Red-Hot McReynolds Leads the Barrel Racing Field into NWSS Semi-finals

Semi-finalists Determined at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver, Colorado.

Photograph by Ric Anderson

Semi-finalists Determined at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver, Colorado.

Following the completion of two go rounds of competition in the Denver Coliseum at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo, the top barrel racers clocking the 24 fastest cumulative times have advanced to the semi-finals taking place January 22. Eight barrel racers will run in each of the performances on January 22; the first at 11 am, the second a 3:30 pm matinee, and the third at 8 in the evening. Each runner will attempt to secure a top 4 finish in their perf to advance to the Finals on January 23 at 2 pm where they will gun for a piece of the $53,875 in added prize money.  

Turquoise Circuit Champion Shannon McReynolds dominated in round one with a 14.72 to win it by more than four tenths of a second.

Average Leaders

  1. Shannon Lee McReynolds 29.90
  2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi 30.20
  3. Ilyssa Riley 30.27
  4. Leslie Smalygo 30.38
  5. BryAnna Haluptzok 30.42
  6. Cassidy Champlin 30.42
  7. Sarah Rose Waguespack 30.44
  8. Michelle Darling 30.55
  9. Lisa Lockhart 30.61
  10. Jessica Routier 30.67
  11. Abby Phillips 30.77
  12. Emma Charleston 30.82
  13. Summer Kosel 30.84
  14. Carly Taylor 30.87
  15. Bradi Whiteside 30.91
  16. Stephanie Fryar 30.97
  17. Sissy Winn 30.97
  18. Jackie Ganter 31.00
  19. Lisa Zachoda 31.01
  20. Emily Beisel 31.05
  21. Kellie Collier 31.16
  22. Lexie Goss 31.33
  23. Sissy Warren 31.33
  24. Andrea Busby 31.38

Round 2 Results

Second round: 1. Sarah Rose Waguespack, 15.01 seconds, $2,831; 2. (tie) Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi and Leslie Smalygo, 15.05, $2,224 each; 4. Ilyssa Riley, 15.11, $1,753; 5. Cassidy Champlin, 15.13, $1,348; 6. Cheyenne Hattesen, 15.14, $1,078; 7. (tie) Shannon McReynolds and Michelle Darling, 15.18, $674 each; 9. Emma Charleston, 15.19, $404; 10. (tie) BryAnna Haluptzok and Ivy Saebens, 15.23, $135 each. 

Round 1 Results

1. Shannon McReynolds, 14.72 seconds, $2,831; 2. (tie) Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi and Kelly Bruner, 15.15, $2,224 each; 4. (tie) Brittney Barnett and Ilyssa Riley, 15.16, $1,550 each; 6. BryAnna Haluptzok, 15.19, $1,078; 7. Steely Steiner, 15.22, $809; 8. Michelle Alley, 15.24, $539; 9. Cassidy Champlin, 15.29, $404; 10. (tie) Shelley Morgan and Jackie Ganter, 15.30, $135 each.