Struxness breaks the ice at NFR


December 10, 2023

LAS VEGAS – For steer wrestlers at the National Finals Rodeo, it’s all about the start.

In order to post fast times, they need to time the beginning of their runs in conjunction with the steer leaving the chute. The better the timing, the better the run.

In Las Vegas, it also is important to get the ball rolling early in the 10-day championship. J.D. Struxness did that, knocking down his steer in 4.6 seconds to finish in a tie for sixth place in Friday’s opening go-round.

“I didn’t think that a 4.6 would catch a check, but it hung in there and we got the ice broke,” said Struxne...

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