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Struxness earns another round win


December 11, 2016

LAS VEGAS – The hottest cowboy entering the fifth round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was Utah saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright, who had earned wins through the first four go-rounds.

Steer wrestler J.D. Struxness is trying to make that sizzling start transition to him. On Monday night, he knocked his steer to the ground in 3.5 seconds to win a round for the third straight night.

“I’m just trying to catch Ryder Wright,” he said with a laugh.

He’s doing a pretty fair job of it. Through five nights of ProRodeo’s grand finale, Struxness has pocketed $91,442; of that, $76,000...

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