Good: Good, making her first appearance at the NFBR, enters at No. 8 with $95,277 earned.

9. Cheyanne (Guillory) McCartney: McCartney enters her third NFBR at No. 9 in the World Standings after a strong season, starting with a win at the Fort Worth Stock Show.

10. Jackie Crawford: A well-known name in breakaway roping, Crawford will be competing for her 24th WPRA Championship at the NFBR.

11. Danielle Lowman: Lowman enters her second NFBR with $83,816 in earnings and over ten titles added to her resume this season.

12. Kendal Pierson: Pierson, a two-time Canadian Champion, makes her first NFBR appearance after securing notable checks in various rodeos.

13. Rickie (Engesser) Fanning: Fanning, with two notable wins in North Dakota, secured her second NFBR qualification and the No. 13 spot in the Standings.

14. Josie Conner: Conner, the WPRA Resistol Rookie of the Year in 2022, will be competing in her first NFBR after a successful start to her career.

15. Erin Johnson: Johnson, a three-time WPRA Champion, secured her spot in the final slot with strong performances at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and RodeoHouston. This will be her fourth NFBR appearance.

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