Current Otero Junior College and former Fowler High School rodeo standout Nicole Waggoner competed in her first go in barrel racing at the College National Finals Rodeo Monday at the Casper Events Center.
Waggoner's first run was completed in 14.66 seconds, which tied her for 26th place overall.
Jessica Lewis of Blue Mountain (Oregon) Community College is the lead in 13.95 seconds. Kristi Steffes of Black Hills State (South Dakota) University is second in 14.10 and Kendall Gentry of Murray State (Kentucky) University is third in 14.21.
Waggoner's second run is today. Her third and final go is on Wednesday.
Should she finish in the top 12 after the third go is completed, she will head to the short go on Saturday.