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Canadian Orin Larsen in top spot in bareback competition at Calgary Stampede

07/10/2015 09:05 EDT | Updated 07/10/2016 05:59 EDT
CALGARY - Canadian Orin Larsen has taken the lead in the bareback competition at the Calgary Stampede after putting up the top score on Friday.

The Inglis, Man. native scored an 88.00 on the eighth day of competition to jump over American Kaycee Feild for first place.

Feild dropped from first to third after scoring an 81.50 — the fifth best score of the day. Fellow American Tim O'Connell scored an 84.00 and is second overall.

Cort Scheer of the United States scored an 88.50 in the saddle bronc to move into the top spot. Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alta. scored an 80.00 to fall into a tie for fourth place after entering Friday in third.

American Sage Kimzey is in first in the bull-riding event after scoring an 89.50. Ty Pozzobon of Merrit B.C. is the only Canadian in the event. He's seventh overall after being bucked off on Friday.

Fred Whitfield of the U.S. is atop the leaderboard in tie-down roping while Grant Morgan of Granton, Ont. is eighth after failing to record a tie down in his eighth performance.

Cody Cassidy, from Donalda, Alta., had the quickest time of the day in steer wrestling at 3.8 — moving him into third overall. Trevor Knowles of the United States is in first with a day of competition to go.

American Lisa Lockhart took over first in the barrel-racing event after placing a top score of 17.48. Hinton, Alta. native Tara Muldoon entered the day in first, but a fourth-best score on dropped her to second overall.

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