Willick was the first to compete in steer wrestling after sneaking in with the tenth best time of 5.9 seconds. He quickly set the bar high, turning in a time of 4-seconds flat for a two day total of 9.9 seconds.
Entering the event tied for sixth, Ery set a blazing time himself when he set the steer down in 4.5 seconds, second only to Willick's time in the short round but a better two-day time. When combined with his first performance of 4.9 seconds, Ery took the lead in the event with six cowboys remaining.
With the quickest time in the long round of 4-seconds, Gagnon was the final competitor in the event. While he was not quite as quick as his teammates, Gagnon's time of 6.3 seconds was good for fifth in the round and his overall time of 10.3 seconds put him fourth overall.
The trio of bulldoggers should now find themselves each in the top five of the Southwest Regional standings. Unofficially, Willick should be third in the event with 125 points with two rodeos completed, while Ery's 115 points will set him fourth. Gagnon's 110 points will set him in a tie for fifth.
In the opening event of the night, Dylan Wahlert rode the bucking horse ‘Moneymaker' to a score of 70, equaling his total from Thursday night. His total score of 140 points put him in a tie for second in the event, earning him 135 championship points and moving him to third in the Southwest Region standings with 160 points overall.
The Texans had six advance to Saturday's short round. Kyler Cator gave it a good effort but was bucked off in bull riding. Colt Cleavinger did not compete in the finals of the saddlebronc event.
After two consecutive weekends of rodeo action, South Plains College will enjoy a weekend off before picking their schedule back up at Vernon College Oct. 11-13. The Texas Tech rodeo will follow Oct. 18-20 and will be followed by the final rodeo of the fall season at Clarendon Oct. 25-27.