Sydney Graham was First Out at Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days and Rodeo to go to No. 1

Texas’ own Sydney Graham hustled in Weatherford, Texas and set the pace to beat for the next three performances.

Sydney Graham was the first cowgirl out in the barrel racing on Night 1 in Weatherford and she was flying. The big sorrel came rolling in and when the clock stopped, Graham’s time was 17.23 seconds.

“Being first out is always nerve wracking but I just kind of let it go, let it go and let him go fast. He goes fast, he doesn’t slow down and her turns hard,” Graham said.

Graham holds the lead by over one tenth of a second going into Night No. 2. Although they expect the ground to get faster, the Abilene cowgirl set a quick pace. Only five clean runs came out of Performance 1 but the next three nights could change it all.