A pair of Wyoming Cowboys placed just out of the top spot in the fourth go-round of Saddle Bronc Riding on Monday night at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

And one of them, Brody Cress of Hillsdale, has moved into a first-place tie in the aggregate standings.

Tanner Butner of Daniel took second place with a score of 88 points. He finished behind Damien Brennan for first place by only one point. Butner earned $24,268 for his ride on Beutler and Sons Gucci Equine Foul Motion.

Taking third in saddle bronc riding on Monday night on Monday night was Cress, who notched a score of 86.5  on Andrews Rodeo's American Hat's Positive  Times. Cress earned $18,325 for his performance. He also moved into a first-place tie with Zeke Thurston on the aggregate standings with a total score of 325.

Cress is a graduate of Cheyenne East High School.

A third Wyoming NFR contestant, bareback rider Cole Reiner of Buffalo, finished out of the money on Monday night with a score of 83. But Reiner is still third in the aggregate standings with a score of 337.5.

NFR fifth go-round action is slated for this evening.

Speaking of the NFR, the Cowboy Channel, broadcast home of the NFR will broadcast a special matinee performance at 11 a.m. Mountain Time on Wednesday.

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Gallery Credit: Debbie Martinez Photography