The Woodward News


December 6, 2011

Local barrel racer sets NFR arena record

Woodward, Okla. —  LAS VEGAS --- The fastest barrel racing run ever made at the $6 million Wrangler National Finals Rodeo happened Monday night when Carlee Pierce of Woodward stopped the clock on the cloverleaf pattern in 13.46 seconds.

 “It wasn’t one of my goals to come out here and set an arena record, but I’ll take it every night if I can!” said Pierce, who purchased her 12-year-old horse, Rare Dillion, in April. The horse had previously competed at rodeo’s Super Bowl in 2008 with then-owner Annesa Self of Valley View, Texas.

  “Dillion’s feeling great,” said Pierce. “My mom is here, who is my equine massage therapist, and he gets a massage every night when he gets to where he’s staying, no matter how late it is. He’s feeling good and every day that we arrive at the Thomas and Mack Center, he drags me to the arena. He can’t wait to be here.”

Penalties in the first few rounds of rodeo’s 10-day signature event had cost the cowgirl more than $40,000 – but since winning the fourth and fifth rounds she’s brought her Las Vegas earnings to $35,769. Pierce ranks fourth in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association world standings, and has an outside shot at a world title if she continues earning $18,000 each night.

 Competition continues here on Tuesday, Dec. 6, with the sixth round kicking off at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific).

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