Harley Pryor and Kinlie Brennise Top the WRWC Preliminary Rounds Ahead of Semifinals

The 14- and 22-year-olds took home the top aggregate spots and lead the field headed into the WRWC Semifinals.

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Domer watches her replay after catching her final calf in 2.12 seconds. Photo courtesy of WCRA.

Harley Pryor and Kinlie Brennise bested the Pro and Challenger fields of competition, respectively, at the Women’s Rodeo World Championship and are headed to the WRWC Semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2023.

Their runs took place inside the storied Cowtown Coliseum during the Round 2 performance on Friday morning at 10 a.m., with Pryor, 14, adding a 2.47-second run to her first round 2.79-second run.

See the scoop on Round 1 winners here.

WRWC Pro Division Aggregate Leader: Harley Pryor and Tick

“I was planning on making a business run,” Pryor said. “Be on the barrier and do my best. I didn’t know the calf because it looked different than what I thought I had. I just got a good start—that box is long, so you go right with them.”

Pryor, who is from Moore Haven, Florida, rode new gelding “Tick” to the victory. The pair just got done competing at the Florida High School Rodeo Association Finals a few days before, and Pryor wanted to keep up their momentum together.

“He’s pretty rank,” Pryor noted. “I got him from Samantha Fulton and it took me a little while to get with him, but we’re good now.”

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WRWC Pro Semifinalists

1Tiffany Schieck
2Sawyer Gilbert
3Taylor Hanchey
4Cheyanne Guillory
5Kelsie Domer
6Nichole Baggarley
7Josie Conner
8Danielle Lowman
9Hope Thompson
10Rylie Edens
11Bailey Bates
12Kassidy Dennison
13MaryBeth Beam
14Jordan Jo Hollabaugh
15Hali Williams
16Harley Pryor

WRWC Round 2 Pro Champion

Nicole Baggarly of Las Cruses, New Mexico, brought home $2,500 for her round-topping time of 2.28 seconds. Baggarly received a no-time in Round 1, so the payday made the trip to Cowtown a little sweeter.

Harley Pryor And Kinlie Brennise Top The WRWC Preliminary Rounds Ahead Of Semifinals
In December, breakaway roper Kinlie Brennise competed in the 2022 WCRA Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo in Ft. Worth. Courtesy WCRA/Bull Stock Media

WRWC Challenger Aggregate Leader: Kinlie Brennise and Rio

Kinlie Brennise is a college student, salon owner and handy breakaway roper. The 22-year-old living in Stephenville, Texas, stopped the clock in 2.67 seconds, adding to her 2.67-second time in Round 1, which earned her third in the round and $500.

Riding brother Kasen’s calf horse, “Rio,” who they purchased from Roping.com coach Justin Maass, Brennise’s Round 2 plan was to stay behind the barrier and make a run to what she did in Round 1.

“The calf I had was pretty similar to the one I had yesterday,” Brennise said. “I wanted to take my first throw, but I ended up taking one swing over him. Normally, I don’t take a swing over one, so I’m really happy I did today. I knew if I made a good run, I would be in the average.”

Brennise and Rio garnered more than $11,000 at the Three Star Memorial together in March, and she appreciates Kasen’s generosity for letting her borrow him for the summer.

WRWC Challenger Semifinalists

1Josey Jamrs
2Bucki Shepherd
3Rylie Romero
4Brylee Braden
5Amy Ohrt
6Kayla Olson
7Heather Rogers
8Natalie Steed
9Tori Murdock
10Haliegh Grant
11Shyra Cline
12Kelsie Reininger
13Mallorie Fewell
14Jordan Dildine
15Kinlie Brennise

WRWC Round 2 Challenger Champion

Winning the Round 2 in the Challenger Division was left-handed-looper Kayla Olson. Olson stopped the clock in 2.29 seconds for $2,500 in winnings.

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