Mowry has been on a hot streak as of late and after
her average win at the 2010 Sandhills Stock Show and
Rodeo in Odessa, Texas, she has moved into the early
lead in the WPRA NFR standings with $12,965.
Mowry, of Dublin, Texas, won the
average with a two run time of 28.06 seconds aboard
her trusty mount SM Radio. She pocketed a total of $5,593
to propel her to the top of the standings list.
Mowry and Denim, as he is known
around the barn, posted the fastest run of the rodeo
with a time 13.91 seconds to win the opening go-round,
worth $2,499. They returned a second time speeding around
the cloverleaf pattern in 14.15, good enough to tie
for seventh in the second round and add another $595.
This win comes on the heels of the
duo winning the barrel racing average title at the WPRA
World Finals this past November in Tulsa, as well as
the special Mesquite Championship Rodeo on Dec. 29-30.
Even though she's off to a hot start,
Mowry plans to maintain a low national profile and work
closer to home. It works out wonderfully during the
winter and early spring, where Texas hosts the bulk
of the big rodeos.
"I don't plan to go to the far rodeos," she
said. "I won a lot of money at the WPRA Finals,
so I got into San Antonio and Houston. I hope to do
well enough at these rodeos so I can go to some of the
others. I want to be able to come home so I can ride
my colts. I'm not trying to hit the big time or anything.
Molly Powell of Stephenville, Texas,
captured the second round win in Odessa with a time
of 13.92 seconds and Andrea Bruch of Dennis, Texas,
finished second in the average with a two run time of
Sandhills Stock Show and
Odessa, Texas Jan. 8-16, 2010
First round: 1. Kassie Mowry, 13.91 seconds, $2,499;
2. Tana Poppino, 14.00, $2,142; 3. Annesa Self, 14.05,
$1,785; 4. Toni Hardin, 14.08, $1,547; 5. Andrea Bruch,
14.11, $1,190; 6. Ashley Leifester, 14.12, $952; 7.
(tie) Clay Sewalt and Tanya Steinhoff, 14.17, $595 each;
9. Whitney Baker, 14.18, $357; 10. Sioux Smith, 14.19,
$238. Second round: 1. Molly Powell, 13.92 seconds,
$2,499; 2. Charlotte Cunningham, 14.05, $2,142; 3. Tammy
Coward, 14.08, $1,785; 4. Kenna Squires, 14.10, $1,547;
5. Margaret Stephenson, 14.11, $1,190; 6. Shelley Morgan,
14.12, $952; 7. (tie) Kassie Mowry and Jeanne Anderson,
14.15, $595 each; 9. (tie) Karen Turek and Felicia Miller,
14.16, $298 each. Average: 1. Kassie Mowry, 28.06 seconds
on two runs, $2,499; 2. Andrea Bruch, 28.32, $2,142;
3. Toni Hardin, 28.45, $1,785; 4. Haley Thorne, 28.46,
$1,547; 5. Sioux Smith, 28.47, $1,190; 6. Jeanne Anderson,
28.48, $952; 7. Molly Powell, 28.50, $714; 8. Tanya
Steinhoff, 28.57, $476; 9. Margaret Stephenson, 28.61,
$357; 10. Lisa Anderson, 28.62, $238