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From sixth call, Chad Masters and Joseph Har­ri­son took a 1.7-sec­ond lead in the short round of the Cheyenne Fron­tier Days, turn­ing in a fast time of 7.9 sec­onds to win the fi­nal round, worth $1,813 each, and give them a to­tal of 26.4 sec­onds on three head, worth $8,939 a man along with tro­phy sad­dles and buck­les.

“I knew the steer was go­ing to come left but I had no clue he was go­ing to be that good,” Masters said. “I kind of de­cided that I was go­ing to have to throw on the way in but when he was that slow I just tried to not mess him up. For some rea­son I think I missed my slack or some­thing, but I don’t know that I got a good dally, so I was kind of wor­ried about that and then when I turned around he had al­ready heeled him.”

“We had a steer that Chris Fran­cis and Cade Pas­sig had on their first steer,” Har­ri­son said. “I had no idea that he was that good. I tried to go right with Chad just to make sure I didn’t shove her right to the fence. That head horse catches up so fast and he set me up re­ally good.”

This year the arena turned to slop. But for­tu­nate for Masters and Har­ri­son, they roped their first two ear­lier in the week be­fore the arena turned to a muddy mess, rop­ing their first in 8.9 sec­onds and their sec­ond in 9.9.

“Both of our first steers were good,” Masters said. “I was just try­ing to not mess them up. It felt like I took too long but in the long run you draw one good one like that it sure helps the whole av­er­age.”

“That was the first time that I’ve ever caught a steer clean at this rodeo. I’ve been here two other times, so I was just pumped about mak­ing the short round and then hav­ing a chance to win the rodeo.”

Masters was on board the 2017 AQHA Head Horse of the Year, Clint. Har­ri­son was on a mare he calls Lula.

“This is the third year that I’ve rode Clint here,” Masters said. “This is kind of a bet­ter setup for him. He runs but he also rates good so you’re not wor­ried about check­ing him up. He stood in the box bet­ter. Most of the time he stays in the box but he jumps around.

“She’s an 8-year-old mare by Dual Spark out of a Smart Lit­tle Lena mare,” Har­ri­son said. “She’s a half-brother to the brown that I rode last year that TG (Travis Graves) is rid­ing.”

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