Fast Fred wraps up $100,000 bonus

SCOTT FISHER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:33 AM ET

Fred Whitfield shows a little emotion from time to time.

But it's usually contained to his 'raise the roof' gesture.

Yesterday, he simply couldn't contain himself.

Whitfield, the first man out of the box, set the bar high by wrapping up his calf in 7.0 seconds.

Before he even got back on his horse, he fired his hat in the air in celebration.

"I was pumped up," he said. "And I was a little nervous because those guys were tying the barrier back up.

"I thought 'Man, I didn't break the barrier did I?' I looked down on the ground and there were no penalty flags."

Whitfield's time put the pressure on the three remaining ropers.

All three -- Oklahomans Hunter Herrin and Blair Burke and Texan Trevor Brazile -- came up with no-times.

"You've gotta come out and put the pressure on 'em," Whitfield said. "Blair's probably one of the best calf ropers in the world, along with Trevor Brazile and Hunter Herrin.

"I knew it was going to take a phenomenal run to get by those guys today."

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CALF ROPING LEADERS

SHOWDOWN WINNERS

1. Whitfield, Fred $100,000

2. Brazile, Trevor $25,00

3. 3. Burk, Blair NT

4. Herrin, Hunter NT


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