NFR: Big night for Montanans with wins by Lisa Lockhart, Clay Tryan and Ty Erickson

LAS VEGAS — It was a big night for Montanans at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Monday at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Lisa Lockhart, Clay Tryan and Ty Erickson all turned in event wins during the fifth round of the 10-day grand finale, which is presented by Teton Ridge.

Lockhart continued her surge at the rodeo, tying for first place in the barrel racing round in 13.52 seconds for $25,882. Hailey Kinsel of Cotulla, Texas, also had a time of 13.52 seconds.

It is Lockhart’s 16th consecutive time she has qualified for the NFR.

Originally from Circle, Lockhart now resides in Oelrichs, South Dakota. She came into the night leading the average after placing ninth in the opening round, fourth in round two, third in round three and tying for second in the fourth round.

Tryan, of Billings, and partner Jade Corkill of Fallon, Nevada, tied for the round victory with Coleman Proctor and Logan Medlin in team roping.

Both pairs of ropers registered times of 3.8 seconds for $25,882 each.

Tryan, a three-time world champion in 2005, 2013 and 2014, is second in the world headers standings with $203,396.71. Defending champion Kaleb Driggers of Hoboken, Georgia, leads the standings with $274,486.32.

Driggers and his partner, Junior Nogueira, failed to record a time on Monday.

For Tryan and Corkill it was their best showing at the event since the first round when they placed second.

Erickson, of Helena and the 2019 world champion, was the outright winner of round five of the steer w